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Jacob

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

4/5

Good with dogs

1/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Appropriate vocalization

1/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

2/5

A lovely yet often demanding addition to the family

By

United Kingdom

Posted Jun 05, 2015

After adopting my cat, it seems difficult to remember a time when my home life didn't almost entirely revolve around him. He is punctual at waking me in the morning, and constant in his vocalization. He often trails me around the house, sitting on my lap whenever I rest for a moment and covering me with fur at any given opportunity. He is not an easy cat to live with, and doesn't conform to the stereotype that cats are unsociable and low maintenance. He demands attention and, when he doesn't receive it, often resorts to vocalizing loudly and consistently until I pet him or feed him or at times do both. However, while he is high maintenance, he is also a constant source of entertainment and joy. He loves playing and will give company whenever you're in need of it. For me, he is a lovely yet demanding addition to the family. For someone with less time or patience, he would perhaps not fit as comfortably, especially when considering the health treatments that come with his age and the costs of his medical visits. Also, while he is friendly when treated nicely; around younger children he often becomes frightened and is difficult to calm. With cats of his nature, it's worth considering that their wellbeing is often a burden on families who aren't prepared to deal with it.

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