Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Washington, United States
Posted Jan 10, 2015
I reeeeally don't consider myself much of a cat person, but a recent roommate's long-haired Balinese won me over completely. This girl was so beautiful, intelligent, friendly, and loving that a person would pretty much have to have a heart of stone not to fall for her at least a little bit. I have two large dogs, and while they both love and want to play with cats, I've never met a cat who was very into that into this one came along. She would play with them and curl up on the couch for hours with them, and clearly considered herself part of the general dog family.
The cat was equal parts playful and lazy, independent and clingy. Pretty much the perfect cat mix. She generally would sleep for much of the day and then chase invisible things and zoom around the house in the wee hours of the night, as cats do. She had absolutely no problems self-regulating her own food and keeping herself impeccably groomed, and never had an accident as far as I know. She didn't ever harass the fish or try to escape through an open window. She was perfectly content to curl up and cuddle, very much at the top of the pack of the house but was always the most graceful and benevolent queen of them all.