American Shorthair
Picture of Spike, a male American Shorthair

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Home:Bloomington, a  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Spikus, Spikey, William the Bloody, Beautiful, Monkey Tail, Mommy Paws, Loverboy

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

His mom, boxes, suitcases, paper sacks, talking, batting at random objects, bugs, boys

His sister Scout, being held, being locked out of the room his mom's in

Favorite Toy:
Plastic bottle lids

Favorite Nap Spot:
In a box, on a suitcase

Favorite Food:

He has a 6 foot vertical jump and he comes when you call, like a dog


Arrival Story:
My roommate had already picked a black kitten out of an unseen litter of barn cats. Just before pick up, the little girl who owned the kittens didn't want to give away the black kitten because he was inseperable from one of his brothers. My roommate was distraught, so I said that I would take the bonus kitten even though I had no idea what sort of cat it was. I wanted to name the kitten Potsy (short for "potluck") or Linus, but eventually settled on Spike.

Spike is one of the strangest cats I have ever owned- he's strong but gentle, bizarrely intelligent and completely devoted to me. Sometimes he plays too hard, gets wound up, and has to be held until he calms down. The vet said that if Spike was a child he'd be diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. Beyond that, he's a first rate bug hunter and the light of my life.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 25th 2004 More than 12 years!

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