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Pebbles

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

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

Gender: Female

Appearance

4/5

Intelligence

3/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

2/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

3/5

Playfulness

4/5

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Need for attention

3/5

Playful with her owners and aggressive with others

By

Canada

Posted Oct 23, 2015

We got our cat Pebbles from a nearby farm when she was just a couple of weeks old. She was in a makeshift little box on the back seat when we drove her home and even at that young age, she managed to leap out, make her way to the passenger seat and get herself comfortable on my lap!!!!
She is very active and loves to playfully box us while she's on the stairs. She isn't the warmest cat around though...she only comes to you when she wants to. Forget guests. She is nowhere to be found when we get guests in the house.
At around a year old we let her out into the backyard and she's now the mistress of her domain. There are a couple of neighbourhoods cats around but she's not friendly with them and we have to ensure they are kept separated. She loves chasing squirrels and you see her strut after a nice little chase.
It is a nightmare taking her to the vet as her eyes bulge and she howls when she's there. It takes two nurses and a vet to calm her down. She's been labelled a "bad tempered" cat by the vet, to our embarrassment. We mentioned before that she doesn't get along with visitors to the house...well, she's actually hissed at our friends and family and has scratched my brother when he tried to pet her.
Again, it's embarrassing and we are not sure how to socialize her.
She is affectionate to myself and my bf but is shies away from other people and gets downright aggressive if she feels cornered.

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