American Shorthair
Picture of Gussie, a female American Shorthair

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Home:Rosamond, CA  
Age: 20 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Gussie

Gus, Gustitoid, Scuzzy, Tux, Scarface

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

scaring Squitty's prey, napping with Mom

the vacuum cleaner, strangers in the house

Favorite Toy:
someone's hand under the bed covers, a leaf blowing by, a crumpled piece of paper

Favorite Nap Spot:
the cat tree that looks on to the front porch

Favorite Food:
chicken, pumpkin custard

the ability to make you say "She's so cute!" while wanting to strangle her; climbing ladders


Arrival Story:
Future Dad was house sitting for his sister when her neighbor came over to ask if this kitten they found was hers, if not they would return her to the empty lot they got her from. He said no but he would hang onto her for a bit. When Mom went over to visit, she found this tiny little tuxedo cat sound asleep on his chest, and said "We can't have another cat.... but she's so cute!" It was a done deal.

Her theme song is "Devil or Angel." Just before Daddy is about to nail her to the wall, she cuddles up and gives him a kiss on the lips or nose, and he says "She's so cute!" For a short time we had a doggy door, for the dog, and we thought we were OK with the cats not using it because they were afraid of it. We had to get rid of it when we realized that Gussie was going outside by going under the dog as he was going outside! She likes to help Dad on the computer by sitting on the arm of his chair or trying to fit up on his chest like she did as a baby. She likes to help Mom on the computer by lying across her arms as she types. She often appears with little scrapes and scratches on her face, but we can't figure out why. Could it be some crazy acrobatic stunt gone awry? Before she was a year old, she took two bagels out of Mom's bag and ate them. We know this because we found the empty plastic bag and she spent several days in a tight bundle saying "My tummy hurts! (Aren't I cute?)"

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 25th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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