Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.),
Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Feb 22, 2015
I have owned three American Shorthair's, all orange males. I can say confidently that orange, male tabbies are the best cats one can own, especially if you are in college. As a dorm resident, my most recent cat was left alone while I went to class, and he didn't mind at all. I had no complaints about him from my roommates or neighbors. He was always potty trained and never went anywhere he wasn't supposed to go. Sometimes, however, he ran around the dorm at night and climbed on beds and furniture, making a lot of noise. This probably woke up my roommates, but they never said anything. Aside from that, my cats have all been very clean on their own accord, very quiet, and very loving. I would highly recommend an orange American Shorthair.