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Raoul

Oriental Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

4/5

Friendly with owners

4/5

Good with dogs

1/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

3/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Need for attention

3/5

Indoor/outdoor Jeckel and Hyde

By

11020, Costa Rica

Posted Sep 12, 2014

The deal when I got Raoul from the shelter was that I take his sister, Zanzibar. Like her, he was a challenge of a cat. Extremely sweet and affectionate when inside, but a very different cat if he ever managed to slip outside the house. Often it would take days to coax him back inside. It didn't matter to him how cold it got, he was just as happy staying outside in sub-zero temperatures. once he disappeared for a month before coming back a few pounds lighter than when he left.

And despite being an utterly beautiful cat, a short hair silver tabby, he shed an immense amount, and needed to be brushed regularly to keep his hair from getting everywhere. He was tolerant other house cats, but did not get along with other cats, unless they were gingers, which he loved regardless of where they came from, and the local raccoon (similar coloring, I suppose). A good sized cat, he had a capacity for loud screaming howls (usually at other neighborhood cats) and once hit my roommate hard enough with a foreleg that she said it hurt. Quite the personality he had.

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