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Adopted my first cat today! It took him about 5 minutes to open up and I can't wait for the rest of our lives together!!

Adopted my first cat today! It took him about 5 minutes to open up and I can't wait for the rest of our lives together!!

bokonon_ist

Long neck on that cat. Elegant.


SuspiciouslyMoist

I think it may be a rare Giraffecat. They live on the rolling hills of south-western Idaho, and have evolved long necks to spot cans of tuna hiding among all the potato plants.


xDqrkk

They had us in the first half, not gonna lie.


bokonon_ist

:P


Snadzies

Or an alien cat from what ever planet ET was from.


Nerdioactive

Got a belly laugh from me, thank you. :)


TeAmFlAiL

I saw one in Wyoming once. They must migrate some.


friendsafari123

cats are shapeshifters.


Tassiloruns

He's in exploring/getting used to his surroundings mode. All his senses are on full blast. Love it.


desert29rat

Congratulations! He's a very handsome cat too.


fan4evaOG

Isn't he!!


ImaOG2

Yes he is? Is that pic in your home? Looks like he already knows he's King. 😻


fan4evaOG

It is! And he is for sure


QueenAnneBoleynTudor

What is the handsome boys name? Every time I meet a cat I don’t know I just call them fluffles.


fan4evaOG

Hahaha I call unknown cats fluffy, his name is Flo, it was given to him before he came to the shelter


QueenAnneBoleynTudor

Awww! I adopted a senior dog who they’d named Franklin at the shelter. My kiddo named him Franklin Maximus Peedink the First. We call him Franky.


fan4evaOG

Hahaha I love it! Franky is a great name


QueenAnneBoleynTudor

He goes with me to work with a bow tie collar (have to dress up) and he is spoiled with treats and scritches from everyone that sees him. I love him so much. I remember getting him. It was my birthday and I wanted to go to the humane society. Husband: fine. But WE ARE NOT TAKING ANOTHER ANIMAL HOME! Me: I just wanna play with dogs! Franky came out of his kennel, curled up in my lap, and fell asleep. Husband: so I guess we’re taking him home..? Me: I have been chosen.


fan4evaOG

That is the most adorable thing!! And the way you got him is hilarious!! I love hearing about people's happy pet stories and all their little habits and quirks


ediblesprysky

You clearly had no choice!


B-AP

Remember that you can name him what you please. Many animal foster parents have to think of many names. You have the opportunity to give him a name that truly fits his personality. And don’t worry thinking it is disrespectful to the person that fostered him, they are happy to see him go to a loving home. Congratulations on a beautiful new member of your family and a best friend!


Colloqy

I love his grey color with the green eyes, quite adorable.


lemmedrivedaboatt

look at those beans peaking out c:


fan4evaOG

He has the best toe beans! Black for his front paws and pink for his back paws


lemmedrivedaboatt

what a cutie boy :)


Trymebitch608

5 minutes??!! It took my old roommates cat 3 months!!


fan4evaOG

Yeahhh I was surprised too! After about 2 hours he was sitting on my lap taking a nap, I expected at least a couple of weeks for that


Trymebitch608

Was yours a rescue? My roommate's was and came from an abusive household, so that's probably why. Anyways, congrats! Enjoy the new member of the family!


[deleted]

Mine was found outdoors and I legit think she has some kind of PTSD lol. It took her around 6 months to become close to 1 out of 4 people in the household.


blackonix13

My grandma's cat took almost 2 years out of the 5 that's she's had him to soften up and get used to being handled. Poor thing was almost dead when the lady found him. She gave the cat to my grandma because she couldn't kept the cat (husband was very allergic). Grandma fattened the little guy up and spoils the hell out of him.


[deleted]

Mine was the same way! I brought him home and he just waltzed around the whole house like it was always where he was supposed to be.


fan4evaOG

Hahaha that is amazing! For now my boy is still in the room I set up for him but I'm so happy he seems so comfortable already


monkeyseverywhere

I had a foster like that. Set up a whole room for her and she immediately pushed the door open and started exploring. An hour later she was napping on my lap. Oddly enough after the bravey of the first day, she spent the next few days sleeping under my couch, but after that it was her apartment.


