Nope, he was born with that glorious eyeliner - why is it always the boys? And those unique markings - aren't they gorgeous?
This darling boy is seriously the sweetest, calmest, gentlest kitty I've ever met. He was surrendered with his snowshoe Siamese sister Willow for being too skittish, but after only a short time in foster he began coming out of his shell and begging for pets and lovey-doves. He gives me coy, flirty little side glances when he's courting some ear scritches, and if I don't respond immediately he'll start in with the little head bunts that are impossible to resist. He'll probably be a bit shy at first, but once he lets you pet him it's like all is right with the world. (Don't forget my chinny chin, yes, right there. Now rub my belly.)
This trouble-free little guy doesn't get into things and is not destructive at all. His litterbox manners are perfect; he's such a gentleman you can't even tell he's been in there! He is very respectful of other cats, no sneak attacks, not even any dirty looks. He has a chill relationship with an older male in foster, they share space congenially and occasionally make eye contact, trading a lazy "What's uuup dude? Cool." and then go back to their business of napping in the sun.
He's not noisy either! He makes a tiny little mew or two during feeding time and will give Foster Mama a hello squeak when he wakes up from his nap, but mostly he communicates with a wide variety of subtle glances that mean so many different things, what fun to figure them out with him!
You want to win his heart? Wet food and laser pointers.
Originally we thought Ash would do best in a very quiet household with no dogs or young children, but he met a mild-mannered little dog the other day and they got along famously. And yeah, that little white tummy is every bit as soft as it looks.
*If you're looking for a pair, his sister Willow can be made available as well. She is a gorgeous, sassy little girl who loves toys. She's pictured in some of his photos, and you can contact me for more info.