Thick as Thieves

When Jennifer set out to adopt a new member of the family, she wasn’t expecting to bring home two new furry friends. But as soon as she met these thick-as-thieves siblings, she knew she couldn’t tear them apart. Thanks to Jessica, they remained by each other’s side for the rest of their lives. Olivia and Marius are today’s Cats of the Day!

Read on for the rest of their heartwarming rescue story.


In early 2002, after I had recently moved to a suburb of Seattle, I decided it was time for me to get a cat. I searched through PetFinder, looking at cat after cat. And then I saw a picture of two cats. One larger than the other, both gray and white tuxedo, the smaller one was a lighter gray and had slightly crossed eyes. I fell in love instantly. I contacted the rescue group immediately, they were in Olympia about an hour away. I asked if they could bring them up as soon as possible and of course, they did.

Olivia, the small one, and Marius had been born together in an apartment complex and were about a year and a half old at the time I adopted them. She always looked after him even tho he was the larger of the two. She mothered him. Four years later, after a move to Dallas, we discovered that Marius was diabetic. He was so, so good about receiving his twice daily shots. He knew they made him feel better. He was my baby, my cuddle bug, my heart and soul. He lived for 7 years with diabetes, finally succumbing to kidney failure on April 4th, 2014. The night that I had to put him to sleep in my arms, my husband and I came home to find that Olivia wasn’t able to walk with her hind legs. We took her back in to the same ER clinic we had just left to discover she had a brain tumor. She’d apparently had a seizure, pinching nerves in her back making her unable to use her hind legs. I had to, for a second time that night, let go of my baby. She was the sweetest little girl, who’s crossed eyes only made her even more endearing. They were born together, lived their entire lives together and died together on the very same night. There isn’t a morning I wake up and not miss them cuddling next to me. They will always be in my heart.

Jennifer Krage
Dallas, TX
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