Maine Coon Cats So Fluffy And Adorable You Can’t Resist

Maine coon cats are known to be one of the largest domestic breed of cats.  I think they are also one of the most beautiful breeds in the cat kingdom. 

 

Their Mysterious Origins

The breed originated in the US no doubt, but the truth of the Maine Coon’s origin remains a mystery to date. A few myths circled around, fantastic stories spread, like those that Maine Coon is an offspring of raccoon mixing with domestic cat. They’re also said to have been brought by the Vikings during their exploits, or that Marie Antoinette shipped them to America as part of an escape plan. The most probable of the origin stories is that a longhair cat, an ancestor to Maine Coon, was shipped to America by a certain captain Coon, who used her predatory skills to kill some mice on board.

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The Gentle Giant

Despite their daunting size, Maine Coon is the cuddliest little thing ever! It’ll easily become your or your child’s best friend! Sometimes a little wary of strangers at first, but once you get to know each other better, trust me, they’re the most playful cats there are! Hence the nickname The Gentle Giant.

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Water Fetish

If there’s one thing that the vast majority of cats are repelled by, it’s water. Not so with Maine Coon; not only does she appreciate an occasional dip, but also seems to manically enjoy water activities. Just look at her face prior to hitting the tub! And yeah, her water-resistant coat is also good for swimming.

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A Hunter of Some Repute

Being all cute and cuddly, Maine Coon is also an exquisite mouser. Truly, their hunting skill is a stuff of legends.

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The Fluffiest Cat There Is!

Indeed, Maine Coon’s long hair and bushy tail make her one of the fluffiest creatures that ever walked on four. Their big, well tufted paws are built to withstand the harsh New England climates.

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Who’s A Big Boy!

Maine Coon, being one of the largest domesticated cat breed, can weigh on average anywhere between 10 and 25 pounds, though some have been known to exceed that weight.  They can also grow up to 40 inches in length!

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They Eat Big

If you own this cat, then you know the drill; Maine Coon is a heavy eater. You’ll pay often visits to pet shops in order to indulge their voracious appetite.

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They’ve Got The Brains

In  addition to their playful nature, Maine Coon are among the most intelligent cats out there. These little creatures can actually be trained for tricks. They also answer back your attention, and are known for performing some ludicrous antics on people.

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The First Laureate

Winding our clocks back to 1895 New York, let’s visit the first American cat show.  Guess who was the winner there?

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The purrfect companion.

Beside being such amazing creatures, they’re also skilled hunters and always in the mood for some cuddling. If, after seeing how amazing they look, you’re considering to get one, keep in mind one thing that their owners mostly complain about – they eat A LOT and their hair can be a troublesome task to deal with. Also, as any cat breed, they can sometimes be complete jerks and destroy half of your stuff while throwing a tantrum.

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Photographer Captures The Exquisite Beauty Of Maine Coons

Let photographer Robert Sijka introduce you to Maine Coons – the largest domesticated breed of cats in the world. They’re basically the closest thing to a lynx that you can share your home with, without worrying too much about your well-being.

 

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Cat Owners Will Understand These Pictures

These photos all cat owners will definitely relate to.  Cats sure are one mysterious animal.

 

They’re not always the best indoor hunters.

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They’re powerless to resist boxes.

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They send you ominous messages.

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They multiply in suspicious ways.

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They make Snapchat worth using.

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They change their minds often, and at the most inconvenient times.

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They’re always ready for their next sneak attack.

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They don’t care if that diet Coke belongs to God himself.

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Cats have mysterious interests that you will never fathom

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They will destroy everything you love.

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They fight like warriors on the daily.

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They need your help sometimes, though they would never admit it.

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They’re smart enough to be suspicious of your intentions.

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They have lots of hunting fails.

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They don’t always think things through.

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They can get stuck in the weirdest place. Like how did this even happen?

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They usually like the boxes their toys came in more than their toys.

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Cats are petty AF.

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They tolerate your love of arts and crafts.

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They can secretly fly.

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They’re vomit opportunists.

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They provide hours of entertainment. Like Facebook, only without your racist uncle.

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They’re very photogenic. Unlike you.

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They’re cute when they’re happy but they’re cuter when they’re mad.

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They will laugh at all your attempts to restrain them.

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They really do have dangerous curiosity.

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They hate Christmas.

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They have no concept of their body size.

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They have clear petting boundaries.

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They’re nice. When nobody’s looking.

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22 Cats That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now.

These cats look like they have just COMPLETELY lost their minds and cannot handle it right now. Some of these cats may need to lay off the catnip!

