Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jul 06, 2016
One thing that many people don't realize is that cats with particular coats and colors often share particular characteristics. I've always found this unusual, but I've seen several cases to back it up. For example, I've never met an orange tabby who wasn't just as sweet as could be. Not all orange tabbies are going to fit this mold, but it's interesting nonetheless.
Gizmo is a tortoiseshell American shorthair. And boy, does she like to talk! I'm told that this is common among tortoiseshells. The have a very unique personality - I once hear TV cat expert Jackson Galaxy refer to this as "torty-tude." That's a very fitting description!
This is a very loving cat, but also very skittish. When we first met Gizmo, she chose my husband. There is no other way to put it. She saw him, decided he was her human, and that was that! But she's not comfortable with new people right off the bat. She usually has to sneak up on them and give them a good sniff, then watch them for a while to be sure they're safe. This type of cat requires patience, but it's so worth it!
As for the vocalizing, she does talk a lot. But she actually seems to be talking to us, not just meowing for the sake of meowing, so we're more charmed by it than annoyed.