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American Shorthair
Picture of Ping, a male American Shorthair

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Home:Columbus, OH  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

   Leave a treat for Ping

Pingerator, Ping-Ding, Pain in the A--

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

July 1st 1997

Black and White

Sleeping on my tummy

When people pay attention to something besides him

Favorite Toy:
Super balls that bounce off our hardwood floors

Favorite Nap Spot:
On my lap/chest/tummy

Favorite Food:
Small portions of table scraps, but he typically gets IAMS

He can jump extremely high (he likes to be at the highest point in the room so he can look down and watch everything)


Arrival Story:
When I went to the pound, I was determined to get a fat cat to name Wilbur after the pig in Charlotte's Web. A couple was playing with Ping, and I asked if they were going to take him, and they said probably not. I played with him a little and he was very sweet, but I had to play the good consumer and check out all my options. I put him down on the counter, and as I walked by to where the other cats were, he bound down the counter and took a flying leap, catching my shirt with all four paws! I decided that he had picked me. He was too little to get his shots yet (he was from the street with no momma), so I had to bargain with the pound to let me take him by promising to take him to the vet within a couple weeks to get the shots.

Ping can be more than a little aggressive and territorial which is pretty normal for cats. One time a couple of friends had their big dogs (an English Setter and a Rottweiler) over, and we left the three of them at home alone together. When we returned, Ping had both dogs in a corner whimpering!

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