Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Feb 20, 2015
We are a very busy family of four. We got our cat when he was just a few months old and my kids were ages four and seven. This was perfect timing because the children were old enough to understand how to be gentle with him and the cat immediately loved little children. Now that the kids and the cat are older, we like the fact that we can still enjoy a pet, but don't have to hurry home to let it out or worry about fitting daily walks into our busy schedules, and we can even go a way for a few days without having to board him. The downside of having a cat is that he is not always playful or affectionate when we want him to be. By nature, cats want their way all the time. But true cat lovers understand this. One other downside is that as the children has grown, our cat has become unaccustomed to young children and he is now afraid of them. He will not go after them, but if a child chases or corners him, he will hiss. It's hard to believe he once loved little children.