I have spent a lot of time talking about Rudy because I wanted to get my memories down while they were still fresh. I would like to introduce you to another member of my cat family, Maggie.
I had wanted a Maine Coon since I first saw one about 1989. Through a friend who also happens to be a Chemistry professor, I was introduced to a beautiful blue tortie. She had been hand raised since her mom wouldn't nurse, and the human contact significantly contributed to her sweet disposition.
Maggie chatters like only a Maine Coon can and is a lap cat. She does lots of silly thing, like any MC. She is a bit shy around strangers, but eventually shows up and hangs out. The pic of her on the ironing board si Young Maggie at 10 months old.
I love torties in general, and her markings are so striking. She is now the spokesman for the house on twitter, @MaggieTKat