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American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Bred cat myself

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Intelligence

2/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

3/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

5/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

2/5

My American Shorthair

By

United States

Posted Jan 27, 2015

I've raised my American Shorthair cat from the time it was born about 7 or 8 months ago. It was the chubbiest of the two other kittens it was born with, and regrettably, the only other one I could keep. He is growing very quickly and seems to be getting softer by the day. Within the first month or two, he was very ornery; always jumping on me while I slept, and attacking my feet when I walked through the house.

Since this time, he has calmed down a bit, but will still "stretch out" from time to time, using my leg as a scratching post. He seems to crave attention, and will often lay in high traffic areas (like the kitchen floor) and can get in the way of things. He is very curious and will often lay behind the toilet, still unsure of what it's used for.

He is very cuddly and loves to sleep on people's pillows just above there head. I'm sure he will mellow out more as he continues to grow out of his "kitten stage".

Overall, I am impressed that he is as calm as he is already. He doesn't jump all over everything or meow too often. He's very well behaved and seems to be a quick learner. I would definitely recommend an American Shorthair cat to a family looking to adopt a cat. Probably for a younger family, with kids who can give it the attention it needs.

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