Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Sep 18, 2015
I adopted my cat from the animal hospital that I worked at after his previous owners surrendered him so that he could get a urinary blockage surgery and not have to euthanize him. He is very sweet, and loves to cuddle. He is very kind to my dogs, despite the fact that he is not declawed (he will swat at their face, without extending his claws at any point, if they are annoying him).
I had never owned a cat before this one. I probably will own more cats in my life, but I was not prepared for the level of pickiness from a cat until I brought mine home and tried to change his litter for the first time from the hospital brand to a regular brand. It was as if the apocalypse had come down upon him. He refused to pee in the litter box for two days, but peed just outside it instead, as if to say, "Yes. This is where I'm supposed to pee, but I'm not going to because I don't like the stuff in it. So I'm peeing here instead." It took 3 weeks and about 5 different types of litter to find a brand that he approved of.
My cat is not picky with food, because we only feed him twice daily. He is not free fed, and therefore does not choose when he gets to eat. This does mean that around food time, he sings us the songs of his species, but it's quite cute, honestly.
I will definitely have another cat in my life. However, due to the smell of the litter box, it will likely only be one at a time.