Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Apr 17, 2016
Noname is a very mischievous cat. We stopped letting him into the room while we slept because he found so many ways to keep us awake; playing with the closet door, opening and closing drawers and his personal favorite - dragging a penny across the floor. He is also really good at locking himself in the bathroom.
He is pretty wary of new people, doesn't like to be touched by strangers. With us, he is fairly affectionate but things have to happen on his own terms. If he feels like he wants to be pet then he will come to us. He doesn't like to be picked up. He'll often lay on his back and trick you into petting his stomach. But don't do it! It's a trap and he'll snap at you if you try.
He's a big strong cat who he very healthy, we've never had any problem with him.
He is pretty particular about his food, he likes the bowl to be full and the water, fresh. He also likes his litter to be clean and will not hesitate to leave little "presents" around it to voice his dissatisfaction.
If you're thinking of getting this type of cat, be warned: he sheds like no other! His hair is very fine so it forms little tumbleweeds around the house. Hours after having vacuumed, new tumbleweeds will already have formed. And the hair gets into everything: the couch, your clothes, even the refrigerator! So if cat hair is an issue for you, look for another type of cat. Also, unfortunately, he hates being brushed so we can only get a few strokes in while he eats.
This a pretty skittish cat who doesn't like loud noises. I don't think this would be a good cat around kids. We have another cat and he loves to run after her.
Overall, Noname is a pretty independent cat who has grown attached to his owners but likes to be the one who initiates contact.