My name is PC-Virus and I am a Maine Coon. I was adopted by Jacques and Maryann in July of 1993, having been born in Maryland at the house of Dave Clements, a friend of the family. I went to cat Heaven in 2006.
My breed is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America and is generally regarded as a native of the state of Maine (in fact, the Maine Coon is the official Maine State Cat). A number of attractive legends surround its origin. Most breeders today believe that the breed originated in matings between pre-existing short haired domestic cats and overseas longhairs (perhaps Angora types introduced by New England seamen, or longhairs brought to America by the Vikings). If you are interested in my breed, please visit the Cat Fanciers website and the Maine Coon FAQ website
My parents were Maine Coons, although neither have their papers
to prove it. They were however both from Maine, if that counts for anything.
Volante got her name after she flew with her owner from Maine to Elkton,
Md. "Tiny" was named tongue-in-cheek knowing he'd be pretty big.
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Last modified: March 24, 2008