Albert: My British Shorthair
(Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Albert was born in England (UK) almost 4 years ago. He was brought as a kitty by an Englishwoman (who was the previous owner) to Arizona. The owner sold Albert to me a year ago because her daughter developed an allergy for cat’s hair.
The very first moment I saw Albert my heart fell for him, once and forever. He has such a striking appearance and a sweet personality. Albert’s fur is white with lilac points. His eyes are large, round and blue. His is big, heavy and strong but he is not overweight. Like all cats of his breed, he is calm and collected. He avoids confrontation and is a pacifist by character. He is a true gentleman to people and his housemate cat (she is Himalayan).
He would allow her to eat from his bowl even if hungry himself. If attacked, Albert growls in a low, “screechy-like” voice. But normally he is not vocal at all.
Albert is curious, he likes to investigate and check things out, especially open cupboards.
Albert enjoys taking a walk in our back yard. He would sit on top of the fence wall to have a better look of the surroundings.
Albert likes to be in control. He would normally choose such a place in the house where he can have the best view of everyone.
Albert respects the boundaries. He would not enter my son’s room (my son doesn’t like pets in his room), just sit at the entrance and watch my son playing computer games.
Albert is clean, he grooms himself very well. He is toilet-trained. He eats dry food (Science Diet Oral Care) mostly but enjoys wet food, as well (Aristocat different tastes). He fancies canned tuna in water. Albert drinks water from a water fountain.
At night he sleeps in my bedroom, either on the chair, or on the bed at my feet. Albert hates to be picked up. He is a floor cat. He doesn’t cuddle, but likes petting. He would show his affection by rubbing his head against my legs.
Albert is the sweetest cat I’ve ever had. I call him “my beautiful boy” and “the subject to the British Crown”. He is my best friend and my dear baby.