So nearly after half a year after he got a home, we visited Orli.
He’s got a bit of heft now, but still extremely slim compared to every other cat we know or have encountered. In human terms, he’d be the envy of the world, naturally slim.
The boy was a bit shy at first, but warmed up rather quickly. His mum, T and dad, G, were gracious hosts.
We were told by both beaming parents that he’s an angel – his claws doesn’t come unsheathed in play, and he loves playing fetch! We were of course happy to see both of them so pleased, and were happier that Orli’s got a good home.
We also felt, once again, that the handful of people who did see him and passed him by didn’t know what they missed – the main complaint was his lack of a tail and his funny gait (Orli seem to have hind legs that are a little too long for his body’s proportion but the vets have said this does not affect him in any way). Among them was a family with young kids – but then he wasn’t very keen on them either, and was in fact naughty and uncooperative with the kids’ attempts to snuggle, which surprised us, as he was usually nothing less than sweet and docile, sometimes too docile!
I guess the saying that the cat chooses his human bean is true.
Orli is certainly at home in his kingdom.