Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Feb 07, 2015
My family and I adopted our American Shorthair, Jennie, from the Humane Society about eleven years ago. She was a sweet and playful kitten, but as she has gotten older she has become increasingly shyer and more skittish. She is by no means a bad or mean cat, but she is very antisocial. She is extremely avoidant of most people, even me, and does not get along well with cats she does not know.
Although Jennie has short hair and does not require as much brushing as a longhaired cat would, she does shed a lot. This creates quite a bit of housework in terms of vacuuming and lint rolling, but no more so than any other cat would.
Overall I would still recommend this breed of cat because I know that not every American shorthaired cat shares Jennie’s antisocial personality type.