Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted May 29, 2014
My husband and I adopted Bean from the Denver Dumb Friends League last summer after taking Ender away from the tabby cat he had grown up with. We knew that Ender was suffering from loneliness and wanted to find a pure black short haired cat. We found a litter of tuxedo cats at the shelter and were immediately attracted to Bean because of his confidence, playfulness and physical appearance. He has been the most "dog-like" cat I have ever met. We have guests (mostly children) coming to our house on a regular basis and he is always waiting at the door for them. He always plays with them without being aggressive. Every night, he curls up on my arm like a teddy bear and purrs all night long. He does not like to be petted for some reason but is always curled up next to me or with Ender or with my husband. He is extremely intelligent--he learned how to open doors when he was about 6 months old, knows how to outsmart you when your are playing with him--there is an island between our living room and kitchen that you can go around. I tend to walk around the island dragging a shoestring for him and he'll chase it for a while and then change direction to cut me off and get the shoe string that way. He is a great and very friendly pet and I feel very lucky that we found such a great cat with such a great personality.