American Shorthair
Picture of Bwana, a female American Shorthair

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Home:Seattle, WA  
Age: 26 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Bwanaaaaaah (whispered), Bwana Iguana from Borneo

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Napping and lovin'.

Hazel B (well, not always, but she definitely needed her space from time to time), Chico, loud noises, sudden movements, lots of commotion.

Favorite Toy:
Bits of string.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere warm: next to the radiator, on top of the dryer, under a lit lamp (even in the heat of summer!), a sunny windowsill.

Favorite Food:
Cheese, yogurt, coconut sorbet.

You mean besides looking lovely? What else does a kitty need to know how to do? Looking lovely will get you everywhere, dahling.

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
I had a friend who was moving to Denver and couldn't take her cats right away. So Bwana and her brother Woodbine came to live with me, my best friend and our combined 5 cats. (I know, I know. What were we thinking?!) Woodbine couldn't hang with Aragorn (the big, goofy, thought-he-was-too-cool-for-school guy), so he hoofed it back to his old house where the new tenants took him in. Bwana stayed and (lucky me!) her previous person never sent for her. She's been with me ever since, and that was over 12 years ago.

Bwana is all sweetness, all of the time. She gets spooked easily, so you have to approach her slowly and love her gently. On the rare occasions when she lets her hair down and actually plays, it is a joy to behold. She admirably tolerated Sweet B's smothering attentions and has stoically borne being one among many for years. I know that she has always yearned to be an only cat, so I've tried to give her extra lovies and attention. Since Sarah Kitty and Sweet B have gone on, she now shares the house with only two other cats who mostly leave her alone. But I know that, in her heart, she's thinking "Ha. Two down...two to go."

Lives Remaining:
4 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 7th 2004 More than 12 years!

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