A Girl Breeds Maine Coons Whose Faces Look a Lot Like Human Ones
Today, like in the times of Ancient Egypt, the cult of cats is very present. Our social media newsfeeds are full of millions of videos and photos of furry felines who get crazy amounts of “likes” daily. As a result, it becomes more and more difficult to surprise sophisticated cat-lovers. However, Tatiana Rastorgueva, the owner of Catsvill County, managed to do it perfectly. She actually breeds a special type of Maine Coons with human faces.
One of the Bright Side authors interviewed Tatiana and learned something interesting about her work and the cats she breeds.
— Tatiana, how did you begin breeding cats? Why Maine Coons?
— I love animals a lot and cats have always been a part of my life. One fine day, I realized they were my calling. I started to breed cats professionally in 2002; since 2004 I have been working with Maine Coons exclusively. They totally conquered my heart. This breed is unique.
— Why do faces of some cats look so human?
— Each breeder has their own perception of the breed. And for future breeding, they select cats with those features that are important to them. I can say that while working with the breed, I was outlining the type of Maine Coons that I like. That’s why now, my cats have a recognizable “face.” It’s a result of the long and thorough work of the breeder.
— What character traits do the cats of this breed have?
— Maine Coons are affectionate giants in a silk fur coat. They can connect to a person like no one else and are always ready to be there to help. I call them “Labradors of the feline world.” We all need love and kindness — that’s what we’ve come to this world for. And it’s animals who demonstrate their unconditional love for us. They love us just because we are near. Maine Coons are able to show this love perfectly.
— What should a person who wants to get a Maine Coon know about the breed?
— Just like with any other breed or animal, a person should keep in mind that it’s a living creature with its own spiritual nature and requirements that they will have to deal with for many years. Maine Coons, just like other cats, should have a healthy diet, proper care, and regular veterinary check-ups.
How do you relate to Maine Coons? Would you like to get one for yourself?