Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Texas, United States
Posted Jun 10, 2015
Abby the Abyssinian. Not a very creative name, but that is what we named her. She was 3/4 Abyssinian, 1/4 Bengal. This cat was incredible. Having owned and been familiar with cats my entire life, I have come to know their different personalities quite well, even across breeds. At the time I was still living at home and my mother decided she wanted a new cat. She was adamant about getting an Abyssinian. She found a breeder not too far away and before you knew it, we had our Abby.
Abby was incredible. I cannot even begin to express to you how amazing this cat was. Incredibly smart, able to open doors, and get to where she wanted to go with a deftness. Very social, friendly, and affectionate. She always seemed to know when you weren't feeling well and would come to you for affection. Not a loud cat, only spoke when it was necessary which was nice. Very playful, loved to play with toys, string, grass, red dots, anything. She was an inside and outside cat. Would never be away from the house for more than a few hours--never made us worry. Very active, very healthy. Amazing shining coat, but with unmistakable Bengal spots on her stomach. Always kept herself clean. She was also incredibly curious, which was sadly her downfall. I won't go into details, but she is sadly no longer with us, and passed away at a young age. I've owned cats since, some good, some bad, but none have compared to how great a cat Abby was. Sometime in the future I will probably seek out another Abyssinian.