Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Indiana, United States
Posted Jun 22, 2012
span I adopted my
soft-spoken grey-and-white domestic shorthair, my roommate adopted her loud
sister. The louder of the two, with more brownish coloring and just as much
shedding, she is also the heartier eater—of both wet and dry cat food, as well
as all the Temptations she can get her small paws on. Instead of asking,
sheepishly, for affection, she demands it with a loud, clear “meow” that sounds
like it’s emerging from a cat three times her size.
She is adorable and eager to please, happily joining her
male owner in bed or lazing on the sofa while he watches sports on television.
She poses enthusiastically for pictures, even when props (such as video game
controllers) are introduced. Since she is so photogenic, affectionate (she
loves being held like a baby), and accommodating, it is easy to accept her tendency
to meow, loudly and continually, any time she feels she’s being neglected (even
for just a few minutes, while attention is given to another pet).
A common theme with domestic shorthairs seems to be that
they’re an affectionate bunch, but able to entertain themselves (or fill time
with sleep) easily, making them an awesome choice for people who spend much of
the day away from home.