We have all heard the funny stories of cat ladies, women whose love for their felines is so strong that it turns into an obsession. Whether it’s wearing cat-themed apparel, knitting kitten sweaters, or adopting more cats than they can possibly handle, the infatuation is real. The ironic thing is that men also love the felines in their lives. They just display their affection differently. Robert Sijka might be the ultimate cat man. The man fell in love with photography about 10 years, making the furry creatures he adores into his ultimate muses. “My passions are cats and photography, I do my best to combine these two things as good as possible,” he admits. He has a soft spot for Maine Coons, one of the largest breed of felines. His affinity for this large kitten is an easy one. “Oh there are so many things in Maine Coons, we can talk about their advantages for hours,” says Sijka. “But generally what impresses me the most is their size, intelligence, and loyalty.Sijka told Cat Behavourist, he initially assumed all cats didn’t particularly care for humans.
He says the Maine Coons follow him everywhere he goes. “They are more loyal than our dog,” Sijka admits.
He says it was his love for this breed that led him to delve into photography. He uses simple and dark backgrounds because he wants the focus to be on the cat only.
Sijka didn’t want his photos to look like all the other, standard images around.
“Sometimes I have to spend a couple of hours and take hundreds of images to get this one perfect picture which I previously imagined,” Sijka says.
Toy chasing and hunting seems to be the favourite playtime activity.
“I love their eyes and emotions which flow from them,” he reveals. ” I’m always waiting for that one special moment when a cat gives this one perfect look.”
Sijka says they are the perfect models.
It’s not uncommon for residents calling the police scared that a “bobcat” is in their yard.
Maine Coons are not always brown. Their coats are cream, tortoise shell, smoke, black, grey, and mackerel.
Their thick coats, long hair and tail, and tufted paws, are made to withstand harsh winters.
Unlike other cats, Maine Coons have a moisture-repellant coats which makes them love water.