These two cats have been looking out for each other since they were newborn kittens.
Laszlo and LestatYige Zhao
Laszlo and Lestat (cat brothers) have been a bonded pair since they were born. They were found as premature kittens in a backyard without a mother in sight. Orphan Kitten Club took them in along with their other siblings.
Lestat was the runt of the litter and the most vulnerable of the bunch. He was immediately provided a heat source and needed intensive care.
For the first week, it was touch and go. Yige Zhao (Foster Mom) worked through many sleepless nights to ensure that he stayed alive. The kitten kept going and overcame one hurdle after another despite the odds against him. He couldn’t have done it without his brother Laszlo.
Laszlo was Lestat’s steadfast protector from the beginning. When Lestat was in his worst shape, his brother kept him close the whole time. His warmth and touch helped breathe life back into Lestat’s tiny body.
Every time Lestat’s heartbeat slowed down, Yige saw something remarkable between the two kittens.
Laszlo would squirm over and gently nudge his brother’s fragile little body. Instantly, Lestat’s heart would start beating back to normal again. “I noticed that almost every time this happened,” Yige shared with Love Meow.
Lestat found plenty of comfort from his brother and the two were rarely apart during the first week. After each meal, Laszlo would place his arm around his brother. “It was such a sweet and tender moment.”
With painstaking care and a wonderful support system, Lestat pulled through and began to eat from a bottle on his own.
Around that time, he developed a fever coat due to the difficult first week of his life. As he grew, he would slowly lose the silver grey and his fur would grow back in its original color.