Acquired: Bred cat myself
Posted Feb 15, 2016
Crescent is a semi-social cat who loves to eat. She has had the nickname "fat cat" for about 8 years, but she is still a very pretty cat. We often comment there is something regal about the way she carries herself, which fits her because she is definitely the boss lady of our other cats. Crescent is anti-social when she wants to be and social when she wants to be, and nobody can make her be one or the other when she is not feeling it. Her favorite toys are a laser pointer and a feather on the end of a string. She has been almost responsible for many gerbil or hamster deaths in our family. You might attribute this to poor care of the gerbils on our part, but in reality it is her intelligence. This cat is hyper smart, and know how to get into cages. I have seen her open drawers, and her escape rate is crazy. She know just the right moment when you have the laundry basket and the door to dart by your legs to the outside world. We worry about that a lot since we have coyotes in the area, but she can be a vicious fighter when she wants to be. She is not afraid to use claws or teeth. That being said she loves sit with people or next to them (or on their homework-she has a fascination with sitting on paper), but hates being picked up. She is very emotionally attached to my brother, so he is the one person in the world who she loves on no matter what. She takes no nonsense from our dogs, but doesn't go out of her way to attack or antagonize them, preferring to simply jump out of reach over really fighting. She is extremely low maintenance. We've gone on vacation(not an extended one) before and just left a big bowl of cat food and water and she was fine. Her mother was one of our pets, so we raised her from infancy and found her extremely easy to house train, and she will eat anything so she is not brand specific like one of our dogs happens to be. Cats in general are not for people who want love and affection from them constantly, and they will not jump up and run to you as soon as you walk in the door. You can tell who they love though, and who they don't. Even though we have a love-hate relationship, there are few others who I love sharing a couch with as much as crescent.