Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Dani is a purebred Maine Coon cat.  Maine Coons are known for their size, and Dani is a good example of this.  Typically, the females are significantly smaller than the males at maturity.

Maturity for a Maine Coon comes at about 4 years of age.  Dani is now 2.5 years old.  At a year old she weighed 16.5 lbs. but now she has reached the epic weight of twenty!

For a female, this is quite large indeed -- more in line with the males of this breed.

 This picture shows Dani standing in the front porch chair.  You can see how tall she is.

"I doan mind it at tall" says Dani, because of the advantages that her height gives her.

This picture compares Dani (in the middle) to her two litter mates.  To the left of her is Thor who is a male and to the right is Mado who is a female.  Even at this tender age, Dani towered above the rest.

Oddly enough, I chose a female Maine Coon this time round because I thought her size would be limited to around 15 lbs. or so -- easier to pick up and carry if necessary.  Little did I realize what would come to pass as she's anything but little!

This is Dani with her Dada last March.  It gives some PURRspective as it relates to her size.

Dani is really one for the books.  Even her breeder says of all the female Maine Coons he has bred, he hasn't had many that reach the 20 lb. mark at only two years of age. 

I actually shudder to think how much more she might grow in the next couple of years.  As far as I'm concerned, Twenty is Plenty!


Brian's Home Blog said...

Such a beautiful gal no matter what the weight!!!

Sandee said...

She's a beautiful kitty.

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pilch92 said...

Dani is a beauty. And her litter mates are adorable too.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, she is a big girl! I'm average for my breed, which is 6.5 lbs. - WAY smaller than a Maine Coon!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dani.....yur 20 poundz oh gorgeouz thatz one thing thatz a for SURE ~~ may bee ewe haz reeeched yur
growin point N willna putz on any mor poundz ??

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Wow! That is a big kitty! She is so striking though, big is beautiful fur sure!