Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Mar 07, 2015
Mouse was a very quiet girl that had extremely robust health and longevity. I took her in as a rescued cat from a neighbour who neglected her. She lived until she was 26, highly unusual for this breed, which is usually up to 16 years and cats in general. In this sense she was an anomaly, otherwise she was quite typical of her breed. Her character was affectionate and she would enjoy stroking and cuddling mainly in the evenings. Aside from that she was quite happy roaming around and being her own cat and great dog friend. She was very gentle, no scratching or biting even when being carried roughly or mauled by my young niece. Despite her longer coat she did not require extra grooming as she seemed to manage this happily for herself, at least until the final year or two when she needed a little help to stop the lugs forming. All in all she was a lovely, easy and happy addition to my household.