Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Mar 25, 2015
I inherited my American Shorthair from a friend who could not take care of her anymore. Since I was living alone at the time, she seemed like she would be the perfect companion. And she is! Taking in an older cat (she was already 12 when I got her) can be difficult because she was so used to her old surroundings, but once she warmed up to me, she became the neediest cat in the world. This can be a bad thing if you don't have a lot of time and I often feel bad for leaving her home alone all day, but as soon as I get home she meows to be pet and follows me around to say hi. She loves to cuddle and, unlike a lot of cats, will sleep through the night.
She's definitely a talker and meows constantly, but you can usually quiet her with attention. Once she warms up to someone new, they're her best friend.
Because she's older, I have to worry about her health a little, but for a 14 year old cat she still loves to run around, play, and beg for treats.
I'd have to say that this breed of cat has been the friendliest, most cuddly cat I've ever owned. If you live alone and want something to watch TV with and take care of, look into an American Shorthair.