Acquired: Pet store
By L Sand CVT
Denver, Colorado, United States
Posted Feb 27, 2018
I have owned lots of cats and my favorites have been the domestic shorthairs, or mixed breed cats. I don't always like to admit it, but Layla has been my favorite. She has been super easy to care for, super healthy, and just the sweetest companion. Mixed breed cats are easy to come by if you are looking for one. Shelters are generally full of them. In all my years of working with animals, I find that mixed breed animals can often avoid the health pitfalls that purebreds can be predisposed to. I also find that a lot of mixed breed cats want to overeat and gain weight easily if food is left out, but Layla has always eaten in moderation and other than her yearly vaccines, exam, and dental cleanings, has not needed much medical attention. She is also super playful and loves toy mice and laser pointers.