Tips for finding the right cat match.
If you’ve been thinking of adding a kitten or adult cat to your family, there's no time like the present.
But how can you tell which fluffy feline or terrific tabby is the right pet for you? Easy! The ASPCA has created Meet Your Match personality, er, purrrr-sonality profiles.
Here’s how it works: Shelters watch adoptable cats’ behaviors and assess how they’ll behave in different situations. They then categorize the cats into what they call “Feline-ality™.”
According the ASPCA, here’s how some cats would describe themselves:
1. Love Bug
Do you seek affection? I do! If you also like petting, purrs, and paws kneading your lap, I think we might have a LOT in common. I'm looking for "someone who enjoys quiet times and togetherness." Could that someone be you?
Like all sidekicks, I'm just plain good company. I like attention, and I also like my solitude. I don't go looking for trouble, but I'm no scaredy-cat, either. If you are looking for a steady companion to travel with you on the road of life, look no further.
3. Party Animal
I'm a cat on a mission: PARTY! I love to play and explore and test my limits. I'd love to play with you, but I can make a toy out of anything: pencils, post-it notes, potatoes. If you're looking for some laughs and someone to liven up the party, think about inviting me.
4. Personal Assistant
You're working on the computer? Let me press the keys. Reading the paper? I'll hold the pages down for you. Watching TV? I'll just plop in your lap so you can pet me. I love an orderly household, don't you? I'll help you with all your chores, and I'll help you relax when we're done. You'll wonder how you ever managed without me.
5. Private Investigator
I'm working undercover to keep an eye on you and your household. You may not even know you're under surveillance. I can vanish into thin air if anyone or anything interferes with my investigation. If you need a cat who knows how to stay out of trouble and will always keep your secrets, I just might take your case.
Not sure if one of these fits your lifestyle? Look for more Feline-ality™ types here.