Seamus, my Little Bundle of Blackness
(Herndon, VA, USA)
Chillaxin by the screen door lovin' the sun...
Seamus came to me in September, 3 years ago. He was a 10 month old runt, who contrary to typical runt stories, stayed small at under 9 lbs. He was supposed to be a foster kitten who had been quarantined most of his kitten life after testing week positive for FeLV. When I got him, I too had to quarantine him as I have other kitties.
Seamus was quarantined in my bathroom the first week. I was told I'd only have him a week or two before the new FeLV test results came back.
3 weeks later, the results came back inconclusive so he had to be tested yet again. Fast forward 3 more weeks and he FINALLY tested negative. Whew!!
At this point, there was NO WAY I was adopting him out. He'd crawled his tiny little self into my heart and latched on.
At 6 months, he decided one morning that he was Alpha. It's been three years and he holds a firm grip on the household as my little big man. His housemates are all between 15-20lbs yet he rules with an iron paw.
He talks non stop, sleeps with his head crammed into my arm pit and if he doesn't get his snacks as soon as we wake up every morning we hear about it both vocally and by finding the treat container out of the cabinet and on the floor all day long, even after he's gotten them.
He's definitely a character. I've likened him to a surly old man. There's an old soul in this one, no doubt!