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American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

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

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

N/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

N/A

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

3/5

Playfulness

N/A

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Need for attention

N/A

My sweet girl

By

Indiana, United States

Posted Jun 21, 2012

My little Bella is a lovely, quiet cat who—even at her full
size—is very petite and has a soft voice. She was initially adopted with her
much more vocal sister, and barely meowed for her first year of life. She would
often hide behind (or inside of) the furniture, and (still does) startle
easily.

As a kitten, she frequently vomited when upset (by anything,
despite having no actual medical problems). As she has grown into a young
adult, with plenty of love and affection, her nerves and stomach have calmed.
While she is still quick to react to unexpected noise, she does not linger over
the disturbance (and, thankfully, rarely vomits). She meows not only to
communicate her needs, but to convey happiness. She is a healthy weight and
adequately nourished.

Bella gives an endless supply of love and causes very little
chaos. A low-maintenance breed (despite frequent shedding after the first year),
domestic shorthairs are wonderful and I would heartily recommend them.

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