by Angela Shelton
In deep thought
I got Trixie from our local shelter in August of 2010. She was a beautiful tortoiseshell, much like my older cat Ophelia, who seemed to be a little lonely.
Trixie was two months old at the time and looked like any other long haired kitty. As she got a little older I entertained my co-workers of Trixie's 'mullet' and this little tiny voice that she uses or the little bird noises that she makes, and some of the crazy antics she engages in at times, especially the licking me in the forehead in the middle of the night thing that she's done since day one with me.
Today I was just looking through Wikipedia's page on cats and a picture of a Maine Coon caught my eye. The cat looked very similar to my Trixie. I read some more about Maine Coons on that site and then read some other articles about Coons. I'm pretty convinced that Trixie is a Coon. I've attached some photos that may or may not give an indication.
Whether she is, officially, or not I think she should be amongst this breed of sweet giant cats. At 9 months she's at five pounds at least and she probably has a lot of growing to do.