A carrier was given to a North Carolina urban shelter. There was a kitten inside, they claimed. Another fluffy ball was lurking under the blanket as the volunteers were seeking for a volunteer for a striped baby…
Sarah Kelly, a Sparkle Cat Rescue overexposure volunteer, went to the rescue. “Everyone was taken aback when the second kitten appeared,” Sarah adds. – We don’t know where he’s from or why they’re together. Kittens of various ages that share mutual attachment and cannot live without one another.”
Barnes, the younger tabby, is 2-3 weeks younger and approximately half the size of Noble, the elder cat. The younger was clinging to the older.
For the first few days at the foster home, the stepbrothers were completely inseparable. While they settled into their home environment, Barnes remained Noble’s shadow.
The younger one kept close to the older one all the time, perceiving him as his shield. Noble, in turn, never left Barnes, next to whom it was also much easier for him to get used to human society.
Baby Barnes had several health problems that took a while to heal, but Noble always comforted him and bathed him in love. They began to hiccup each other, it was worth separating them even for a short time.
Noble looked after his younger brother, ran at his first call and took care of him as best he could.
Barnes had a long way to go, and Noble backed him up wholeheartedly. He kissed and cuddled the cat to cheer him up while the therapy for his gastrointestinal problems progressed.
Noble has helped the small minke whale develop to the point where it may now enter a new life stage.
The rescuers did not contemplate placing the kittens in good hands apart because of how much they mean to each other.
Barnes could never get enough of his loving brother’s embraces, even as an adult.
Michelle came across a wonderful kitten story and fell in love with both. She traveled all the way from Chicago to meet the guys. Love had struck at first sight.
As if they were old friends, the kittens crawled into her arms. Barnes climbed onto his adoptive father’s shoulder and promptly slept off.
And so, two kittens, renamed Tobias and Caleb, reigned in their own home.
“Michelle was destined to be their mother, her love for them is very special! She was extremely patient and attended to all of Tobias’ additional needs,” says Sarah. “The boys are perfect in every way and deservedly pulled out this lucky ticket.”