by Carol Mc Ilree
Winston Churchhill aka Winnie is a shelter cat with no papers. But we feel he is mostly Maine Coon. He has all the characteristics of a Maine Coon. And he is BIG. Not only is he heavy (21 lbs.), he is long. Never seen a cat with such a long body.
He has the ear tufts, and paw tufts and neck ruff and belly fur of the Maine Coon. His coat is in two layers at least with long hairs on top with soft dense lighter fur underneath. Oh and did I say he is black with the inner fur on the gray side.
Surprisingly with this coat, he does not shed as much as most cats. While he is a love bucket with his family, he will fiercely defend his home. He has “backed off” more than a few people standing defiantly, hissing a big smile that is not friendly at all, lol. I tell them he is saying Hiiiiiii.
Winnie will do anything for his cat treats. In fact I have to lock them up or he will find them and eventually open them up and gorge himself on them.
He lives with me and my daughter and just tolerates her calico cat, who is exceptionally small, but mighty enough to give him the business when he deserves it. Never a dull moment except for the 14 hours a day they sleep.
Hi Carol: Nice story. Fine cat. I changed the title to My Maine Coon Mix Winnie to help Google find the page more easily and to make Winnie more famous. Maine Coon Mix is a fairly well used phrase that people search for. I hope that you are OK with that…Michael