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Marigold

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

0/5

Friendly with owners

4/5

Good with dogs

N/A

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

5/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

1/5

Need for attention

1/5

Good at murder noises, not so good at actual murder

By

United States

Posted Mar 07, 2015

Marigold, the American Shorthair that I got from Denver Dumb Friends League, is a cat that I think a lot of people would call a special cat. I don't call her special because I don't actually think she can be anything but what she is, so it would be rude to call attention to it.

When I first got Marigold, she was the sweetest cat in the world. She is still pretty sweet, but on the part above where it's like "exceptionally friendly, gentle, snuggly" you can take out the gentle and it would be pretty accurate. She really is friendly, and loves attention... but only a few pets. More than three or so, and she'll reach back and mouth you to tell you to stop.

And if you don't stop at that point? She'll start biting.

She isn't very good at learning new tricks--Loki, our other ASH, outpaces her easily. But she is good at watching things out the window and making murder sounds. Chittering, meowing, or just charging at the glass door/fish tank are pretty normal. (She doesn't understand the concept of glass, we're pretty sure. But maybe if we were cats we'd think it was a magical forcefield too.)

Anyway. She does go after bugs, but she isn't very good at actually killing them--when they stop moving, she doesn't want to play anymore. And if they make noise, she runs the other way.

Either way, she's adorable as hell, and we figure the fact that cats learned how to make their meows the same frequency as crying babies works in her favor, 'cause she never would've figured out that on her own.

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