Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jan 05, 2016
I adopted my cat, Cobie, from the Wisconsin Humane Society when she was three months old. She had been spayed, micro chipped, and dewormed. I wasn't planning on getting a kitten at all; I initially wanted an older cat that was a little more mellow and needed a good home. However, as soon as I walked by the room Cobie was in, she started jumping all over and meowing hysterically for me. When I was able to hold her, she held onto me and wouldn't let go. She's definitely the one who picked me, not the other way around!
When I first brought her home, I had serious doubts as to whether I'd made the right decision. She was a handful - constantly running around and knocking things over, climbing the window blinds, etc. I felt like I had just brought home a newborn baby; I hardly slept. Fortunately, she's calmed down quite a bit since then and has turned into an amazing little companion. She still has a sassy and spunky side, and can act mischievous if she's not getting a lot of attention, but she has the sweetest, gentlest heart and spirit. She's extremely friendly and loves everyone within minutes of meeting them; she loves cuddling and always being near people. She's fairly demanding and requires a lot of attention/play time, which is not ideal for everyone, but it works for me. She's never had any litter box issues, which is a definite plus. She's never had any health problems and has a fairly average/active build.
Cobie has become my best friend and partner in crime. Overall, I couldn't recommend my American Shorthair or rescue animals enough!