[deleted]

Adapting and taking in the new place is a process of realising you can relax.


fan4evaOG

Hahaha amazing! I'm letting him stay in this room for s bit to make sure he is fully comfortable but do far so good


[deleted]

I got a pair of kittens a few weeks ago and they owned the house in about 15 mins. They figured out how to get on and off the couch and bed right away even though they're tiny. Oh kitties XD.


fan4evaOG

Adorable


ihatetoseethat

That’s a neck


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SpicymeLLoN

r/technicallythetruth


PoxyMusic

Cats learn very quickly to associate behavior with results. Make sure not to respond to behavior that annoys you. That’s my one piece of advice. Your big boy is very handsome!


fan4evaOG

Thanks! Appreciate it!!


touichizzon

Can confirm. I, however, have been successfully trained to open the patio door on command lest the screen be shredded by those kit cat claws.


fan4evaOG

Hahahaha! Well trained for sure!


Autumnesia

Yay I also just brought my first adopted cat home today :D


fan4evaOG

Congrats!!!!! Let's hope we both do a good job taking care of our new best friends! :p


asanabanana

Thank you both for adopting!


[deleted]

"Rest of our lives together" ........ suicide pact?


fan4evaOG

Ofc


mykosays

Nah lol. You two going to have some notebook ending! He is absolutely beautiful :)


fan4evaOG

Thank you!


NoCleverUsernameIdea

He looks ready for adventure! Congrats on becoming a pet parent!


[deleted]

Careful! That guys gonna eat all your tuna. 🤫


fan4evaOG

Luckily I don't like tuna 😹 but I'm sure he will steal something else from me


[deleted]

Oh fuck you’re right safeguard your salmon!!! 😉


fan4evaOG

Smart! Will do!! Lock is going on the fridge immediately


[deleted]

200 IQ : give him some thuna and eat the salmon.


fan4evaOG

Smort!


Misstori1

I was eating some Asian food the other day and it was like chicken and carrots and green beans or something and my cat kept begging. So I was like “alright fine” and gave him a carrot instead of a piece of chicken cause I figured he would hate it and leave me alone. And he loooooved it. Now he begs even more.


hephastia

Just your heart!


Chalkfire7

Congratulations on your new fur baby!


fan4evaOG

Thank youuuuu


JRubenC

Specially, the rest of his life. Keep in mind every day that, while he'll be a part of your life, you will be all his life.


fan4evaOG

He has already taken a huge part of my heart and I'll repay him everyday


mzsladyt

He's judging your neighbors.


fan4evaOG

He is taking after me already


myamazhanglife

You could tell they played a lot of Lion King where you adopted him from.


lovelyeufemia

I can tell how soft he is just from looking at him! He's gorgeous and looks so healthy. Congratulations! Take good care of each other, he's going to bring you more smiles and happiness than you know! :)


fan4evaOG

He is literally the softest boy I have ever met, although I might be a bit biased


LatvianLion

Welcome to the beggining, OP, just hope he is not fuzzy because cleaning shit hairbals from cats arses is horrible 😂


fan4evaOG

Here's to a fun outlook of my future 😹


zashi85

I'm so glad my longhair lets me shave his butt


paranoidsystems

That’s a good looking cat. Make sure to tell him he is a good boy.


fan4evaOG

I will every day for the rest of his life


paranoidsystems

Excellent. You’ll do alright.


darryljenks

RIP plants.


fan4evaOG

Bold of you to assume that this broken ass 20 year old student owns any plants


Code_otter

You won’t always be broke so remember to research plant toxicity before you bring any plants into the house. Congrats on the new friend.


fan4evaOG

Yesss I will


tinymonument

What a beautiful boy!


