Thank you Eldercat. He really is a sweetheart.
I don't think that his return had to do with his coat color, as the person that returned him had an older black cat that she owned for years.
I am having a ton of fun with him, he's a very cool cat and so different from Spud (his biological brother) but also a lot like him in other ways. It's neat to see all of the differences and similarities. I'm beginning to realize that he may be staying longer than I initially anticipated. I've had essentially no interest in him and it's been almost a week since I've started looking. I spoke to one woman last night but it was not promising. Other than that, not a single inquiry. It doesn't help that it's kitten season and there are much younger, more colorful kittens available by the dozen. It makes me sad because he really is an amazing cat. He deserves to have a forever home, not be in limbo. However, because we think that he's going to be here for longer, we've started calling him Zero (he didn't know the name Finn anyway) because Finn and Flea are too close of names for my liking. Flea comes running whenever he is called, and I don't want to confuse him.
He still doesn't get along with my boys. The first day was all growling and hissing (mostly from him) but as the days have passed they've started to play with each other's paws from under the door. It was still a wild hissing match whenever they actually saw each other though. But yesterday I had just him and Spud out and they played pretty nicely side by side (with a teaser) so there is hope in that area. He is having none of Flea and Flea is having none of him though.
He also hates my poor dogs, who are great with cats and just want to be friends. They've been very respectful of his space, but that's not good enough for him apparently
. Their mere existence is too much for him at this point. This week has consisted of a lot of rotations of all of the animals in the house. My guys have been confined more than they are normally used to and I am thankful for their patience and ability to adapt so easily.
Other than that, things are going well. He is all about physical affection. He sleeps with us every night and purrs and cuddles the whole time. Still wakes me up with kisses every day. I love it. It's a nice change from our two boys who couldn't care less about physical affection and almost never want to cuddle.
He's being neutered in a week so I'm hoping that that will make him a bit more adoptable.
That's about all I have to report. I'm gonna try to post some new pics later!