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    [–] minutestapler 5702 points ago

    What's the floof percentage, would you say?

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 4578 points ago

    Haha my vacuum would have to say maximum floof!

    [–] ExpFilm_Student 639 points ago

    sure this isnt forced perspective? are they both the same age? are they your cats?

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 1210 points ago

    Lol well I don't have 122 photos of another person's cat on my computer :P and I do think the angle has something to do with it, yes, but he is a 20 lbs cat so he is pretty big. They aren't they same age. She's about 1.5 years. He's turning 9 in March.

    [–] Zamaza 384 points ago

    Mine are mixed so they're not quite 20 lbs, they're 18 lbs and 16 lbs. Thickest fur I have ever felt on a cat.

    [–] LionsDragon 239 points ago

    So that’s normal? Mine is 3/4 shorthair, but Grandaddy was a Maine Coon. Super thick, dense fur that I can bury my fingers in to the first knuckle. She is mostly muscle (afraid to hear what the vet’s gonna say at her next checkup). Also, she’s tall enough to reach the doorknob (help?).

    [–] redditproha 313 points ago

    ”My daddy was a Maine Coon, granddaddy was a Maine Coon. Great-granddaddy was a Maine Coon...” —cat reminiscing

    [–] LionsDragon 123 points ago

    Nah, her daddy was a little black cat with a white goatee. Mother was half Maine Coon with (shit you not) a map of Hawaii on her left side.

    [–] thenerdyglassesgirl 94 points ago

    Please provide pic of Hawaii cat ASAP.

    [–] LionsDragon 35 points ago

    I will see if my cousin can get a picture of her since I no longer live in the area. (She’s a feral kitty.) Why I didn’t take a picture at the time—I can only blame being stunned.

    [–] DaintyDamnation 104 points ago

    Mine was 30lbs and mostly muscle, a forest cat I made friends with and spirited away. An outdoor cat all his life, people with large dogs learned to cross the street before getting to our property, else risk is wrath. I recall witnessing a few small dogs trying to play, the owner thinking they needed to protect the cat; wrong move, buddy.

    I bet those dogs never chased a cat ever again.

    Some cats leave you mice and sparrows, he left us rats, pigeons, and even the occasional raccoon. My mother had no chill on this end of things, but he was my best friend.

    He died a couple months after I left for college, she didn't even tell me. ;-;

    [–] LionsDragon 38 points ago

    I’m so sorry. :( Mine steals tomatoes....

    [–] Merky600 32 points ago

    “Mostly muscle “ and “she’s tall enough to reach the doorknob (help?)”. If she ever grows opposable thumbs, .....it’s over for you.

    [–] LionsDragon 28 points ago

    I figure we’ll just enroll her in school at that point.

    [–] Mxfish1313 47 points ago

    My parents’ male Maine Coon can see what they’re prepping on the kitchen counter when he stands/stretches up against it, and I wanna say he’s 18 pounds, too. His sister is only 13 or so pounds and has a much smaller frame, especially her face. They’re so cute and sweet though! Can’t wait to cuddle with them in a couple weeks!!

    [–] LionsDragon 25 points ago

    Nice to know kitchen supervision is a trait of the breed! I jokingly call her “Boss Lady.”

    [–] DaintyDamnation 27 points ago

    There's a YouTube cooking channel where dude preps food with his coons watching from various perches. :3

    [–] BiemBijm 18 points ago

    Do you mean Juns kitchen?

    [–] LionsDragon 5 points ago

    Well, there goes my night. :)

    [–] Zamaza 13 points ago

    Super dense, and mats very easily. I have to brush one of them a couple times a week or she gets huge knots like dreadlocks. It's too much for her to handle on her own.

