Two homeless brothers were spotted on the streets of Montreal, Canada. Weak, skinny, and hungry, they were restlessly searching for food in the back alleys, and kind people took notice of them.
“They were very shy and scared when they arrived. Their hearts were beating out of their chests,” Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal shared with Love Meow. “(After a vet visit), they went to their foster home with Marielyne and quickly befriended the resident cats. Despite being a bit timid, the two brothers are gentle and sweet-natured.”
The babies were handed over to the Chatons Orphelins Rescue Centre, where they were taken into care. The brothers, named Octav and Romus, were about 12 weeks old. They were shaking with fear, but they never left each other’s side.
After curing some health problems, the staff turned the kittens over to one of the volunteers for rehoming. At first, the brothers shunned people, were afraid of loud noises, and hid.
“They are very close and always follow each other. They like to nap in the cat tree during the day. At night, they will sleep on their foster mom’s bed to be near her,” Celine said.
But soon the kittens realized that they would not be hurt there. They began spending more time with their foster mom and exploring the house. Octave and Romus were inseparable – they even have the same black spots on their noses!
Romus, a gray and white kitty, is more active and curious. His brother Octave is more shy and timid and follows his brother in everything. They are very fond of each other and complement each other perfectly.
“They had little to no human contact before they came to us. They are now enjoying their life as indoor cats,” Celine said. “They may require more time and understanding but once you gain their trust, they are the sweetest companions.”