Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Sep 12, 2015
We had Schmidt for many years. He, and his predecessors, were wonderful pets, and very devoted.
Schmidt in particular was an indoor-outdoor cat, but liked to be watched when he ate. Many cats display this behavior, so be aware you may need to keep an eye on your kitty during meal times.
Cats are wonderful animals to have if you do not want to interact with your pet on a constant basis. Cats will go off on their own, remain out of the way, and come to you at meal times or to play.
Outdoor cats should always be spayed or neutered to cut down on rampant breeding. Schmidt was a rescue cat, and was wonderful from the start.
Cats are very fun playful creatures, and will love playing with strings, feathers, laser lights... you name it.
Cats, Schmidt in particular, are notorious for hiding their pain when they're ill. As a cat owner you must keep an eye on the health of your cat. Many cats, when they become old or very ill, will hide somewhere to head to the "Rainbow Bridge" rather than be a burden. This is why it is so important to keep an eye on them.
Cats are wonderful pets for those who want intelligent, headstrong animals full of personalities. Before you chose to own a cat, you should spend time with the cat and make sure that your personalities fit. They can be very rewarding members of the family.