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American Shorthair
Picture of Baby, a male American Shorthair

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Home:New York City / Tribeca, NY  
Age: 24 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Corruption (his actual name), Pest, PHC, Boo Boo Kitty, The Phantom Pooper

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Black and White

Wreaking havoc upon our household and other pets

Anything that interferes with his dominance

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Nap Spot:
In bed with us - between my wife and myself, or in his basket

Favorite Food:
Butter, olive oil, cream (we don't feed him these intentionally - he gets them when we're not looking)

Catching and eating moths, keeping us awake at night


Arrival Story:
Baby was adopted 3 or 4 months after we adopted Mal, from the same shelter in Chicago. The original plan was to adopt four cats and name them Malevolence, Corruption, Pestilence and Ruin. We only got to two, and since Baby was adopted as a kitten the "Baby" name stuck. Who wants a cat called Corruption, anyway? Pestilence would have been a better fit for him, as the nickname "Pest" really fits.

Baby was the runt of his litter, and abused by his litter mates. It shows in his adult personality - he's constantly asserting dominance over Mal in various ways, and even controls the human members of the household by waking us up when he sees fit. After having him for over 10 years, I finally had to have him declawed in the front when he nearly took out a friend's eye after the friend picked him up. But since the declawing, he's been perfectly happy and has even calmed down a bit. He's truly a Jekyll and Hyde cat - calm, loving and cuddly in the mornings and at bedtime, but a holy terror the rest of the day. We love him all the same. The wounded photograph on display is after a surgery he had to remove a benign skin tumor on his head...hence 8/9 lives.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 8th 2004 More than 11 years!

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