Soren the Tiger – An adopted cat’s story in pictures

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My girlfriend was just visiting the humane society when she saw him. She told me I HAD to see this kitten. So of course, I went.
My girlfriend was just visiting the humane society when she saw him. She told me I HAD to see this kitten. So of course, I went.

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A petdad tells the story of his cat, from the time his girlfriend first saw the tiny kitten at the shelter and adopted him in 2012 up to his happy life as a grown young cat today.

Erik Burton posted the photo album that tells the story to Reddit. The full album (including a few more photos than are seen here) can also be viewed in the Imgur slideshow at the bottom of this post.

The captions tell the story.

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We played with him for close to two hours, then he got a little sleepy.
We played with him for close to two hours, then he got a little sleepy.

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I wanted to get him, but didn't want to make a spur of the moment decision. So I said I would think about it.
I wanted to get him, but didn’t want to make a spur of the moment decision. So I said I would think about it.

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The next day, I brought him home.
The next day, I brought him home.

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We bonded.
We bonded.

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He quickly made himself at home.
He quickly made himself at home.

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He was given the name Possum by the shelter, but we didn't like that. Girlfriend's brother (shoutout to Neil!) came up with Soren, after Soren Kierkegaard. We wanted a Scandinavian name because of his eyes, and my Norwegian history. I mean, we went to St. Olaf...
He was given the name Possum by the shelter, but we didn’t like that. Girlfriend’s brother (shoutout to Neil!) came up with Soren, after Soren Kierkegaard. We wanted a Scandinavian name because of his eyes, and my Norwegian history. I mean, we went to St. Olaf…

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He is such a quirky cat.
He is such a quirky cat.

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He has his own personality, and he's so outgoing. Some cats are just kind of, you know, there. Not this guy.
He has his own personality, and he’s so outgoing. Some cats are just kind of, you know, there. Not this guy.

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Really, studying?
Really, studying?

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He got himself into all sorts of situations…

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But he would always find time for a nap.
But he would always find time for a nap.

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He has this thing with this blanket. He holds it in his mouth and chews on it for a bit, then wraps his head in it. This was the blanket we gave him when we brought him home...
He has this thing with this blanket. He holds it in his mouth and chews on it for a bit, then wraps his head in it. This was the blanket we gave him when we brought him home…

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And as you can see he still does the same thing now. It's strange, but adorable.
And as you can see he still does the same thing now. It’s strange, but adorable.

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Curiosity killed the... no. Not this time.
Curiosity killed the… no. Not this time.

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He likes cold, filtered water, better than his own, so we have to constantly watch our glasses...
He likes cold, filtered water, better than his own, so we have to constantly watch our glasses…

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I think he realized he was going to the vet.
I think he realized he was going to the vet.

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His color has changed quite a bit, and he's gotten bigger, but he's still that little kitten.
His color has changed quite a bit, and he’s gotten bigger, but he’s still that little kitten.

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What a dork.
What a dork.

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But he's always by my side, like a good friend should be.
But he’s always by my side, like a good friend should be.

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View the Imgur slideshow of the full photo album here:
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