People are confused y a cat on the beach. Some want to scold us, but then remember the signs say "No DOGS Allowed In Picnic Area And Beach." Some think he's a Bobcat, but he has a tail. People who know Maine Coons are thrown off by his summer haircut (growing in nicely, but still not long).
Children want to pet him, of course. One little girl threw her arms around his neck and snorgled him in the ear. He was too overstimulated by then to react, and when she let him go, he buried his head under my jacket. I can't tell you how unusual that is for him! Next time we go, I'm going to keep him at the far end of the beach by the dunes and stay away from most of his fans, so he can relax more.