B-WareMenace

That's a magnificent stance.


secretcplover

I have grown up with cats they have been the best part of my childhood


fan4evaOG

At 20 I'm a little bit late to the growing up game but I feel like I have a lot to look forward to in life and I'm hyped to be able to share it with this boy


[deleted]

I’m 20 too, got my very first apartment 5 months ago and I’m about to adopt my first cat :) we were never allowed cats bc my parents are allergic so I’m so excited! congrats to you!!


fan4evaOG

We never had cats bc my dad doesn't like them. I moved at 17 (university) and now that my roommate (who also didn't want a cat) finally moved out last week I had my chance


Jessica139

The cat is very smart


SoCalBritgirl

Greeting to the new feline overlord - we are here to serve ...


fan4evaOG

I think he will be happy to hear that


feedmesushi1

Such a stunning kitty


grlonfire93

I swear he has this look on his face like "Brenda, the squirrels are taunting me again, this is not acceptable."


fan4evaOG

Hahahaha yess it does look like that! But no worries, I won't let any squirrel bully my boy


HoneyMeid

Beautiful cat. He looks full of character. He will give you lots of entertainment.


fan4evaOG

Already on this first day that is proving to be true


BMWbill

not sure if you realize this but your cat's head is 3 times larger than the average cat head.


fan4evaOG

Think the perspective of the picture might have something to do with that


BMWbill

Yes I was using the humor. Not just perspective but close-up with a wide-angle lens. This is why all smartphones should have 2 lenses!!


lordkolakube

Are you not planning on living long?


something_crass

Or OP is 60. Although adopting your first cat at 60 is pretty sad. What a waste of 60 years.


fan4evaOG

I'm 20, and I'm planning on staying alive for a while, just gonna make sure this boy stays with me


something_crass

In that case, indoor cats are longer-lived, and double-check before offering him any human food. Cats aren't dogs, they're obligate carnivores. You may think you're being kind offering him a nibble of coldcuts, but if those coldcuts were seasoned with something as simple as garlic/onion/fennel, you could be killing him. Also, fuck grisovin/griseofulvin; vet prescribed that to treat my cat's ringworm, and it annihilated her kidneys.


slawhorn21

That’s a pretty little guy!


laygo3

https://youtu.be/3RE7uC8QXjY


TripleL8

Sweet🐱💕👍🏻😊


altforreal

AWWWWW


TheRealZllim

Hes gonna be a big kitty.


babushka99

Oh that's a good looking fella!!!!


MadamWoo2

He’s so handsome.


InappropriateGirl

Beautiful! Enjoy your new BFF!


[deleted]

I love his striped socks


fan4evaOG

They are very soft


mekkanik

Congrats on being adopted


8shkay

I could already picture him in a suit


TheAstronautDog

Such a handsome boy! What's his name?


fan4evaOG

His name is Flo! He already had it at the shelter and I quite like it so I'm keeping it the same


millhows

[Cat] “No screen on that window. He go poop—I’m out!”


Runs_towards_fire

Longneck


IllestChillest

That's a giraffe.


Ree_Oofboi

The rest of your lives? Are you saying you’ll die when he dies?


fan4evaOG

Ofc


chongmc

He is stunning.


SonicMaze

Welll, hopefully the rest of *his* life, not yours 😁


LetsRunTrain

GAWD AS MY WITNESS HE IS BROKEN IN HALF WITH CUTENESS


OhCai

What a beauty! Congratulations!


Man_Of_Frost

That's a giraffat


miss-metal-22

Awe, he’s amazing.


BootOfRiise

Cute cat! Keep an eye on his weight :). My adoptee gained +50% of her body weight in the first 4 months I had her


fan4evaOG

Oehh will do! Thanks for the tip!


Sitriel

Long necc


allamerican37

Cat: I expect the cat tower of there yonder hooman.


fan4evaOG

And he will get it


[deleted]

That's a very presidential cat.


