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Ben and Bart

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

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

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

3/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Appropriate vocalization

5/5

Playfulness

5/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

5/5

Ben and Bart! My little Princes

By

United States

Posted Jul 14, 2015

I rescued two cats (brother) from the same litter from a man who had them in the back of his van outside a WalMart. It was not the safest acquisition but I am glad I took them that day because they were an absolute joy.

Having litter mates was by far the easiest time I ever had training/welcoming a new cat into our home. They entertained each other and gave the other one some comfort as they got used to their new home and our other animals: 3 older cats and my sister's dog.

After I left high school they remained together though I moved out of the state. They have since gone to live in a remodeled house-turned-preschool where they are the center of attention among 2 classes of toddlers for 6 hours a day. They do excellent there and I get updates regularly (my friend owns the preschool and runs it) on how well they are.

Now, 8 years later they are still 2 peas in a pod who do everything together and when I go home I always stop and see them. I know it may seem sill, but when I stop by it feels like they remember me because they always come for snuggles and kisses.

I don't think I could ever get another cat unless I got their litter mate also. They do so well together and it truly helps them/comforts them through all stages of life.

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