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Pumpkin

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

N/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

0/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Appropriate vocalization

0/5

Playfulness

N/A

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

0/5

Need for attention

N/A

The Calico Lady

By

United States

Posted Apr 26, 2013

One day out of the blue, there was a rather curiously small yet lovable cat of which I could not determine her age. She was an American Short hair of course and she had a marble-calico coat but like most strays in the country, she was caked in dirt and other grime from living in the bushes and the woods. She had suddenly just appeared and after some digging around, she used to hold her residence at the neighbors farm across the way. I do not know why she had migrated over to my property but afterwards ,some time later, she made a permanent stay. She has been a part of the household ever since and unlike the other cats whom are house broken, she still has her claws and lives freely as she likes. This particular cat doesn't seem to get along with my female German Shepard Duchess but she used to literally sleep and eat next to my deceased dog, " Max" whom was also a German Shepard. I don't know why that would be, the poor girl attempts to make friends with Duchess but to no avail, there doesn't seem to be a connection to be found. I own two other cats whom I believe are decedents of Calley, they do not share the same fur color scheme but they are visibly from the same litter with a white, dark grey, and light grey pattern. Calley seems to be very friendly but something even more fascinating to observe, is when there had been other cats seemingly in danger or very distraught, she was always rushing towards the scene as if she was their own mother! Even though she would not get along with a certain cat, if they were in trouble or subject to some sort of emotional event, Calley would be there to observe or attempt to let me know when something was happening. As far I can tell, her activity level was way high --- she would be seen just about everywhere and anywhere around the property prowling for rodents or simply getting into any nook and cranny she could find. Even with living out in the wild, she keeps herself pretty clean without any help and seems to be highly resourceful with just her natural instincts alone. Overall she is a wonderful cat, I do not know if she represents the best of American Short-hairs but she is an awesome addition to the house and brings a lot of character and heart with her daily.

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