Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 17, 2013
The American Shorthair is a cat to suit all types of owner, from young children to the elderly. Their low-maintenance short coat comes in many different patterns and colours, to suit any taste, and their personality comes in just as many choices. They are tenacious and spirited, and make great family pets.
One of the American Shorthair kitties I've known was named Smoky, and for good reason. On the day I found him, I was going for a walk with a friend when I spied smoke coming out of a garbage dumpster. After putting the fire out, we found a young male cat lying over a young female and 6 kittens. The male cat made it, though, and his fur grew in silky soft. He, like his breed, had incredible spirit and character... and it made him a well-loved pet in our household for many years.