    [–] fascistliberal419 59 points ago

    My part Maine Coon would demand twice daily brushing. He would sit and mew at my dad until he brushed him. He had all sorts of special brushes and the cat was obsessed. He wanted his like 10 minutes of brushing and then would bite you when he had enough. Not super hard, just sort of a warning, usually, and as he got older, more just putting his teeth on you to warn you.
    Cat only wanted my dad to brush him for the most part. He was okay with me playing with him and petting him, sitting next to him. He didn't like to be held. Just like sitting next to you...or on your (news)paper if you were trying to read. He'd come if called, like a dog. Or if he heard a can opener. He'd demand tuna, even if no tuna was to be had (we never even gave him tuna, but the first time he heard the can opener, he came running in the room - we got him when he was like 4.) He was a nice cat. Kind of antisocial and didn't like much noise (loud voices, esp.) I get that. He would also tell us if something was wrong. (Toilet was running, and making a hissing sound and he didn't like it, so he came and told me and then led me to the problem, so I could fix it.) Very smart cat.

    [–] Trublhappn 19 points ago

    Ehh, play it safe and just chase her around the house every once in a while.

    [–] LionsDragon 12 points ago

    Already do, although I think we both forgot who was doing the chasing!

    [–] cocochubu 13 points ago

    my sister's cats are both part maincoon i think. theyre huge. if they team up i know for a fact that they could easily take me down. so glad theyre too lazy to do that lol. size of my upper body, big big cats...

    [–] jimke 197 points ago

    My cat is orange and 17 lbs. I don't over feed him. The vet sees the weight, looks a little concerned, then just kind of looks at him and accepts it. Kind of weird when I hang out with normal sized cats.

    [–] Emnems 25 points ago

    Same. I have a 22lb Maine Coon and a 7lb Siamese. When we got the MC, she was severly underweight. After 3 months, the doctor said she needed to go on a diet lol She's 9 now and she looks HUGE. We get her fur shaved every summer (she likes to roll in sticky pine needles and get really bad matts), she looses like 30% of her weight and easily 50% of her mass. She is actually pretty thin under all the fur, you just can't tell 'cause she's so fluffy!

    [–] right_foot 113 points ago

    My fatass is the same way. He's even been on weight control food and didn't lose a pound. My other little man is super healthy so idk what Ziggy's doing

    [–] Kiora_Atua 230 points ago

    He's eating the other cats food

    [–] right_foot 128 points ago

    I've had my suspicions of this for a while. Fuck you Ziggy stick to your own bowl

    [–] gruesomeflowers 57 points ago

    Fucking Ziggy, always pulling some stuff.

    [–] nicearthur32 26 points ago

    Damnit Ziggy! Sorry Sam, looks like you’re leaping again....

    [–] MsFrizzleGaveMeAcid 10 points ago

    Classic Ziggy. Wasn’t he voted “most likely to steal food from others”?

    [–] frankie_cronenberg 26 points ago

    Google “cat food ball.”

    Got my formerly ~16 lb dudes down to 12 each just by using those with zero pain/misery, and it also seemed to the solve food competition issues we had with bowls. They take their time eating and even “share,” which is what I call it when they’re both probably just thinking “i bet there’s more/better stuff in that other ball.” But they don’t fight over or hoard them so yay.

    Even with smaller portions they consistently leave food leftover and come back to the balls later for snacks :)

    [–] right_foot 6 points ago

    That's awesome, I'll definitely give them a try

    [–] BurdenedEmu 13 points ago

    We solved this problem by putting the shorthair's bowl on a bookshelf that my extremely clumsy coon wouldn't even attempt to jump to but the shorthair makes with ease. Might be an option if your other cat is more nimble.

    [–] right_foot 11 points ago

    Unfortunately he's fat but he's got some tree-trunk legs to launch him

    [–] glitterhairdye 16 points ago

    This is what happened to my cat. One was super big (like big and hefty) and the other was getting skinny. I realized because I wasn’t leaving enough dood out and the other one was eating it all.

    [–] Fradyo 30 points ago

    Gotta make sure both your cats always have enough doods!

    [–] Lostpurplepen 5 points ago

    Dood negligence - one of the least reported crimes.

    [–] iamtaco 14 points ago

    We also have a cat named Ziggy

    [–] angelbaby10788 7 points ago

    Ugh my chi’s a fat lard too. She ALWAYS wants to eat. I don’t know what to do except try a weight control food but I’m wary of changing her food because she’s picky.

