The worst thing about Maine Coons is - wait for it - their fur

 

She should know as she is addicted to collecting Maine Coons and she admits it! She is complimented on her clean and tidy house by visitors as she likes it like that BUT (big but) it takes a lot of work. She is organised and has the equipment and commitment to keep her home fur-free. It gets everywhere she says. She does not like it. She has a leather sofa so the fur does not stick to it.

I bet it clumps up into tumbleweed and blows down the corridors. Hell, I don't live with a Maine Coon and my shorthaired cat sheds enough to create tumbleweed fur balls and sausages. You get used to it and even brushing and combing does not stop the shedding.

One of the lady's Maine Coons who likes her a lot
One of the lady's Maine Coons who likes her a lot. Screenshot.

She does not say if her Maine Coon shedding slows in autumn and winter and it might but I don't think the seasonal changes in shedding (because of more or less light) applies to her and her family because I am pretty sure that they are all indoor cats. Indoor cats shed eventually through the year.

This Maine Coon caregiver is unusual though as she has five Maine Coons. Five times the usual amount of fur on the floor, up your nose, in your eyes, along the skirting board, under the television. You get the message.

If you really, really cannot accept cat hairs in your home, don't adopt a Maine Coon. Get a hairless cat. But then again, that interesting cat breed has it fair share of special problems too such as a grimy, greasy, smelly skin because the sebaceous gland oils are deposited on the skin, not the fur where it is meant to be. Grime is attracted to it and it makes the cat look dirty.

I've gone off-piste. Sorry.

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