This morning, as happens most mornings, I woke up to my twenty-seven pound cat landing on my bed. I’m sure all of you are thinking “Twenty-seven pounds! How can a cat weigh twenty-seven pounds?” Well, Max is a Maine Coon, a breed of cat that is pretty large to begin with—and even among Maine Coon cats, he’s a giant. We have another Maine Coon cat who is only eighteen pounds, and everyone thinks he’s huge… until they see Max.
Max, my 27 lb Maine Coon cat/alarm clock!
Noche, our “smaller” 18 lb cat with my son.
What I really don’t understand is why Max needs to come to my bedroom to do his pouncing. I have two boys with beds just as cushy as mine. And I know for a fact that my sons would love to have the cats come try to snuggle up to them in the (early) morning. Each boy is always trying to get a cat to come to bed with him to cuddle—that is why we got these big furballs in the first place. Everyone knows that kids and pets are a great match.
Especially when the kids take care of the pets’ litter box and feeding—it “teaches responsibility”, right? Love that!