Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 23, 2014
Skittles showed up when I was in middle school. He was the runt of a littler from a family up the street and we adopted him as a mostly "outdoors" cat. I believe we had a pair of dogs at the time and Skittles got along swimmingly with them, though I believe this was simply his personality as I've seen cats of the same breed fight unrelentingly with other dogs. Skittles was very independent and would go a couple days at a time without showing up at the house. He was great with the neighborhood kids and never required a declawing. The only times he would ever make noise were the instances when he needed me to refill his water or food bowl. He was a good cat but he didn't take to the move we made to a neighborhood up the street. He kept wandering back to our old house until we finally gave him to another family in our old neighborhood. They informed me years later that Skittles had lived to be almost 20 and was a beloved family pet for many years!