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Skittles

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Appearance

4/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

3/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

3/5

Skittles aren't just a candy anymore

By

United States

Posted Jun 24, 2014

One day after work I was walking through the parking lot when I heard a small peep of a mew coming from the grassy area to the side. I walked over, and there sat the tiniest little fluff ball of a kitten I'd ever seen. She had gorgeous big green eyes, and the softest white and gray fluff. It was getting dark, and I was concerned. She had to be a stray, there were no residential areas around, and from what I could see no other signs of cats anywhere.

I gently scooped her up and made my way to the car. I took her to the vet first thing the next morning and was informed she had an intestinal problem. Apparently her intestine were accordioned, causing her to not be able to digest food, something that normally occurs in puppies and is very rarely seen in cats. I was informed the surgery would be expensive, and she very well may not live. How could I not give this kitten a chance at life though? sure she'd only been with me for less than 24 hours, but she had no one else.

Here we sit, 6 years later and she's curled up on my lap purring and cuddling with me. I don't regret for one second giving up two paychecks to save her life. She follows me everywhere, and when I go to work I've been told she spends the day rolling in my blankets and frequently checking the door to see if I'm home yet. She makes me happy, and I know I make her happy. I highly recommend this breed to anyone looking for a cuddly cat that requires very little maintenance.

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