Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Posted Jul 27, 2014
My cat has been in my family for over 20 years. She's extremely old but still seems like a kitten at heart. Her name is Binky and she’s an American Shorthair. I definitely did not expect her to live this long but despite her age she has hardly any health problems. American Shorthairs are great cats. Mine, and the others I’ve come across, have been friendly and very playful. My cat always wants to play and is constantly bringing me her toy mouse. She loves it when I hide it for her. While she does shed it’s not as much as other cats and I never notice her hair floating around the house. She’s happy with very basic food and does not often eat the fancy food you can find at the store. Cat’s like mine are easy to raise and really don’t crave much attention once they get older. Although mine is pretty old she still isn’t going to the bathroom around the house and always uses her litter box. After being let outside for over 20 years and roaming around the neighborhood she has always come back after a day or two. You can expect these cats to be loyal and typically won’t abandon you if you let them outdoors. I tried using a leash on her but she didn’t really enjoy the experience, she would just lie on the ground and not move, so a leash couldn’t be used. Overall I would highly recommend this type of cat if you are looking for an amazing family pet. You won’t be disappointed.