Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jan 16, 2015
I have had cats all my life, and I prefer shorthairs. Tigger was a very difficult adoption, he was aggressive, filled with fleas, and clearly had NOT been neutered! After a short stay at the vet, Tigger came home clean and sleepy. Slowly he began to trust his new family and accept that he would not be thrown away again. Tigger gained weight and began exploring....and climbing. Tigger has a short nose and looks very much like a tree kangaroo. His tail is super long as well, which only adds to the look. Tigger, like most shorthairs, loves a good sun beam bath. He rolls around and naps the day away, then spends the evening playing like a fool with fuzzy mice. He likes the jumping a bit too much and I have been forced to relocate many of my taller furniture items--because he uses them as launch pads to reach the mantle. He can jump from the floor to the top of my closet bifold doors in one easy leap. He does sing a bit more than most cats, but I think he picked that up from the Siamese he shares the house with. Tigger is a great shorthair, he lives happily with 3 other cats and has no problems living in the colony. He does tend to sneak outside and run around the house every chance he gets, but he only goes a few feet and then gives up. The best part of having a shorthair is the grooming, there is NONE! He enjoys getting brushed, but it is not necessary. His nails are easily clipped with human nail clippers and his teeth are in great shape. He has never ripped at my furniture or been destructive at all. He is a sweet even tempered cat in every way. He adores my daughter and is at her side every minute she is home.