I got an early birthday present…
When I got home from work yesterday the wife wasn’t home. I said, “Hey” to Geronimo the caffineted kitten (who was passed out on the couch) and went about my business.
Thus, I was…just a bit…surprised when an additional and fairly large cat stuck his head through the door and said hello at me.
Meet Pierre…the Maine Coon. He’s about 4 years old and 15 pounds or so. Very sweet. Very well behaved.
His story is a sad one. He was abandoned by his owners when they moved out of their apartment. The manager kept him a couple weeks, sure that they would come back for him, but alas, they did not. Jerks. After a few weeks the manager took him to the shelter where my Mom, conspiring with my wife of course, rescued him to help fill the space left in our household by the loss of Casper, our previous Maine Coon.
With the caffinated kitten, we are now up to our full compliment of cats. That should last us for 15 years or so.
Relaxing after work
Now, take a good look at his feet…
He’s got seven toes on his front feet! Six on his back ones. This makes him a Hemingway Cat! Also known as a Polydactyl Cat. This trait is more common in Maine Coons in general, and with their strength and large frame and muscle structure, makes them very sure footed.
Anyway, a cool cat! Smiles are already spreading about the household…