Mar 31, 2018

April Cat of the Month #Wallpaper, Maine Coon

No fooling, this beautiful young Maine Coon cat is part of the feral colony and is our Cat of the Month wallpaper calendar for April. The name arises from the myth that Maine Coons were the product of interbreeding between feral cats and raccoons. Genetically impossible, but an interesting story. We don't really know where they came from but they are beautiful to look at. One legend involves British Captain Charles Coon sailed up and down the New England coasts in the 1800s and took some of his seafaring cats with him when he came into port. These ship cats mated with cats on the land and people started referring to them as  “Coon’s cats.” Who knows? They are gentle giants when full grown and one of the few cat breeds that actually likes water and may go for a swim. Certainly not all of them, though.

Note that, starting last month, I've made a change in that the wallpaper photo above is in the 16x10 ratio, like you find on Macbooks and MS Surface tablets, but I still have the slightly wider HD 16x9 format in the link below, along with the usual 4x3 "TV" ratio and a mobile version. One of them will fit your computer or mobile device! Here's the link:

This is a new download location so if you have any problems please let me know... Spread the joy of cats! Share this month and enjoy our beautiful kitties. Just remember the download link will expire before the end of the month - so don't miss out!

For Windows 10: Download the Cat of the Month anywhere (just remember where you put it!). Go to that folder, right-click the image and select "Save as desktop background..."

For Mac: Save the image of your choice, go to Settings/Desktop & Screen saver/pick the your kitty as your wallpaper.

Mobile: Save to Camera Roll, Go to Settings, Wallpaper, and select the cat of the month as your wallpaper and lock screen.

Some examples of aspect ratios:
Wide/HD/16:9 - 1024×576, 1152×648, 1280×720, 1366x768, 1600×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440 - HDTV
Wide 16:10 - 1280x800, 1440×900, 1680x1050, 1920×1200 - Macbooks,  iMacs + MS Surface etc
TV 4:3 - 640x480, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x1152 etc. - older monitors and laptops, mostly
The size shown in italics above is the actual image size that I've linked to, but as long as you pick the right ratio it will look GREAT on your monitor using "Stretch" or "Fit to screen" as your option when you set an image as your wallpaper.

Thank you so much for sharing and supporting these beautiful feral cats. Because of you, good things happen.

I appreciate comments and questions so feel free to leave a comment!


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