Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder),
Bred cat myself,
Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.),
Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted Dec 11, 2009
I have worked with seven different breeds, longhair and shorthair, over the past 26 years, off and on. I have shown three different breeds in CFA and TICA. I have helped with shelters and humane societies as I could over the years, and adopted a few mixed breeds too. Of them all, Abys have remained my favorites. They have had some health problems, but fortunately there are genetic tests available so breeders these days can "breed out" the cats that are less healthy. Abys are energetic and happy and friendly and playful and affectionate. They are the dog of the cat world, going up to strangers and greeting them like old friends. Their coat rarely needs any maintenance and they are quiet cats. If they are introduced to well-behaved dogs properly or at an early age, they get along great with them. Once you've had an Aby, it is hard to ever be without one.