Two lovable cats
Two old cats named Lonesome Boy (LB) and Murray lived outside in different parts of town for the most of their lives.
They were discovered twice by good samaritans from South Bend, Indiana.
One day, they came upon LB in a neighbourhood. He was quite weak and frightened of people.
He suffered from arthritis and had metal fragments in his legs from his dreadful days as a stray.
He was consequently placed under the care of the Meow Mission, where he eventually recovered.
They quickly realised that his erratic demeanour was a disguise for a kind soul pining for love.
LB loved playing with kittens and other cats, and being around them made him more outgoing.
LB had a change of heart and decided to trust.
He had the loudest purr and was fond of his human companions‘ attention.
Murray has endured a lot of bad weather over the years.
He was also picked up by a kind woman who saw him at a pizza restaurant. He was filthy, skin and bones, and starving.
He had blisters, cracked teeth, and infections in his mouth. Murray remained unmoved despite the initial grim prognosis.
Strangers kept feeding and taking care of him for the following six months.
As a result, the rescue moved into a much bigger space last year, and as a thank you from their sponsors, LB and Murray received a large room replete with a lovely sectional sofa and cat steps.
He finally mustered the courage to go onto the sofa, and Murray went nearer him.
They started spending a lot of time lounging next to one another, even though there was still plenty of space on the sofa to spread out.