Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Apr 30, 2014
I brought an American Shorthair cat into my home years ago because she was just such a pretty cat. She was only a year old and had been brought to the shelter because the other family did not want another cat in their home. I was very excited about my new baby.
I quickly learned that I am not a cat person. I was raised around dogs and knew exactly how to care for dogs. When it came to my new kitty, though, I was clueless. I felt nervous around her all the time because she was so unpredictable. One moment she would cuddle and let me pet her and then the next thing I knew, she would be scratching me. I could not for the life of me figure out how to please her.
She also did not get along well with my dogs, so that was a big problem for me. She did groom herself, which made her very low maintenance grooming wise. I hated cleaning out the litter box throughout the week, but that's necessary with a cat!
I think that with the right cat-loving owner, this kitty would have been the perfect pet. She was such was such a gorgeous girl and would just lay around the house. When she wanted to play, she would play on her own with her little toys. If I were a cat person, I would still own her and would have slowly but surely learned how to not irritate her.
I pray that she found her forever home since after one year, I had to take her back to the shelter. She was great but just not for me!