Breed Profile: Gentle Giants

An American legend, the Maine Coon brings love and loyalty to the home.

At 15 pounds, Bruno is a presence. He has tufts in his ears and feet. He chirps and meows loudly. He fetches small toys and balls. He has large golden eyes and a magnificent coat. His plumed tail announces his entrance into any room. He follows his people around, greets them at the door and generally is extremely affectionate (if also a bit moody and demanding). Although he usually uses his big paws lightly, he can sound like a herd of elephants when he hurls himself down the stairs, demanding attention.

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