Arrival Story: I have a friend who is a Maine Coon breeder. There is usually a long waiting list for her kittens. They are consistent winners at the shows and everybody wants them. I lucked out with Omar. Everyone on the waiting list when he was born wanted the brown tabbies. My friend was lamenting that nobody wanted the red ones. So I jumped on it and purchased a red one. Omar is not a real heavy cat, but he is BIG. He can stand up and lay his head on the kitchen counter.