Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Aug 03, 2015
During my freshman year of college I lived on my own and had an exceptionally busy schedule between work and school. Though I led an active outer life, I felt lonely coming home to an empty house. I decided to adopt my American Shorthair, Oliver, for companionship. He has been everything I have needed in a pet-- a cuddle partner after long shifts at work, a playmate to distract from homework woes, and a cat that can be content on his own for hours on end. My only complaint about his behavior may be our sleeping situation. Oliver wants to be close to me while he sleeps, which, while adorable, can get old when I need a full night’s rest. Sometimes he tends to meow outside my bedroom door for a few minutes before retiring to his own bed, but most nights, Oliver and I sleep soundly and separately after cuddling and playing throughout the day. Overall, I adore my American Shorthair. We are very bonded and I love him immensely. He gets along well with my current roommate’s Bull Terrier, and is very playful and friendly with other felines of all breeds!