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Pluto

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

3/5

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

Gender: Male

Appearance

2/5

Intelligence

3/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

2/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Appropriate vocalization

0/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

1/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Need for attention

1/5

Pluto and why I'm not a cat person

By

United States

Posted Nov 02, 2015

Before continuing you should understand that I have nothing against this cat, I just much prefer dogs....I got Pluto from a friend who thought that he was too difficult to take care of. Being the animal lover that I am I thought "How hard can it be, of course I'll take a cat." Unfortunately, I had no idea what I was getting into. While a lot of my friends said their cats would go off and basically take care of themselves, they failed to mention the fact that "take care of themselves" means leave feces in a box for you to clean. While dogs require a lot of training, it is a lot easier to just let your pet out when needed than constantly have to scoop up their waste. In addition this cat specifically, while being pretty friendly with me and other people, made it impossible to sleep. No matter what was going on, how close or how far he was from me, he would continually meow all night. For the first 6 weeks I got very little sleep because of the effort required by my little Pluto. This effort;however, yielded no results and I just had to accept the fact that he would not stop. If you for some reason find these behaviors endearing, or if you have had better cat experiences than myself, then you should definitely give this breed a try. If not, I suggest a dog.

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