 

1. This cat who literally just CANNOT with this tiny rabbit toy.

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2. This cat who physically CAN. NOT. even deal with being picked up for one second.

This cat who physically CAN. NOT. even deal with being picked up for one second.

3. This cat who CANNOT. HE JUST CAN NOT.

4. This cat who LITERALLY CANNOT DEAL WITH THIS BOX.

This cat who LITERALLY CANNOT DEAL WITH THIS BOX.

5. This cat who just physically cannot even deal with this package.

6. This cat who looks like maybe she could handle it a second ago, but not now. No. Not anymore. She can’t. She just can’t.

This cat who looks like maybe she could handle it a second ago, but not now. No. Not anymore. She can't. She just can't.

7. This cat who just can’t with these bugs.

8. This cat who can’t even deal with this tiny cat hat.

This cat who can't even deal with this tiny cat hat.

9. THIS CAT WHO CANNOT EVEN HANDLE HIMSELF.

10. This cat who JUST CANNOT PHYSICALLY HANDLE HIS OWN EXISTENCE IN THIS WORLD. HE CAN’T. HE CANNOT.

This cat who JUST CANNOT PHYSICALLY HANDLE HIS OWN EXISTENCE IN THIS WORLD. HE CAN'T. HE CANNOT.

11. This cat who literally cannot handle this other cat.

This cat who literally cannot handle this other cat.

12. This cat who can’t even handle this tube thing.

13. This cat who LITERALLY CANNOT deal with this woman.

This cat who LITERALLY CANNOT deal with this woman.

14. THIS CAT WHO JUST CAN’T. HE’S DONE. HE’S COOKED. HE’S OVER IT. HE CANNOT.

15. This cat who is literally frozen in his inability to handle it.

This cat who is literally frozen in his inability to handle it.

16. This cat who tried. He tried to handle it. He tried so hard. But he can’t. HE CAN’T. HE CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT.

17. THIS CAT WHO CANNOT EVEN HANDLE THIS CHRISTMAS TREE.

THIS CAT WHO CANNOT EVEN HANDLE THIS CHRISTMAS TREE.

18. This cat who physically cannot even deal with this cup on the table.

19. THIS CAT WHO IS SO DONE SHE JUST CANNOT EVEN DO IT ANYMORE. SHE PHYSICALLY CANNOT.

20. This cat who’s just trying to live her life. To deal. Except that she can’t. Because SHE JUST CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT. SHE CAN’T. EVEN. HANDLE. IT.

21. This cat who actually physically literally cannot.

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22. And this cat who looks like, for one second, she can. But she can’t. She won’t. She doesn’t. She’s done. She’s over it. She CANNOT.

 

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Dog Is Heartbroken, So Owner Tapes A Note On Neighbour’s Window

There once was a dog who lived across the street from a cat. Every day, three times a day for months, the dog would longingly peer into the window across the street just to see his beloved cat. It became somewhat of a habit until the cat owner decided to put potted plants on the windowsill her cat loved to sit on… and suddenly the dog couldn’t see his feline crush anymore. Their cute love story wouldn’t end here, however.

The dog spent a few days moping around the house until his owner realized why he was so sad. The woman taped a note on her neighbor’s window that will break your heart in the best way.

The note read:

Dear Neighbor,

This is going to seem ridiculous, but I thought you should know that my dog (who lives next door with me) is madly in love with your cat… and has been for probably 6 months! Three times a day, he puts his paws on our railing to look at him/her in your windowsill. Now that you have potted plants there, he is heartbroken… but keeps looking for your cat every time. Maybe your plants could switch to a different window??!

-From your neighbor and her adoring dog

Instead of ignoring the note, the cat owner responded in the absolute best way. She moved the potted plants and left a simple note of her own, “For True Love!”

We don’t know if the pets ended up together or not… but if we had to guess, we’d say they are walking around the block together right now, madly in love.

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Adorable GIFs Guaranteed To Brighten Your Day

These GIFs are so adorable, they can’t help but put a smile on your face!  😉

 

Happy Dance


 

Stray kitten takes ownership of cameraman


 

Poor guy…


 

Now that Halloween’s over…


 

Gotcha!


 

Pay attention to me!


 

Young deer grooming kitten


 

om nom nom


 

Dog taking his teddy to bed


 

Parents will relate


 

“This blanket was mine, but you need it more than me ”


 

Kids looting a trick-or-treat basket…wait for it


 
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Cat Got Your Tongue?