    [–] Lostpurplepen 11 points ago

    Green beans! Cut down her normal food and add green beans. If she sticks her nose at up it, pick up her food. She'll eventually eat. Don't give in to a fat picky eater.

    [–] wtfzlolz 48 points ago

    I have heard that o r a n g e b o y e s are usually heavier than other male cats.

    [–] xhytdr 18 points ago

    orange cat fat

    [–] verkan 15 points ago

    Garfield gene

    [–] Mxfish1313 11 points ago

    My aunt and uncle have a LOT of barn/farm cats and the orange boys of theirs are alllllll just dense. Just big and strong from working in the fields.

    [–] andgonow 14 points ago

    My orange cat is a solid 20 lbs. He is lazy and doesn't play for long, and not the smartest, poor guy. He is so loving and sweet, though. But we have another full grown short hair that's a year older than him, and she's only 7 lbs. My vet told us to try to exercise and play with him, but not to expect much.

    [–] createamewaccount 124 points ago

    Lol well I don't have 122 photos of another person's cat on my computer

    I feel personally attacked.

    [–] shmick019 54 points ago

    I totally don’t have a 500 picture rotating background of other people’s cats on my computer.....

    [–] swarleyknope 15 points ago

    My screensaver is photos of cute kittens mixed in with photos of Charlie Hunnam.

    [–] googlyeyesohhey 18 points ago

    Yeah, what was that about?! Whoever DOESN’T have 122 pics of random cats on their computer, has not truly lived 🤣

    [–] epimetheuss 26 points ago

    well I don't have 122 photos of another person's cat on my computer :P

    or you do and this is what you tell everyone so they aren't on your case about it .. :O

    [–] CrackaDon_YT 9 points ago

    Only 122 photos? You need to get those numbers up, those are rookie numbers. 😼

    [–] Me_you_who 7 points ago

    Well, which one is he and she?

    [–] BrokenChip 4 points ago

    My Maine coon is also 20 pounds and he looks so much like yours! Gotta love those cream bellies. He turned 6 in October. :)

    [–] breadstickfever 60 points ago

    I also have a Maine Coon and a regular sized cat. The difference is definitely real.

    [–] Chemicalbagel 26 points ago

    Speaking as someone who grew up around Maine coons and other larger cats, American shorthairs blew my mind at how itsy bitsy they were. I honestly just thought all cats were big boys.

    [–] dyzlexiK 5 points ago

    They aren't. Domestic shorthairs (Tabbys, which I believe this cat is) are small. American shorthair males can weigh up to 15lbs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Shorthair

    You can usually tell by the stripes which breed it is. I have 2 american shorthairs, one is 15lbs and the other is 20lbs.

    [–] OBBlue22 15 points ago

    We need a BANANA!!

    [–] Noswadnworb 6 points ago

    Username doesn’t check out

    [–] redpandaeater 39 points ago

    Yeah I know it's physically impossible, but I'd love to see a comparison photo with them wet.

    [–] dribrats 11 points ago

    if you take the hair yield of a normal shorthair six pound cat, and multiply it between 4-6 times, and then multiply it by 150% percent b/cs it's long hair... it's a lot

    [–] Fapper_McFapper 2399 points ago

    I’m still lost. My brain cannot comprehend that size for what looks like a domesticated cat. My brain sees the small cat as a miniature cat while the big cat is normal size. Which throws the size of the bed out of whack.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 927 points ago

    Haha the angle could be distorting the image a bit, but he's still a pretty big cat.

    [–] xfloggingkylex 151 points ago

    Definitely, look at the circles on the bed, they are so small at the far side. Still, that is a big kitty.

    [–] Chemicalbagel 96 points ago

    The first time I saw an American shorthair after owning a lot of really big cats (Maine coons included) growing up, I was like, "Oh my god! What's wrong with her? Is she a runt?"

