Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Oregon, United States
Posted Aug 04, 2014
I adopted Winston from the humane society after a few hours of meeting various kittens in the private visiting room and instantly knew he was the one. In addition to his stunning looks—bright blue eyes and white, silver tipped fur—he was the only kitten to climb right up into my lap and start purring. He still has the same sweet and happy disposition today that he had as a kitten.
As sweet as he is, he is full of personality and wants to get to know anyone who comes over. Far from shy, he turns on his charm to try and get almost anyone to play with him. He loves playing fetch and digging in the garden. He was an indoor-only cat until we moved to a single-family home with a backyard. He seems to do well in both environments.
We later adopted an older, fluffy black shelter cat and the two bonded immediately. One thing to note with Snowshoe cats—when they are kittens, they start out almost completely white with very faint markings, but they can darken significantly as they get older. It’s very hard to tell how dark they will get. Their body fur can range from almost white to very dark and their ears, nose, and tail markings can be anywhere from slightly tinted to nearly solid.
Snowshoes make great family pets and get along well with children, other cats and even dogs. Overall I would recommend a Snowshoe to anyone with the time to give them the attention they crave.