Merlin the water-bottle-sized cat is as majestic as he is cute. With more than 120k followers, the Instagram super-star has won us over with his compactable size, lush fur, and milky blue eyes – that are a byproduct of his unfortunate blindness. But don’t you feel sorry for him!
His owners, Nathanial Green and Elliot Green, say that Merlin is so well adjusted that they forget he actually can’t see. Adopted in 2017 at the Lynchburg Humane Society on their ‘Free Cat Friday,” Elliot Green admits that he was a bit worrisome of his condition at first.
“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,” he explained in an interview with Bored Panda. “As soon as I got to hold him, I think it was pretty obvious that he was perfect.”
“Honestly, we forget that he has blind eyes,” he added. “When we first moved to our apartment, he definitely had trouble navigating, but he learns quickly and really knows how to own the space. His greatest recurring struggle is from our coffee table’s glass edges: Every now and then, he’ll jump or walk into it, but we think he’s learned. All he really cares about is where the food is and how far away it is from his dads.”
Just look at this cutie pie!