A group of adorable kittens recently arrived at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, a shelter located in Virginia, USA. Dedicated volunteers from Kitten College diligently took care of the litter, but two kittens that look almost identical required additional attention. Luckily, a compassionate shelter employee named Lauren Strycula decided to take them in and provide them with a home.
Because the tiny kittens were so fragile, they naturally gravitated toward each other for warmth. Both had various health concerns, particularly Jace, the youngest, who struggled with learning how to eat from a bottle. However, his sister Jackie stayed by his side, keeping him company and helping him out as best as she could.
Thanks to the loving care and medication they received from Lauren, both kittens showed significant improvement. They gained weight and developed their own unique personalities. While Jackie was playful and energetic, Jace soon learned how to feed himself from the bottle, even wiggling his ears in the process. It’s clear that these almost identical kittens have formed an unbreakable bond and will always stick together.
The little felines had made remarkable progress in just a short span of time; they successfully mastered the art of using the litter box, indulged in playful activities and embarked on expeditions, and learned to munch from a plate. They grew distinct personalities; Jace evolved into a naughty adolescent, while Jackie exhibited a serene demeanor but remained inseparable from her sibling. Their bond was unbreakable.
After realizing that her kittens were healthy and independent, Lauren decided to look for a permanent home for them. She found a couple who were drawn to the adorable photos of her kittens on the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s Instagram page and immediately fell in love with them.
Alexandra and Bryan arrived at the rescue center and it was determined that they were the perfect family for the kittens. When speaking with Love Meow, Lauren mentioned that the kittens’ lively spirit, ability to trust quickly, charming personalities, and caring nature towards each other left a lasting impression on her. Although her involvement with the twins’ journey is ending, their happy ending is just beginning.
The new home of the kittens was something they really enjoyed, as they immediately started exploring every nook and cranny of the place. Alexandra shared how they slowly introduced the kittens to other parts of the house, and how they were able to witness the kittens’ full energy in just a matter of hours. It was quite amusing to watch them bounce off the walls with excitement.
The new family decided to name their two cats Whiskey and Pippa. The furry felines were welcomed into their new home and spent their first night cuddled up in their new parents’ bed. Whiskey appeared to be feeling right at home as he fell asleep on his new father’s shoulder. Alexandra shared that her dad had stumbled upon some cat music that was meant to aid relaxation, and it seemed to have worked as the cats snuggled up to them throughout the night.
The bond between adorable kittens is so strong that they are inseparable. According to their mother, they constantly engage in playful activities together and become sad when they are separated from each other. These little guys are the best of friends, sharing everything from their sleeping and mealtime to even using the litter box at the same time!
According to Alexandra, her furry friends love lounging in the hammock near the window during the day. They take pleasure in observing people strolling with their dogs while admiring the beautiful birds. When they are not scampering around, they come over to her and cuddle up on her lap, emitting loud purrs of contentment.
The family is thrilled that the two almost identical kittens were able to stay together and their bond is amazing. The parents of these kids are hoping that their decision to adopt in pairs will inspire other families to do the same. They believe that keeping these children together was the best choice they could have made. In case you’re interested, check out their Instagram account for more adorable pictures of these brothers and their wonderful family.