Skittles, Cat, American Shorthair (short coat)

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Species: 
Cat
Breed: 
American Shorthair (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
American Shorthair
Gender: 
Female
Home with cats: 
Yes
Home with kids: 
Yes
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Adult
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Medium
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Calico or Dilute Calico
Coat Length: 
Short
Pattern: 
Tabby
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Description: 
See Skittles's Homepage Declawed Domestic Short Hair Skittles is a shorthaired calico, tabby and white mix. She is probably between 6 and 10 years old. She enjoys playing with toys and odd bits of stuff, and is really easy to entertain with a toy mouse on a string. A family adopted Skittles from a Bakersfield shelter. But after a few weeks, they discovered some members were allergic to cats. Rather than return her to the shelter, they offered her to me. Please contact me if you are interested in her. Becky: (661) 245-3398Skittles is a very affectionate cat that loves to follow you around during the day, peeking into what you are doing. She will curl up beside you or in your lap while you are working on a computer or watching TV. She enjoys sleeping next to you in bed, and will want to be under the covers, if the house is cold. She kneads with her paws at times, and this behavior has been compared to getting a massage. Her front claws were removed (I suspect when just a kitten), but sometimes she will rub her paws against a scratching post, anyway. Skittles shows no interest in other cats for companionship. However, she is in a household with several cats now, and she does fine with them. She will growl if a cat comes too close to her. This seems to be a defense she developed, because she doesn't have claws to protect herself. She is spayed and micro-chipped. She is up-to-date on her shots and gets her teeth cleaned once a month at the Vet Clinic in Lebec, for $15. When she first came to live with me, she had earplugs deep in her ears (caused by ear wax and dirt). The vet safely removed as much as possible. However, she has suffered some hearing loss.Skittles needs to be kept inside, unless there is a perfectly protected yard for her to roam about. She enjoys trying to catch birds and will spend hours hiding near the bird feeder... but she has never come close to catching one. She avoids children. If a child wants to pick her up or pet her, she will let them. But, she usually hides when children come to visit and won't come out until they have left. Skittles is an excellent companion for an older person that is looking for a very interactive and affectionate pet.Please contact me if you are interested in Skittles: Becky: (661) 245-3398