Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ABC Wednesday - M is for Maia

This is Maia, our mostly new cat. I've written about her before because she's just so darn fun to have around. We suspect that she is part Maine Coon Cat and not because we adopted her from a shelter in Maine, but because she has many of that breed's characteristics. Except for being huge - she's not big at all.
We named her for the patron saint of my husband's town in Italy, Muro Lucano. The patron saint is St. Gerard and his feast day is October 16th - and that's the day we spent an hour and a half in the shelter trying to find the perfect match in a cat for us. We did. She's been the best cat ever - except when she pulls the stunt above: sleeping in the flower box hanging over the railing two stories up from the ground!

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13 comments:

  1. Cats never seem to do it the easy way, do they. I had trouble with my cats sleeping in my houseplants, but I solved that by putting shells (and shell fragments) in the planters. It hurts them a bit and they don't like that. They quickly found another place to sleep (like boxes...)

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  2. My daughter has a maine coon. It's so friendly and needy, it behaves more like a dog than a cat.

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  3. She's beautiful and they can be fun! Glad you found the right match! Great photo and perfect subject for the day!

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  4. With those glowing eyes i think shes saying she has it all under control. Good post.

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  5. Maia is a daring little thaaaang! I like last week's post too.

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  6. What a pretty cat and a cute photo in the flower box...

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  7. I can't imagine sleeping two stories up - no matter how comfy it might be. She's a brave kitty!

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  8. She's brave - I'm a chicken. I get nervous everytime she sleeps there - or walks around the outside of the porch! Frightening!

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  9. she sure looks full of mischief! great company!

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  10. I see, you named her after St. Gerard, so her name is Maia.

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  11. St. Gerard Majella (sometimes spelled Maiella and shortened for our purposes to Maia!)

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  12. That's funny - but she probably feels quite secure! I bet she'd know in an instant if that basket became loose. ;)

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