A giant cat has gotten so big it is now 4.27 feet long, the average height of a nine-year-old (1.3m). The enormous Maine Coon has often been mistaken for a dog, leaving many people stunned.
Owner Natalie Bowman adopted Finn in 2017, when he was just three and half months old. The cat’s stupendous size makes him an expensive pet to maintain. Finn gets fed three or four times a day and Natalie spends $150 a month on his food. The 32-year-old often walks Finn through their neighborhood on a leash, and he has now become a local celebrity.
“It’s really funny, they think he’s a dog, and then when they get closer they say oh my god it’s a cat and they love him.”
When Natalie has visitors to her home in San Carlos, California, they are often spooked by the enormous feline whenever he appears. “I’ve had service people come around to fix things, it’s always fun to see grown men get shocked by my cat,” says Natalie. “They say he looks like a bobcat or a wildcat.”
Despite his size, Finn is a gentle giant, which is typical for Maine Coons, and he gets along splendidly with Natalie’s other cat. “Finn is really docile and curious, he is so funny and affectionate. He loves cuddles and to be spooned.
He is also quite needy, and Natalie sometimes brings him to the office when he’s exhibiting separation anxiety. It’s not the best option because, although the tabby Coon is sociable and loves to talk, he’s “very loud”.
The Maine Coon is a large domesticated cat breed—one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, and one that originated in the U.S. state of Maine. Predominantly known for its size and dense coat of fur which helps the large feline to survive in the harsh climate of Maine, the Coon is often cited as having “dog-like” characteristics.
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