By Joan DiPiero
When kittens are adopted, we always recommend taking two. At the SPA, they are accustomed to living, playing and sleeping with their siblings and other kittens and can become lonely in a new home when their owner is not with them. While some adopters worry whether they will form the same type of bond if they adopt more than one, that should not be an issue. After a bout of play, they will gladly climb onto laps, shoulders, and necks for snuggle time with their humans. They are willing to share their love and benefit socially from this interaction, becoming much happier, healthier, and easier pets.
Every once in a while, we come across two kittens that have become so bonded to each other we would love to see them adopted together. Such is the case of Georgie and Gustavo. Brothers about seven months old, they are total opposites in appearance and behavior. Georgie is a short-haired, orange-striped boy who is a live wire, clambering all over our volunteers, demanding attention, either playing enthusiastically or requesting lap time for his loud purring naps. Gustavo, a black, long-haired, handsome boy is more tranquil. He plays just as eagerly, is affectionate as well, but is more subtle in his approach. Both follow each other around. If one escapes into the closet, the other follows. They are always on the lookout for each other and are usually found sleeping together in a huddle. It would be sad to separate them.
Nicola and Luis are another pair of best friends. Nicola actually has a wonderful brother Noah, but her heart belongs to Luis. A lovely, silver-gray female about nine months old, Nicola decided some time ago to pursue our suave mature one-year-old gent Luis, a looker with gray dabbled spots on his white coat. Reluctant at first to accept this bold insistent girl into his contented bachelor life, he was quickly melted by her charms. Actually, he had no choice faced with Nicola’s determination, but he seems unaware of this and prefers his own version of their courtship. They spend their time together snuggled in an upper hammock, where she gently kneads his belly and he purrs blissfully at the attention. Who would dare break up this relationship?
Meet these dynamic devoted duos at the SPA, Monday-Saturday, 11-2, Los Pinos 7, 152-6124. Enrich your lives (and make them so happy) by taking home a pair.