Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Nov 24, 2014
When I was in the second grade I had a very beautiful cat that I found. I named her Johanna after the author of the book "Heidi". Johanna was a very sweet cat. Exceptionally friendly to all people and other animals. She liked to play and she loved to sit by me when I was reading. That was her favorite activity. I loved her a ton. We would go on walks together and sit and read together. She liked our dogs and acted like them. She refused to use a litter box and would meow when she needed to go outside to do her business. She was a great pet for an introverted little girl who didn't have a lot of friends because there were no kids her age in the neighborhood.
Cat's make wonderful pets for those that don't want to have to walk a dog. Cats are also great in that you don't have to play with them all the time to keep them out of trouble. They are perfectly happy sunning themselves in an open window, taking a nap, or just doing their own thing. A drawback to a cat is that they can sometimes be too independent for a person. You also have to clean their litter box unless you have them be an outdoor only cat.
I had my lovely Johanna until she was killed by a stray dog one evening. She really liked dogs and wouldn't have seen him as a threat.
So if you are looking for a pet that handle being on their own and doesn't need to constantly be entertain AND you don't mind cleaning the litter box then the American Shorthair cat may be the choice for you.