Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Posted Jun 27, 2014
We found this lovely American Shorthair kitten one night while walking in our neighborhood. He was clearly a stray that needed love. We swore we would just take him to the animal shelter, but we couldn't help ourselves, we ended up keeping him. We named him divot. Because he was so friendly and got along so well with our dogs, this cat completely changed my entire opinion of all cats. I always had cats before that used to bite me or hide under the bed, but this one was different. He was fat and happy.
Having this cat made it feel like we had another dog. Divot would play with our italian greyhound puppy like they were brothers, I have never seen a cat and a dog so close in my life. Sometimes I felt that my cat was more of a dog than my dog was. Divot would beg for food when we ate dinner, run to the door when the doorbell rang, most things that only dogs do. I would never get a different breed of cat than this one. Our American Shorthair was so friendly and loving, which to me are the most important qualities in a cat.