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American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

N/A

ActivityLevel

1/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

3/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

4/5

Tuxedo Cat (American Shorthair) I love my baby girl

By

United States

Posted Jul 29, 2015

My cat has all the chill. I got her as a kitten when I was six, and she was so playful and so fun. She's still playful and fun, but in different ways, and that little bit of sass she has is the cutest thing.
When she was five, we found a malignant tumor in her left thigh, and the vet told us we could risk missing some of it and having it spread throughout her body. So, her leg was amputated, and now she hops everywhere she goes -- when she smells treats, though, she's a rocket flying across the house. Two years later there was a benign tumor in her right side, so that could be taken out no problem.
She relaxes a lot, and can't jump up high like other cats. I wouldn't let her story deter you from getting a cat (how many do you know with three legs? It's not a common thing.) The vet thinks it was actually caused by the leukemia shot. Anyway.
She's so great with us. As she's gotten older, she likes to come sit in our laps, which she never used to do three years ago. She gets approximately one million kisses a day, and she she always lets us do it, licks our faces a little, and when we walk away she cleans up her fur where we obviously messed it up (she's the most beautiful shiny black and matte, angelic white, too.) She sleeps with us, eats with us, and takes a break from us when we're off to work. Indoor cat only, and declawed when she was a kitten.
She's 15 and-a-half now, and still runs the house.

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