Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jun 25, 2015
Mikey was an exceptional cat, and very unlike any other cats I've owned. He was an Orange Tabby Domestic Shorthair, and was very dog-like rather than cat-like in his mannerism. I acquired him from my new job when I was working in a local pet store, and found that he was always very friendly, outgoing and loving to anyone who came by to pet him. After bringing him home, he settled right in with the family with very little stress or upset. He was a brilliantly smart and friendly cat, and would pick up and learn tricks much like a dog (as long as treats were involved). He was also very friendly towards other pets and dogs, and did well with all of the dogs we pet-sat at our home at the time. However, he did have several health issues such as feline asthma, was very overweight, and eventually passed away due to a saddle thrombus (blood clot in the hind legs) that traveled to his lungs. He was the first cat I owned that passed away young, as most of these mixed-breed cats tend to be very healthy for a long period of time. Overall, I would definitely recommend a similar cat to him due to his mellow and loving nature, super smarts, and overall great demeanor.