American Shorthair
Picture of Akira, a male American Shorthair

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Age: 19 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 15 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Skittles (2002 - 2012), Mango, Caramello and Goji

Ki (Key)

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-pound cat

April 15th 1997

Orange Tabby

Looking out the window

A closed door when he wants to enter a bedroom

Favorite Toy:
hair scrunchie, but only if no one or no other cat is looking

Favorite Nap Spot:
back of the couch

Favorite Food:
IAMS dry

can walk with humans as if on a leash

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Adopted at PetSmart, Akira's original owner called him Red Heat, and gave him up for adoption at the age of 2. A crusty character and quite set in his ways, at first, it wasn't long before Akira began to show unusual following skills when we walked our dog, Shonna. Akira, apparently used to living life outdoors the first 2 years of his life, would demand to follow us on Shonna's walks and also to our neighbor's home on visits without Shonna along. Then, Akira began going to this neighbor's house, across two streets, on his own and back. At the age of 10, I stopped this practice as I began to fear at Akira's advancing age, he would not make it across the street in time. He took to this well, but still insists on going out in the yard daily to look around.

Came to us with a broken tail (bent in half). Vet could not determine whether a human had injured Akira or whether it was a birth defect brought on by crowded conditions in the womb.

Lives Remaining:
4 of 9

Forums Motto:
Take me for a Walk

I've Been On Catster Since:
March 31st 2010 More than 6 years!

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No Excuses kind of ManCat

April 11th 2010 5:03 am
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I may be an old man in my thirteenth year but I am the strongest cat in my family and no doubt, the whole neighborhood. If you stay on my good side, you have nothing to worry about and I will be your loyal friend for life. Just keep it in mind that I AM THE BOSS.

Last summer Human Brother D. brought his dog over without checking with me first. I ambushed the huge foolish beast by hiding behind the porch wall and jumping on Beast's back while they waited for my Mom to answer the door. I don't think that slobbering Beast will mess with me again this way because I am tough.

I make no excuses for my retirement as Leader of the Cats in our family last year. Mr. Sunshine Ziggi is far more suited to the job, being well liked by the whole family. You would never catch me being such a suck up and besides, I enjoy a foul disposition from time to time.

I also make no excuses for my enjoyment of toe licking, in particular, human brother B.'s toes. Mm-mm good, expecially after he has been AT WORK all day. Whatever AT WORK is for B., it sure is a place to get delicious toes in need of my rough tongue. B. tries to move his toes away so I wait until he is on the potty. Works every time. A little tip for all you wannabe toe lickers.

Also, no excuses for my insistance on getting into B.'s sleeping room . I know if I jump on a box next to where B. sleeps, that music will come out. I like to turn on the music and curl up in bed...doesn't everyone ?

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