Merlin loves getting his face and ears scratched and enjoys getting massages around his eyes.
When it comes to pets, the most common ones are cats and dogs. These adorable four-legged furbabies are the cutest and your heart will melt after looking just once at their faces. Personally, I am more of a dog person, but I love cats too. Cats and dogs both differ very much in their nature. To date, each and every cat that I have come across has a very no-nonsense attitude and for some reason, they like to whack anyone who crosses their paths. What I am trying to say here is cats are the epitome of indifference.
But your opinion regarding cats might change after you meet Merlin Griffith, who has taken over the internet with his angelic face. Merlin looks more like a stuffed toy because of his milkish white eyes and dark grey coat. Thanks to his human parents Nathanial Green and Elliot Green, Merlin rose to internet fame. The Greens are visual artists by profession and they have curated a visually stunning profile for their fur baby and we can guarantee that you will fall in love with the kitten too after you have a look at his smooshy face. The water-bottle sized 2-year-old kitten already has a strong following of 111,000 people and the numbers are steadily growing every day.
In an interview with Bored Panda, the Greens said they saw Merlin for the first time in 2017 at the Lynchburg Humane Society on their “Free Cat Friday.” Elliot said, "It actually was my coworker that convinced me to go in–she had just adopted a cute kitten from there. Browsing through their cat adoption site, Nathanial and I had our hearts set on a Siamese kitten, but by the time I got off work, they were all either on hold or already adopted. he lady who had shown us around eventually noticed us indecisively meandering; she stopped to tell us that she had a favorite, but that he had some issues and was sick."
He added, "She took us to the medical wing to show us this tiny kitten who was recovering from a head cold. When I was first told that he was blind, I was a bit worried. As a full-time student also working two jobs, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to provide Merlin with the attention he needed. As soon as I got to hold him, I think it was pretty obvious that he was perfect.” When they found Merlin, both Elliott and Nathaniel were ecstatic. They said that Merlin is one of the most affectionate cats they have seen. Elliott added, "Because he was born blind, he really has no concept of fear, and so he’ll attempt to jump off of pretty high places. He doesn’t hide or avoid people–he’ll run-up to the door to meet us and climb all over guests sitting on the couch. His preferred place is on someone’s lap.”
Anytime the Greens sit on the sofa, Merlin jumps on them and demands cuddles. He also loves getting his face and ears scratched, and loves getting massages around his eyes. Nathaniel added, "If someone puts their hands up to his eyes or nose, he’ll usually awkwardly press into it as if he’s trying to push them away, but it’s his way of feeling loved." But Merlin's distinctive milky white eyes is not a characteristic of his breed, but because he is blind. Despite his poor vision, his humans said that he will get to live a long and happy life.
The Greens said, "Honestly, we forget that he has blind eyes. When we first moved to our apartment, he definitely had trouble navigating, but he learns quickly and really knows how to own the space. His greatest recurring struggle is from our coffee table’s glass edges: Every now and then, he’ll jump or walk into it, but we think he’s learned. All he really cares about is where the food is and how far away it is from his dads.”