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Sebastian

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Appearance

2/5

Intelligence

4/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

5/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

3/5

Sebastian the American Shorthair

By

Kettering, Ohio, United States

Posted Mar 25, 2015

Sebastian's mother died when he was a young kitten. My sister bottle fed 3 kittens from his litter when they discovered the mother. Since he was bottle fed, he is friendly to a fault. My children (2 and 4 years old) routinely pick him up, sling him other their shoulder, and run around. I rub his face and belly. There is literally nothing he won't tolerate. He has never scratched or bitten in anger, only lightly in play. He loves to bat around those little fuzzy mice. When he was about 8 months old he started peeing on my furniture. I got him fixed and he has never had another peeing incident since. Males are worse for territorial spraying, so it's important to get them fixed as soon as you can. (it was less that $100). I can't believe how laid back he is. I would recommend an Americanshort hair to anyone. The grooming is much easier than with a long hair. I like to put the caps on his nails so he doesn't scratch anything. Every cat has a different temperament, but if I ever get another cat I'm going to try to find another who has been bottle fed by humans. He adores people. If you need something that is low maintenance but will sleep on you at night, get this breed!

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