Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 18, 2014
A cat might seem like an odd choice of pet for a family in which more than half of us were allergic but my dad found her, tiny and alone, in a garbage can in the rain and if you knew my dad you'd understand that there was no way that little kitty wasn't coming home with him. Unfortunately, it was a not a happy move for our family.
Aside from the allergies, which of course were not Scooby's fault, she was also just not a nice cat. She hated kids, which our house was full of - and attacked the dogs at any opportunity. Basically any living creature she came in contact with was met with a hiss and a swipe of her claws. She lived to be about fifteen, and in all that time she also never got over the charming habit of "marking" everything with her urine. It was disgusting.
On the plus side, she was beautiful and did not shed very much. Overall though, she just was not a good fit for our family.
(Photo courtesy of Pava, Wikipedia Commons)