Married couple Elliot and Nathanial Green decided to expand their family by adopting a cat so they went to an adoption event held by a local animal shelter.
Before they went to the Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia, U.S, the couple knew they wanted a Siamese cat.
But all the Siamese ones had already been adopted or were on hold. The couple thought they were out of luck.
That is until a blind kitty called Merlin showed an interest in them.
Merlin was a little kitten when he was brought into the shelter, in need of medical attention and a loving home. He was born mostly blind and very petite in size.
When Elliot and Nathaniel went to the medical wing to see Merlin, the two-year-old ball of fluff immediately came towards them despite not being able to see them.
He began sniffing them and curling up in Elliot’s arm to show he liked them straight away.
‘When Merlin cuddled up against me, it was obvious right away that he was the perfect one,’ Elliot told Love Meow. ‘He was ready to just be with people and be adopted.’
The stunning creature, with black and white fur and piercing grey eyes, navigates space by his sense of touch, smell, and hearing.
Merlin has already become used to his new home and mapped out the area so he knows where he’s going.
‘The first thing he did was sniff around and get used to the area,’ said Elliot, a photographer.
‘Merlin has never had a problem with his surroundings and that has always impressed me. He tends to put his paw out first to get a sense of whether or not an object is in front of him but once he’s been in a room he’ll remember everything,
‘He is the most relaxed cat I’ve ever met. All he wants is just food and to cuddle.
‘I cannot stress how much this cat wants to be cuddled. His favourite thing to do is probably be acknowledged. That or eating.
‘He loves going on walks and meeting people and sniffing everything and anything. But at the end of the day, he always comes back to our laps.’
The proud dads have even set up an Instagram page to document Merlin’s adventures.
Please enjoy lots more pictures of Merlin: