Pinecoon Maine Coon Cats
Healthy, Loving Maine Coon Cats -- Regional & International Award Winners

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Pinecoon's Pandemonium

Photo by Betsy Tinney. Copyright (c) 2003. All rights reserved.

Oscar is a brown tabby male with good boning and a long, dense, solid body. He has huge ears and lavish lynx tips, and an extremely long, square, well-defined muzzle. His profile is a long, gentle scoop and he has a deep, strong chin.

Because Oscar is headed for the show ring, we are hoping he will have a great show temperament to go with what promises to be excellent show type. Right now, things look hopeful, as long as the judges can keep him on the judging table...  Oscar is very active, inquisitive, and intelligent; at the tender age of 11 weeks, he figured out how to open the cupboard doors in our bathroom -- and pulled several rolls of toilet paper out into the middle of the floor, where he proceeded to carry out a fierce battle (he won). He is quite a goodnatured and affectionate fellow, though he doesn't usually much like to cuddle -- there are just so many things to get into that he really doesn't have time for kissy stuff.

One of Oscar's nicknames is Guided Missile, because as soon as you open the door to the kitten area of our house, he dives between your legs with astounding speed and accuracy. Another nickname is Squirmin' Herman -- when you hold him for too long (more than 5 seconds or so), he starts to wriggle (purring all the time, but nonetheless determined to escape) until you finally put him down. Then he's down on the floor, round the room a few times, and back into your lap for another 5 seconds of petting...

Oscar has just gone to live with his new owners, Eric and Julie Benjamin, who insisted on adopting him despite the Caution label we stuck prominently on the front of his contract. We've recommended that they invest heavily in museum wax and child-proof cabinet locks, and pack away any breakables that can't be nailed down...

Here is Oscar at 8 weeks of age:

Photo by Betsy Tinney (c) 2003. All rights reserved.

Here are some additional photos of Oscar, taken at nearly 12 weeks of age:

Photo by Betsy Tinney (c) 2003. All rights reserved.

This next photo isn't the most flattering in terms of his expression,
but it shows his muzzle length, which we love:

Photo by Betsy Tinney (c) 2003. All rights reserved.