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Murphy

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

4/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

4/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

5/5

Playfulness

5/5

Healthiness

3/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

3/5

Personality Personality

By

Louisiana, United States

Posted Jun 02, 2015

This cat is wonderful! Let me preface this by saying my cat is NOT the norm. My cat, im 99% sure, is a reincarnated dog. LOVES affection/attention - constantly wants to be on top of you or sleep by your face. LOVES to play - even FETCHES toys and brings them straight up to me and lays them by my feet! LOVES to be rubbed - ESPECIALLY on the tummy!!! You will not find this in a million years! I truly lucked out. Typically, this type of cat (thinking about ones i've owned in the past), only want to be touched for a short while and that's it. They do not care to play and they rarely care if you're there as long as you left food. They make great house cats for families with older children. I have found these cats to be slightly moody (unless you have mine of course!). Gets along very well with dogs but will go after them if they get to close for too long. They quite enjoy rope toys that bring out their hunting instinct - as well as lasers! They do not require much maintenance at all. Their hair is short and sheds a fairly normal amount.
Cons:
Particularly with my cat, he doesn't know when to stop eating. I've never had this issue with other cats i've owned and always been able to free feed and I just can't with this one. He's a bit overweight - roughly 17lbs - which the vet says isn't TOO bad because he is a fairly long cat (must have a good breed for the other half of him).
Also, although I LOVE how affectionate he is, it worries me that he will be the cat to suffocate my infant child if i ever have one while he's alive! He sleeps on my pillow right next to me all the time.
He HATES the water (which cat doesn't?)! He will fight you to the bitter end to take a shower. This is why we only do it if we HAVE to with this one.

I would recommend this cat to anyone! They are just wonderful housepets and great companions.

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