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Sunflower

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

2/5

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

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

5/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

5/5

Playfulness

4/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

4/5

Sunflower

By

United States

Posted May 17, 2015

We got her as a kitten from a free ad online. She was a beautiful calico with patches of orange and black on her white coat. So pretty. She was a good kitty. She liked everyone and loved to play. She really liked feathers dangled on a string and laser pointers. So much fun.
She slept a lot too. As she got older she calmed down a little but she still loved to play. She was a pretty easy pet to take care of, the litter box cleaning was the hardest part but only because it smells bad. We got an automatic litter box and that made it so much easier.
Around a year old she got outside when the kids went out and she stayed around us so we thought it would be OK if she went outside with us since she showed us she wasn't going to run off. She did fine for a few months until one day she ran off and we couldn't find her. We found her a few days later and then kept her inside but 9 weeks later we had a huge litter of 11 kittens to take care of...she got spayed as soon as she weaned the kittens. We found homes for most of the kittens thankfully. We learned the hard way that we should have had her fixed much sooner.
If you get a kitty, keep it inside, love it, spay it, and spend time playing with it. Kee your kitty healthy and it will be a long-term buddy.

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