A pair of inseparable kitten sisters, born just days apart, have formed an unbreakable bond that has them echoing each other’s every move.
In a cat community in Arizona, a soon-to-be mother cat, still wild at heart, needed a secure spot for the arrival of her little ones. She found refuge with Jin’s Bottle Babies, a sanctuary dedicated to kitten rescue, where she was provided with a cozy nursery. Her wild nature meant she kept her distance from humans, an instinct sharpened after she birthed her first, a tiny cream-colored kitten. She became a vigilant protector, permitting only the most necessary of human interactions, such as feeding.
Unexpectedly, a second cream kitten joined the family, peeking out timidly beside her mother just two days later.
“Dealing with a mother cat so untamed, particularly after giving birth, was a challenge, especially when it came to ensuring the kittens were growing and thriving,” Shelbi, the foster, confided to Love Meow.
A strategically placed live camera allowed the foster family to keep an eye on the new feline family, ensuring the kittens fed well and the mother cat maintained her health.
“Everything seemed perfect due to their peaceful demeanor, up until the kittens hit 4.5 weeks and started to lose weight and seek our attention with their cries,” Shelbi explained.
Upon closer examination, they realized the mother wasn’t producing milk, prompting immediate intervention to nurture the kittens’ growth and social development.
The mother cat received her spay surgery and moved to a tranquil setting under the care of a dedicated caretaker, while her kittens quickly adapted to a diet of gruel and regained their lost weight.
Initially thought to be boys due to their mother’s protective nature, it was later revealed the kittens were both female.
“Timmie came first, followed by Stevie, who has the shorter fur. Stevie’s attachment to Timmie is so intense that she vocalizes her distress whenever she finds herself alone,” shared Shelbi.
As the kittens explored their new domain, their movements were synchronized, with tails intertwined and bodies brushing against each other.
Their joy doubled when introduced to other foster kittens, providing new play opportunities, yet they never strayed far from each other’s sight.
Mirroring even their yawns, the sisters followed one another closely, especially when climbing their favorite cat post to sit side by side.
Now, the feline pair, Timmie and Stevie, are on the lookout for a forever home that welcomes them both. “They come as a duo, inseparable and perfectly matched,” Shelbi said.
With their adventurous spirits, Timmie and Stevie promise to be delightful companions in their future home. “As a bonded pair, they’re destined to bring joy and amusement to any household they grace,” Shelbi anticipates.