Albert: My British Shorthair

Albert: My British Shorthair

by Nicole
(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.


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Apr 29, 2010
Sounds like a perfect gentleman
by: Dawn

Albert sounds like a wonderful boy – such a proper example of british shorthair temperment!

I might have to look into thate ‘oral care’ SD food myself. My little brit has already had some brushes with gingivitus and I’m working at making sure those teeth issues are kept well in check!

Feb 28, 2010
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Nicole. I like that Albert “avoids confrontation and is a pacifist by character”. I reckon he is big enough for not being pushed over by your other cat – things like that makes being a pacifist so much easier… ๐Ÿ˜‰
He sounds like a real nice cat and I too would like seeing a picture of him.

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Feb 27, 2010
Perfect English Gentleman
by: Michael

It sounds as if Albert is the perfect English gentleman. He seems to have the attributes of a well bred Englishman:)

It seems he was named after Prince Albert. Did you name him?

Prince Albert was the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. I am sure you know that.

There is a well known memorial to him on the south side of Hyde Park, that I have driven past on many occasions. Here it is on a rare bright day!:

Albert memorial

Prince Albert appears to have been a very popular man and much loved by Queen Victoria.

If you have a photo of your Albert please email it to me at:


substituting [at] with @

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