Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Apr 07, 2013
I have had four American Shorthairs. I got my first him from my aunt when he was six weeks old. He was very independent, and energetic. All of my shorthairs were was very easy to litter box train, and never had incidents of going outside of the litter. At ten weeks, my first American shorthair got his leg caught in a chair while I was at work. As a result, he had to get a hind leg amputated at ten weeks old. He adjusted very well, and lived and happy life for nine more years. He was quite a moody cat, and people who knew him, knew they had to be very reserved and careful. However, I loved his moodiness; he was a lot like me. On the contrary I have had three other American shorthairs, and they were very affectionate with others, including young children.