Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder),
Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Nov 07, 2014
Allergies in my family won't allow me to own one currently, however I spent the first 25 years or more of my life with at least one cat running around. As cat owners will tell you, they are something of a mixed blessing, sweet but moody, friendly but aloof. They do however offer a distinct bond that you don't get from a dog or any other common house pet.
Easy to box train and maintain, funny and entertaining, are affectionate when they sense you're upset, companionship without clingy loyalty, soothing presence.
Frequently solitary and independent, sneaky, smell won't come out of carpet if not box trained, even the most mild-mannered cat will unexpectedly scratch/bite once in awhile, so they're not always ideal for kids.