Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Oct 27, 2015
The American Shorthair is popular for a reason. We first got Rex from a shelter after he was abandoned by his previous owner. We were afraid that the transition from home to home would be stressful, but within an hour he was already eating, drinking, and using his litter box.
This breed is very smart, as cats are, and very adaptable in many situations. Our cat Rex is friendly to everyone who comes through the door and makes no attempt to dart outside. He is a very good cat around small children and has lived with a variety of dogs in lifetime with no problem.
I would say he's a lazy cat, but he still gets his midnight runaround in every single night. Though not as vocal as a Siamese, he does tend to be extremely chirpy at all hours. Though because of his breed, he learned quickly to adjust to the sleeping and eating pattern of the people in the home.