Welcome to Felindr, the Georgia Straight's feline adoption web feature.
Each profile is of an eligible catchelor or catchelorette from VOKRA, the non-profit Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland.
Names: Chimon and Kokan
Purrfession: Zen Buddhist monks
We're seeking: Enlightenment
Physical description: We permanently wear our black robes
Ethnicity: reincarnated Japanese monks
Want kids? We are sworn to celibacy
Smoke: Like we said, we are sworn to celibacy
Drink: We enjoy performing the tea ceremony
Faith: What is the sound of one paw clapping?
Our purrsonalities: Our purr is our om.
Our conversational interests: Buddha once said, "One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield." But we're mostly concerned with who conquers the litterbox.
Our hobbies: turning the litterbox into Zen rock gardens
Our likes: We enjoy reading the works of Meow-Tzu
Our dislikes: "If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top."—Zen saying
"If you want to climb a mountain, I'll just nap until you come home."—Kokan
Our motto: "Entering the forest he moves not the grass; entering the water he makes not a ripple." —Zenrin Kushû
"Entering the bedroom when his master is sleeping, he meows."—Chimon
"Entering the kitchen, he is hungry."—Kokan
"Black cats matter."—Black Cats Matter movement
Our expectations of a relationship: "Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself."—Zenrin Kushû
And then we'll watch you mow the lawn.
VOKRA's mission is to end cat overpopulation and homelessness. To learn more, or to fill out an adoption application form, visit their website.