Merlot has been adopted!
Merlot has had a pretty scary past. He was dumped without even a note. We could see he was afraid but he was not feral so we hoped that he would learn to trust us by the time he was finished with all of his veterinary needs. Instead he just hid from everyone in the cattery. It was several weeks before he started coming out when visitors were in the room. Merlot has spent nearly a month watching and following the other cats around. He has mustered enough courage now to position himself to be approached and petted but he doesn't really want to be held yet. This is the only reason this pretty boy has not been adopted. He needs a real cat lover who will have the patience to give him time to adjust. It may take a month or two for him but we can see he will be a normal, loving and probably even playful cat once he realizes how good life can be.