Abandoned by their family of six years, these brothers with famous names have found a new home with their biggest fan.
First of all, you guys need to know how huge of a Holmes nerd I am.
I started reading the Sherlock Holmes short stories in 7th grade, and I fell in love. Sherlock Holmes was my perfect guy-crush. After eventually reading all 56 short stories and the four novels, I took a trip to London in 2012 to the Sherlock Holmes museum!
I could go on and on, but I’d better get to this Friday’s Frisky Feline Feature. Meet Sherlock and Watson, two ginger gentleman that will steal your heart.
Sherlock And Watson Tell Their Story
I’m very excited to feature you guys! Being a Holmes fan, I couldn’t help but notice that your birthday was one day before the actual Sherlock Holmes (Jan. 6th is said to be his official birthday)!
So, Sherlock and Watson, where did you call home before you met your current family?
Sherlock: “2016 started out pretty rough for us brothers. We were abandoned by our previous family. Suddenly, we found ourselves going between the foster home and the adoption viewing area at Petsmart.”
That must have been rough. At least you two had each other!
Watson: “Sherlock and I were very sad and stressed. We were with our previous family for 6 years; what did we do wrong?! For months we sat un-adopted watching kittens around us go home with families. So many humans looked at us, but they were always drawn to the younger cats.
One summer day, two humans visited us at Petsmart. They were also having a bad year. They had just lost one of their elderly cats and were about to lose another (though they didn’t know it yet). Sherlock, being the more outgoing of us, really laid on the charm with the humans. Even though we were on our best behavior, we remained at Petsmart for several more weeks and were then returned to the foster house.”
I’m so sorry! Sometimes it’s hard for humans to get a fresh start. Surely that wasn’t the last you saw of them…
Watson: “Evidently, the humans couldn’t stop thinking about us and called around to find us because we were no longer at the store. They came to see us. Sherlock outdid himself and got on his hind legs and put his paws up as high as they would go on the female human. He meowed ‘Hi, human! Please take us home!’, and the rest is history.”
Sherlock: “That day, we found our forever home. We couldn’t be happier with our new humans. They spoil us rotten and give us so much love. They were hesitant to adopt us because they were having some hard times, but it was obvious we needed them as much as they needed us. Together, we are a happy family. We even have a new baby sister! I bet she will be fun to play with once she’s not so tiny.”
Watson: “Please adopt older cats. We have so much love to give, and we have healing powers!”
You can follow Sherlock and Watson on Instagram at @adventures_of_sherlock_watson.