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Tsumo

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

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

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

1/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

5/5

Playfulness

5/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

5/5

Tsumo the Tuxedo Kitty

By

brooklyn, New York, United States

Posted Apr 02, 2014

I received Tsumo over 10 years ago as a small kitten. She was born into a litter in a home with several other animals ranging from ferrets to dogs. When I took her home she was a very mischievous kitten. She would con people into feeding her twice, taunt and attack the dogs and knock statues and items intentionally off shelves. She is not very fond of strangers but absolutely adores me. She has always been very skittish and at one point developed what the vet called O.C.D. – obsessive cleaning disorder where she literally over groomed the back half of her body until it was bald. Her white fur tends to get all over as she likes to make a bed out of your clean laundry. I also refer to her as a perch cat because she really enjoys sunning herself on a windowsill or hanging a paw off dressers, bookshelves and ledges. She isn’t a very vocal cat but meows when she wants to be pet or if she doesn’t have a steady supply of clean water. She likes most basic cat foods and treats and doesn’t get hairballs often. She isn’t a very social cat but is very affectionate towards me. She never scratches but will nip if she gets annoyed. She tends to avoid the children, mostly because she’s a bit older but she doesn’t react negatively towards them.

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