American Shorthair/Himalayan
Picture of Bean, a male American Shorthair/Himalayan

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Home:Culver City / San Diego, CA  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 14 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Bean

Bean-kun, Bean-boy, Bean-machine, Mr. Bean

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Exploring new places, napping beneath bushes, bird-watching, chasing Rosemary

Rosemary, sprinklers beneath napping bushes, stuffed ducks

Favorite Toy:
Furry mouse

Favorite Nap Spot:
On top of the cat tree or beneath a bush outside

Favorite Food:
Chicken & liver gravy

Climbing stucco walls, playing the pounce game, dashing out the door


Arrival Story:
I went to PetSmart one day and saw their kennels with rescue kittens and decided that I really needed to adopt a cat. I talked my roommates into it and we all went down the next weekend to meet kittens. One of my roommates, Pat, picked up Bean and stretched him out like a show cat -- Bean was cool as a cucumber. His laid back attitude and friendly confidence won us over, and we took him home. He is, of course, one of the most remarkable cats in the world! Since I adopted him other family members have adopted cats, being inspired by Bean's friendliness and all-around cat awesomeness.

Bean loves to explore outside. I have recently been working with him to walk on a leash, and we've had great success. I have a lightweight retractable leash that attaches to his harness. He comes running if I get out the leash and harness, knowing from this that he'll get to go outside. He has virtually no vices -- he is meticulous about using the litterbox, doesn't destroy things, and is both super affectionate and independent at the same time. You have to meet him to truly understand what a cool cat he is. The only exception to the no-destruction clause is with houseplants -- he likes to chew up leaves, but when I grow him pots of catnip and cat grass he wants nothing to do with him. We're still working on this part. He likes dried catnip in moderation, but we've observed that he's actually more of a dealer than a user -- if there are other cats around, he'll fight them off and hoard the catnip for himself, but he doesn't eat it, roll in it, or sniff it the way they do.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 10th 2004 More than 12 years!

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RosemaryIsisHarold Erasmus

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