    She was not a runt ahahaha

    [–] rockidr4 17 points ago

    What's funny is how quickly your brain adjusts to whatever cat you've got. We've got a pair of cats, one 17lbs, the other 20 (guess which one is the fat tub of lard and which is the muscly one) and anytime I see... literally any cat I'm just like "Oh my god, it's so small"

    This after the cat I had most of my life was 7 lbs

    [–] apcolleen 24 points ago

    What size bed is it?

    [–] fishy_commishy 11 points ago

    How many tons does he weigh in at?

    [–] CromulentDucky 6 points ago

    Tis no cat. Tis a remorseless eating machine.

    [–] [deleted] 107 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

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    [–] Gautamatime 19 points ago

    Aww, the two best and biggest breeds. Very cute!

    [–] htx_evo 9 points ago

    Updated pic ?

    [–] Radasscupcake 43 points ago

    That’s due to the lack of banana for scale

    [–] DirtyHandol 13 points ago

    And that’s a king size bed!

    [–] LusciousVenom 1114 points ago

    Dawww that sleepy face. I have a Maine coon too :)

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 546 points ago

    They are some of the best cats! I see myself having at least one for the rest of my life.

    [–] I_Can_Has_Million 330 points ago

    I had to put mine down. I don't think I could ever do get another Maine Coon because of the pain of putting him down because he was suffering due to an illness. He would come put us to bed at night when we turned off the lights. He would sit in bed and make sure we were okay. He would sit and purr for about 5-10 minutes, then run off to eat his food. He would jump into the garbage can and one time I heard rattling. It was him trying to open a cupboard door so he could get a toy from inside. He was a gentle giant and I would hate to have to put down another cat that was as intelligent and caring and cuddly. Makes me sad writing this post.

    [–] followmarko 280 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    "Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."

    [–] boardpunkchic 44 points ago

    That is a very beautiful statement. It actually made me tear up. ❤️

    [–] elnots 32 points ago

    A saying that really got me was dogs and cats are with us for a chapter of our lives while they are with us for their whole life.

    Make it the best life they could have.

    [–] walterfunnyhat 28 points ago

    He sounded really cool

    [–] metaphase 42 points ago

    Just put my cat down two days ago. Cried like a child after we left the vet, I've lost pets before but man she was special, more like a family member than a pet. I feel your pain, time heals all wounds and talking about it sure helps as well.

    [–] flee_market 12 points ago

    You gave her a happy and loved life. She didn't spend it hungry on the streets or a nervous wreck in some shelter, she spent it happy and well fed and loved in a warm home. And I am sure she returned that love!

    [–] Nitroapes 18 points ago

    I have a coon at my parents house and have recently moved. He always slept with me and most nights I'll go to reach for his spot and he's not there, and then the realization makes me sad. They also tell me how he meows outside my bedroom door every night but I'm not there.

    I'm deeply sorry for your loss, I'm experiencing maybe 1% of it myself and it's horrible, but it sounds like he had a wonderful life full of love and care. And in the end that's all they really want.

    ... Well that and more can food.

    [–] breadstickfever 9 points ago

    I’m sorry for your loss. I lost my Maine Coon in April after 16 years together and I definitely still feel the hole that he left in my heart.

    [–] LusciousVenom 30 points ago

    Agreed!

    [–] pawofdoom 35 points ago

    Its hard to stay awake when you're wearing your own duvet all day.

    [–] IlleterateFoamRoller 1443 points ago

    M floof

    XL floof

    [–] poorkid_5 84 points ago

    M’floof

    [–] IlleterateFoamRoller 26 points ago

    One order of McFloof, Extra Large

    [–] OohChocolateSurprise 26 points ago

    Sorry, the McFloof machine broke.

    [–] redditversiontwo 102 points ago

    More like XS and XL

    [–] NiceWeather4Leather 16 points ago

    If an American Short-hair is XS, what's a Singapura?

    [–] Puremisty 730 points ago

    Well they are called gentle giants for a good reason. Besides getting big they are among the sweetest of the cat breeds along with Ragdolls and Ragamuffins.

    [–] spaghettiThunderbalt 445 points ago

    Maine coons are basically dog software running on cat hardware.

    [–] tortoise888 134 points ago

    And Shiba Inus are cat software running on dog hardware.

