“Please don't hurt me!”, I thought. The first time I laid eyes on a Maine Coon I was a little scared. My upstairs neighbor had asked me to catsit for him. I expected a tabby, not a small lion. Big, fluffy, and fearless, he walked right up to me and directed me to his food bowl. This was one cool cat. That's exactly how I wanted to draw him – self-assured, large, and totally in charge.