After the loss of our first Maine Coon, we wanted another, and with so many kitties in need of good homes we decide to adopt. We spent about a month searching, and when I saw his picture I knew he was the one.
On our first meeting he was so shy. He had been found as a stray and some nice person took him in to give him a chance to have a furrever home. His poor left ear!
We brought him home and made him his own cat room so he could slowly adjust to the other cats, and one dog. After about 2 weeks he was ready to come out.
Now he is a full member of the family and no longer shy. He runs around the house like he owns it, and at meal times he is so talkative and does that so cute Maine trill.
You ask him if he wants to eat, he licks his lips and runs to his food bowl to wait.
Attached is a current picture. When the camera is out he is such a ham he just loves to pose.