Max & Lyle, Guest Bloggers

2 Shy Cats in Search of a Forever Home

Max and Lyle are two bonded rescue cats who have been waiting for someone to see past their shyness and take them home as a pair. Max is a confident black-and-white alpha cat who doesn’t mind humans, as long as they open a can every now and then. Lyle is a sweet, skittish, velvety Russian Blue mix who thrives in Max’s shadow.

On January 16, 2016, Jami Bernard took a second chance on fostering these cats with intent to adopt, despite the incident that other time with the pet carriers. Will she see through their shyness to the sweetness within? She has never faced a feline challenge like this before.

Max and Lyle have courageously agreed to post updates from the field as they try to make this their forever home.



MAX: I’m having this weird deja-vu thing. I’ve been here only 24 hours, but I’m pretty sure I’ve been here before. Wasn’t there some incident involving my carrier?

It’s strange that the can-opener keeps trying to pet me with both hands. What’s up with that?! She even managed to pick me up and move me two feet before putting me down again. Doesn’t she know I’M the alpha around here? This can-opener must be dealt with.

LYLE: I must be on my guard 24/7. Except, okay, I ate ONE treat out of her hand, but I am certainly NOT going to make a habit of that. Too dangerous! I must not go soft. I must not forget myself. I mean, I made it to the second tier of the cat tree, and OMG, I was practically face-to-face with the can-opener at her desk! This must not happen again. My eyes went very wide, slightly bigger than my actual head, but I managed to race away to safety. Whew, that was a close one.

2 Responses to “Max & Lyle, Guest Bloggers”

  1. Diane Says:

    Stick to your guns, Max and Lyle! You’ll have her under your paws in no time!

  2. Amy Beth Goldman Says:

    Guest Responder Graycie here.

    Dear Lyle – you look a lot like me but the thinner, male version!

    Be careful of everything and remember, under the bed and behind the sofa are your “safe zones.” I would never eat out of the human’s hand, so you’re already pretty cool there. I’m not ascared to, I just don’t understand the concept.

    You should both let can opener pick you up because sometimes it feels nice to be swaddled in warm arms, and it give you a new perspective. Just keep your back claws sharp so you have traction in on her chestical area when it’s time to jump. They appreciate that.



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