River

Status/Details
2017, Adopted
Additional Info

About This Cat

Adopted by Karla & Matt

Born 06/01/17, F, Patched Tabby Maine Coon Mix

Here’s a beautiful little girl. But she is not going to be little that much longer. She  is growing so quickly right now, growing longer – all long legs, long body and such a super long tail. She does not have time to grow wider right now. But she is probably going to be a big kitty. Look at her whiskers and ear hair not to mention her tail.

She is a playful girl who is curious about everything.She loves to explore and everything she finds is a toy. She likes other cats and but could  also be an only cat. I don’t know how she is with dogs. She is very affectionate with humans- especially when she is tired from playing and playing. Her coat is silky soft and will fill out when she has had more time to grow it.  She is only 3 months old and it looks like all her growth is going into her bones . I have included below some info about how MC kittens growing their coats- I was looking to see when their ruffs come in since River currently has no ruff. Here is what Website called Growth and Development of Maine Coon Kittens (http://www.moosecoonsmc.com/growthdevelop.html ) says about the growth of the kitten’s coat:

Some people are confused about the coat as well, as many Maine Coon cats seen in the show hall appear to have a mostly short coat, with some length and fluff around the belly and britches, and may have no noticeable ruff. These will generally be your younger adults and seen in Championship, which are cats that have not been altered. Some Maine Coons will never grow a full and luxurious coat until they have been either spayed or neutered. MC’s may also vary on when they grow their “seasonal” coat, often known as full coat. Logic would suggest they be in full coat over the colder winter months, but this is not always the case. Some cats look like a domestic short hair with excess belly fur all winter and grow a long lustrous coat in May, while others are mostly bald until November when they look like they’re ready to face the arctic!

At what age your Maine Coon kitten starts to grow it’s shaggy coat can vary greatly. Some kittens develop coat almost immediately and look like miniature MC adults at 3 or 4 months, while others will start getting britches and belly fur around 6 months and a ruff will start to fill in as late as 1 year, provided the kitten has been altered before 8 months of age.

Do not be concerned if your cat doesn’t look like a Maine Coon all at once 🙂 The variations of growth patterns are as varied as they are among different families of humans. No, not all MC’s will look the same, but the classic shaggy coat, square muzzle and big expressive eyes will all come together eventually, and whether you end up with a 10 pound or a 22 pound adult, the cat will be your loving and ever-present companion! You may be initially attracted to the Maine Coon for their rugged good looks, but you’ll fall in love with the personality.

What you cannot see from the photo’s is what a good-natured , good-hearted girl she is. She is a darling. She will be a magnificent, entertaining  companion for some lucky family.

River eats wet and dry food and is litter-box perfect.

Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or email toharrietjane@comcast.net if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at Info@purebredsplus.org.


NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment.  Why?  This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other.  A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!