Acquired: Pet store
Posted Feb 26, 2015
After having two dogs for over five years, I was looking forward to a change. After months of my younger sister pleading, we got a cat together and named him Simon. He's an American shorthair.
When we got Simon, he was about four months old. He was rather shy and doesn't take well to strangers, but now is overly friendly and loves cuddling! In terms of personality, he's good at amusing himself but prefers to interact with other animals (he's quite afraid of dogs, however). He's a healthy cat, perhaps too healthy, and quick to learn new skills. His favorite pastime is hogging pillows, unfortunately. But other than regular weekly grooming, I clean his ears every ten days.
While I am happy with Simon, sometimes his personality is overbearing. American shorthairs tend be very friendly and people-oriented, but Simon never runs out of energy. He can also be demanding, unwilling to listen and accommodate others especially when I need to work and need him off my work desk. My sister agrees that he may be lonely, or in need of a companion, as he's uncomfortable being alone. I would prefer a cat that was quieter and comfortable with being on his/her own especially because there is not someone at home all the time to be with him. I might get another cat, and I would definitely recommend an American shorthair as they are family-friendly and make wonderful pets.