Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Well, the pond in our back garden was too small for Simba to swim in; but that didn't stop him. He got one paw in and started to paddle away! Maine Coons are well known for their love of water and the webbed feet help them to get a good stroke. Maine Coons get their names from the fact that they originated from the State of Maine, and they have large furry tails that resemble the tail of a racoon. Thus their name "Maine Coon". To give you an idea of Simba's size, this picture was taken of him as he reclined on our queen sized bed! Persia and Simba each weight in at over 17 pounds. These gentle giants were both born here in Australia and are our pride and joy! -Cal


Claire said...

Simba is a very handsome boy and I can see why you are proud. Maine Coons are wonderful, affectionate cats and your two are fine examples.

becky said...

Hello Simba you big handsome LION! I can see why your beans named you SIMBA! You are very gorgeous in your hat and all sprawled out! You sound like such a fun guy! Congrats on being COTD!

ps. We'd like to see your brofur on here too!!

Karen S. said...

I would love to rub that fluffy Simba tummy!! I've never seen a cat swim, but I'd like too.

Pumpkin said...

Ooooo, a floofy ginger poodin! LOTZ more floofier than ME! And LOTZ bigger too! I only way 9 pownds.

jess said...

Simba is a gorgeous big man!! look at all that fur! i too would love to rub his belly and would like to meet his bro too :)
i've never seen a swimming cat either. must be quite a sight...lol.
congrats on being COTD Simba! you do look like the lion king!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

What a gorgeous cat. Wow. And lots of him. I would love to see him play in the water.
Congratulations on being Kat's Cat of the Day, Simba.