Gusto and Niu Niu: Two Peas in a Pod

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 11:00am
Black and white cat

When Shakira H. decided to bring home a feline companion from the ASPCA Adoption Center, she thought it was best to take her time. Having recently lost her beloved Tabby, Brooklyn, whom she adopted from the ASPCA, Shakira wanted to spend some quality time with the adoptable cats to find the perfect fit.

“The ASPCA representatives were helpful and patient,” Shakira says. “I went to the Adoption Center for a whole week just visiting and trying to make the right decision for this lifelong commitment.  The staff worked with me, listened and understood what I was looking for in a cat.”

After plenty of time and thought, Shakira ended up with not one but two kittens. She named them Gusto and Niu Niu.

“Gusto and Niu Niu were the ideal pair,” Shakira says. “They were exactly what I wanted: a young, bonded pair. They were adorable, playful and friendly.”

It’s safe to say that these lively kittens are keeping Shakira on her toes.

“Gusto, Niu Niu and I are still adjusting,” she says. “They are very playful and curious, as any 6-month-old kittens would be. They are also fast learners. Their antics keep me going and put a smile on my face.”

two cats hanging out together

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Paula, too

The kitty in front looks just like my 17 year old Jezebel (only younger), including the black heart on her nose! She was a 2 year old neighborhood stray when I took her in. She has been the love of my life and is still playful and leaps up on the bed with ease.


From my point of view, this is a nice story, the best one I'd like to read.
The newest kitten we adopted -3 months ago - should be left in the garbage...Now he is the 8th our tom-cat; his name is Toulousse and he magnificent as every kitten is.


So sweet!!! I have a bonded pair and they are so precious to watch when they bond. They clean each other and then the female, she will lay beside her brother and gently kneed his belly and it puts him to sleep!! It is absolutely the sweetest t hing. You will enjoy this little bonded pair!!

Virginia have done something so wonderful!! Thank you for being such a kind and empathetic person!!