Our first pick was Jett. Here he is at the shelter on the green hammock. I should say Jett picked us. Within 2 minutes of my son sitting down on the floor, Jett climbed in his lap and wouldn’t leave. Then my daughter sat down and Jett climbed in her lap. Then he got in my lap. Then I made my husband sit down and Jett got in his lap. Jett wanted to cover all the bases. Jett’s litter was named after the West Side Story, and his mother Maria is still at the shelter.
You’ll notice Jett has a little problem with his right eye; he had a conjunctival infection as a kitten, and has had to have several surgeries to trim his third eyelid (the grey part that closes over a cat’s eye underneath the regular eyelid) to relieve pressure on this eye. He has a follow-up with the animal eye doctor on Tuesday from the last surgery, and there is a good chance he’ll have to have that eye removed. Right now he’s getting drops in it twice a day, but in looking at his medical record I noted that the eye has shrunk somewhat, which isn’t a good sign for keeping it. There are lots of cats that get along fine with one eye, so we’re not really concerned about his ability to function without it. I would rather he not be uncomfortable. Jett is seven months old, the oldest in the kitten room, and I think it was concerns about his eye that kept him from being adopted because he is a lover boy. Lucky for him we are okay with special needs kitties!
Our second pick practically made itself also, since Morelli is Jett’s bud and climbed into my son’s lap along with Jett. Here is Morelli at the shelter (on the highest shelf, of course). Morelli is a sweetheart, and his litter was named after the Janet Evanovich characters in the Stephanie Plum books. Morelli would really just like to be everyone’s friend, and for everyone to get along. Morelli is 5 months old.
Jett and Morelli like to chill in front of the window in the bedroom right now: