7 Things to Know About Maine Coons Before You Adopt One

They’re the closest thing to a dog in the cat world

A sleepy brown Maine Coon with a white nose and paws lounging in a cat bed in front of a sliding glass door.

Three years ago, I had the difficult task of persuading my now-husband to get a cat. He was adamantly a dog person — he liked cats, but he was convinced they were inferior to dogs as house pets.