Merlyn arrived here as Merlin. ‘He’d’ only been with ‘his’ dad a few weeks when dad’s landlord decided to sell the property and the new landlord would not accept pets. Something about ‘him’ when I picked him up seemed not quite right. When we got home and had a closer look, it was clear that ‘he’ was a she! She’s definitely a girl cat by nature, very loving but with a smart, determined nature that tom kittens just don’t have.
Merlyn is about 5 months old. She’s spayed, microchipped and completed her initial course of vaccinations. She’s up to date with worm and flea treatment and has no health issues that we’re aware of.
We understand that the home she was born in had children so she’s been used to kids. Despite only being young she’s struggling to get along with the other cats here so she might be best as an ‘only cat’. In recent weeks she’s been in a foster home with a dog who has lived with cats previously and has got on better with him than she did with the cats here. If she’s going to a new home on her own then it needs to be a home with people around a fair bit of the time.
She’ll need to stay indoors until she’s at least 6 months old, and has had at least a month in her new home. After that she’d probably enjoy having a safe garden to explore and chase around in. We strongly recommend that cats are kept indoors during hours of darkness though for their safety, for the whole of their lives and have access to a litter tray.
We always homecheck prior to adoption and ask a minimum adoption donation of £80 for a neutered kitten. There’s more about our adoption process here: http://www.8livescatrescue.org/adoption-process.html and you may find some more photos and stories about her (and our other cats) on our blog: https://8livescatrescue.wordpress.com/ and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/8Lives/