Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jul 26, 2015
In the winter of 2003, one evening, a darling young cat showed up on our doorstep. She seemed to be very well cared for and not shy around people at all. We posted flyers in our neighborhood, contacted local shelters and humane societies, etc., but no one responded. That's the winter that Tabby, we eventually named her, adopted us. We took her to the vet, who informed us that she was a Scottish Fold, and that she was most likely a purebred.
I grew up with many cats of different varieties - mostly your generic farm cats - but none ever compared with Tabby. She was truly the most affectionate cat, very playful, and loved attention. However, she wasn't "needy" or too clingy. She was great with children as well as adults, and she was a faithful companion to our golden retriever as well. She was incredibly bright and would respond to commands. She was a bit ornery as well though and would sometimes tease our other cats; she would also hiss and bat them away if they were vying for our attention at the same time she was - truly "catty" I suppose :P
Tabby was very easy to maintain and was incredibly healthy - other than maintenance check-ups and vaccinations at the vet, she was perfectly healthy till the day she died. She was with us for 11 years and truly was a member of our family. I'm so thankful for the day when she found us - she was a best friend to my children and was a wonderful companion for me as well.
A few years after she died, we chose to get another Scottish Fold - this time a male, Scottie - and we, again, are so glad we did! He can't replace Tabby, but again, he is very friendly, affectionate, intelligent, easy to maintain, healthy, and is a joyful addition to our family!