Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Sep 29, 2013
I've had a diversity of experiences with cats, ranging from very difficult to incredibly easy. By far, Oliver has been one of the "easier" to manage cats that we have owned.
In our area, it has always made the most sense to train indoor cats as we live in a major metropolitan zone. As many pet-owners will sympathize, it can be difficult to train a cat to be content with indoor life, but Oliver took to this notion immediately and on the rare occasions that he is locked out, is always eager to return and responsive to his name.
The biggest heartache with owning Oliver has been his hair. Cleaning the house and being on top of hair removal can be a pain, but is a natural consequence of cat ownership and should be expected by most owners looking into this breed.
His temperament is also remarkable. He has been well behaved around other cats, does not antagonize the dogs, and takes little interest in our guinea pig or turtle. I can't speak for the breed overall, but I know that this particular pet has been well behaved with other animals and would function very well in a multi-pet home.
Oliver is an energetic and fun-loving cat with a mellow side that has made him easy to care for and fun to have around.