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Almost identical kittens never leave each other’s side after being rescued together

A pair of tied kittens insisted on staying together after being rescued.

Earlier this summer, a litter of kittens was brought to the Arlington Animal Welfare League in Arlington, Virginia for a chance for a better life. Her Kitten College program volunteers worked tirelessly around the clock to take care of her.

Two smaller littermates needed extra attention. Lauren Strycula, a rescue volunteer, came in to help and took her home.

The small bundles of fur huddled together and comforted each other in the first few days. They were so tiny and fragile and had some health problems to deal with. Jace the little brother got off to a difficult start and took a while figuring out how to eat from a bottle. Jackie the nurse would curl up by his side to keep him company.

Lauren @our_fostering_tails

With medication and careful care, the twins perked up, sought affection, and put on weight significantly. When Jace started wiggling his ears as he devoured the food, all the hard work and sleepless nights paid off.

Jackie reflected his energy and became more motivated than ever to eat and play. They kept each other’s spirits up and made further progress.

Lauren @our_fostering_tails

Over the next few weeks, the couple really blossomed. They took their first steps in front of their nest, found the litter box and learned to eat from a bowl side by side.

Although they look almost identical, the kittens have different personalities. Jace is the mischief maker and Jackie is the gentle sister. Together they form a dynamic duo.

Lauren @our_fostering_tails

When they were big enough to spread their wings and fly, Lauren knew they needed a family who would open their hearts to both of them.

Alexandra and Bryan were looking for a new member to add to their family when they came across the Arlington Animal Welfare League. They saw Jace and Jackie on Instagram and were instantly hooked. They reached for the rescue and turned out to be the perfect match for the kittens.

Lauren @our_fostering_tails

“I will always remember the kittens’ contagious joie de vivre, their immediate trust in everyone they have ever met, their goofy and infectious personalities, and their sweet love for one another,” wrote Lauren. “My part in the twins’ story may end, but their happy future begins now.”

Watch the kitten’s journey in this cute video:

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The kittens quickly settled in their new accommodation. They came out of their luggage rack and began to explore every nook and cranny together.

“Slowly but surely, we exposed them to the rest of the house. Within hours of coming home, they bounced off the walls and were full of energy,” Alexandra told Love Meow.

Lauren @our_fostering_tails

“Around midnight that night, Dad found cat music to help cats calm down. The next thing we knew they’d jumped into bed with us and snuggled right up against us!”

The kittens, now renamed Whiskey (brother) and Pippa (sister), spent their first night switching between mom and dad. “The next morning, Whiskey snuggled up on Papa’s shoulder and fell asleep with his face in his beard!”

Lauren @our_fostering_tails

Adorable brother and sister share an incredible bond. They are always in sight of each other and will not do anything without their criminal partner.

“They play together continuously. They cry for each other when they lose track,” said Alexandra Love Meow.

Alexandra and Bryan @whiskeyandpippa

“They sleep and eat together. They even used the litter box side by side. They love their toys and they love having a rough house.”

The two best friends like to frolic around the house, running at full speed and jumping up and down. They rub each other off and live their best twin life.

Alexandra and Bryan @whiskeyandpippa

“They love to lie in their window hammock during the day and watch people go by with dogs – the birds are especially fascinating. When they’re not running wild, they quickly jump on our laps and cuddle up to the loudest purrs,” said Alexandra.

The two beasts are not afraid to make demands and ask for attention. If a warm round is not immediately available, pat their people on the legs or arms and don’t take no for an answer.

Alexandra and Bryan @whiskeyandpippa

“Their love for one another is really the sweetest. We are so happy we could keep them together and hope that others who are considering adoption will see their story and consider adopting them in pairs.”

Alexandra and Bryan @whiskeyandpippa

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