Wordless Wednesday – Big Paws, Big Heart

Legend - Large Paws Large Heart

Welcome To Wordless Wednesday At Create With Joy!

Quote Of The Day
If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then,
How could his human remain possessed?
Winifred Carriere

Fun Facts About Maine Coons

Maine Coons are considered the “gentle giants” of the cat world.
They are an extremely popular cat breed whose
Ancestral origins are shrouded in myth and mystique!

One popular folk tale explains how they got the “Maine” in their name.
Marie Antoinette – the Queen of France – was executed in 1793.
Before her death, many say she attempted to escape from France to America
With the help of Captain Samuel Clough.

She boarded Captain Clough’s ship with her most prized possessions,
Which included six of her favorite Turkish Angora cats.

Although she did not make it to America alive,
Her cats safely landed on the shores of Wiscasset, Maine.

There, they bred with other short-haired cats and eventually,
Evolved into the modern Maine Coon Cat which we love and adore!

Stay tuned – now that you know how the “Maine” came about,
Next week we’ll look at the mythology behind the “Coon”!

Today’s photo features Legend,
One of the Gentle Giants at Create With Joy!

Wordless Wednesday – Week of June 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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91 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Big Paws, Big Heart”

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  1. Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already
    Twitter: ohstopchelle

    So cute I just wanna cuddle and hear the purr.

  2. SuziQoregon says:

    What a pretty cat!!

  3. Paula J says:

    Such a big, stong, handsome cat 🙂
    Happy WW

  4. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    Always nice to see what are they up to. Legend is adorable .
    THnaks for hosting ones again.

  5. posh says:

    Cute kitty!

  6. Melissa@Home on Deranged
    Twitter: HomeOnDerange

    Thanks for the history of the Maine Coon Cat. I had no idea that Marie Antoinette was involved. You just never know!

  7. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Love the photo, beautiful cat!! Sorry I am late, dislocated arm. Come and join in and see my new great grandson. Enjoy your day!!

  8. alex says:

    what a pretty kitty!

  9. Colonialist says:

    Love those beeg keeties! I would like to have one own me.
    My pics are of Bristol Fashion … 🙂

  10. I love that story of the “Maine” — never heard that before. Great angle on that photo!

  11. sassmuffins
    Twitter: sassmuffins

    What a great photo and a simply stunning kitty. And I love the quote! Maine Coons are such wonderful cats.

  12. I am such a cat person so any cats are great in my book 🙂 That cat is beautiful!

  13. What a beauty! A cat this gorgeous deserves to have legends about its history.
    My Wordless Wednesday post is here: http://www.iousex.blogspot.com/2013/06/wordless-wednesday.html

  14. Melissa
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Such a great picture! I really like Maine Coon Cats!
    They are so pretty!

    Have a great week!

  15. an interesting story!
    What a cute kitty face!

  16. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Thank you again for hosting and for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Reviews, I appreciate your support. Be well, take care!!

  17. Saw these *cat paws* on Sincerly, Paula’s link up. I had to stop and say hi/me-owww!
    Have a great day.
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

  18. Michelle @ The True Book Addict
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    And I thought I knew everything about Marie Antoinette! Very interesting. Legend is looking very handsome, as usual. 🙂

  19. DM Yates says:

    Oh so precious. I love the pic. Must have that cat.

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