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Riddick

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

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

Gender: Male

Appearance

4/5

Intelligence

3/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

1/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

2/5

Playfulness

2/5

Healthiness

3/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

5/5

American Shorthair (indoor/outdoor)

By

Washington, United States

Posted Sep 10, 2015

Riddick (13 pounds) is a great example of what makes cats such great pets whether you live in a country farm house or a city apartment. This cat lived the first 4 or so of his lives outdoors who could come and go as he pleased. He never had any health problems or injuries, and only had to go to the vet for shots and check ups.

We have since moved to the city, added a second cat, lived in several small apartments and even drove across the country with both cats in one travel crate together. Riddick is a low maintenance pet and has adapted to indoor life with no trouble. Like many ASH cats he is fastidious and clean, I have never had to bathe or even brush him. We've had zero instances of "missing the litter", even now that he is getting older. He does shed but nothing a good old fashioned lint-roller can't fix.

Riddick likes to have a good time and is prone to scratching furniture but will use a scratching post if one is provided. LOVES catnip (gets really loopy) and will do pretty much anything for deli turkey. Good with kids but afraid of dogs, probably from his past life living outside with various neighborhood dogs roaming about. I would highly recommend an ASH for anyone who needs a companion. They are easy to care for and make excellent apartment pets alone or with other animals. Highly recommended!

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