About June

My name is June and I came in my humans life when I was just a kitten of 12 weeks old back in 2013. From the moment my humans took me in their home, I have been an Instagram kitty. My humom followed kitties on Instagram and thought it would be a great idea to start one of her own about me. And right she was! Ever since we have been sharing my life via @Junethekitty.

In december 2019 we welcomed a new kitty into out home; my baby sister Jazz. She is a Norwegian Forest cat and was born on 9 september 2019. Follow her life via @thekittyjazz.

How old is June?
June was born on June 5 2013.

What breed is June?
June is half Maine Coon (father) and half Siberian (mother).

Where does June live?
June lives in the Netherlands in a town called Purmerend that is next to Amsterdam.

Where did June come from?
A friend of us was breeding her female Siberian cat with a male Maine Coon cat. She had a nest in 2013 that included June and had an accidental nest in 2014. She is no longer breeding.

Who are June’s humans?
My name is Nancy (humom) and June’s cat dad is called Tim.

How did you came up with the name June?
I first thought of Disney names, but there wasn’t really a female cat name we liked. Tim came up with the name June because she was born in June and it’s also known as a name (not every month is).

Is June an indoor cat?
We planned on keeping her an indoor cat, but with no windows in the living room and only the back door to open when it was hot inside, it didn’t work. Now June plays outside whenever we are home.

When did you start your instagram account?
I started the Instagram account a few weeks before June could come home with us.

How did you come up with the name for that Instagram account?
I wanted a name that was easy to type and that I could use for a long time. I was first tinking about junethekitten, but she wasn’t going to stay a kitten forever so that changed to kitty.

How did you get so many followers?
In the beginning it was growing in steps. Here and there I was trying to get and getting featured on accounts. In April 2014 the Instagram page of Instagram itself made June their #weekflyfluff which let to a lot of new friends and followers. Ever since then i’ve been taking it a bit more serious ;).

Is June easy to photograph?
Looking at the pictures it might seem easy, but it sure isn’t. June can be a stubborn lady and timing is really important (getting a purrfect shot in just a few seconds or June is gone). The older she gets, the harder she is to photograph.

What camera do you use?
I used a Nikon 1J1 and since the end of March 2016 I have a Nikon D3300 with a Nikon AF-S 17-55mm lens. I also bought a few more lenses. You can see more pictures I made on my own Instagram page: @Nancytells.