It is an exceptionally sweet story. It must happen rarely perhaps but I have never heard of two cats at a shelter falling in love with each other at the shelter having never met before. This is what happened to Luna and Louie. I have been bold is using the word ‘love’ but I think it is the correct description for their relationship. They really are an item. The photos back it up.
Luna and Louie were at STAR rescue in Gainesville, Florida, USA. When James and his girlfriend visited the rescue center with the idea of adopting a dog they noticed that Luna and Louie were clinging to each other. They were giving a strong signal that they were not to be separated.
Luna is a tabby Maine Coon we are told although her appearance is not ideal Maine Coon while Louie is a ginger tabby.
When James and his girlfriend saw them, his girlfriend fell in love with Luna. And they decided a cat would be more suitable for their busy lifestyle.
They returned two weeks later and Luna was still at the shelter. They decided to adopt her and be foster carers for Louie. Louie followed Luna into their home and they quickly realised (well done) that Luna and Louie were an inseparable item never to be apart.
Nice ending. They look sublimely comfortable and content at the couples’ home. You can very definitely sense the love between these two cats. It is said that cats form friendships (preferred associates – a cold term). This is more than that. It looks much more to me. And it is great to see.
My thanks to Gail for spotting the story and Pawpulous for publishing it.