With my husbands allergies and the devastation we felt when we lost our Junior in December 2004 we decided no more pets. A little over 3 years went by and I started feeling lonley for a fuzzy companion. I secretly started looking on Petfinder and, about 3 months later, I found the boys. I had been hinting that I wanted to adopt again, but when I mentioned that I had found 2 my husband looked at me like I was crazy. My selling points - they can keep each other company when we are away, they have all of the attributes we would want in a cat, they match the carpet, and can we PLEASE just go see them. We made the 2+ hour drive and for me, it was love at first sight. It took John all of about 5 minutes and we knew they were ours. Their wonderful foster mom took care of them while we were on vacation and, about a month later we brought them home.
It took us some time to tell them apart, but we now get it right about 9 out of 10 times. Jake is a Mama's boy and loves to climb up on my shoulder and purr in my ear. Elwood is all John's and demands belly rubs and is happiest when he is sitting on John's lap. They love it when we have company and are the most personable cats I have ever been around.