We’ve all had trouble with our animals, but I don’t think anyone can top this “Cat Got Your Tongue” story!  LOLOL

Calling in sick to work makes me uncomfortable. No matter how legitimate my excuse, I always get the feeling that my boss thinks I’m lying. On one recent occasion, I had a valid reason but lied anyway, because the truth was just too darned humiliating. I simply mentioned that I had sustained a head  injury, and I hoped I would feel up to coming in the next day. By then, I reasoned, I could think up a doozey to explain the bandage on the top of my head.

The accident occurred mainly because I had given in to my wife’s wishes to adopt a cute little kitty. Initially, the new acquisition was no problem. Then one morning, I was taking my shower after breakfast when I heard my wife, Deb, call out to me from the kitchen.

“Honey! The garbage disposal is dead again. Please come reset it.”

“You know where the button is,” I protested through the shower pitter-patter and steam. “Reset it yourself!”

“But I’m scared!” she persisted. “What if it starts going and sucks me in?” There was a meaningful pause and then, “C’mon, it’ll only take you a second.”

So out I came, dripping wet and buck naked, hoping that my silent outraged nudity would make a statement about how I perceived her behavior as extremely cowardly. Sighing loudly, I squatted down and stuck my head under the sink to find the button. It is the last action I remember performing.

It struck without warning, and without any respect to my circumstances. No, it wasn’t the hexed disposal, drawing me into its gnashing metal teeth. It was our new kitty, who discovered the fascinating dangling objects she spied hanging between my legs. She had been poised around the corner and  stalked me as I reached under the sink. And, at the precise moment when I was most vulnerable, she leapt at the toys I unwittingly offered and snagged them with her needle-like claws.

I lost all rational thought to control orderly bodily movements, blindly rising at a violent rate of speed, with the full weight of a kitten hanging from my masculine region. Wild animals are  sometimes faced with a “fight or flight” syndrome. Men, in this predicament, choose only the “flight” option. I know this from experience. I was fleeing straight up into the air when the sink  and cabinet bluntly and forcefully impeded my ascent. The impact knocked me out cold.

When I awoke, my wife and the paramedics stood over me. Now there are not many things in this life worse than finding oneself lying on the kitchen floor buck naked in front of a group of “been-there, done-that” paramedics. Even worse, having been fully briefed by my wife, the paramedics were all snorting loudly as they tried to conduct their work, all the while trying to suppress their hysterical laughter–and not succeeding.

Somehow I lived through it all. A few days later I finally made it back in to the office, where colleagues tried to coax an explanation out of me about my head injury. I kept silent, claiming it was too painful to talk about, which it was.

“What’s the matter?” They all asked, “Cat got your tongue?”

 

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30 Signs Your Cat Might Be Plotting To Kill You

Do you ever get the feeling your cat might be plotting to kill you?  These felines just may raise some concern! LOLOL

 

They give you this face after a bath.

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You catch them staring at you from behind a wall.

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They whisper in tongues when they want to be let in.

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You get the feeling that someone is always watching you… and it’s always them.

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You’ve found the words “You’re next” written in mouse blood on your books.

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You’ve sworn that their ears are turning into devil horns… but that’s just your imagination, right?

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WRONG!

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They’ve started to take on oddly human-like features.

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You frequently find them scheming in strange places.

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They always sit in the places where the light makes them look extra creepy.

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You’re starting to feel like they’re targeting your other pets as well.

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They have begun stalking your family members.

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You’ve caught them watching you everywhere you go.

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They’ve tried to smother you in your sleep.

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They look way too much like the evil masterminds you see in movies.

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They’ve started to find new angles of attack.

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They hover over you as you sleep.

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They give you this face for any reason whatsoever.

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You hear mechanical noises when their eyes glow.

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You often feel like you need an adult when you’re around them.

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They rub their paws together and say, “Yes… YESSSS.”

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Their meows sound suspiciously like the word “soon.”

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You’re never sure if they’re coughing up a hairball or just laughing maniacally.

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This happens.

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Everything you do provokes a look of disgust from them.

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They’ve been a little “different” since they were kittens.

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They’ve started to eat your food. ALL of your food.

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They’re starting to resemble an actual supervillain.

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You’ve suspected that they know how to use electricity to their advantage.

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They try to be friendly, when in reality, they OH GOD PLEASE SOMEONE SAVE ME!

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How To Give A Cat A Pill

There is obviously NO easy way to give your cat a pill and if you ever attempt it, I am sure you will be reminded of this story!  ROFL

 

1)  Pick up cat and cradle it in the crock of your left arm as if holding a baby.  Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of the cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand.  As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth.  Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2)  Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa.  Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3)  Retrieve cat from bedroom and throw soggy pill away.

