Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jan 10, 2015
I spent over 20 years of my life opposed to the cats as a pets. I was wondering why the people keep them, and how can they enjoy with a cat laying next to them.
However, my parents successfully persuaded me and we took Tome, a legitimate successor of my friend's beautiful cat. I will start with some very annoying characteristics :) First of all, in winter, Tome is like attached to the heater or the oven. He doesn't move away, and there is no chance that he would go outside the house. Secondly, he is capable of opening the door of the fridge - fishes beware! Even the frozen ones :)
But, he proved that his capacity for learning can be used in a positive manner. From February till October, Tome is lethal for mouses and other bigger insects. He is very reliable predator and keeps our backyard clear, which is a very good and useful skill. He also loves to play with people, and especially with other cats. And when it comes about dogs, he is frightened. Oh, very frightened. It makes me laugh when I see him running for his life, even the dog is 100 meters behind :)
If you have conditions to keep him in warm indoor places, than the european shorthair cat will be your ideal pal.