Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted Feb 06, 2014
Having grown up around many pet cats as a child, I was worried when I got my own house and bought my first kitten. I was told this beautiful Ocicat can behave much like a feral but I soon found that to be untrue. She was already litter trained by the time I got her (at 12 weeks) but even in a new house, she never had an accident. After 3 weeks of me having her, she had learned to play fetch with her toy mouse. I am not a fan of cats/cat hair in kitchens so each time she walked towards the kitchen, I would say a firm 'No!'. After a week she knew not to go in there and would only wait by the door frame (although she does sometimes try sneak in when I am not looking).
I find my Pheobe to be very loving around me and my children...and any stranger who walks by, ha. She is very affectionate. All in all I would highly recommend an Ocicat to anyone. Although, they do want lots of attention and are not your typical 'open the door and let them out' type. They do love outdoors but I find mine much prefers to be sat in the warmth with the people she loves.
She went on (unexpectedly) to have babies a year later and I could not resist but to keep one girl. The rest went to family members who love them just as much as I love my two.