Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Feb 20, 2016
Osiris was my first Abyssinian and I fell in love immediately with him and the breed. When I got him he had already been an indoor/out-door cat and when I tried to make him an indoor cat he became an escape artist. He was absolutely gorgeous and held himself as though he knew he came from Egyptian royalty. He also liked to be amongst his people, which meant all of the kids at the school my children attended. He would literally walk them to school and get petted by all the young kids and teachers. He would hang out for a couple hours, often in a class room, come home for a nap, and then return to school to walk the kid’s home. When I called the school I didn’t say who my kids were, but who my cat was. His inquisitive and friendly nature was also a down fall as we would regularly get calls from people who would find him wandering miles from our home. He once even jumped in someone’s car and went for a ride. From my experience Abyssinians can bond very closely with people and crave social interaction, but are also a bit independent and willing to go explore, which makes them great for families, but it is best if you can keep this as an indoor only cat.