Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Africa, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Oregon, Ohio  
Age: 22 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Ms. Rica, Mommas 'rica

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:

August 8th 1994


Her window perch.

When she is left alone for more than a day or being picked up.

Favorite Toy:
A braided ball of yarn with a tail left on it.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Under the coffee table on a folded blanket.

Favorite Food:
Meat - pork chops, chicken, steak.


Arrival Story:
My first cat (Smokey) died at the age of 14. I had her since she was just 6 wks old. I took her death pretty hard and my husband thought that another cat would make me feel better - I still think it was to make "him" feel better. I had a friend that had 11 cats - yes, 11 of them! She constantly took in strays, took them to the vet for any medical attention they needed and then found them good homes. After talking to her, we went to her house to see about getting another cat. She showed us the cats she had and then took us to the sun porch; she kept just 2 cats in the porch, Africa and Shea. She said that the other cats would pick on them so they were safer in there. Africa had been abused and abandoned - she just looked so sweet sitting on the settee. She wouldnt let me touch her but my husband could pet her. We felt so bad for her - and to be locked up on the porch because of the other cats just wasnt fair. So we chose Africa so that she could have a good home and a good life - and so far so good!

Because Africa had been abused, it took her quite a long time to get used to us - it took even longer for her to allow us to touch or pet her. I have had her since 1998 - she is such a good cat, she loves to have her hair brushed, she loves to play, she loves it when we talk sweet talk to her (lol) and now she actually sleeps at the foot of my bed. I wasnt too thrilled with getting her in the beginning - but I am sure glad that I have her now!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 30th 2007 More than 9 years!

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