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Harlan Bartholomeow Katz-Kaplan

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Location: Washington DC, USA

Harlan Bartholomeow Katz-Kaplan

I’ve been living in DC for a year and a half, and really missing my family’s kittys back home. After thinking about it for over a year, I finally decided to take the leap and adopt a kitten. I went to the shelter and fell in love with this adorable ginger kitten who wouldn’t stop purring. I filled out the paperwork to adopt him, only to find out that someone had already put in an adoption form for him. A week later, the shelter called and told me his first adopters fell through, and did I still want him. I was thrilled!

Harlan is a feisty little fellow just like his namesake, Justice Harlan (I)! Harlan loves to climb things, especially the screen door, and when I come home from school or work, I hear him meowing at the front door. Every time the door opens, he runs out to the hallway, much to my dismay.

Harlan refuses to drink out of his bowl, preferring the fresh, cool water straight from the faucet. He also refuses to eat human food. Of late, he has developed a taste for ice cream, but only the expensive brands.

Harlan is quite a handful, but I love him very much! He also has his very own facebook page, which he loves to update

22 Responses to “Harlan Bartholomeow Katz-Kaplan”
  1. Profile photo of lindaj lindaj


  2. Profile photo of lindaj lindaj

    Have a great time with your ginger boy. I love them and have 2 at home.

  3. Profile photo of lagatta lagatta

    Harlan is a very handsome Katz.

  4. Profile photo of JerseyGirl JerseyGirl

    Obviously Harlan was destined for you! I love the account of his taste in food. Doesn’t eat human food but likes expensive ice cream? Well, he has good taste in ice cream–I’ll go along with that. Very dignified looking ginger guy.

  5. Profile photo of JerseyJoan JerseyJoan

    Harlan sounds like an awesome kitten – and he was meant for you! He’s quite handsome!

  6. Profile photo of preciouskitty preciouskitty

    Very handsome and regal.

  7. Profile photo of rwk rwk

    Harlan and my ginger boy OJ are related – they are both Katz !!

    I love orange tabbies – they are very devoted to their humans.

    Many you and Harlan have many wonderful years together.

  8. Profile photo of loislaine loislaine

    Harlan is a lovely kitty. I’m so glad you were able to adopt him. I love his story and I’ll check out his facebook page. ^ ^

  9. Profile photo of catlessinto catlessinto

    what a lovely ginger stripey fellow! and so clever, updating his own facebook page 🙂
    Kudos to you for taking in a rescue kitten, may you have many happy years together

  10. Profile photo of Adrian Adrian

    That’s some good bone structure Harlan has.

    My boy won’t eat any human food except for yogurt.

  11. Profile photo of Bobosmom Bobosmom

    I’m so happy that your adoption worked out exactly as the Universe planned. There’s nothing like having our furry friends waiting for us when we get home.
    I purchased a water fountain for my cats, hoping they’d find it as lovely as drinking from the running tap. Nope, but I guess we can’t blame them.

  12. Profile photo of Arcalian Arcalian

    Inside the Beltway FUZZ?

    Double-bar name pedigree FUZZ

  13. Jeankit

    A daily dose of ginger as spicey Harlan is a sure way to warm you heart & brighten your day! Harlan with you good looks as catitude charm you are our Star-kit today at TDK!

  14. Profile photo of piobaire piobaire

    Oh nothing like being owned by a sweet kitty.

  15. Profile photo of caroline caroline

    A handsome orangie! 🙂 I will go to his FB page.

  16. Profile photo of gerbil gerbil

    Radar ears! No wonder he greets you when you come home. He can hear you a mile away! 😉

  17. Profile photo of valeriej valeriej

    Harlan is indeed a regal looking fellow, who has clearly found a wonderful furrever home with you. Big paws and ears, he’ll be a cat of great substance! Wonder if he’d enjoy another kitty to play with while you’re away?

  18. Profile photo of MaryLynnVa MaryLynnVa

    Harlan has a quite dignified look. You are lucky to be able to share his abode! Enjoy!

  19. Profile photo of mocha mocha

    What a beautiful, alert kitty he is! Wishing you many years of fun together.

  20. Profile photo of Sailkitti Sailkitti

    What a beautiful golden boy you got yourself, it was meant to be!

  21. Profile photo of xfanficx xfanficx

    I have loved every red or red-tipped cat I’ve ever known! He’s so handsome :c)

  22. Profile photo of HarlanBKatz HarlanBKatz

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments! My silly human forgot to check the website for a few days, and I missed my debut!

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