Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jan 20, 2015
I don't actually remember when we acquired Kit Kat. Was it an American Short Hair? Not sure, but the pictures were the closest. He was a very loving, yet independent cat and easily trained. Kit Kat got along very well with our dogs and even didn't bother our budgie(much). We did have to cover the fish tank as we had a very juicy goldfish(another story) named Moby and several guppies. Kit Kat had one somewhat disturbing quality(inherent in many cats). He would utter very guttural sounds to lure birds to their ultimate demise as dinner or just a toy. This, despite the fact Kit Kat was fed very well. Also an excellent mouser(field mice) with the unfortunate trend to bring the victims into the house with a very proud look and swish of tail. We eventually lost Kit Kat when on vacation traveling the country in our Airstream. We had stopped at a rest area(somewhere in MO. One of our daughters got her finger slammed in the camper door and in the ensuing commotion, Kit Kat escaped. Kit Kat loved adventures and so we did not worry too much. He had a good homing instinct. The rest area had a camping area, so we set up camp. I spent that night walking the area(full of very masculine truckers) calling here kitty..kitty..kitty in my best falsetto voice. The next morning was a tearful morning as there was no Kit Kat outside our door. I once again walked the area, this time looking for signs of a...body. No body found so we consoled ourselves with the premise that some lonely trucker acquired a traveling companion. In closing I gotta say (in my opinion) if you are a cat lover, breed does not matter. If you treat them with love and respect, they will love you back unconditionally.