Dog lovers have their go-to big snuggles but don’t ever think that cat lovers don’t have their own version of Saint Bernards. Meet the Maine Coon cat, your typical feline companion but served in up-size of fluff. As one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, the Maine Coon is valued for their hunting skills, outdoorsy personality, and their sheer size.
Brace yourselves! Just when you thought you knew how big these kitties could get, these 50 photos will show you that these cats are bigger than you think!
1. Bad hair day
We struggle enough to get our own hair looking presentable for the day (and it’s shoulder-length) so our hearts really go out to these Maine Coons with such thick long fur all over their bodies! With this in mind, we strongly believe that a bad hair day every now and then is perfectly acceptable – though this fluffy guy looks like he’d rather not be photographed while he’s not looking his best.
2. Seeing double
One thing we love most about Maine Coons is their adorable tufted feet! Those extra bits of fluff help to keep their feet super warm no matter what the weather, at the same time as looking totally adorable. If this cat still doesn’t seem that big to you, take a look in the mirror reflection. We bet he weighs an absolute ton.
3. Fuzzy pantaloons
With a butt this soft, Maine Coons can literally sit anywhere and they’ll still be comfortable. Concrete floor? Yep. Bathroom tiles? Of course. Mom’s laptop? No bother.
4. Floof ball
When your new fuzzy scarf comes with pointy ears and a pair of eyes, you know that your order has been seriously messed up. With that being said, we think that we’d take this adorable ball of fluff over a boring old scarf any day! Besides, he looks a lot more cuddly.
5. The close-up
Maine Coons are just as striking from afar as they are up close, and this photo proves just that! We’ve never seen fur with so many different colors in it before, and we can’t get over those little ear tufts. What a beautiful cat.
6. Xan, the big ol’ Main Coon
One thing we’ve learned about Maine Coons is that the majority don’t like being picked up. From the look on this angry guy’s face, he looks like he’s gearing up for a fight – and we wouldn’t like to be his opponent. “Put me down, I say!”
7. The Lion King
After looking at this pic, we’re not convinced that this cat isn’t actually a small lion. Taking a trip to the vets is stressful enough, but with a sassy cat that size, we reckon that we’d want to avoid the v-e-t-s just as much as our pets do. In all credit to the miniature lion though, he looks like he’s being a good boy!
8. A grumpy boy
This cat looks the spitting image of the grumpy old headmaster in those English boarding school movies, and his adorable white mustache helps to round the look off perfectly! We can’t even imagine how much this big boy weighs – and just imagine the amount of fur that sheds off him daily! Still, we bet he’s worth every single vacuum.
9. Chasing bees
It’s the return of the extra-long whiskers, and we’re loving the little black tufts of fur on the tips of this Maine Coon’s ears! It’s fair to say that we don’t envy these kitties when the sun is out, though. With fur that long, we’d never be parted from the cool air of the air conditioning.
10. Meet Mufasa
Mufasa not only has one of the best cat names, like ever, but this big chonky boy also weighs in at over 20 pounds. According to his owner, “he’s well aware of his size and is super well behaved.” What an impressive kitty!
11. Our snow tiger
Now for some Maine Coon kittens. What was that – you didn’t think this baby was a kitten? Nor did we when we first saw her! She’s the biggest kitten we ever did see – but absolutely adorable nonetheless.
12. “Tell me more, human…”
This kitty has a glint in her eye which can only mean one thing: mayhem. She’s either wondering what to destroy next or else planning her next sabotage on her owner. Either way, she’s totally adorable, so she’ll get away with it!
13. Pick of the bunch
According to the poster, these chonky kittens are just nine weeks old, and they’re waiting patiently for their vets appointment with faces that would make us melt like butter. Just imagine being the lucky vet who gets to take care of these kitties! We’ll take one of each, please.
14. Your Majesty
This is the most majestic cat we’ve ever seen, and with the neckbeard and silvery stripes, we have to say this is one stunning mini white tiger! We simply can’t get over those orange eyes as well. This magnificent creature looks like something out of a storybook!
15. “Can You Believe I Used To Look Like This Almost Two Years Ago?”
Amongst all the beautifully shot photos, this cat speaks to us on a more relatable level. In fact, this is exactly what we looked like this morning when our alarm went off- though much less adorable. Just look at those puppy dog eyes!
16. Maine Coon Kitten Nana
This little kitten looks like she’s hopped straight out of a Disney movie, and don’t tell our own cats, but she’s one of the most beautiful kitties we ever did see! With a face that cute, we bet this kitty gets whatever she wants. We’ve never wanted to boop a nose so bad before.
17. Mr. steal your girl
If we were the boyfriend on the receiving end of this cat’s look, we’d be accepting that we’d just lost our girlfriend to someone half our size. Though actually- we might want to reconsider the ‘half our size’ thing. This cat’s body is almost the same width and length as its owner!
18. Say cheese!
In all our years of writing animal stories, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a cat smile for a picture before – and how adorable does this little cutie look! She might be small now, but those huge paws are already a sign of what’s to come.
19. A kitten bouquet
With a selection of kittens this adorable, which one would we choose? Admittedly, we’re always drawn to the runt of the litter. They just seem so small and sweet – then boom – they’re all grown up and causing chaos.
