Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Feb 15, 2015
I rescued my kitty from the local animal shelter. Although I have owned ragdolls in the past, my tabby rescue is hands down the best cat I've owned. She is very loving and puts up with absolutely anything. She has ruined me with other cats because I almost expect them to be so loving and friendly...but they usually aren't.
After she was spayed, she grew to be a bit chunky and although she is very playful, she is a bit of a lazy bones. She is very enthusiastic when she is being played with but does not play much on her own. However, she jumps on counters, tables, sofas, etc far often than she should. Despite her weight issues, she is a pretty active cat.
Although she does shed, it is nothing compared to the longer haired cats I've owned. A "furminator" does wonders though. So far she has been incredibly healthy, excluding weight, and has not run up any significant vet bills. Here's to hoping that lasts! She is considered a mature cat based on age but she behaves just as playfully as she did half a lifetime ago.
In my experience, these are loving cats who do not fulfill the finicky, fickle stereotype. My cat has been very loving, playful, and sweet to both people she knows and strangers. She has even converted a few of the "Cat-Haters" crowd!