[deleted]

Such a cutie! I met my Ernie 2 years ago when I moved into an apartment with roommates. His previous owner had me pet sit him "for a few days" and has yet to contact me or check on him- that was back in November 2017... :/ She flat out abandoned him in my care but for the past 1.5 yrs, he's been my best bud :) Cats really are awesome and I can''t wait for you to make memories and cherish yours! Let me know what you name him :P


fan4evaOG

That is really sad but I'm glad you found your buddy! His name is Flo, I didn't give it to him, he was brought to the shelter with that name and I quite like it (also changing it, if I had wanted to, seems kinda mean somehow)


[deleted]

Flo is a cool name, love it! Ernie was named by his past owner and my sister has a cat she rescued who was also named by previous owners, his name is Angelo. I agree with you on it being mean to change their names, at least for our cats. They already know their names and will look/respond only when you call them the RIGHT name. Like I'll flat our scream at Ernie "TACO! PIZZA! DALLAS COWBOYS!" and whatever else random shit and he'll ignore me lmao. But the minute I say "Hey Ernie!" He looks right at me and often approaches me :) If I could give any advice, its don't get Flo declawed if he isn't already. It's a very cruel and painful process for the cat that can lead to mental and physical issues for them down the line.


fan4evaOG

That sounds lovely! He doesn't listen to it yet but that could also be bc I'm new and everything around him is new. And I wasn't planning on it! I heard how bad it is and I will do anything to protect my baby from harm, even if it means occasionally being stabbed by his nails


[deleted]

Haha thats a good parent :) What breed is he? Honestly, Ernie looks kinda similar hah. Yeah, Flo is still adjusting. It takes them time. Id recommend getting a cat tree for him. It took Ernie some time to get used to it but he loves playing and sleeping on his and cats feel safer at higher elevations in a room. My sister's cat Angelo, his old owners had him declawed when he was too old to be getting it done (any age is too old tbf) but if they aren't kittens anymore they can develop behavioral issues. So after Angelo had the procedure done. he would attack his owners. And they gave him back to the shelter because he was pissed and kept attacking. Now, he doesn't attack anyone BUT my lil sis :( It's sad and no matter what they do he will still go after her. But my sis even tho shes a kid is taking it well and sometimes Angelo calms down.


fan4evaOG

They call it a European short hair (I'm in Europe) but that is basically the name for all Nome fancy breed cats here. I already got him a scratching pole and a cat tree is certainly on the list! Thanks for the tip! Its real sad about Angelo and your little sis, glad she is taking it well


[deleted]

I think Ernie is part British Short hair so they could be possibly part of the same background :). Yes! Scratching poles are awesome too, its a lil sad to see Ernie use his because he loves to scratch but he has no claws. Yea Angelo is bipolar like most of my family lol. Sometimes hes so sweet and will lay next to you or even in your lap. But 70% of the time he enjoys attacking my sister hahaha.


Sam-Sama-San

N E C K


KillerBeeGee

Welcome to servanthood.


fan4evaOG

I'm so happy to be here and serve my new owner


boringgirls

He’s gorgeous! Thanks for adopting :)


quimera78

That's fast! He'll have you trained in no time


FetchShockPass

Cats got a thicc neck


Patralex

Dude, that cat has a NECC!


[deleted]

Looks like my cat but thinner


M4ynia

Is that a giraffe?


kitty_n

He looks so beautiful and soft! Please hug him for me.


fan4evaOG

I did and he purred in response!!


icecoca

Regal


[deleted]

Beautiful and healthy looking cat.


ChanX77

Wait until he jumps onto your bed for the first time at night


iComeInPeices

Looks like he likes to be up high, get a nice cat tree near a window.


