Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 26, 2014
The majority of my cats are exceptionally affectionate and active. Feebie on the other hand prefers to remain to himself. He was a stray when we got him, and he suffers from Feline HIV. His weight has always been a struggle as he remains underweight, and if you feed him too much it makes him sick. We have to provide him with a special prescription food to help him eat as he has very weak teeth and gums.
Still we love him, and our vet has told us the majority of his health issues could probably be traced back to the FHIV. He's an extremely intelligent, cat and very beautiful. His unique bobbed tail is what first caught our eyes and we thought someone had injured him.
I wouldn't recommend putting him around other animals as he enjoys his space and is a very lazy cat. He's an excellent cat though for someone who is just looking for a companion. He's very quiet, and very intelligent. If he doesn't want to be bothered though he will let you know by growling at you, but once he's attached to you he will follow you everywhere and constantly want to be with you. He seems to have only attached himself to one person in our family and that is my mother. He follows her absolutely everywhere, and gets very depressed when she goes to bed and he can't follow her. He'll sit outside of her door meowing until he is let in and then he'll simply lay down and sleep once in the room.
As a whole I wouldn't recommend this breed to anyone with children or other pets, but for someone who wants a cat that has a certain degree of independence a Japanese Bobtail would probably be perfect for you!