Monty the latest member of the family has been with us for close to a month and what a smart endearing little thing he is. The Maine Coon breed first captivated me at a cat show at least 20 years ago and right then I decided I wanted one. All these years later here he is, my first pure bred cat. All the previous fur babies have been strays and rescues and each and every one has been special with an individual character that has left me with so many memories. After losing both Rueben and Sasha this year to old age, an opportunity presented itself to think about getting a Maine Coon and so we did. So knowing and intelligent, so full of fun and curiosity Monty has helped to fill the great hole left when Rueben died. No cat could possibly replace him and I don't want to but having a new kitten brings fresh young energy to our lives and plenty of laughs. We love him to bits.