Shassy is a 16 month old Heinz 57 cat. We got him from an ad in the paper. He terrorizes my dogs, especially my little guy. Shassy adapted perfectly into our lives. He's my "door sitter" whenever I let the dogs out. He'll sit at the door and watch for them to come back up the steps to the deck, then he'll come jump on me and do whatever he has to do to get me to come let them in. He really thinks he's part dog!
I should probably explain here! When I say he terrorizes my dogs, I mean that he loves to jump over them and get them to wrestle with him. With my little guy (the smallest of my 2 dachshunds, named Buddy), Shassy and Buddy are best friends and love to chase each other around and wrestle. Princess (my other dachsie) mostly just ignores the cat, but will play once iin a while. She mostly plays with Buddy.
But Shassy is so much fun to watch as he initiates play with Buddy or with a light relfection on the wall or whatever else he can find!
He's recently discovered another toy too that I'm battling now. He loves to get up on the open toilet and play in the water, getting it all over the seat! So I'm having to be more diligent about keeping the lids down!
On the same token tho, he also likes to stand up to the tub whenever I take a bath and play in that water too! Doesn't even matter to him that it's hot! Really makes my bath time fun!
Shassy sounds like a very fun pet to have around.
His eyes tell me that he wants you to stop calling him a Heinz 57, and to start calling him by his rightful breed name of "miniature tiger". He says he looks like a tiger, eats like a tiger, and can growl like a tiger, so he must be a tiger.
He is a beautiful "miniature tiger" too. His story is very amusing and well-told.
Thanks for sharing him with us.
He sure does have pretty markings, even when he was younger. I got a big kick out of your description of him "terrorizing" the dogs. I've seen a few cats who actually might do that. Ha-Ha.
It's nice they play together that way though. A lot of entertainment for your family.
Thanks for sharing his pictures including the earlier one. He has grown a lot.
Thank you both for your comments about Shassy. Actually what he was telling me in that shot was to hurry up and take the picture because as soon as I did he jumped up and chased Buddy up and around the couch a few times! I'm here most of the time alone with the animals because my husband is a long haul trucker, but the 3 of them keep me entertained better than anything else ever could! Especially since we got Shassy. He is so much fun!
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Shassy was 3 months at the time of this photo. He is a tabby from a private owner. Shassy loves to play with his toys and with our dogs. He also loves to sit and watch the world from inside on his play tower. Shassy loves to sit on top of or next to us whenever we sit down. In this photo he was sleeping on top of my sleeping husband in the recliner.
By Cricket from Parkton, NC
I've just got to say it. That's my boy! He'll be 6 months old next week and the older he gets the better he gets. He's becoming a really fantastic cat! He's in today getting shots along with getting neutered and declawed. Even my dogs are missing him like crazy! Both of them keep going to all the places Shassy goes searching for him! (03/04/2010)