It's been over a year, may as well just accept it already. Hi, I'm also an Amur leopard for some reason.
The fact that that doesn't sound weird or wrong to me is answer enough, honestly. I have no idea how long I was planning to sit on this and "question" it - the feeling hasn't lessened at all, not once. It's not changed in the slightest. The feline feelings and impulses haven't went away, even though this has been the absolute furthest thing from my mind. There's no feelings I'd associate with heartedness; I don't feel any particular affection for leopards, and cats as a whole have never been a significant part of my life. It's too long-lasting and too deeply ingrained to be a cameo (I've been having these things for as long as I've had wolf shifts/feelings, which means... five or six years? More?).
So. Guess that makes three kintypes. Here's to not having any more, hopefully, please!
Which of course doesn't mean the journey's over. All it means is that the question has changed from "Am I a bloody leopard?" to "Why the fuck am I a leopard and what does this even mean?"
Welp, it feels good to just accept it. Took me long enough!