Adorable Small Mammals of Oberlin
First up: the Doggie Doo!
Then there were two dogs named Scooter and Wiggles. Each was missing one set of legs. Neither seemed to notice or care.
Of course, for cat cuddles, you can always go to the Ginko Gallery, where Liz, who owns the store, fosters kittens until they are old enough to be adopted.
Look how much they grow! Yo-Yo (the black-and-orange one above) got adopted, but then her owners had to move to someplace where they couldn't keep cats, so she came back for a while as one of the oldest kitties.
She wasn't wild about having her picture taken. I didn't see this sulky expression on her much. She liked to play and was a real escape artist; she needed a whole home to romp in.
Above: this guy wasn't a kitten but a young cat, who hung out at the store for a day or two until his owner could be found. He was the most affectionate cat I've ever met, possibly even more so than my first cat, and that's saying a lot. You'd walk past his cage and he'd rub up against the bars and purr; if you put a finger through, he'd rub his cheeks along it and purr even louder. If you picked him up and held him he was practically euphoric.
Above: this is Mini. Liz likes to take care of really tiny kittens--the five-day-old kind of tiny. Mini, though, wasn't young, though we might have thought so had she not been found with her littermates, who were much larger than her. We don't know what was wrong with her--one vet suggested some kind of congenital heart trouble. She did very well for a few weeks, but didn't make it in the end.