4)  Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm while holding rear paws tightly with left hand   Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger.  Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5)  Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe.  Retrieve spouse from outside.

6)  Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees.  Hold front and rear paws.  Ignore low growls emitted by  cat.  Get spouse to hold hear firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth.  Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.

7)  Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap.  Make note buy new ruler and repair curtains.  Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8)  Wrap cat i large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible form below armpit.  Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9)  Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans.  Drink one beer to take taste away.  Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10)  Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed.  Get another pill.  Open another beer.  Place cat in cupboard and close door on neck to leave head showing.  Force mouth open with dessert spoon.  Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11)  Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges.  Drink beer.  Fetch bottle of scotch.  Pour shot of scotch and drink.  Apply cold compress to cheek and check record for date of last tetanus shot.  Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect.  Toss back another shot.  Throw shirt away and fetch new on from bedroom.

12)  Call fire department to retrieve cat from across the road.  Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat.  Take last pill from foil wrap.

13)  Tie the little &#^@’s front legs to rear legs with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table.  Find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed.  Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of steak.  Be rough about it.  Hold cat’s head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14)  consume remainder of scotch.  Get spouse to drive you to the ER.  Sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye.  Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15)  Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

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How To Give Your Dog A Pill

1)  Wrap pill in bacon.

2) Toss it in the air.

 

Source: medhelp

 

Cat Hacks All Cat Owners Must See

These relatively simple, do it yourself cat hacks, would definitely make for some mighty happy cats!

Easily make an under-table or under-chair cat hammock with cloth and Velcro straps.

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See how someone made their own here.

Let your cats scratch themselves with this DIY self-petting station made with toilet bowl brushes.

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Directions here.

If your cat has ruined your screen door or window, there’s a fix for that.

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Window screen tape! Get it here.

If your cat eats too quickly and then throws up, place her food in a shallow plate.

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Just smooth out a singular layer of kibble to keep your cat from diving face first into her food.

Got feral cats in the backyard? Keep ‘em warm this winter.

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Check out the tutorial here.

Remove a cabinet door panel and add a curtain with a tension rod to hide a litter box.

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Make a cat tent out of a T-shirt and two hangers.

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Finally, a use for that old bat mitzvah T-shirt that’s 10 sizes too large. Get the directions here.

Glue a carpet sample to a wooden frame for a minimalist cat scratch post.

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It’s practically wall art.

Tie sisal rope around an Expedit single shelving unit to create a scratch post and cat bed in one.

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If you need a cheap and easy yet stylish hideaway bed, sew together two Ikea Gosig toy baskets.

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Cut out squares in a bookshelf to create a kitty exercise tower.

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This is actually another Ikea hack, using the Billy shelf.

Keep cats busy for hours with this DIY Tupperware cutout puzzle.

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The trick is to burn the cut edges with a lighter so that jagged edges don’t hurt your cat’s paws. Directions here.

A tissue box and toilet paper rolls can easily be turned into an inexpensive toy your cat will love.

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Don’t de-claw your cats! If your cat is regularly drawing blood, cover his paws with Soft Paw vinyl coverings for their paws.

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As an added bonus, they are like Minx for cats. You can buy them here.

Covered in cat hair? Of course you are.

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Throw your cat-hair-covered clothes into a dryer with a dryer sheet. Or just rub yourself down with a dryer sheet if a lint roller isn’t available.

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Cats Who Are Just Trying To Be Helpful

If cats are trying to be helpful, you know they have an ulterior motive!  LOLOL

Making sure the dishes are clean.

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You have been at it long enough, it’s time for a catnap!Helpful-Cats02

Just warming up your shoes.Helpful-Cats03

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Looking good for another one of your endless selfie pics.Helpful-Cats05

Assisting with the homework.Helpful-Cats06

Getting ready for a stroll to the store, maybe for some catnip?Helpful-Cats08

Perfect resting place.  😉Helpful-Cats09

Laundry day is my favourite, fresh clean clothes to lie on.Helpful-Cats10

A perfect fit, so I sits!Helpful-Cats11

PFFT….you would rather play video games than look at me?Helpful-Cats12

Helping you pack, so you don’t leave home without me.Helpful-Cats13

Time to unhand the mouse,  NOW would be good!Helpful-Cats15Receptionist kitty sitting pretty at the office. Helpful-Cats16

I think I know where the missing piece is……Helpful-Cats17

Source Via:  about.cats-paradise.net