Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Feb 16, 2015
I’m a biased dog person; I’ll be transparent about it. That being said, I could find myself loving a cat that actually seemed to give a crap about its owners. My experience with the American Shorthair did nothing to improve my opinion… in fact, it may have eve strengthened my love for dogs.
This cat, Miss Kitty, was skittish and just plain mean. She would not be handled, and she would not stand quick movements. This cat also had an extremely high energy level (after the lights went out); we would hear the thing sliding and hustling around the wood floor at all hours of the night. I can remember a few instances where the thing would bolt out from nowhere and attack my socks (which happened to be on my feet) while I walked from room to room, this led to a few scratches and nicks.
Thankfully for my feet, I departed for the navy, leaving this vicious beast alone with my parents. I would not recommend this breed unless you are a dedicated cat person and can handle the “peculiarities” that these cats can exhibit.