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Henry

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4.75/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Intelligence

4/5

Friendly with owners

4/5

Good with dogs

1/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Appropriate vocalization

5/5

Playfulness

2/5

Healthiness

3/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Need for attention

3/5

Super sweet, smart, friendly (without being clingy)

By

Canada

Posted Jul 19, 2015

I adopted Henry from my local Humane Society after my other cat passed away. I knew that I didn't want a kitten (as I wasn't prepared to have to deal with training, hyperness etc that comes with owning a kitten). I thought that perhaps it would be nice to have an older cat - one that needed a home. I saw a cat an older cat in one of the cages, and the employee at the HS told me that he had been brought in 3 times over the past 5 years! Henry was 10 when I adopted him and I was initially concerned about how he might adjust/fit in to my household.

Henry fit in immediately and was a gentle giant -- loveable, friendly, smart and clean. Unfortunately, he had several health problems (probably because he spent many years of his life in a cage). He eventually passed of Kidney Failure (which seems to be prevalent in American Shorthairs as I've lost 3 cats to the disease)

Anyway, I know that there are so many lovely breed out there, but for me, the American Shorthair is overall one of the best cats a person could own.

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