OK, I promised everyone a pic once Melvin arrived and as of last night he’s now here. Cindy and David showed up around 8PM last night with Melvin in the pet carrier we had bought for him and the two of them stayed around for a couple of hours to visit. It was nice seeing my sister and brother-in-law on my birthday as it’s been awhile since we’ve last had a chance to hang out with them. Melvin seems to have adjusted to his new home relatively well as he spent most of the evening last night exploring and not making much of a fuss at all. He does seem to be fond of laying in dark secluded spots (as you will see in the pic), but he didn’t immediately rush to one when we let him out of the carrier and refuse to budge. All in all he’s been quite good and only freaked out a little bit when I took my shower this morning. He sat outside the bathroom door calling out to me and every time I’d answer, he’d call out again sounding rather pitiful. He didn’t stop until I got done with my shower and showed him I was OK. He’s got a few patches of fur missing where they had to shave him to close up the wounds he received from the dog and some of his fur around those spots is a little bleached from the hydrogen peroxide used to clean the wounds, but he’s a beautiful cat just the same. He hasn’t climbed up into anyone’s lap yet, but he will come over and let you pet him and he loves to be brushed. I think he’s going to adjust and become a happy part of the family in record time.
OK, enough with the status reports. Here’s what you’ve been looking for: