“We adopted kittens Sofi and Sable (formerly Lola and Lulu) in November 2020,” Nanis says. “Both of them are Burmese mixes who look and act like sisters but are actually two months apart in age.

“While my husband Philip and I each had cats on our own in the past, Sofi and Sable are our first ones as a couple. We chose them because we preferred kittens. Philip owned a Burmese in the past and loved their personality because they adopt you as their “people” just as Sable and Sofi have.

“After just a few days of living with us, they followed us around the house, wanting to be wherever we were. Sable is the older “sister” and falls on her side and begins to purr loudly as soon as you pet her. By contrast, Sofi is slightly more aloof but she’s very vocal when it comes to feeding time — cooing and meowing loudly.

“Both are very sweet and loving and especially enjoy curling up on an ottoman in front of our favorite chair when we watch TV. Most entertaining is their daily chase and hunt game that they play with one another. It’s not unusual for us to wake up to magazines and fleece blankets on the floor after a “night fury” party!

“While they sleep wherever they want, it’s quite common for Sofi and Sable to join us on our bed on lazy mornings when there’s no urgency to get up, giving us plenty of time to pet them.

“We feel very grateful to have found these two kittens. They bring so much joy and love to our home in an otherwise challenging year as we live through the Covid-19 pandemic.”


Furry Friends Fur-Ever Stories are compiled and written by Nomi Berger who is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA. She lives with her adopted Maltese named Mini

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