But, wait, that's not Evan!
That there is my parents' cat Foggy. He always welcomes me and bids me farewell from my parents' front window when I come and go from their house. I apologize for the quality of these photos, because they were indeed snapped from outside the window, on the other side of which Foggy was bidding me farewell after a visit.
I tend to get attached to each and every cat I meet in my life. That being said, Foggy is one of those cats with whom I have somewhat of an extra special bond. I'm actually the one who found Foggy. On a dark and stormy evening in October of 2016, I was at my parents' house and heard what sounded like a cat crying outside the front door. I opened the door, expecting to see the neighbor cat asking for his usual treats. Instead, I saw a fuzzy orange rump scurrying beneath my mom's van. Long story short, after a small game of cat-and-mouse with the scared little fella, I caught the little guy you see in the photos above, who at the time was only about 5 months old.
My mom and I fruitlessly searched for an owner. We assume he had one, because from day one he's been incredibly friendly and affectionate. After checking for a microchip that didn't exist and posting about him online as well as around the neighborhood and at local veterinary clinics, no one came forward. Perhaps he was set loose or dumped, which is just as well, because by that point my dad had fallen in love with the orange boy and claimed him as his own. If my dad hadn't formed an immediate bond with Foggy, I'd have another orange tabby. My dad especially fell for this boy because he reminded him of his childhood orange tabby named Gus. Foggy loves his dad very, very much, so I know he's in the right home.
Want something a little extra fun? As I've mentioned before, I back up all of my photos to Google Drive, and Google often creates fun little somethings for me using my photos. Google yet again created a bit of an animation for me, this time using the above photos. See?
And don't worry, Foggy's claw is not stuck in the curtain in those images. He is notorious for reaching out and grabbing the curtain, but he's never gotten stuck. In fact, he's quite proficient at moving the curtain aside if he thinks he doesn't have a good enough view out the window.
Foggy and all of us are wishing you a happy Sunday! Of course, Foggy's also entering his handsome self in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue of The Cat on My Head.
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Did you know?
Did you know a study of nearly 7,700 stray shelter animals found that cats without microchips are reunited with their owners only 1.8% of the time, whereas cats with microchips find their way back home 38.5% of the time? As for dogs, the study found that those without microchips make it back home 21.9% of the time, whereas those with microchips are reunited with their owners 52.2% of the time. When it comes to the animals who were found with microchips but were not reunited with their owners, this study concluded that a large percentage of these animals had microchips that were linked to either erroneous information or no information at all. In conclusion, have your furbabies microchipped, and keep that microchip up-to-date!