Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Mar 27, 2015
I got Max as a barely weaned kitten in very sad shape, but with a vet's help, nursed him back to health. He was a cream-colored tabby that had the softest coat I'd ever felt.
Right from the start I knew he was exceptional. He slept on my hand at first, and then learned to get into bed under the covers, turn himself around, and lay his head on the pillow just like a person. He slept with me every night of his life.
During our 20 - yes, 20 years together, Max endured moving from apartment to apartment, occasionally having moving-in syndrome (being a little scared) but for the most part was always comfortable as long as he was with me.
He even learned how to fetch! (My brother taught him.)
As far as cats go, he was more like a dog than any other cat that I have had. He got along with my German Short Haired Pointer, even though he had never met a dog in all his life. He even slept with him.
As far as health goes, Max was in perfect shape until the last two years of his life, when he was geriatric. He became hyperthyroid, and needed medicine every day. Despite his condition, he was the best animal I have ever known.
If you have a chance to get an American Cream Short Hair, go for it. You could meet a best friend for life.