Need a boost today? The daily grind of life sometimes needs a little cuteness in it. So, take a moment today, step away from your work, and enjoy this video. Maine Coon kittens being kittens. I promise you will be smiling and feeling happy within 30 seconds of watching these furry babies play.

 

How about a little history about the Maine Coon Cat? They are the official Cat of Maine because they originated here. It's believed that the Maine Coon Cat was the product of a semi wild domestic cat breeding with a raccoon. Hence their bushy tails, raccoon like coloring, and their mischievous personality. But, that is biologically impossible experts say. They are one of the oldest natural breeds in North America. They grow very slowly, and don't reach their full size until they are about 5 years old.  The myth is that Maine Coon Cats are huge, but actually; male cats commonly reach 13 to 18 pounds, with females normally weighing about 9 to 12 pounds. Add to that two or three inches of winter coat, and people will swear that they're looking at one big cat. And, they have unique voices, they rarely meow, instead they have a distinct chirp they use to communicate. And, most Maine Coon Cats have an M pattern in their fur on their forehead.

Join me on April 14th at Oxford Casino for our next 'Peak for Pets' event. Where we raise awareness and funds to support the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, and Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills. And, always consider adoption for a new furry friend.