Meet Jack & Jill

Understatement
By Andrew Davidson
on May 9, 2022

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Have you found Jack or Jill and followed the URL on their collar to this page? Their home address is at the top right corner of this page, and they can be returned anytime. Feel free to call the phone number on their collar to schedule drop-off or request a pickup from their owner Andrew. Thanks for taking care of my precious pets!

My friend Kevin (who I consider to be my cat-collector/savior friend - we all have one) gave me two street kittens to adopt/re-home, whom I've named Jack and Jill (also considered Nyan and Cyan), and here's the first pictures I was sent of these heartbreakers:

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Apologies for the lack of pixels in this video of the kittens and Mom playing through a screen door; it was a mobile 3gpp video converted to MP4.

I managed to snag a brother & sister combo from a larger litter, and will keep them as indoor cats. For now, they're too young to be fixed & chipped, but they'll live with me for the first month to get used to living indoors. Hopefully, they learn their litter box lessons quickly!

I assigned their birthdate as April 1, 2022. I don't have an actual birthdate, but they appear about 5 weeks old, and weaned off mother's milk. Besides, they won't care if I'm wrong - I'm no fool! Now I can easily celebrate their long (nine) lives with me with gag birthday gifts for a lifetime!

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Then up got Jack and said to Jill,
As in his arms he took her,
“Brush off that dirt for you’re not hurt,
Let’s fetch that pail of water.”
So Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch the pail of water,
And took it home to Mother dear,
Who thanked her son and daughter.

Here's Jack!

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...and Jill!

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For now, they're hiding from me (but together) and hiss when I come close, as should be expected from feral kittens. I will update this page as they warm up to my home and presence.

J&J

The plan for socializing them is simple: no touching them for the first 24 hours, then occasional capture, hold and pet each one to get them socialized to humans. I discovered they're infested with fleas (not a surprise for feral outdoor kittens) on close inspection after the first day and they both got a warm soap bath while I await flea combs to help clean and de-flea them thoroughly now. Both have had no trouble finding and using the litter box, or finding and eating the wet and dry food I've left out for them. However, they're quite nocturnal, and their sleep/awake/eat/play cycle happens many times a day.