Picture #1: Merlin, indulging in his favorite activity: watching birds out of the window.
Picture #2: Chartreux cat that I found on the web.
Now, Merlin was a homeless, stray kitten found near the lake in Vermont when I took him home, but wow, he bears an uncanny resemblance to the rare-French breed cat called the Chartreux.
My family hears me say this often and they like to tell me he’s NOT really a Chartreux, and NOT that it really matters, but the above photos that I recently found look like the same cat. Merlin is also large and powerful (but with short legs). Affectionate and a good traveler, he stays mostly silent. He rarely meows and will only silently purr when pleased. Just.like.the.Chartreux.