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Jackson

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

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

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

2/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

5/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

5/5

"Who's the cat that won't cop out When there's danger all about?"

By

New York, United States

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Shaft! Oops, now we'll all have that song stuck in our head all day. :)

My mixed tabby was a lion at heart. Jackson - later often referred to as 'Action Jackson' - was rather aloof, and loved to hunt. I don't know what hybrid he was, but he had the jungle in him. He would come up to you when he wanted a bit of petting, but he definitely was NOT a lap cat. Not feral in any sense, not overtly wild; just very self-contained and self-confident.

I wish I knew what his full parentage was, because he had lovely physical traits: Exceptionally well-muscled and sleek, with a gorgeous tabby coat that was impeccable. He was also an amazingly healthy cat. Not a single vet trip other than checkups in his whole life, and he was strikingly vigorous into his old age. Dogs feared him!

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