Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Apr 04, 2014
Throughout my childhood and early adulthood, my family and I cared for and owned a multitude of indoor and outdoor cats on our small farm. However, one friendly, dark-coated feline stands out a bit more from the rest. We received Dusky as a kitten from a neighboring farm family and were immediately taken in by his feline charm and natural curiosity. He provided our family with endless laughter and fond memories. One of his humorous quirks was his tendency to have small conversations with us! If I said, “Hello Dusky!” he would meow delightedly in response. He was very independent but quickly learned to use the litter box and abide by the few other rules we had for him, like not jumping up on the kitchen counter. His favorite food was Fancy Feast, but we were surprised to learn that he had a strange liking for potato chips. Every cat has its own, unique personality, but Dusky’s was especially distinct! He shed a little bit, but it wasn’t too difficult to deal with, and he required little to no grooming. Though he enjoyed going on outside adventures, he very much appreciated the comfort of our living room sofa! Dusky’s breed, the American Shorthair, contains a wide variety of feline colors and personalities. I wholeheartedly recommend an American Shorthair as an excellent addition to any family.