Moonshine needed a playmate, as I was quickly tiring of having my shoelaces untied. A woman near my mother bred cats called "Maine Coons" :) I did not even know what a Maine Coon was. Phizgig was my very first Maine Coon. She was given to me by my mother (a cat hater) as a college graduation gift in 1983. Phizgig was smart, lively large (12 pounds) and loving. She started my Maine Coon love affair that has lasted 25 years!