Misty and Mickey
ASPCA Happy Tails: Two Cats Are Better than One
When mellow brothers Mist and Miki (now Misty and Mickey) first arrived at the ASPCA, they were bonded boys who looked practically identical. But their personalities—Mist was the shy guy, while Miki liked to investigate the scene—told a different story. They soon found their way home with Fiona McCormack of Manhattan, who is anything but a third wheel in this happy family.
ASPCA: How did you first meet Misty and Mickey? Fiona: I met Mickey just before Thanksgiving 2009. At the time, his brother Mist wasn't up for adoption, or even out with the other cats, because he was so shy and withdrawn. But I brought Mickey home and he settled right in. He soon became such a good buddy that I couldn't imagine what it would be like without him.
ASPCA: How did you come to adopt Mist?
Fiona: I started wondering if Mickey might be getting bored at home while I was at work all day, so in February 2010, I called the ASPCA to see if I could adopt Misty, too. When I met him, he was very shy, easily frightened and much smaller than Mickey, but I could see the resemblance. I just couldn't leave him, so I took him home.
ASPCA: How did he adjust to his new home?
Fiona: Misty stayed under the bed for a good long while, and then Mickey started to sit with him. One day, Misty came out and claimed the rest of the apartment. Now he loves to jump up on the couch, bed, windowsills and my lap.
Do Misty and Mickey have any funny habits or behaviors? Fiona:
They mostly spend their time sleeping, often next to each other, or play-wrestling. My friends and family have bought various cat toys for them, but the toy they love the best is one they received over the holidays. It's beat up and frayed, and I've had to tie it back together a dozen times, but it's their favorite thing—one of them will often bring it to me, or even jump up on the bed with it in the morning.
ASPCA: What do the boys mean to you and your family?
Fiona: They're both such good cats, and so funny in so many ways—I feel grateful and happy every day to have brought them home
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