My Cats

This is Figment. She’s a mixed breed medium-haired cat from an Arizona shelter, and she’s about 17 years old. She’s my brat cat. A real grump! She likes to bite me, but she’s very shy and would be lost without me. Her nickname is Pooh (and Bitch, and Tweak, and Short Round). Her little legs are only about 3 inches long! She looks a lot like those Munchkin cats, but she’s a mutt. My dad likes to say she’s 2 cats long and half a cat high…


This is Maia. She is also a mixed breed medium-haired cat, from a shelter in Idaho. I feel quite sure she’s at least part Maine Coon, if not full bred. She’s got the typical Maine Coon personality. She’s about 9 years old. I stopped at PetsMart in Boise one day, and this cat was there waiting for me. And when I say she was waiting for me, I mean that she and I were meant to find each other. Her name was originally Markie, which I hated, so I renamed her Maia. It fits her much better, as she is a quiet, feminine little girl. She had been adopted out TWICE before, then returned both times. She looked so sweet, and had a cute, soft little voice. What’s funny is I just so happened to have a brand new cat carrier with me in the car. So she went home with me. She is the best-behaved cat I’ve ever seen. Why anyone would return this cat after adopting her is totally beyond me. Needless to say, she has found a forever home with me. She is very special to me, and sleeps with me every night. She is also my knitting helper, and will hold my ball of yarn while I knit. Her nicknames are Baby Bug (it just seemed to fit. She’s as cute as a little baby bug, so…) Missy Mao (that’s how she meows. Mao?) and Cutie Patootie. She also recognizes Maya Papaya and Cutie Bootie.


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  • 1. Heather  |  October 21, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful kitties!!

    Maia (that’s my mom’s dog’s name too) looks like she has quite a bit of Maine Coon in her. They are a WONDERFUL breed!!


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