Acquired: Pet store
Posted Nov 05, 2013
I was about twelve years old when my family got a black American Shorthair cat. We named her Ida as my brother suggested that name. He was the main reason why my parents got the cat. She loved to cuddle and would do so constantly. Ida had no trouble using the litter box once she got used to it. Once in a while, after running around outside, she would bring home a mouse she caught which was not always pleasant. Otherwise, she would just enjoy the regular cat food that we bought. Costs for the cat did not run to high; however, no matter what, having a cat does add weekly costs in food and renewing the content of the litter box. Cleaning does not take a lot of time. Overall, the cat did need a lot of attention, which she got in our home. We loved our Ida with all our hearts. She was a sweet cat and loved to be stroked. We did put a band around her neck that would keep lice away and had to get a few shots at the vet. One day, when she was out and about, Ida did not come home at night. We set up a search but were not able to find her. It broke our hearts. We had a great time with our Ida, and I recommend anyone who loves cats to get an American Shorthair cat.