Brudder and his sister Mitzi are two pretty grey kittens who play fetch. Who says fetch is only for dogs? Well, cats have been known to do it too, although generally more inclined to ignore the whole retrieving part of the equation.
Recently, Greenpoint Cats, a nonprofit rescue group in Brooklyn, shared a video showing Brudder’s skills in action.
“Breaking News: BRUDDER plays fetch! Swipe to see more recent pics of Brudder and sister Mitzi and apply to adopt! They are nonstop entertainment and love. 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍”
💕 Brudder and Itsy Bitsy Mitzi 💕
In late December, rescuers saved Brudder and his much smaller sister Mitzi after finding them in a basement courtyard. But both these special siblings prove ameowzing things come in small packages!
At the time, they were tiny, but Mitzi was especially small. Her ears were still small and crinkly, and both kittens had blue kitten eyes.
Then, they learned that Mitzi, half the size of Brudder, had a health condition and feared she might not make it.
“It turns out Mitzi was born with congenital hypothyroidism, a rare condition that earned her the name ‘Itsy Bitsy Mitzi’ because of her stunted growth,” they wrote on Instagram.
On Facebook, they said Mitzi’s symptoms included “mental dullness, dwarfism, and an overall failure to thrive.”
Due to an unsteady gain and neuromuscular weakness, the tiny kitten broke the tibia in her leg. So, she had to wear a leg splint for months.
Fortunately, they caught the problems early. With daily medication, Mitzi wasn’t so itsy bitsy for long. She began to thrive!
“Thanks to early intervention and a daily medication , she is now catching up in size to her ‘Brudder’ and with that daily pill she will live a long and normal life!” they explained.
Thus her health condition is fully treatable, and she will be able to enjoy a long life with Brudder. In foster care, the two kitties became inseparable. So, the rescuers will work to find them a forever home together.
“They are bonded to each other and so must be adopted together. Mitzi is forever unabashedly affectionate. Brudder wants you to take him seriously while also seeking the safety of your lap.”
On Instagram, someone who previously adopted a related cat says these cats will be the “sweetest, most fun, full of love, and so so silly.” Besides, how many cats do you know who play fetch like a dog?
Greenpoint Cats is 100% volunteer-run and works around the clock to rescue and care for kittens like Brudder and Mitzi.