The Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Arlington, Virginia, just received a litter of kittens. Kitten College volunteers worked hard to get them through, but two almost identical kittens required special attention. A shelter worker, Lauren Strycula, welcomed the kitten pair into her house.
Because they were so tiny, they snuggled together for warmth. They had various health issues, particularly Jace, the youngest, who needed some time to learn to feed himself from a bottle; Jackie, his sister, remained by his side, encouraging him.
Both kittens improved as a result of the attention and medicines. They acquired weight and developed personalities. Jackie was extremely lively and playful, while Jace was already sipping from the bottle and wiggled his ears in the process.
Almost similar kittens never leave each other’s side.
The kittens had come a long way in a short time; they had learned to use the litter box, play and explore, and even eat from a dish.
They developed their own identities; Jace became a mischievous youngster, while Jackie was calmer than her brother on her own, but they always sought one other’s company. They couldn’t be separated.
Lauren felt it was time to find them a permanent home now that they were self-sufficient and their health had improved. A couple interested in adopting the kittens saw photos of them on the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s Instagram page and fell in love with them right away.
Alexandra and Bryan arrived at the rescue shelter and learned that they would be the ideal family for the kittens.
Lauren explained to Love Meow:
“Kittens’ irrepressible pleasure in life, their quick trust in anybody they meet, their funny and contagious personalities, and their wonderful affection for one another will stay with me forever. Although my role in the twins’ narrative is coming to an end, their happily ever after begins right now.
The kittens were quite happy in their new home and began exploring everything right away.
“We gradually introduced them to the rest of the house. They were bouncing off the walls and full of energy within hours of being home.
Whiskey and Pippa were the names given to the cats after their new owners. They spent their first night in their new parents’ bed. Whiskey fell slept comfortably on his father’s shoulder the next morning.
“Around midnight that night, Dad came upon some cat music that was supposed to help them relax. They had climbed into bed with us and cuddled up next to us the next thing we knew!’
Cuddly kittens do almost everything together because they have such a strong relationship. Their mother claims that they constantly play together and that if one of them strays, they weep because they are lonely. The boys are closest buddies and go about the home together, sleeping and eating together and even using the litter box at the same time.
“During the day, they enjoy lying in the hammock by the window and watching people walk their dogs; the birds are very fascinating. They instantly come onto our laps and snuggle with us with the loudest purrs when they are not running.
The family is overjoyed that the nearly identical kittens have been able to remain together; their relationship is remarkable. The parents of these children hope that by adopting in pairs, additional families would be inspired to do so; keeping these children together was the greatest decision they could make.
On their Instagram account, you can see a few more of these brothers’ and their family’s stunning pictures.