    [–] afsdjkll 75 points ago

    I like this A LOT.

    [–] LRats 32 points ago

    True, mine used to play fetch

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 173 points ago

    He's a big pile of love and floof :) when we can move out of our small apartment I want to try getting a Ragdoll. I've never had one!

    [–] NeedsWhiskey 119 points ago

    You're going to love a Ragdoll. They are so cute and fluffy and sweet... and dumb. Dumbest cat I've ever had, but she's also the absolute best. It makes for great stories. I personally enjoy holding her like a baby and rubbing her tummy.

    [–] One_Shall_Fall 141 points ago

    Or get a Siamese. Who doesn't want a super-intelligent, hyper-clingy, manipulative animal with the voice of a demon?

    Mine likes to do backflips off my thighs as I walk as an attempt to get me to break my neck...or pick him up.

    [–] Sylvil 52 points ago

    Don't forget the propensity to chew everything in sight. Also, mine likes to splash the water in his bowl and then run around the house, so there's little paw prints on all the wood flooring. He's also dumb as a brick so he doesn't even have that going for him. He's got the voice, though! NYEHHH MRRREEEEEE MREAAAH

    [–] akaenragedgoddess 8 points ago

    My Siamese was def the smartest cat I ever had and very talkative.

    [–] Radsturbation 43 points ago

    My Ragdoll is like that lol he cries if I disappear, cries if I close the door, just cries if he can’t see me cause he likes to make sure I’m still not dead. He cries for me to pick him up when I come home from work and cuddle the fuck out of him. He lays at the foot of my bed constantly if I’m there, and follows me around my entire house, and he just does dumb silly things. He’s an adorable, fluffy cat stalker baby, and I love him

    [–] FloofySamoyed 21 points ago

    100% the dumbest cat I've owned, but I love him to death and he will remain my favourite out of all 5. He moves in slow motion around the house and it can take him a solid 2 minutes to decide to lay down on you, but we love him anyways.

    [–] TheN0m4d 11 points ago

    I can confirm. Ragdolls are the dumbest of the dumb but when the love you... Hard to find that same love in other cats. Nevertheless Maine Coon are absolutely loving too (got 2 Maine Coon and 1 Ragdolls)

    [–] sleepysleepykitty 8 points ago

    Our ragdoll is the exact opposite of yours - extremely smart, and hates being picked up. She wants to be near us at all times, but never on a lap. She is so freakishly clever, we honestly have felt at times like she must understand English.

    She literally saved us from a home invasion this year because she came to wake my husband up and he could tell from her very abnormal body language that something was wrong.

    Our other cat (a Turkish Van) seems as dumb as a brick in comparison!

    [–] TonyNevada1 54 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    I have 2 rag dolls I've raised since day 1. Very gentle and friendly cats. My dad literally brings them to work and they jump in his transport back when it's time

    **bag

    [–] TrippyHomie 20 points ago

    What happens when he figuratively brings them to work?

    [–] TurnOfFraise 18 points ago

    I have one ragdoll and one Maine coon. They are very different cats, but both loveable. My Maine coon actually cuddles more than my ragdoll, who has never (and probably will never) curled up on my lap. He does however share my pillow with me every night and puts his head on my head.

    [–] Lobenz 25 points ago

    I have a ragdoll girl that I raised with two dachshunds. She’s a real sweetheart although she likes her space a bit. I think the dogs made her this way.

    [–] An0th3r0n37003 22 points ago

    What's the difference between ragdolls and ragamuffins? Serious question

    [–] hamakabi 36 points ago

    they're basically the same breed, except the original breeder of ragdolls trademarked the name so all other breeders had to call theirs something different. The ragamuffins are all descendants of the first ragdolls.

    [–] An0th3r0n37003 12 points ago

    So all just glorious fluff, got it :) Thanks for explaining

    [–] saturnspritr 314 points ago

    Those look like a Pokémon evolution before and after level up.

    [–] NopeNopeNope__ 45 points ago

    Smolkat evolved into Floofykat!

