Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted Jun 26, 2014
Jewel and I grew up together. Because of that, I think she loved me a little bit more than the rest of my family. She was as active as kittens are, and calmed quite a lot as she got older. She liked to be left alone, but she would beg for people to pet her fairly often. Jewel never caused any trouble. She was quiet, sweet, and easy to care for.
Unfortunately, as she got older, she got ill. She became unable to groom herself and she had problems with her kidneys. Despite the physical discomfort, she remained loving and happy to see me.
Because of her illness, Jewel had to be put down last month, but she lived a long life. She was a wonderful animal, and a wonderful friend. Caring for her was easy, she got along with all of our other pets, and she was friendly. The other two American Shorthairs I've owned, Bandit and Ice Cube, were the same. I would highly recommend owning one of these amazing animals.