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These vampire brothers will enter you with their kindness

With their feline teeth and fur of the night, Lestat and Laszlo will haunt your dreams.

However, you will not be frightened. Oh god, no, these little vampires and their mischief will leave you full of joy and light because they are just too cute!

But these brothers almost did not have the opportunity to spend the night together in their eternal home as little Lestat struggled with sick beginnings. Thanks to the magic of rescue and nursing, Lestat and Laszlo are now strong and together with their devoted servants, also known as their loving family. The boys rescued by the Orphan Kitten Club in San Diego were part of a premature baby litter maintained by FostersXYZ. In the care of her foster mother Yige, the litter was given names inspired by fabrics. The boys were first known as denim and corduroy, but now they have become the Catpires known as Lestat and Laszlo.

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Cord became Laszlo, named after the vampire Laszlo from FX’s What We Do in the Shadows.

And denim became Lestat, in honor of one of the most famous characters in vampire history. But the journey to his eternal home was difficult. Brother Laszlo made sure he got there.

Tiny vampire fights for life

When Lestat, Laszlo and the rest of their litter were born prematurely, their mother disappeared. This can mean death for newborn kittens, but help came in a hurry. As one of the Satellite Nursery Coordinators for the Orphan Kitten Club, Yige knew that these kittens were in dire straits and that the next few days would mean everything in their fight for life. While all of the kittens needed help, one of them was in serious trouble as he was still covered in afterbirths and not cared for by his mother at all.

Yige described baby denim as “cold, limp and barely conscious”.


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She shared on Instagram: “I immediately put him on a heating panel and put my hands over his body to warm him up. When he woke up after about 20 minutes, I felt safe enough to drive home. “

The next week was tense and the little denim showed little sign of improvement despite life support and a feeding tube, but it tried as hard as its tiny body would allow. Yige said to Love Meow, “He was the toughest little fighter. I stayed with him every night that first week because I feared I would lose him if I went to sleep. “


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The vet suggested that denim had sepsis and that extreme reaction to infection “is the leading cause of death in newborn kittens”.


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A brother’s love

But Yige wasn’t alone in her denim vigil. Brother Cord always kept an eye on himself, even at moments when it was feared that it would be the worst. “Cord would come over and nudge Denny’s limp little body and his heart rate would go up again immediately.”


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And suddenly his vampire magic set in and the tiny denim came. Lestat turned for the better when he finally hit triple grams on the scales! Yige was not only proud, but Denim’s protective brother too. Yige shared a tender moment that she was allowed to witness. “Cordy walked over and gently put his arm around his brother as if to say I’m proud of you buddy, you did it.”


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She knew that when it was time to adopt the boys, these related brothers had to be together forever. “Cordy has been Denny’s unwavering protector since day one.”


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Whimsical fur for a catpire kitten

Like its mini panther littermates, Denim began life as a black kitten. But the sepsis caused a peculiarity in his coat color. Denim developed a fever hair that usually appears in kittens when their mother develops a serious illness during pregnancy. But in Denim’s case, his dark fur faded as a premature baby thanks to the trauma of his own illness.


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But as a happy kitten growing towards adulthood in its new home, the little denim has lost its fever coat and completed its transition to Lestat, the vampire. Brother Corduroy turned around Laszlo is still at his side and together they are chasing the house and terrorizing their minions with hugs and purrs!


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