Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Posted Aug 20, 2015
I didn't go out looking for this cat, she found me. I got up one morning and there she was, just this little puffball of fur, sitting at my backdoor. We put up signs all around our part of town, with her picture on it, but no one ever called about her. To this day, we have no idea where she came from. After having her for a few months, I could kinda see why somebody didn't want her back.
She was completely unsocial. I don't know if it's all Himalayan cats or just Muffy, but she was just straight up hateful and mean. She'd go up to the kids, for no reason at all, and attack them. She'd do the same thing to our dog (luckily for her, the dog was laid back and didn't attack her back).
On top of that, she was hard to tend to. She wouldn't poop in cat liter, so we had to buy this white sand for her to potty in, or she'd poop in the corner or tub. She had really long hair and had to be brushed everyday to keep her from getting all knotted up. Then there was the coughing up of hairballs at 3:00 a.m. You haven't lived until you had a cat hack up a hairball on your forehead in the middle of the night.
We kept her for her whole life. We had her put down when she was almost 10 years old. She had terminal cancer and had gotten to the point where she was suffering. It broke my heart to put her down, even though she wasn't my favorite pet, I didn't want to see her in pain. If you're a single person, this might be a good pet for you, but I personally wouldn't want another one.