Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Nov 16, 2012
This breed of cat has an extremely moldable personality. They will even pick up many of your habits and become like you (if you give affection in a certain way, they will reciprocate it towards you. I know this because my cat does this to me.)
I feel like the American Shorthair is not the fanciest cat, but they are one of the best personality cats. As opposed to some cats who don't express the same amount of concern for you as much as a dog does, this breed will. When I was very young I was having a play-fight with one of my friends in my pool. They pushed me underwater, and I was making a commotion so my cat actually jumped in the pool to save me. (He regretted that. Everyone was safe of course.)
I highly recommend this breed for very young (under 8) due to its ability to become that best friend you've always wanted.