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Daily Photo: And now…Ernie!

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Ernie’s beauty shot.

Isn’t this a face you’d like to look at for the next 20 years or so? Ernie is a natural ham—I didn’t even have to lift him up on most things to photograph him, he got himself up there and he knew all about modeling, I hardly had to wave toys around. He’d walk, strike a pose and look at me, waiting for me to photograph.

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What’s dis ting?

Ernie is a medium-haired tuxedo kitty with bright green eyes that look quite yellow in sunlight. He’s going to be a big boy, I think, already noticeable larger than brother Bert, with thicker legs and big round paws. Did I say big round paws? They look like white mittens! And that face, even from the time they came here and only peeked out of his carrier to hiss at me, his silly face made me smile. Now he is relaxed and confident, and gives great nose kisses and purrs. He’s not very vocal, but he likes to be held and loves to sit on my lap which he usually wins instead of Bert.

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Ernie was likely born in May 2014. He was trapped along with his brother Bert in August 2014 and taken to a shelter. Acting “feral” they were to be euthanized but PittsburghCAT’s contact with the shelter offered to give them another chance. They’ve come a long way from where they started, and they deserve a really happy forever home, together or apart. So take a look at his photos! Ernie is up for adoption through PittsburghCat and hasn’t had one single person show interest, so let’s make Ernie feel better and contact me!

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You love my chin-spot don’t you?
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I have yellow-green eyes.
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Here I go!
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Iz ready to be spayded! Please, who could resist that belleh?!
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Just doing a little dance!
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I like sunshine.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: And now…Ernie!

  • Such a sweetie!
    Really great markings too.
    We think he should be irresistible.
    Purrs he gets some looks and a home.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

    • I don’t see how anyone could pass him up, Georgia and Julie! BTW, I noticed you don’t have an orange kitty or a tuxie. Wouldn’t you like one? And I wish you had a blog subscription box on Mickey’s Musings!

  • We love everything about you Ernie – all your markings are gorgeous. A natural born poser too!

    • Isn’t he just purr-fect, Animalcouriers? I can’t keep my hands off him!


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