Okay so first of all, Main Coon cats are HUGE. I have posted some pictures that i have found of them at the bottom of this post. Supposedly the way the Maine Coon came about was a domestic cat mated with a raccoon, which is biologically impossible. But, because of the resemblance, this myth was created. Another myth about this breed is that a ship captain with the last name Coon brought it into New England, and that is how it got its name. Aside from their looks, they have gotten the nickname “gentle giants” because of their loving personallity.