In this inspiring story, Merlin (Merlin Griffith) has become quite the internet sensation! His parents are Nathanial Green and Elliot Green, two visual artists who manage a visually stunning Instagram page which is dedicated to their beautiful pet. Today, the page has in upwards of 30 thousand followers.
Elliot and Nathanial met Merlin back in 2017 when they were visiting the Lynchburg Humane Society (in Lynchburg, Virginia) on their “Free Cat Friday” event. They had always wanted to adopt a Siamese kitten and were actually hoping that day to find one. Unfortunately, all of Siamese were all either already on hold or already adopted.
And so the couple continued their search and they couldn’t be happier when they discovered Merlin. This furry little boy was brought into the shelter when he was just a little kitten. Sadly, he was born mostly blind and very tiny (water-bottle-size at the age of 2). He needed medical attention and a truly loving home.
“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.”
Elliot said: “He’s an affectionate cat that loves being acknowledged and held. He’s never destructive or petty, either. 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.”
Merlin knew that he had found his forever home. The family is so pleased they found him and and say they owe it all to shelters like the Lynchburg Humane Society.