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Onyx

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

4/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

2/5

Good with dogs

3/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

4/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Need for attention

3/5

The Black Cat

By

United States

Posted Jun 27, 2015

Black cats are typically thought of as being "bad luck" or "scary". My Onyx is just the opposite....he is sweet, affectionate, intelligent, and very handsome. If you've ever owned a black cat, you know how intelligent they are. I've owned many cats over the years and Onyx is my first black one. It's obvious he is different from the rest....he is very curious, more so than the other cats he lives with. If I have to give him a pill that I try to hide in a "pill pocket" treat he just eats the treat around the pill. The others just gulp it down! Because he is so curious I have to keep things out of reach that may harm him. For example, he once got his head stuck in a handle of a paper bag from a clothing store and ran through the house with it "chasing" him.....unfortunately, it scared him so badly that many of his claws were torn and needed veterinary attention. Since that incident, I am very careful about putting items away or out of his reach. He demands attention....as a matter of fact as I type this he is pawing at my face for me to pay attention to him! He is very playful and loves to play with his human family as well as with his cat siblings. Black cats are simply a joy to own....they are entertaining, have a sweet disposition, and are very affectionate.

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