Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Apr 08, 2016
Motor, our current housecat, is a lovely, fluffy American Shorthair who is, although very sassy, a great cat. Usually, he’ll wag his tail in dismay or stretch out on the floor when he thinks he doesn’t want to be pet, but he really doesn’t mind it. He really shines as “lovable” when you go to bed, where he’ll come over and cuddle with you until you fall asleep, purring and kneading incessantly. He is, however, quite a scaredy cat, and will run from basically anything. He also is “skitzo” due to him running around the house at random times during the day, making random noise, getting caught in things, or generally being very silly. It’s never too much trouble to handle, so it always makes me laugh.
This breed of cat, in particular, feels to be the easiest to please. They aren’t picky on food, and will usually eat both dry or wet food, and the same goes for water bowls. They groom themselves very well, leaving them with a beautifully smooth and bright coat on a daily basis. American Shorthairs follow the same rule for cat boxes, one per cat plus one, and from my experience, almost never use the restroom anywhere else after being trained. They do, however, chew grasses, plants, and wires, so be careful of having those within reach of them. Finally, depending on your cat’s personality, they can be very sociable and lovable, sassy or not.
Our cat Motor, to this day, is still a fantastic pet. He consistently sleeps with my sister or me, and will stick around until we fall asleep. He’s not intrusive at all, making little to no noise most of the time, and although he makes it out to be that he doesn’t like to be pet, he really enjoys it. I highly recommend this breed of cat, as they are a fantastic, well rounded, and healthy breed which will fit right into nearly every loving family.