An animal advocate found a homeless kitten in dire need of medical attention. This kind woman is known by the nickname @MoongladeRose, we’ll just call her Rose.
The vets were able to bring the kitten back practically from the other side of the world, but he was shaken by the ordeal.
Rose named the baby Opie and brought him home from the hospital. However, she didn’t know how her pet cat, Andy, who had also been rescued by her some time before, would react. As soon as Andy heard the little guest’s squeak, he immediately ran to the sound.
The adorable tabby wrapped his paws around his new neighbor and began to groom him carefully, as if he wanted to comfort the frightened child and show him that he was welcome here.
«Andy was hospitable from the first second and wouldn’t stop hugging and kissing Opie,» Rose recalls.
Night fell, but the adult cat still did not want to leave his tiny buddy. He stayed behind to guard him, as if he were a caring older brother.
He took Opie under his wing, and they instantly formed a strong bond.
Andy really surprised his men with the adoration he showed for the new family member. Like Opie, Andy was once found at a gas station and saved from certain death.
The next morning Rose was awakened by a meowing in two voices — it was our two lovebirds demanding attention and love.
«Opie seems to trust me and fall asleep quietly next to me. This little lump fits in one hand. And Andy loves him very much.»
For the next two weeks, Rose got up regularly at night to feed the kitten. After each meal, Opie climbed onto her chest, curled up, and fell asleep with a sweet purr.
Meanwhile, Andy was always around and kept his human mother and new furry brother company all night long.
As these two unblooded brothers snuggle up to each other, a resounding purr is heard.
Before Opie came along, Andy was almost constantly hanging around Rose.
Now he never leaves his little brother unattended for a second, taking care of him and lovingly licking his fur.
Andy gives his brother lots of love and sets a good example. He has already taught him to go to the litter box, hunt, play, and land on four paws. But most of the time he teaches Opie the art of cuddling.
They are completely inseparable.
«I, too, was adopted at one time… And I always felt a kind of emptiness in my soul, even after I met my birth family. But Andy saved my life. And now Opie seems to be doing the same for Andy. As they say, you reap what you sow,» Rose shared.
It’s been six weeks since the little stray kitten joined the family.
The two pets have become even more close. «Andy is endlessly adoring and protective of Opie. My lucky boys! I am so lucky.»