Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
Posted Nov 06, 2014
Tabby was found sleeping in the flowerpos on our front porch. She is a sweet and loveable cat. However, since she was a stray that we rescued, her behavior is very different than cats that had not been a stray and had no major traumatic experiences.
Tabby is very scared of every little fast movement and noise. She was attacked by a hawk as a kitten in the wild and carries that fearfulness and panic with her today. But she is an otherwise loveable and wonderful family pet.
She requires no coat maintainence. She is independent but will play with our other cat and dog. But if people are too near her, she will usually dart back under a bed or table.
We have had very few health issues with her and she is very healthy, which is especially amazing considering that she was a stray.
American shorthairs are among the most loveable and classic cat breeds one can own. I woukd highly recommend the breed overall as an awesome family pet.