Hugo and Isabelle were born to an outdoors-only momma cat, a cat technically owned by someone who didn't see the need to bring her cat inside (ever) or get her spayed. That cat had several litters before a neighbor confronted the momma cat's owner, trying kindly but insistently to convince the owner to spay her cat. Not only did the momma cat owner refuse, she then relinquished ownership of the cat... and all her kittens. The neighbor was never able to capture the momma cat but she did manage to bring in several of her babies on a very cold November night.
These kittens were four months old at the time of their rescue and had never had human contact. Surprisingly, these kittens were not feral. In fact, they actually liked humans. They didn't like their noises, however. The kittens were frightened being inside a house. Inside noises are much scarier than the outside noises they had grown up with. They quickly found hiding spots - together - as soon as they were released from their carrier. When their foster caregiver reached under the bookshelf where they were hiding, she expected to get hissed at and possibly scratched. Instead, she was greeted with purrs. After a few days, Isabelle wanted her belly rubbed! And when the foster caregiver stopped petting Hugo, he reached out with his paw and gently pulled her hand back to his cheek. More, please!
It took several weeks for Hugo and Isabelle to get comfortable with living inside. They liked the warmth. They loved the food. And they adored being petted and kissed.
Hugo and Isabelle are cotton balls with legs. If you've ever seen the original Star Trek series, you may be familiar with the aliens Tribbles. Hugo looks almost exactly like a Tribble! They are incredibly fluffy! And with fluff comes amazingly soft fur. (It's a good thing they love to be petted because you can't help but pet this soft fur.)
Hugo absolutely loves to sit on laps and, given the opportunity, will sit on a lap for hours. He also loves, loves, loves to have his nose kissed. After he eats his breakfast, he climbs into his foster caregiver's lap, stands up on his hind legs, and thrusts his nose forward. He can't get enough kisses! He also loves to play with his sister.
Isabelle is a near cat. She loves to sit near her foster caregiver, often behind her on the couch. (She's probably afraid her chunky brother Hugo will crush her if she sits on a lap with him) She loves to be petted. She's more adventurous than her brother. She left her hidey hole before her brother. She ventured out of the foster room first. She found the comfy heaty bed and the good toys ahead of Hugo. She's a natural born leader.
Hugo and Isabelle are a bonded pair. When Hugo can't find his sister, he cries and cries, searching everywhere. The two can play up quite a storm. They love to share their breakfast with each other (because you never know if the other one got something better!). They curl up together at nap time. And when Hugo is stinky, his sister helps him out.
Hugo and Isabelle are fluffy little mounds of love. They love people, they love food, they love toys, and they love being loved. If your home can use a bit more love, Hugo and Isabelle would love to give it to you.
If you would like to adopt this pair, call Joan at 651-705-6264. These two reside in foster care and are awaiting your visit!