Acquired: Pet store
Posted Apr 14, 2014
I have a lot of respect for cats.They are relatively self sufficient - I often joked that Winnie could exist without us entirely if someone would come by once a week and toss her some food. Winnie no longer lives with me - she unfortunately ran away shortly after my other cat passed away, I think she was lonely.
She was easily the smartest cat I've ever known. For instance, she learned how to open doors. When we started locking them to keep her contained, she realized that the lock was the reason she couldn't open the door, but just couldn't manipulate the lock in order to turn it. If she had an opposable thumb, she'd rule the animal kingdom.
Winnie kept herself well groomed and was very easy to litter train. We basically just showed her where the pan was and she used it from there on out. Overall, I'd recommend this as a pet if you are a cat person.