Three months ago, an adorable kitten was discovered alone in a parking area. After searching the area for any other kittens and finding none, the construction workers reached out to for assistance.
“A generous individual brought him to us to provide a healthy, safe beginning,” said Monica, a dedicated foster volunteer at MLAR. Affectionately named Squiggy by Monica, the kitten was welcomed into a loving foster home.
Just a few days later, another kitten appeared at the same construction site. Monica shared, “We received a call that morning about a second fur baby found in a Skid Steer front-end loader by a city worker.” This newly discovered kitten, white with black spots, looked strikingly similar to Squiggy. Due to these similarities, it was suspected that the two might be siblings, even though there was still no sign of their mother. Plans for a “reunion” were immediately set into motion.
Upon meeting the second kitten, who was lovingly named Shirley, Monica felt that destiny was at play. Snuggled in a comfy blanket, Shirley felt secure and loved. As soon as Shirley and Squiggy met, they seemed to recognize each other. Almost instantaneously, they were playing and sniffing each other as if they had never been separated.
The two kittens rolled and wrestled until they eventually fell into a peaceful sleep. “Their interactions have been nothing short of heartwarming since they were reunited; they’re like two peas in a pod,” Monica observed.
Efforts from at least five people ensured that Squiggy and Shirley would not be separated again. While Squiggy quickly adapted to eating from a dish, Shirley insisted on a bit more bottle time. Their personalities complemented each other as they went about their daily activities.
Shirley soon began to show increased effort in eating alongside her brother Squiggy. When it came to using the litter box or playing, the two kittens learned from each other. “Having the opportunity to bring these siblings back together has been a special experience,” Monica stated. “Just like peanut butter complements jelly, Squiggy and Shirley are an inseparable pair, bringing joy to everyone around them.”
In the end, it was a community effort to ensure that these kittens would have a forever home where they could grow together. The story of Squiggy and Shirley serves as a heartwarming testament to the importance of compassion and community involvement in .