20. Meet Leo
With ears this big, this majestic boy would be the perfect eavesdropper into conversations. There’s nothing he can’t hear with those super-sized ears! We’re in love with his midnight black fur, too.
21. King of the apartment
Who needs a guard dog when you have a cat this size to keep watch over your apartment? If you saw this big fluffy guy in semi-darkness, you’d be forgiven for thinking that he was a lion or some other kind of ferocious wild cat. Yep, we reckon he’d do the job perfectly.
22. Mamma’s boy
Despite being almost too big to fit in his mamma’s arms, this spoiled baby is out here to prove that you’re never too old to have cuddles with your mom. He looks quite content to sit in his mom’s arms all day, despite the fact that most cats hate being picked up! Maybe Maine Coons are really just over-sized babies.
23. Snow cat
With their long, thick coat and huge padded paws, Maine Coons are born to be in the snow. This sweet guy seems to be truly in his element here – and he even sticks out his tongue to get a taste of that snow! What a beautiful picture.
24. Like owner, like cat
Can anyone else see the similarities between this cat and her owner? Red hair? Check. Sassy expression? Check. Good posture? Check. Were these two separated at birth?
25. “Put me down!”
Just to prove how Maine Coons are one of the most chill breeds of cats, here’s a picture of one literally being held up in the air – and look how little he cares about it. Most cats would have definitely gone in for a scratch at this point, but this gentle giant seems to be thinking, “Ah, well I don’t like it, but it seems that I’ll have to put up with it.”
26. “Freya, my Maine Coon”
Those adorable mitted front paws look as if Freya has had an experimental dip in a tub of white paint, and we can’t get over how cute they look! We love how she’s a totally different color on her belly than her back- with Maine Coons, you can get a dark and a light cat all in one. A cat to suit every taste if you will.
27. “Look at my tail, mom!”
And the award for the best tail goes to this cat right here! This gorgeous girl would give peacocks a run for their money with that extravagant tail, and she’s definitely showing it off for the camera. Just imagine having a tail that could also double up as a cozy blanket?
28. Where there’s a will, there’s a way
You know it’s time to buy a bigger chair when not even the cat will fit on it anymore – but when the cat in question is a 1 meter long Maine Coon, exceptions can be made. Cats seem to like the uncomfortable spots anyway, and this ball of fluff looks perfectly comfortable with his seating arrangement.
29. Unique Kitty
If you were thinking that this precious kitty’s paws are a little larger than usual, then it turns out you weren’t seeing things! Apparently, this Maine Coon is a polydactyl puss, meaning that they can have either extra toes or thumbs. Well, you learn something new every day.
30. “My Maine coon supervising as I make dinner.”
Nobody does a better job of supervising your chef skills than a cat does – they will literally watch your every move. Granted, they’re mostly just eyeing up the tasty food, but we always still feel extra pressure to do a good job when our cat is watching. With his built-in bib, this fluffy guy is ready for his main course!
31. “Meet Tiger the Maine Coon. This was taken while my sister was in vet school.”
Tiger is certainly an appropriate name, and we wonder how well this brave boy did on his trip to the vets?
Imagine being in vet school and this is the animal that they bring in for you to treat? After this, the original poster’s sister will be able to handle anything!
32. Tiny woman or huge cat?
Never before have we seen a cat with the same sized head as its owner, and despite the fact that the human is holding the cat in this snap, we’re seriously questioning who owns who. Not only are the heads similar sizes, but from one glance at those huge paws, we’d say that they’re a similar size to human hands as well! At this point, we’re very thankful that Maine Coons are such gentle giants.
Who needs a dog when you can have a Maine Coon? Gustav is a gorgeous boy, but at $1200, these cats are certainly an investment! It’s lucky that a lifetime of love and cuddles more than makes up for it.
34. Old and wise
Now this is an old boy if we ever did see one. This elderly gentleman looks as if he’s lived through a thousand lifetimes, and he probably has more wisdom than we could ever dream of having! What a precious old soul.
35. “I’m not ginger, I’m strawberry blonde!”
This cat is the true definition of strawberry blonde, and we’d do anything to have hair that color! We think his yellow eyes match perfectly with his fur as well. It’s like these cats were put on this earth to be beautiful.
36. “Look how big I am, mom!”
This kitty seems to know that this photo is all about her, and she’s looking proudly back at her mom as if to say: “I know, I know, I’m gorgeous.” We wish our cat would look at us like that.
37. Baby lion
He’s not aware of it yet, but one day this little chonk is going to be huge, just like his mama. He might be giving us a look that could melt even the coldest of hearts, but we can tell that this kitty is doing to be getting up to lots of mischief.
38. “Make sure you get the tail in shot!”
Maine Coons wouldn’t be Maine Coons if they weren’t showing off their fabulous fluffy tails. If you squint your eyes a little, this gorgeous boy’s tail looks like a cloud of smoke! If he’s not called Smokey, then we see any other name as a wasted opportunity.
39. “What do you mean, we’re out of cat biscuits?”
From the startled expression on this big guy’s face, he seems to have just been told some very shocking news. We just want to cuddle him until he feels better again! Though to be honest, we’d give any excuse for a cuddle.