Maine “Coon” Cats

Interesting Information/Turkey Tracks: July 7, 2021

Maine “Coon” Cats

Here’s Rocky again!

He’s helping Marsha Smith get rid of “stuff” in her house.

Below is an interesting link to information about these amazing cats from Dr. Becker, a veterinarian. No one knows the origin of these cats, but perhaps the “Coon” name derives from a man who had these cats very early on in Maine seafaring history, British sea Captain Charles Coon. There are other origin possibilities though.

These cats are very different cats. For one thing, they like to swim and like water. Some call them the “dog of the cat world.” They are the biggest of the domesticated cats. They don’t really meow, but chirp and trill instead.

In any case, Rocky cat is an amazing creature.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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