Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Mar 05, 2015
Pixie was my Egyptian Mau kitty. We ended up having to re-home her after a year or so. She was a very sweet-spirited kitty but she did not want to be an indoor kitty. We don't live in an area where it would be even remotely safe to let a cat outside. She needed to run free and wild. She broke almost everything in our house, constantly peed all over everything (she had the cleanest cat box in the west), and ripped our carpets up by running so fast through the house in laps.
Egyptian Maus are very active. They actually are the only house cats that have special flaps of skin near their hind legs so they can run even faster. She was about 7 pounds, at most, and destroyed my house. Having said this, these are not bad cats. I think if she had been my only animal, could go outside, and had unlimited hunting options she would not have been such a little terror. Every animal has needs just like all people have needs. She was re-homed a few years ago and has been much happier.