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American Shorthair
Picture of Zippy, a male American Shorthair

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Home:Fairfax, VA  
Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Damn Cat, Pest

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Brown Tabby

Laps, treats

Being confined

Favorite Toy:
Anything he's not supposed to have

Favorite Nap Spot:
His human's lap

Favorite Food:

Fitting himself onto any lap, no matter how inconvenient


Arrival Story:
We adopted him from a shelter in Florida. When we found him, he was friendly as long as we left him in the cage, but as soon as we tried to take him out, he tried to shred my arm! We managed to get him into a carrier eventually, though; since then, he's hated being caged or confined in any way.

Zippy is a chewer...if it's vaguely stringy, he'll chew it. We've learned the hard way to put our shoes out of his reach; otherwise, he'll chew through the laces. He likes high places, including the 7-foot bookshelf in our home office. Like our other cats, he likes to drink water directly from the tap. Unfortunately, Zippy also sneezes. A lot. He apparently had a bad respiratory infection as a kitten, and it damaged his sinuses. This basically means we find cat snot in the most interesting places (eww!). But if we hadn't adopted him, he'd probably be dead by now, since I suspect that no one else would have taken a cat who's always sneezing. Zippy is the most insistent lap cat I have ever had. He'll curl up in any available lap...usually when you're busy and don't want to be bothered, of course. At night when I'm knitting in front of the TV, Widget and Zippy arrange themselves on my stretched-out legs and sleep all evening.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

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

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