Wordless Wednesday – Bask In His Beauty

Beautiful Tsunami

Welcome To Wordless Wednesday At Create With Joy!

Quote Of The Day
Poets generally love cats –
Because poets have no delusions about their own superiority.
Marion Garretty

Fun Facts About Maine Coons

Several Wordless Wednesdays ago, I shared that one of the legends
Surrounding the origins of the Maine Coon Cat was that they derived
From matings between semi-feral domestic cats and raccoons due to
Similarities in appearance and behavior between the two species!

Did you know that another legend surrounding the origin of these
Beautiful cats is that they were produced from the crossing of an
Indigenous bobcat with a domestic cat?

Both Bobcats and Maine Coons have lovely tufted ears and
Tufts of fur between their toes to help them deal with harsh winters and
Matings between certain species of domestic and wild cats
Have been documented.

Again, however, the scientists tell us this mating combination is not possible!

Regardless of where the original Maine Coons originated,
Today’s Maine Coons make wonderful companions and family members!

Want to learn more about Maine Coons?
Stay tuned for more Fun Facts in upcoming Wordless Wednesday!

Today’s photo features Treasured Tsunami of Create With Joy!

Wordless Wednesday – Week of August 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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58 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Bask In His Beauty”

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  1. Sophia says:

    Until today, I hadn’t even heard of a Maine Coon. I surely would have thought it was a very dangerous animal had I not read your post. Thanks for the enlightenment.


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Maine Coons are known as the “Gentle Giants” of the cat world!
      The only danger we face is from the thud of their weight when they plop on our laps for love!

  2. Karly says:

    Well huh! I thought matings between wild cats and feral cats was possible!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Certain matings are, but for some reason, scientist say that this particular combo isn’t!
      There is no wild blood in Maine Coons (despite the fact that certain lines have a certain feral look to them!)

  3. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    Happy WW , arriving early to the party this week, after two days of not blogging. My 12th month blogoversary is coming up next week and I’m thinking after blogging almost every other day sometimes more, I may need a blogging break. Hope all is well with you Joy. Pop over if you get the chance.

  4. Jennifer
    Twitter: jennp6

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. Yep no doubt about who the boss is if you have a cat in the house!

  6. YAM says:

    Hari OM
    I can see very well why you Treasure Tsunami!

  7. Renae of Simple Sequins
    Twitter: simplesequins

    Lovely little expression today.

  8. Danielle Royalegacy
    Twitter: Royalegacy

    I love to adore your kitties every Wednesday. Thanks for sharing their pictures.

  9. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Fantastic pose as usual hehe!

    Have a posetastic week and thanks for hosting

  10. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    And so now we know who is who in your house :P… Thanks again for hosting!

  11. I like the new linking method and the quote. Perfect.

  12. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Thanks a lot for the interesting facts. They are such beautiful cats. Thanks for hosting.

  13. FABBY says:

    Such a cutie and yep, he looks like the boss, for sure! Thank you for hosting this cool party. Big hugs,

  14. Wow so many friends to visit already. sorry that I have not dropped in for a while. Happy to see you all here. Thanks so much for this lovely link up.

  15. Gorgeous cat, & you can see his wild side! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  16. Monica
    Twitter: OlderMommyStill

    Maine Coon cats truly are gorgeous and the gorgeous Tsunami is no exception!

  17. Kitties Blue says:

    Tsunami is so gorgeous, and we always enjoy hearing different ideas, whether truth, myth or legend, on how they came to be. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. OneDay/LadyJC
    Twitter: ladyjcmuses

    That’s so very interesting! Racoons? I bet they love to get into things! 🙂 They’re so beautiful though regardless of how they came to be.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Legend loves to get into everything – he cannot stand a closed door or cabinet!
      He literally has to stick his nose into everything – and to “touch” things with his big paws too!

  19. Alissa Apel
    Twitter: AlissaApel

    So pretty!

  20. Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
    Twitter: teac

    This is the first I’ve heard of such legends. Very neat!

  21. Mary Denman says:

    You have such elegant cats! The ears do look like bobcat tufts. Happy WW!

  22. That is a perfect quote 🙂

  23. Bethany says:

    I learned a lot from your last Maine Coon legend post but I DID know about the bobcat myth. That doesn’t stop me from loving these posts especially the chance to bask in the beauty of such a lovely photo!

  24. Erika Price says:

    Love the quote, there is no doubt that cats are superior!!!

  25. Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    Twitter: Hobo_Mama

    One of my Maine Coons makes two appearances in my WW today. 🙂 Love these facts & legends you share!

  26. Holly @ Woman Tribune
    Twitter: WomanTribune

    That is an incredible quote, and since my writing dreams began as poet dreams, it kind of makes sense that I wound up a writer with three cats!

  27. adinparadise says:

    What adorable cats! Your quote of the day is so true. 🙂 Here’s my contribution to Wordless Wednesday:

  28. meowmeowmans says:

    We love Maine Coons! So beautiful, and they always seem to have such loving and gentle personalities. 🙂

    Thank you for hosting WW!

  29. Star Traci
    Twitter: TracisStar

    That looks like a super model (cat) shot. Beautiful eyes!

  30. Marie says:

    Maine Coons are beautiful! Happy WW 🙂

  31. What a handsome boy!

    Last summer we fostered a cat that was believed to be part Maine Coon. He was the sweetest cat–very playful and engaging. I convinced one of my coworkers, who never thought she would like cats, to adopt him. Now, he is all she talks about.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  32. Nissa says:

    I really really want a Main Coon but it’s gonna have to wait until I’m done with school and the hubby and I get our own place.
    I would love it if you checked out my blog, I just opened up my online shop yesterday!!


  33. Sparkle
    Twitter: sparklecat

    Who cares about where Tsunami’s ancestors came from? He is gorgeous NOW!

  34. Nina says:

    That’s really interesting to hear more about Main Coons … In Finland we’re having also bigger wild cats in the forest – lynx and catamounts, but they’re much bigger in size as household cats … I’ll stay tuned to hear more!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  35. Melanie
    Twitter: violetsbuds

    Lovely photo! Have a great day!

  36. Lisa says:

    Love your kitty photos! Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  37. Kris @ Beyond the Whiskers
    Twitter: beyondwhiskers

    Always looking so regal! I love the stories…hope to hear more. Any good ones about Maine coons on adventures?

  38. Isadora says:

    Gorgeous cat … the eyes are mesmerizing.
    Great information on the Maine Coon breed.
    Thanks for hosting WW.

  39. Loving the facts about Maine Coon cats. Thank you for sharing. I can see how the legend got started with those ear tufts!

    Thanks for hosting. We love participating in your Wordless Wednesday linky!

  40. Michelle @ The True Book Addict
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    I love to bask in the beauty of both of your boys. 🙂

    How’s the writing going? Sadly, I’m not doing as well as I planned. Real life, meaning…the job…got in the way big time last week. Hoping I can still redeem myself the remainder of this week.


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