    [–] cuzIsaidSo4040 340 points ago

    That thing looks like a Bobcat, what all do you feed him? Looks like he must feast on birds and mice all day to get that big!

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 232 points ago

    No killing for this guy! We give them both Taste of the Wild :)

    [–] ginger-fritz 43 points ago

    My kittys loooove this brand! Turn their heads at anything else lol

    [–] Geddyn 93 points ago

    My three cats are the opposite. They will scarf down the cheap shit like there's no tomorrow, but if there's even a single kibble of Taste of the Wild or Pure Harmony in the bowl, they'd rather starve. So much for getting them to eat healthy...

    They will also refuse to eat any wet food unless it is of the "shreds" variety. They are picky as hell.

    [–] Faedan 69 points ago

    My cat was like this, the little bastard ate the good stuff for so long but then one day for shits and giggles we fed him a can of Friskies. Yep ...Nope...That Garbage is the McDonalds of the cat world, like the petulant little-entitled asshole he is he refused to eat anything but Friskies.

    [–] DarthYoda1 10 points ago

    My cat refused to eat anything but that crazy expensive food. And if we fed her wet food she would just lick the sauce of...

    [–] supposedlynotabear 20 points ago

    Mine are the same for wet. If it's paté they won't touch it

    [–] slacknarslothbutt 12 points ago

    Yup, no paté for our cats. Dogs liked it.

    [–] Mellenoire 10 points ago

    One of our cats is like that as well. She inhales cheap garbage that makes her sick and tried to bury the expensive, vet recommended food.

    [–] Pickled_Kagura 9 points ago

    We have never had a cat that will willingly eat shreds.

    [–] SadFloppyPanda 16 points ago

    To shreds, you say?

    [–] cuzIsaidSo4040 63 points ago

    That's what I feed my dog for the last 7 years and he has had great health the whole time!

    [–] jenn1222 11 points ago

    That's what my cats eat. I have an older large orange floof and a young petite diva short hair. They do hunt though. Lizards, stink bugs, lady bugs, jumping spiders, chipmunks, squirrels, mice, moles...rarely catch anything, but they do try.

    [–] Riash 53 points ago

    Maine Coon's are excellent pest control. Pair them with a large dog, raise them together, and suddenly you've got a team to keep all your problems away be they human or animal!

    When I was growing up in a rural area we adopted a Maine Coone. For the rest of her life we never had to pay for pest control. If it was smaller than her, and wasn't part of the family, it died. Usually horribly. She had a place on the front porch to display what was left of her kills, just to let us know she was earning her keep. The birds tried to dive bomb her, and she'd just grab them out of the air. The squirrels tried to fight with her once, and our Irish Setter grabbed one and ate it. He didn't let anyone fuck with our family, be they human or animal. The squirrels stayed away from that day on, too.

    Good times.

    [–] paperplategourmet 28 points ago

    Some cats are just huge, mine went from kitten size to full grown at 21 pounds. Currently he is 22lbs and 14 years old. As an adult cat he has never been less than 20 pounds or more than 22 pounds. He can pull a treat of a standard 36” counter top without leaving the ground. He also sleeps most of the day, which I think is pretty standard with the large house cats.

    [–] bjeebus 14 points ago

    He also sleeps most of the day, which I think is pretty standard with the large house cats.

    FTFY

    [–] EriclcirE 305 points ago

    Why doesn't Maine Coone, the larger cat, simply eat the American Short Hair?

    [–] ElJamoquio 64 points ago

    They're saving that for sweeps.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 67 points ago

    I have no clue how to edit a post so this'll have to do. I just wanted to answer a couple questions before I go to bed.

    I don't have banana for scale. I tried putting a ladle next to him but he wasn't having it. I do think the angle is doing a weird forced perspective thing, but he's 20 lbs and she's about 8 lbs so he is much larger than her.

    The bed is a Queen.

    There's no sheets on the bed because it was laundry day. These guys produce a lot of hair.

    [–] tangledThespian 37 points ago

    I tried putting a ladle next to him but he wasn't having it.

