Selecting a pet from a shelter can be quite challenging, considering the numerous adorable animals waiting to be taken home. Elliot and Nathaniel Green had a firsthand experience of this dilemma during their recent visit to an animal shelter where they hoped to adopt a cat. Little did they know that the unexpected was about to unfold.
During their visit to the Lynchburg Humane Society’s “Free Cat Fridays,” Nathaniel and Elliot Green were hoping to adopt a Siamese kitten as their new furry companion. Unfortunately, they discovered that the only kitten available had already been reserved. Disappointed, they began to leave empty-handed when a blind cat showed interest in them. Little did they expect that they would end up being chosen by this beautiful feline instead.
According to Elliot, he was convinced to join the cat adoption by his colleague who just adopted a cute kitten there. While browsing through the shelter’s website with Nathaniel, they both fell in love with a Siamese kitten. Although Merlin, a blind cat, has been at the shelter for some time, he still remains unsold despite his beauty that is similar to any other cat in the shelter.
The staff members at the shelter shared that Merlin is a calm and affectionate cat who enjoys being held. However, when the Greens brought him home, they discovered that he had some health issues as he frequently experienced seiᴢures. Naturally worried, the couple researched and discovered that Merlin was allergic to wheat. They switched his diet to wheat-free cat food, and thankfully, he has been healthy ever since. Merlin is a one-of-a-kind kitten with unique features because he is a part of a rare mixed breed known as Napoleon, which is a combination of Munchkin and Persian cats.
Due to his blindness, Merlin seemed fearless and would often attempt to jump from high places without hesitation. He was a friendly cat who didn’t shy away from people; instead, he would greet visitors at the door and even climb onto their laps while they sat on the couch. One of his favorite foods was watermelon, which also happened to be Elliot’s preferred fruit, making it a regular dish for both of them. Merlin had been living with the Greens for more than two years, and they all enjoyed their lives together.