These two babies were found on the streets of the American city of Indianapolis. The babies were left without their mother to fend for themselves, and out of desperation were picking up scraps on the streets. Kind people spotted them in time and took them to the local shelter, IndyHumane.
The turtledove cat, with her unusual “two-faced” color, immediately enchanted all the staff at the shelter. This color is called a “chimera” – the cells of animals with this peculiarity contain two types of DNA, which is caused by the fusion of two embryos in the womb.
The unusual kitty was named Bloom and her red-haired sister was named Flower. They found a shelter for the kittens right away. At first, the sisters were very shy and timid and even hissed at their foster caregiver, Jennifer. But later they trusted the woman, realizing that they wouldn’t be hurt there.
“Since Flower and Bloom are about the same age, they fit the bill,” Jennifer told Love Meow. “They have their own apartment (pen) next to Blossom’s in the foster room. If all are healthy after quarantine, Blossom and her new neighbors will get to be roommates.
“I’m guessing they probably didn’t have much human interaction before being rescued, but they are warming up quickly. She hisses at me one second, then wants to climb all over me the next,” Jennifer added. “Flower is definitely shyer than Bloom, but once I’m in their pen for a few minutes, they come out and start running around, playing with toys, and climbing all over me.”
They were fed by the hour, paid attention, and were sensitively cared for. The babies quickly became accustomed to their foster caregiver, and after a few days, they were happy to ask her for affection and play with her. They became much more confident and were no longer shy to ask loudly for food or attention.
After a while, they would start looking for permanent owners for these babies. Most likely they would be given to a family together. We wish these fluffy beauties find the most loving home!