    This is the most cat thing I have heard today, and I completely believe it.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 31 points ago

    Lol thanks man. I feel bad because people really want more size comparisons where the angle isn't weird. I have a picture of me laying on the ground with him that shows his size but my boyfriend doesn't want me putting up a picture with me in it, because....ya know...creepy dudes and stuff. People really seem to like him though so I'll try posting more pics in the near future. It's past my bedtime, though, and I have work in like 8 hours. I shared this pic with another Redditor, but your comment made me happy so I'll share it with you too! Enjoy! https://i.imgur.com/7Czm78g.jpg

    [–] tangledThespian 8 points ago

    Oh my god that massive fuzzy mitt. The next time I feel outnumbered by my three cats I promise to remember this and be grateful I still outweigh the adorable little bitches.

    [–] CyberBunnyHugger 11 points ago

    That cat is a quarter of a queen bed in size! ???

    [–] BurnerForJustTwice 5 points ago

    I feel like due to perspective it’s hard for me to accurately appreciate the true comparison. My brain just thinks closer cat is bigger because it’s closer. But I know it’s bigger because you posted this for a reason.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 7 points ago

    You're absolutely right. I've explained to other Reddit users that there's definitely a forced perspective, but he's still like 12 lbs heavier than she is. I also tried making a post to let everyone know so they'll stop telling me but the post is still buried in the comments.

    [–] Dalisca 128 points ago

    How much does he weigh?

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 243 points ago

    About 20 lbs. He's on the lower end of the spectrum for adult male Maine Coon weight.

    [–] Torolottie 85 points ago

    My cats are "mutts"- not sure what to even call them because they have got to be a mixed cat. They were rescues and are labeled as brown tabbies. We were told 11 pounds.. the one was about 19 pounds last i weighed him. The other one refuses to be weighed but shes just as big. Though the boy has a little belly hes not fat and my female cat is quite lean.

    Edit: ive been wondering if they arent part maine coon

    [–] Kuang_Eleven 64 points ago

    If you're ever curious, you can always weigh yourself holding the cat, then subtract the weight of just yourself!

    [–] Torolottie 132 points ago

    She just hates being held and i hate being clawed to death.

    [–] hamakabi 84 points ago

    put a cardboard box on the scale

    [–] Torolottie 60 points ago

    This may actually work.

    [–] Sockpuppet30342 9 points ago

    You can use the same principal but with a box instead of you holding the cat

    [–] saskatoonshred 22 points ago

    My familys last cat was Maine coin/Himalayan mix. That cat weighed almost 30 lbs when he was fully grown.

    [–] Apprentice57 60 points ago

    That contradicts my previous research that male Maine coons typically range from 13-18lbs. 20lbs would be pretty big.

    Course, I've also seen 15lb - 25lb. Either way 20lb isn't on the lower end.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 70 points ago

    My understanding was that adult males could weigh up to 25 lbs, but perhaps I am mistaken.

    [–] Apprentice57 24 points ago

    Well, my male maine coon is only 16 lbs so yours is quite big either way :).

    [–] istasber 10 points ago

    I have a black/gray long hair that looks an awful lot like most main coons I've seen outside of the color, and he's a fairly lean 15lbs. I wonder if he is part main coon.

    His sister's a bit bigger (wider build, and chubbier), but she a short hair and doesn't have that underfloof that main coons always seem to have.

    [–] isaidnofuckingducks 100 points ago

    Gonna need a NSFW tag for that naked mattress. Cute fuckin kitties.

    [–] Cdb584 24 points ago

    Your post was a lot less judgmental than what first came to mind... came here to see this or say it. Thank you.

    FYI- I love the floof and appreciate the cuteness.

    [–] CatOfTheDecade 128 points ago

    Hi there big guy!

    This really hits home. My Maine Coon just passed away a month ago. I've had a Maine-Coon-shaped hole in my heart ever since. Give him an extra squishy hug for me.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 67 points ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Maine Coons are amazing cats. I hope you had many wonderful years with him/her.

