I’d be willing to bet you’ve never seen a cat quite like Merlin before – he’s small, about the size of a water bottle, has nearly opaque, ice-blue eyes, and the cutest two dads I’ve ever seen.
Nathaniel and Elliot Green were just married, but back in 2017 they were a newly minted couple and in the market for a cat they could call theirs. “Free Cat Friday” at the Lynchburg Humane Society seemed like the perfect opportunity to pick one up, and even though Elliot admitted he had gone looking for a Siamese kitty, Merlin fell right into their laps instead.
Merlin is a fairly new and rare breed called a Napoleon, which is a mix of a Munchkin and a Persian cat, though his eyes are his alone – he’s mostly blind, but, according to the Greens, his eyesight doesn’t stop him from being a regular cat most of the time.
They describe Merlin as affectionate and sweet-tempered, a lover of cuddles and scratches on the face.
He loves guests and other animals, though sometimes he gets bullied, especially by other cats.
I mean, they’re probably jealous. Just look at that face!
Their Instagram is dedicated to their ball of fluff, and the gorgeously set and framed photos have earned the Greens – and their Merlin – more than 28k followers.
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