by Sherry
(Roseburg, OR)



We adopted Hathor from a local shelter when she was about 7 months old.

We don't know exactly how she ended up at the shelter (they won't tell you that info) but we do know that she was pregnant when she got there.

They spayed her and noted on her chat that all the kittens would have been polydactyl.

We weren't sure at first about her "cooniness" but we're pretty sure now, a year and a half later!

She is quite the character. Our house is filled with trills and chirps and "head boops" (very demanding head boops at that).

She has to be with me whatever I'm doing ... for example, cleaning the shower, yup, right there as my "helper".

Her fur is not like other cats. The body fur is shorter and of course she's got the mane and the floofy tail, big furry paws, and "pantaloons". She currently weighs a little over 10 lbs but we think she might not be done growing.

She's got very long whiskers too. She's an indoor cat, but occasionally I take her out on her harness (she's the first cat I ever had that didn't mind a harness).

She has a "sister from another mother" that we adopted at that same time, Juno, who we believe is actually an American Short Hair mix.

They get along well, but Hathor still likes to play like she's a kitten, which will sometimes annoy Juno, but then a little while later, they'll be grooming each other, so we know it's all play.

Some of Hathor's favorite activities are chirping at the humming birds coming to the feeder and then leaping up to get a closer look (even though she's well aware there's a glass door between her and the birds), playing with jingle ball toys in which she will specifically carry one around in her mouth and then "place" it somewhere where it's more of a challenge to get out for her, and generally being by my side any other time.

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