Waltraud Wartha

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About Us


The hilly south of the Burgenland, near the border of Styria (Hartberg) in the south east of Austria, between Vienna and Graz, is what we call home and this is the place we share with our coonies.
Our whole house is their playground, and they can roam around in our house which has 2 floors and also a spacious attic.
Since our porch will be finished in summer of 2004, I am sure they will use it to soak up the sun.
Our babies  grow up completely integrated in a household with children and dogs and therefore will be used to lots of company.
At the age of about 14 to 16  weeks after they got their shots and have been dewormed and are then ready to be given away to responsible adoptive parents.  
We are  TICA registered.

 My big love for cats began from my earliest years, during the yearly holidays on a Carinthian farm with my family ;)

But it took another 20 years, until I finally could fulfil my big dream of owning my first own cat, when I moved out from home ,o)


Since that, I have always happily shared my life with house cats.

The maine coon caught my attention at a friends house where I saw such a beauty of a cat the first time, it was kind of a thunderstruck ;)
I could not forget his appearance and personality, but it took about two years until I finally decided to fulfil my dream of owning a maine coon.

Sine this moment, those wonderful creatures are big part of our lifes... they enrich our daily rotuine in a wonderful way ...

We simply can't imagine our life without them anymore. 



About the Maine Coon



One of the oldest natural breeds in North America, the Maine Coon is generally regarded as a native of the state of Maine (the Maine Coon is the official Maine State Cat). A native American longhaired cat the Maine Coon was recognized as a specific breed in Maine where they were held in high regard for their mousing talents. Through nature's own breeding program, this breed has developed into a sturdy cat ideally suited to the harsh winters and varied seasons of the region.

A number of legends surround its origin. A wide-spread, though biologically impossible belief is that it originated from matings between semi-wild, domestic cats and raccoons. This myth, bolstered by the bushy tail and the most common colouring (a raccoon-like brown tabby) led to the adoption of the name Maine Coon. Originally, only brown tabbies were called Maine Coon Cats; cats of other colours were referred to as Maine Shags.

Another popular theory is that the Maine sprang from the six pet cats which Marie Antoinette sent to Wiscasset, Maine., when she was planning to escape from France during the French Revolution. Most breeders today believe that the breed originated in matings between pre-existing shorthaired domestic cats and overseas longhairs (perhaps Angora types introduced by New England seamen, or longhairs brought to America by the Vikings). Interestingly, the breed closest to the Maine Coon is the Norwegian Forest Cat which, although geographically distant, evolved in much the same climate, and lends credence to the theory that some of the cats responsible for developing the Maine Coon were brought over by the Vikings.

First recorded in cat literature in 1861 with a mention of a black and white cat named "Captain Jenks of the Horse Marines". Maine Coons were popular competitors at early cat shows in Boston and New York. A brown tabby female named "Cosie" won Best Cat at the 1895 Madison Square Garden Show.

Maine Coons develop slowly, and don't achieve their full size until they are three to five years old. Their dispositions remain kittenish throughout their lives; they are big, gentle, good-natured cats. Even their voices set them apart from other cats; they have a distinctive, chirping trill which they use for everything from courting to cajoling their people into playing with them. Maine Coons love to play, and many will joyfully retrieve small items. They rarely miaow, and when they do, that soft, tiny voice doesn't fit their size.

While Maine Coons are highly people-oriented cats, they are not overly-dependent. They do not constantly pester you for attention, but prefer to "hang out" with their owners, investigating whatever activity you're involved in and "helping" when they can. They are not, as a general rule, known as "lap cats" but as with any personality trait there are a few Maine Coons that prefer laps. Most Maine Coons will stay close by, probably occupying the chair next to yours instead. Maines will follow you from room to room and wait outside a closed door for you to emerge. A Maine Coon will be your companion, your buddy, your pal, but hardly ever your baby.

Maine Coons are relaxed and easy-going in just about everything they do. The males tend to be the clowns while the females retain more dignity, but both remain playful throughout their lives. The Maine Coon Cat is well known for its loving nature, kindly disposition and great intelligence. Maines are especially good with children, dogs and other cats and have always been a popular and sought after companion.

They are not as vertically-oriented as some other breeds, prefering to chase objects on the ground and grasping them in their large paws - no doubt instincts developed as professional mousers.

Although brown tabby remains the most popular pattern today, Miane Coons can wear coats of any colour except for solid chocolate, lavendar or pointed patterns