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Double trouble: Adorable lookalike kittens refuse to ever be separated

These two little rescue kittens not only look virtually identical but share a bond so strong, they do everything together and refuse to leave each other's side.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 26/09/2020, 10:00

When the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Virginia took in a litter of kittens, they discovered that the two smallest kittens needed extra TLC. Lauren Strycula, who volunteers as a feline fosterer, offered to take on the twin cats' care.

For the first few, the fragile kittens would huddle up together for comfort. The little boy called Jace struggled taking milk from a bottle. Meanwhile, his sister Jackie wouldn't leave his side, ensuring that the furry siblings were never apart.

Unbreakable bond

The twins had an incredible bond and would spur each other on to get better. They gradually started to gain weight and look for affection. Jace finally mastered eating and would wiggle his ears adorably as he wolfed down his food. Seeing Jace perk up seemed to encourage Jackie to do the same, and she became more interested in eating and playing too.

But while the twins look the same and share a genuine love for each other, they have very different personalities. Jace is the cheeky one, always making mischief, while his sister Jackie is far calmer and relaxed.

Lauren knew that she would have to find a family prepared to take both kittens. Fortunately, it didn't take long for the kittens to find their forever home. A couple called Alexandra and Bryan spotted the kittens on the Animal Welfare League's Instagram and instantly fell in love.

Purrfect ending

The kittens quickly settled into their new home, even insisting on sleeping in their human parent's bed on the first night. The kittens may have new names, Jace is now Whiskey and Jackie is now Pippa, but their incredible bond hasn't changed. They are never far from each other and won't do anything without their partner in crime! The play, sleep, eat and even use the litter tray together and will cry out if they can't see each other.

Bryan and Alexandra are so happy to have been able to keep the kittens together and hope other people are inspired to adopt pairs.

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