I remember meeting my first Maine Coon mama in 2014, at a breeder's house, and I thought "why are their coats not very fluffy?" So in case any of you are wondering the same, here is a before (right) and after (left) photo from a friend of mine to show what happens when you have a "working" cat, and then after they're spayed/neutered and retire. LOTS of fluff, and quite a bit of weight gain too. Those hormones are a doozie! Reason #94 why it's best to spay and neuter your kitten.