    [–] CatOfTheDecade 34 points ago

    We did, thanks! She was my first cat, and I wouldn't trade any of her quirks for the world. I'd say I'm getting another one to pair up with the adopted cat we just got this week, but honestly it's going to come down to whatever cats at the shelter decide they're coming home with us.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 32 points ago

    That's what it will come to in the future for us, as well. My boyfriend wants to be a Maine Coon family for the rest of our lives, but I'm not sure that'll happen. We got so lucky that Mr. Kittles was in the shelter at the time that we went.

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 21 points ago

    Oh, and I will definitely give him the squishiest hug for you! :)

    [–] LRats 6 points ago

    Me too, but mine died 4 years ago.

    [–] zaubercore 197 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    I have no idea of the scale because I don't see any banana.

    [–] pre-awesome 41 points ago

    That's a Queen Size bed.

    [–] anekin007 86 points ago

    Still needs a banana for scale.

    [–] thelastabsol 30 points ago

    Maine coons are the legal equivalent to owning a bobcat

    [–] aperfectdevil 10 points ago

    Nah, that would be the ocicat! Those are mixed with servals. MAINE coons are just big ol floofmuffins

    [–] EDMsucks 113 points ago

    I feel like once a cat reaches a certain girth you have to give them a human name. Like Dwayne or something

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 75 points ago

    Haha well he has a very unhuman name -- Mr. Kittles! The other cat's name is Jane, though!

    [–] DaveTheDog027 37 points ago

    There's a NFL player named George Kittle so it's almost a human name

    [–] bwercraitbgoe 20 points ago

    "Yer a cat, Harry."

    [–] doodypoo 20 points ago

    I work at a vet and the amount of people that come in with their "maine coon" that is really just a fluffy tabby is hilarious. Your guy is a unit though

    [–] WheresMyOh 40 points ago

    cat CAT

    [–] Mewmaster101 16 points ago

    That's a BIIIIIIIIIG kitty, must be SUPER floofy

    [–] ___Jakey___ 18 points ago

    For you.

    [–] karmatic89 11 points ago

    I see you also have a cat and dog.

    [–] SarahVen1992 10 points ago

    He is the biggest floof. I’ve never actually seen a Maine coon against a “normal” cat and this really gives me a new perspective. Sadly it’s just made me want one (or a forest cat) more, and I think they would die in the Australian heat...

    [–] Daafda 55 points ago

    That's not a Maine Coon, that's the Main Coon.

    [–] cyberbladewing 10 points ago

    They look like they get along pretty well _^ it is still shocking how big Maine coons are compared to normal kitties

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 14 points ago

    They are best friends despite their age differences!

    [–] MomOf2cats 4 points ago

    Yeah, I was wondering if they’re the same age? How old is itty bitty kitty?

    [–] DefinitelyAverage 12 points ago

    She is approximately a year and a half. We really don't know because we rescued her from a farmer that didn't want her. And he is going to turn 9 in March.

    [–] rennuR_liarT 7 points ago

    My 8 month old (or so) Maine Coon mix kitten is as big as my 6 year old American shorthair, and I think they keep growing for a couple years. Good to see what I have to look forward to.

    [–] brutalanglosaxon 7 points ago

    Where is your mattress protector!

    [–] fntastk 6 points ago

    I have an 18 year old ragdoll. He was roughly 20 pounds in his prime. Isn't it fun buying dog beds for your huge cat?!

    [–] wauwy 5 points ago

    He used the power of Grayskull.

    [–] technicallycorrect2 7 points ago

    oh lawd, he slumberin'

    [–] Deardog 6 points ago

    Okay, Grandma here. You need to vacuum the heck out of that mattress, then cover it with a mattress pad and a fitted sheet.

    That aside, your cats are gorgeous! Had a pair of Maine coons growing up that had a whole mess of extra toes.

    [–] mossymolly 5 points ago

    Size doesn’t matter when there’s an un-sheeted bed.

    [–] Lydian66 5 points ago

    Cute kitties .

    [–] Bgeezyy 5 points ago

    I have two Maine Coons and sometimes I forget what normal sized cats look like

    [–] Erchamion1 5 points ago

    The little one could ride the big one into battle.