Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jan 29, 2019
I've had DSH cats since 2006. Dorian (pictured) and his sister, Rapunzel, were adopted when they were about 6 months old. Originally I was going to adopt his sister because she was outgoing and he was more reserved but I felt bad about separating them so I adopted both. Twelve years later, Rapunzel is what I always imagined a cat to be - fairly aloof, only wants attention when she wants it, and overall lazy. Dorian has turned out to be my shadow and completely bloomed. He plays fetch with his toys and will bring them back. He even taught another adopted DSH how to play fetch. He loves drinking out of the sink and he's quite chatty. If I sneeze (which happens fairly frequently because, surprise, I' m allergic to cats!), he will chirp afterward. Unfortunately, in his older age, he has developed kidney disease. These mixed breeds are just as likely to develop health issues as other breeds and do require the same veterinary care. He is low maintaince for grooming but if I'm brushing my long hair cat, he comes running because he actually enjoys being groomed.
Overall, a fantastic breed to have!