Carter the Kitten

Recently, friends of ours lost both their cats not too far apart from each other. After a short break, they decided to adopt a kitten named Carter. A couple of weekends ago they went away and needed a cat sitter. My wife immediately volunteered, even though she was going to be out of town, at least for the first visit. That meant it was my job to take care of the little fellow.


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It turns out Carter is a very affectionate kitten with a loud purr and it was a pleasure to spend a little time with him.


He seemed to take to me like he knew me his entire life.

Very few cats can be so intimate with a stranger. It is one of the appealing qualities Chris had that made me want to adopt him.

How common is this? Do you have a cat that likes strangers?


30 thoughts on “Carter the Kitten

  1. onespoiledcat

    Carter is totally adorable………Teddy is like that with strangers – he isn’t “wary” like Sammy was but Sammy was a feral kitten and Teddy obviously has been around people well before we adopted him!


  2. kittiesblue

    Obviously, Carter was well-socialized as a young kitten, and he recognized you right away as a cat person. What an enjoyable time you both had. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  3. databbiesotrouttowne

    wavez two ewe carter ewe R one handsum dood…..glad yur vizit went sew well ~~~ tho sauce waz wary oh peepulz; he took two de food servizz gurlz dad rite a way …yur mooveez R awesum bye de way ..984 pawz UP !!!

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  4. caren gittleman

    Cody is like Carter and has been since I met him at 10 wks old. I attribute it to his foster mother (early socialization). She ADORED him, he was her favorite. Also, she took them to Petco adoptions every other week and he was used to being handled. Cody is a true “people cat”….he greets every stranger that walks into our home, follows them, shows his belly and expects to be fussed over and petted. That is so good that Carter is like that too!!!!

  5. Summer

    Binga is totally like this with strangers! Everybody is her friend. And of course, I’m totally social. I meet people all the time in my work, and I don’t even consider them strangers.

      1. Summer

        She was rescued from Los Angeles animal control when she was 8 weeks old – nobody knows what she was doing before then. But she was already a crazy tortie at that age.

  6. randomfelines

    he’s a cutie. Mo is like that – everyone that walks in to the house has to get the house panther inspection

  7. Timmy Tomcat

    Carter is a real cutie and so friendly. He will be a wonderful friend. Our Rumpy Bump has to say hello to everyone who visits us meowing and rubbing all over them getting them full of his trademark white fur MOL

  8. cat9984

    Our cats are highly selective. My son has two friends they went to immediately. That’s been it. In fact, Kommando took an instant dislike to my daughter’s boyfriend and wouldn’t go near either of them. I “affectionately” called him butt-head. Kommando was right. He was a total loser.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I think cats have a good sense about people. I once had an extremely timid cat named Flash that would hide when people came to visit but he actually came out and sat on my mother’s lap when she visited from out of state. My mother is a nice, gentle person and he knew that right away.

  9. ourlittlefarmlife

    I love reading stories like these, what a beautiful little kitty. We foster both cats and kittens for a local rescue group. Each have their own little personalities, but all are so deserving of a loving permanent home.


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