Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Toomsuba, Mississippi, United States
Posted Mar 12, 2015
The American Short-hair is a very all around cat. This is essentially a mixed breed cat and it comes in all different colors like, grey or orange tabby, to solids and splotches. They also come with their own personality as well. Almost all of the kitties I have owned have been snugglers, but also very independent as well. Only a couple have been very vocal and demanding. Most have been extremely playful and active but some have been really lazy and gain weight easily. Most of the time, I have found that a cat's personality is dependent on how it spends the first year of its life and how much "training" an owner gives it. I say "training" because it is really the cat training it's owner as to what it likes. The more you want a cat to be gentle and snuggly, the more time you have to spend with the cat whether they want it or not and the more socializing you have to do. Essentially, the more time you spend with a cat the better it will fit into the family, even if they didn't have the best start in the world, but remember, if your kitty is distant, mean, aggressive, or just plain scared, let them tell you when they are ready for attention while discouraging any unwanted behavior. If necessary, use feeding time for socialization and don't just free feed your kitty.