This kitty came in to our lives 6 months after we lost our TaiBo, another oriental shorthair. The oriental breed of cat is is beautiful, smart, fun, sociable and does not shed. We had never suffered such loss over any other animal before, well, except for a parrot, and this boy has given our lives a spark again. He has a big fluffy bed, which is now the toy box and he prefers to sleep in the coke box as he watches the birds and squirrels from our North Carolina home. I would highly recommend this breed of cat for anyone looking. Adoption is always the best first option.