Acquired: Bred cat myself,
Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.),
Rescue / shelter organization
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Posted Feb 18, 2013
Being a cat owner is very rewarding. I've owned and bred a huge range of American short hair cats. My conclusion is that cats can be your best friend - if they want to. I think they are born with their personalities, and giving them lots of cuddles and love will increase their affection. They are such fun as kittens, full of energy and playfulness. They are perfect for kids as well. As they get older, some cats can get more grumpy. Making sure your cat has a good diet and regular vet visits is important, also spaying and neutering is also a good idea. Overall a long commitment is needed as they can live up to 20 years if kept inside. Highly recommend for anyone! They can make great companions to dogs and other pets if raised together.