This is a response to VC 24 Janine 2 ("Meow-WOW")...
It is hard to tell some of the cat breeds from the "Domestic short hairs". The difference with the Maine coons is we know their parents and grandparents. They are just large Domestic kitties with a family tree!
We didn't mean to imply yours weren't something special. They were/are both beautiful kitties.