Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Posted Apr 05, 2016
As a young girl addicted to all things animal, I had it in my head that I had to buy an Abyssinian. I tried, I really did, but Nephi turned out to be a mistake. She was adorable as a kitten, but never really bonded with anyone accept me, and even that relationship angered her. She was aggressive and moody and if I so much as looked at one of my other pets in her presence, she would claw or bite me for payback. She was also a really picky eater and would occasionally urinate in my house. I wasn't prepared for the personality that she had and because I had other animals, I had to give her to a new home. That behind said, her next owner adored her and she adored her. It was the perfect mix for Nephi because she could be the queen of the castle. After Nephi, I bought another cat from a different breeder, hoping for a different outcome, but Chips was every bit as challenging as Nephi, so I gave up with him after one year. It was the same rehoming situation as Nephi and he was much happier.
I was prepared for this breeds neediness. They are mainly a one pet type of breed. They do not like their environment to be messed with, but apparently bond very well to one person. So if you are a single person or couple with NO KIDS and want a pet that will worship you every bit as much as you worship her (and you will be expected to worship) than this cat may be for you.
They really are beautiful cats and they love to talk, but they have attitude--a lot for a cat.