Wordless Wednesday – Those Eyes

Tsunami - Those Eyes

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Quote Of The Day
Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!
Theophile Gautier

Fun Facts About Maine Coons

Previously I shared about how these cats got the “Maine” in their name.
This week I want to start sharing how they the “Coon” came about!

According to one tale, an English seafarer named Captain Charles Coon
Kept long-haired cats aboard his ship.
Whenever Coon’s ship would anchor in New England ports,
The cats would leave the ship and mate with the local feral cat population.

In time, long-haired kittens began appearing in the local litters.
These kittens were referred to as “Coon’s cats”!

Sound plausible?
For more stories, tune in to next week’s Wordless Wednesday!

Today’s photo features Tsunami of Create With Joy!

Wordless Wednesday – Week of July 9, 2013

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66 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Those Eyes”

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  1. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    Arriving early for the WW party. Only 10pm Tuesday here in Perth, Australia but needing to be back to the hospital tomorrow so have published early.

    Have a great week. I will try and link up again with you on Friday.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Sorry to hear that you have a hospital appt – hope all goes well!
      Was a nice surprise to see your early visit!
      Look forward to seeing you for Friendship Friday! 🙂

  2. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Tsunami is definitely a star heheheh!

    Have a posetastic week 😉

  3. Looks like a cat I had as a kid, miss that little friend!


  4. Diana
    Twitter: teac

    Wow, are those eyes ever bright yellow!

  5. Glenda Cates
    Twitter: MomsReviews

    Hello, How are your week? How was your masters week? Mine was OK but could have been a little bit better. Have a wonderful day and stop by and visit me at

  6. Angel
    Twitter: Sewcraftyangel

    Thanks for the party.

  7. Stacey says:

    Beautiful cat! Looks very much like my mother’s cat 🙂

  8. Carma Poodale
    Twitter: carmapoodale


  9. We have a Maine Coon mix and just adore her. She is the friendliest of all our cats — loves everyone! And soft!! She even looks a little like the kitty in your picture.

  10. Sara
    Twitter: myruralmommy

    Such pretty eyes! Thanks, as always, for hosting! =)

  11. veronica lee says:

    Such compelling eyes!

    Happy WW!

  12. Great story & photo! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  13. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    Love to stop by and catch up, lovely eyes.. As always thanks for hosting.

    Hope to see you at our party!!!
    Happy WW.

  14. Alissa Apel
    Twitter: AlissaApel

    They are in a gaze.

  15. Sarah Halstead (@InTheMomentWith)
    Twitter: inthemomentwith

    So beautiful.

  16. Penni says:

    I love this photo. Tsunami looks very thoughtful, I wonder what he is planning?

  17. Renae of Simple Sequins
    Twitter: simplesequins

    Kitties are so expressive. Thanks for linking up today.

  18. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Interesting! Bold eyes! Lovely cats! Thanks for hosting.

  19. Kris @ Beyond the Whiskers
    Twitter: beyondwhiskers

    Makes me wonder about the history of cats at sea. Were they often kept as pets on ships…or almost never? Does this mean there might be entire lines of kitty immigrants out there? And if so…would they most likely be mixed from many different backgrounds or stay with kitties from the same old country? (I may be a little punchy from lack of sleep – but I’m suddenly picturing little Italy of cats) 😉

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Actually, you are getting a little ahead of the story – there are more “interesting” tidbits to come!

      Happy WW to you, my curious friend! 🙂

  20. Karly says:

    What a cool legend!

  21. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Such a beautiful cat! And those eyes!

  22. Ai Sakura
    Twitter: Aisakuraharuka

    absolutely stunning!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  23. Tiffany
    Twitter: momtosprouts

    <3 him!! And I like the "coon" tale. 🙂

  24. I love the expression of cats eyes, they seem so wise. I am enjoying your history of Maine Coon cats, I have always wondered.
    My linky is up & running!

  25. Yvonne says:

    Main Coone’s are beautiful!

  26. Donna says:

    Gorgeous eyes! Love that cat.

  27. Steph says:

    Oh so gorgeous!

  28. Heather L says:

    What pretty eyes!

  29. Star Traci
    Twitter: TracisStar

    Sounds plausible to me! Happy WW and thanks for hosting!


  30. Sofia
    Twitter: frompdxwithlove

    I finally get to indulge in the amazingness it is to have a cat!! Woo hoo 🙂

  31. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Ramona, come see our new house! :O)

    I’m almost as excited to have our internet connection back! *LOL* Last Saturday, lightning hit some kind of tower about a mile away and knocked out our power for most of the day, but our internet didn’t come back until yesterday…maybe the day before.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi LuAnn, I love your new home – I hope you have many happy years full of many loving memories in it!
      Tried to leave you a comment on your blog but couldn’t get it to go through.

  32. Sparkle
    Twitter: sparklecat

    What a sweet photo of you today, Tsunami!

  33. hutchagoodlife
    Twitter: HutchAGoodLife

    Ooooo what PURRty eyes! Happy Wordless Wednesday. Have a great one!

    Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  34. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    We have friends who have two Maine coon cats. They’re very sweet cats.

  35. Heather McD
    Twitter: heathermcdougle

    Beautiful eyes and beautiful cat!

  36. Rosey says:

    Beautiful kitty. 🙂

  37. Athena
    Twitter: athenacatgoddes

    Lovely 🙂

  38. Colonialist says:

    I hope mine will be considered truly uplifting! 🙂

  39. Cat’s eyes are amazing, aren’t they? They seem to reflect the soul of the animal. Thanks for hosting!

  40. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What gorgeous and luminous eyes indeed! I enjoyed reading the tale of Coon’s cats…

  41. Coralee and Finn
    Twitter: barkandchatter

    Those eyes are luminous – and beautiful!! – for sure!

  42. Dash Kitten
    Twitter: DashKitten

    Wow aMAZEing picture. I admire Maines and their Maine-ificence!!


  43. Holly @ Woman Tribune
    Twitter: WomanTribune

    What an absolutely gorgeous feline! I didn’t know a lot about Maine Coons before, so thanks so much for sharing some insight into them.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Holly – I’ll be sharing tidbits about Maine Coons on upcoming Wordless Wednesday posts as well, so stay tuned for more fun facts! 🙂

  44. Judith C Evans
    Twitter: judycevans

    I’m a little late to the party, but didn’t want to miss this week. Beautiful cat!

  45. Michelle @ The True Book Addict
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    I’m loving the history you’re sharing. And this is my absolute favorite pic of Tsunami. 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Michelle – I”m so glad you love the history AND the photo!
      I rushed upstairs and then back down to get the camera to take this one –
      and then contorted myself into all sorts of strange positions to get the trees in the backdrop! 🙂

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