Two adorable kittens, one brown and one unidentified, were always ready to give hugs to everyone they met. However, their affectionate behavior was short-lived as they soon found a permanent home. Melissa and Tyler Lucas decided to become foster parents for these two felines after being notified by their local animal shelter. The kittens required plenty of tender loving care, but the couple was eager to provide it. This occurred just a month before the start of autumn.
These two adorable kittens, Ida and Isabella (also known as Izzy), are sisters who arrived together at the shelter and are inseparable. According to Melissa, who shared their story with Love Meow, the kittens were brought to the shelter because their mom couldn’t take care of them. Ida is a feisty little one who is always a few days ahead developmentally, while Izzy is more of a fluffy, snuggly kitten who is content with sleeping and eating.
The feline siblings were very affectionate towards their human caretakers and would instantly melt into their arms whenever they were picked up. One of the kittens named Izzy was particularly snuggly and could easily fall asleep in a matter of seconds while being held. After spending a few days with their foster family, the sisters became complete cuddle-bugs.
When Izzy was still bottle-fed, she required aid to eat. Her foster parent gladly provided it, and Izzy would become drowsy after her meals. The kittens needed more time and attempts before they could transition to weaning. However, once Ida learned the process, Izzy quickly followed suit.
Once the two sisters had tired themselves out from their playful activities, they would cuddle up with their foster family for a well-deserved nap. According to their foster parent, Izzy required some extra snuggle time to calm down before she could doze off. Despite her high-energy personality, Izzy snuggled up with the same level of excitement as she approached everything else in life.
Melissa expressed that these young ladies have a strong attachment to their humans. Whenever there is an opportunity for them to climb, wrestle, kiss, or snuggle with their people, Ida and Izzy will not hesitate to take it, even going so far as to jump on it literally. Although this may pose a challenge to productivity, it does create some incredibly cute moments.
Izzy possessed a strong will and unwavering determination when she set her sights on achieving something. This tenacity was evident when she fearlessly climbed onto the back of JD, the household dog, for a tight embrace. When she felt fatigued and ready to retire for the night, she boldly sought out her foster mother and insisted on receiving her full attention.
As Melissa settled onto the couch, her little princess, Izzy, began screaming at her incessantly. Despite Melissa’s efforts to calm her down, she couldn’t seem to please her. However, as soon as Melissa picked her up, Izzy quickly fell asleep. Melissa tried putting her on Ty’s lap, but the moment she woke up, she jumped back onto the couch and started screaming again. It was clear that Izzy was a particularly demanding child, and Melissa couldn’t help but feel a little overwhelmed by her needs.
Following ten weeks of attentive nurturing and endless affection, the two siblings were finally prepared to explore the world. “It required some patience and time to get these little darlings acclimated, especially Izzy who took her time adapting to new surroundings. Nevertheless, we eventually succeeded, and I’m immensely proud of them. Whatever comes next, I’m thrilled to see what the future holds,” expressed Melissa.
Parting ways can be a mix of conflicting emotions. It’s hard to bid farewell after investing so much time and effort into someone or something. For the past ten weeks, we’ve been prioritizing our attention towards them, ensuring that their needs are met. Our household has been a bustling animal sanctuary, with four extra paws scampering around for a good month.