Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.),
Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Aug 30, 2013
My two American Shorthair cats are the love of my life!!! They are my definition of a perfect pet. They are beautiful, smart, funny, playful, and have a lot of character and personality! They love to "talk" and beg for treats! They cuddle more than any other pet I've ever owned. They love to lay in your lap or on the couch with you. Our two cats follow us into whatever room we are in, they never want to be alone! They aren't overly active and mostly prefer snoozing all day. They do well with being alone, and have minor issues with each other and my mom's dog from time to time. They really are my favorite pet, and I love a lot of animals!
My only "concerns" are with scratching; they do scratch our furniture. My husband and I are constantly working on this. We have tried sprays, behavior techniques, and we are still struggling with a solution. We have to leave our furniture covered when we are not at home. My one cat had some issues with dry skin and needed medicine for a bit of time. I think it was related to the dryness of the air, and it was no longer an issue once we moved.
Again, I can't even express how much I (and my husband) LOVE these cats! They will make you smile every day. An amazing pet for families of all ages!