It Takes Two

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 4:30pm
two cats on a couch

Jennifer Richmond got a very special gift for her birthday 11 years ago. That day, she visited the ASPCA Adoption Center and adopted “the love of her life,” a special kitty named Nicholas. 

“He was a small, shy, black-and-white, six-month-old kitten,” Jennifer recalls. “He has grown into the most lovable and sweetest lap cat you will ever meet.”

The two formed a lasting bond that is still going strong today.

“At 11 years old he still has energy to play, calls for treats and purrs so loud it makes you laugh,” Jennifer says.

A few years ago, Jennifer decided it was time for Nicholas to have a feline friend. She visited the ASPCA Adoption Center once again to look for a cat who would be the perfect buddy for Nicholas. Her search was successful—she found Joey, a “rambunctious, gray, three-month-old kitten with more energy than you can imagine.”

“I wasn't sure how all this energy would work with an older cat, but within days they were fast friends,” Jennifer remembers. “They love each other.”

It’s safe to say Nicholas and Joey are two very lucky cats.

“I can’t imagine life without either of them,” Jennifer says. “I am greeted at the door when I get home, and they cuddle during TV time and find their place on the bed when we go to sleep. I can’t thank the ASPCA enough for rescuing them. You have helped create our special family.”

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Wonderful story. I wish that everyone who intends getting a cat or a dog, would adopt two. Two are no more work to look after than one and they keep each other company if you have to leave home for a while. Nothing more sad than leaving an animal on its own while you're out. Just think of how quiet your home is when you're not there. Besides that, if everyone did adopt two, the shelters would empty quicker and less animals would be euthanised.


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