The Maine Coon sisters: pretty in plaid
These lovely young kitty ladies came to us from an over-crowded shelter, where their days may have been numbered. Bessie and Callie are Maine Coon mix sisters, and have very interesting multi-colored plush “plaid” coats.
Maine Coon cats are thought to be one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, said to originate, of course, in the State of Maine. There are a number of attractive legends surrounding the origin of this distinctively handsome breed. A wide spread (although biologically impossible) theory is that they originated from matings between semi-wild domestic cats and raccoons. The raccoon theory, no doubt, came from their gorgeous, fluffy, raccoon-like tails.
This breed is slow to develop, and may not reach their larger-than-normal size until they are 3-5 years old. The males tend to be larger than the females, but the girls too are often quite a bit bigger than most kitties.
Bessie and Callie are about 4-5 months old, and sweet and playful. As is with most “Coons”, they probably will remain kittenish throughout their lives- just big, gentle, good-natured goofs!
These girls aren’t only sisters, they are good friends. It isn’t necessary that they go to a home together, but it would be wonderful if they could. They have love in their hearts for each other, but what they would truly like is to have a home of their own. They have big hearts and love to spare. Come see these charming “plaid girls” today.
“Fix your Cat Free” program is up and running!
We have the vouchers available now for our annual “Fix your Cat Free” program. This is a program funded in our budget to help low income South Pacific County residents spay or neuter their cats- absolutely free.
If you or someone you know is low income and interested in altering a kitty (and we truly hope most folks these days are) come by the shelter during open hours and get a coupon. The shelter staff will provide further instructions.
Stop littering! Spay or neuter your cat today. Remember- even a young cat only 5-6 months of age can reproduce- don’t wait until it is too late. There truly aren’t enough homes for them all…