Here's a happy young orange cat. Looks like he could be a teen in cat years, still a little awkward and unrestrained.
He was very open to receiving pets.
It didn't seem like it was easy for him to keep his tongue in his mouth.
He was just brimming with youthful enthusiasm, shamelessly soaking up all of the attention that we could muster up for him.
Eventually I think we gave him all the affection he could take. Here he appears exhausted, ready to slip off into a cat nap. "Thank you for petting me now leave me alone."
All photos in this one by Jess Ackerman