Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted Dec 08, 2014
My american shorthair cat was one that was tamed from a nearby national park. There was a large litter of kittens and a mother, and a friend who had been feeding the mother through the winter offered me one of the kittens. I took the mother as well, who was two. Well, sad story: the kitten died. I kept the mother, however. The mother was and is a wonderful companion. I have since gotten her fixed, and so she has no more kittens. She sleeps a lot and occasionally plays with small toys I provide her. The bonus is she gives a lot of attention when I am doing things that do not require much movement. If I am reading, she will sleep with me. If I am watching television, she will sleep on me. She gets annoying at night time, when I try to sleep, and she insists on sleeping near my head and occasionally wakes me up with her paw put on my face. I think she remembers the "outside." She stays inside, but when I go out to the garden, she stands at the door and cries and cries. I occasionally let her outside, and she rolls around in the grass and eats grass, but because she usually hacks it up after one of these "kitty vacations," I rarely let her out.