It’s for hard-hitting facts like this that you turn to Felis Catus.
But this is one of those truths that turns up as a surprise, every ever-loving time.
Even those of us who have seen approximately 800,000,000 kittens still gape and gawk over photos of Tabby’s Place alumnae/i: She turned into a CAT! He used to be SO SMALL!
Or, in the words of one long-ago volunteer, She was a BABYkitten…and now she’s just a kitten.
We are simple humans.
But our incurable simplicity becomes a virtue when alum updates appear in our inboxes. Little as it may say for my intellect, I wouldn’t want to live in a head that didn’t liquefy with joy over every single photo of a kitten-gone-grown.
So melt and moon with us, amici. It’s the season of alumspringa:
Oh, and up in that there thumbnail? I reckon that’s Eponine, loving it up in her own forever home. We never even knew her as a kitten, but we loved her as a kitten. Because, really, when you love someone, they’re always and forever your babykitten.