American Shorthair
Picture of Snert, a male American Shorthair

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Home:Portland, Oregon, OR  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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"the Love cat", "Flowerchild", Snertie, the Snertster

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Blue Bicolor

being affectionate (we call him Love cat)headbutting and rubbing his face in long hair,especially damp freshwashed hair; being petted, carried

Owners who sleep in. Owners who do not go to bed "on time" . Being kept inside. Vacationing owners. smelly cat box

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Favorite Nap Spot:
In bed snuggled up against one of us with his paws on an arm or in a catbed doughnut or in a box

Favorite Food:
Cat treats, drinking wheatgrass (green) water ; sampling fllower vase waters!, koi food

opening cupboard doors, herding humans, waking humans up;fitting himself into unusual containers: hats, boxes, wreaths etc.

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Snert was found in the snow in a ditch,crying piteously. My daughter brought him home in her sweater. He was small. He had a funny tongue due to apparently having cut it and having it healed so that he has a bit of a cupped tongue. (This makes him a noisy and effective drinker!). We already had cats but could not turn him away. We called him Snert because of the sound he seemed to make as he ran and turned corners...kind of like a cartoon race-car! He gracefully deferred to our dominent old curmudgeon top cat and seemed to prefer being the sweet nonfighting love guy.

Of course we got him fixed as we do all our cats but he never was much of a fighter until he had to assume the role of house "topcat" and keep newbies in line and defend the backyard against strange new cats. He was such a love and seemed like a different breed...with his extra soft (like rabbit fur) coat, blue color which covered him except for white tips on his front feet, longer white spats/short socks of on his rear feet, and white neck , separated by a grey belt fron a whilte under belly. I have seen other cats with this distinctive fur and markings and they also seem to share this loving personality. Snert has a full face..and is very expressive. He is fairly vocal when he wants to be....with questionmark sounds like rrrrrrrh? but can be emphatic, complainy, begging, and simply greeting or affectionate in sounds. Once a new cat and he tangled ...seeming play turned into something else and he had to have an operation to take care of a wound in his throat (minus one of his cat lives!) . Last year, he got very ill and we spent over $1400 on trying to find the problem and save him. He had stopped eating or drinking and seemed not to be eliminating any waste either...! We worried he had eaten something bad or maybe had swallowed something like dental floss or somthing that had caused an obstruction . He stayed at the vets for care for a period of time . I visited him to keep up his spirits but he was not recovering so we finally decided to take him home so if the problem was terminal, we could be with him. As soon as we carried him out to our van, he suddenly came to life , perked up and started vigorously ripping up the carseats.. and the vet started laughing. She said.." he had "given up " but now knows he is s going to get well and you are rescueing him!" It was true. He recovered fully and was obviously grateful and expanded his demonstrative affection habits to include my husband ...and is very happy and loving and confident to this day!. Snert has a wonderful way of looking at his humans adoringly, giving us the "slow blink " that is a cat smile...and in his enthusiasm of purring, sometimes drools. What I find amusing is that I have spotted him going up to a beloved human who is perhaps asleep...and he sits down and looks at him/her and then starts to purr and "smile" as if to say.."Awww. Isnt that human just adorable. I love him/her" . Snert is not naturally a "dominant" cat but now that that role has fallen to him by seniority, has had to change to fulfill that role. When I got Jedi and Leia, two black kitties...they were so young and naieve and in need of supervision, he finally stepped up with some encouragement from me. Leia played up to him and finally won his grudging acceptance as a companion and they are closer now, going out together and she cuddling up to him on occasion...and playing chase. Jedi is now grown huge and though timid generally , clearly gives a nondominant natured Snert pause but they get along.

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Love, flowers, music..for me

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November 22nd 2007 More than 9 years!

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