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Abigail

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

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

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

2/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

1/5

Loving Abigail

By

United States

Posted Dec 14, 2015

Abigail was given to me by a family member, as a tiny frail little kitten. I'm pretty sure she was malnourished and feral. I fed her by hand until she took to doing it herself, and she stayed mostly in one room to keep away from the dogs. (I had a lot of them, so she was terrified.) The dogs were fine with her, as long as she didn't run, but then they thought she was playing. She's traumatized for life. When I got rid of most of the dogs (a couple passed away, a couple were rehomed) her personality really came out. She's bright and playful, and loves to be the center of attention. She's always insistent on sitting on the kitchen table, meaning that she sheds all over it and the food. If you ever spend more than 30 minutes on something, she gets jealous and puts herself between you and it to force you to play with her. She wants you to pet her constantly but one stroke too many and you get bitten and clawed. Abigail tries hard to be the alpha of the house, and will put you back in line when necessary. Expect to have a few scars, a sweater made of cat fur, and a lot of fun. She's very loving and will greet you at the door every day.

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