While I was at Animal Control picking up a dog, I took a look at the cats and kittens they had there. The director called us because they are overflowing with cats and are having to euthanize them to make room for more. It's an awful situation, but the director at this particular facility does a great job of trying to find adoption homes or rescue groups to save as many animals as possible. I hate going and seeing what animals are out of time, but I love the feeling of rescuing one of them.
I wish I could take more, but right now I only have room for one more kitten. So, I took a look to see who was there, and saw what I immediately thought of as the cutest kitten in the world. He reached his paw through the bars of his cage and started trying to play with me. I couldn't believe he hadn't been adopted - he was adorable. An orange tabby with medium length fur - why was he still there? I looked at his cage card - he'd been at their facility for over a month. A MONTH - and he hadn't been adopted! Wow, was I lucky - I got to rescue the cutest kitten in the world.
Until I got home. And I introduced Tessa and Merlin to my husband. And as I held up Merlin and said "Isn't he adorable?!" he got a funny look on his face, and said "uh no, not really". WHAT?! I couldn't believe it. Then my husband said "He's actually kind of ugly". Oh no. I picked an ugly kitten. No wonder he's been there a month without being adopted.
But then I looked at Merlin's face again. And I knew that my husband and the rest of the people who passed him by at the shelter were crazy. Because this kitten is CUTE.
I love to hear your comments. Let me know what you think - is Merlin adorable, or am I crazy? Wait... let me reword that. Is Merlin adorable, or am I wrong? Let's just leave crazy out of this altogether.