VenomPlaysPC

His neck is so long, giraffe?


theshoegazer

I've had my gray boy for 8 years; you're in for some fun times, and occasionally loss of sleep.


fan4evaOG

I can deal with a few nights of less sleep, it will be worth it


mchio23

Everything the light touches is his...


naivealien

Your life will now be about a bazillion times better from here on out! Cheers! Meow.


jewellers_handsvd

What’s his name


fan4evaOG

His name is Flo! He already had it when he came to the shelter


jewellers_handsvd

love that name


NikolaTes

My current cat crawled up and lay over my shoulder when I met him at the shelter. He still does it. He is the most amazing cat I've ever met (since I haven't met your guy yet ;) )


TylerTheWimp

He gonna piss on your clothes but you still going a love him.


fan4evaOG

He is too perfect to not love


aj_rubio

He's so handsome. Congrats to you both 💕😻


Nicoletta-25

Awww congrats!!! I can feel that this is the start of a long beautiful relationship!!


fan4evaOG

Yess me too


wAlLiE7098

I have a cat identical to him, her name is bunny and shes about 11 or 12


OedipusIsComplex

Congrats on your new best friend!! I've had my two cats for 3 years now and it was the best decision ever


stanettafish

Congrats. Also, don't leave water glasses unattended. You're welcome.


fan4evaOG

Thank you! I'll try my best


MissMuse99

I remember being told to let the cat ease into her space when I first got her. I left her in the bathroom with the door open in case she did want to get out. 15 minutes later she was getting into my stuff and knocking things over, so I'd say she settled in quite well. :)


fan4evaOG

Hahah that is awesome! I was told to keep him in one room for a couple days, maybe a week, I'm considering letting her out tomorrow (after cat proving a few things in the living room) bc he seems so settled already


MissMuse99

Yeah just see how it goes and if he chooses to hide let him have that. :) Some cats take no time at all. My previous cat (who looked an awful lot like yours) hid behind my suitcase in my closet for about a month but one day I came home from work to find him on my bed just chilling. :)


MarcusPhoenixx

Be warned. My cat I've had about a month is now opening up and hes turned the house into the Indianapolis speed way every morning.


winfran

So very pretty!


[deleted]

What a majestic looking little guy


Bigtimmy123

What breed is he? I have a kitten nearly identical and I can’t figure out the breed. It’s my first cat too


fan4evaOG

Here in Europe this kind of cat is called a European short hair, someone else in the comments also mentioned having a similar cat who said theirs was a English short hair so it's a bit of a all ove the place kind of breed


TBoneAZ13

Pretty sure that's a giraffe


Kharenis

Aww, I adopted my first cat 6 weeks ago too :)


ignored_rice

And what a majestic beast he is! Enjoy your time together!


flbreglass

Looooong boy


[deleted]

Hell of a cat


generixTrash

Holy shit did it's father/mother fuck a giraffe


wodoo

What type of cat is it? It's a really handsome one


A_Is_For_Azathoth

I've adopted 2 cats over the past couple of years. One wouldn't come near my wife or I for a solid week. She was (and still is) very nervous about anything that isn't a daily occurrence. When people visit, she's nowhere to be found. When it's just us she's fine, but it took a good while for her to let us pet her let alone hold her. The other one is... Special. We had her for a total of an hour before she was asleep in my wife's arms. Within a week she was standing on my shoulder, chewing on my ears while I play video games.


prettypotat

AAAAA SO Amazing love love love


quothalice

That handsome guy is surveying his territory like he knows his kind used to be worshipped in Egypt!


scoutsleepes

He's Tom from Tom and Jerry!


[deleted]

awww, i hope you two have good times i want more of this handsome boye


ApocaClips

I think your giraffe has autism /s


Methany878

Congratulations to both of you! Obligatory warning: if you value your new best friend's mental health, get another cat to keep it company, especially if it's an indoor cat. Your furniture will thank you, too ;)


[deleted]

I have two cats. My furniture does not thank me. Twice the damage during crazy hour (3am-ish).


putzingaround5

Gorgeous! I wonder what the source of so many cats at shelters is? Breeders?


pizzab0ner

Is this cat part brachiosaurus?


hithereworld2

What is his name? Such pretty colors, ears, eyes, funny-neck... all of it! you lucked out, congrats on your new friend :)


hapaplays

Congrats on your new baby! He is an absolute stunner!!! 😍