Avast, ye kitten lovers! Wesley the one-eyed pirate kitty, with an adorably toothy perma-grin, spent the first 6 months of his life in a shelter. Every day, he waited for his forever human to show up. And, every day, people passed him by—unable to see his true inner beauty.
"I met Wesley for the first time a couple of days after he was dropped off (at the shelter). I was in love, but I couldn't afford him yet and just KNEW he would be adopted in no time," Wesley's human told Love Meow.
"When I returned to the shelter about 6 months later, I was shocked to see he still hadn't been adopted!"
"A lot of people just didn't think he was very pretty to look at, and he was labeled special needs due to his congestion issues, his human added in an interview with Love Meow.
"I took him home, and the rest is history."
How Wesley ended up with his adorable pirate-kitty face is a mystery. He wrote on his Instagram: "Nobody knows for certain how I became so handsome—I may have been born this way (lucky!) or I may have suffered some sort of trauma to the side of my face."
"But my human fell in love with my swashbuckling self and now I'm enjoying a happy life of pillaging and plundering (mostly hairbands and cat treats of course)."
These days, the rags-to-riches kitty is living a life of ease and plenty—and he and his human share a lunch break every day on their front porch. "It's the little things in life."
Don't every change, Wesley--we think you're purrfect!
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