Woman Decides to Adopt Friendly Shelter Cat, But Her Less Social Sister is Part of the Deal

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I had just relocated for work and was living away from my friends and family and without a roommate. I knew I wanted a pet around to help keep my sanity working in the stressful job I had. I got a shelter recommendation from a coworker and the next day, I went down with my mind set on taking home one adult cat.


The volunteer invited me to look around the cat room and let her know who I wanted to meet. The room was big and quiet. Most of the cats were sleeping or quietly watching me from their cages, except one. This grey fur ball with bright yellow eyes named Jax came right up to the door of her cage rubbing, dancing and “yelling” at me. I made my way around the room and came back to Jax and told the volunteer I wanted to meet her. Well, the volunteer told me that she came with a sister, Sissy.

Sissy was the opposite of Jax sitting in her litter box with kitty litter on her face just looking down, very sad. I was unsure, but I said okay and took them home that night. As soon as we got home, it was obvious that this was a relationship meant to be! Jax slept on the bed with me that night. Sissy was a little timid but eventually came out of her shell to show her sweet demeanor.


These two kitties cannot be separated, they are best buds. They are the smartest, sweetest, most playful, and most entertaining cats I have ever had. They each have their own personalities and antics that never get old. They greet me at the door when I come home, and when the house is suspiciously quiet, I can find them snuggled together in a kitty hug. Sissy is a sweetheart and very affectionate, and Jax remains loud and crazy and lovey in her own way. I believe Jax chose me for her and Sissy, she was so excited for me. I lovingly refer to them as my “2 for 1 special”.

Story submitted by Jessica S. from Clinton, Massachusetts.

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