Gandalf is a Maine Coon/Blue Russian cross (I think). He was a welfare case with the SSPCA where I rescued him and gave him his forever home. He not only is the most beautiful cat I've ever seen, he also has the most beautiful and affectionate nature. He's a very loyal, protective cat. In some ways, very like a dog. He's extremely friendly with everyone. He loves attention and gives kisses. He also loves to roll about on the floor and play with his house mate, Kizmet. Everyone who has ever met him has instantly fallen in love with him. He really is the most adorable cat in the world for so many reasons. I can't believe he was ever a welfare case. I don't know that part of his history. I can't imagine such a friendly cat ever having been ill-treated, so it may just be that someone was too old to care for him.