CAT FANCY's Best Buddies Contest Finalists

Check out the cat couples who made the list of runners up to CAT FANCY's Best Buddies contest.

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 Cat Buddies Kayla and Leo
Kayla and Leo
Dwight Dulsky
Perkasie, Pa.

Kayla and Leo are like two peas in a pod – always together, morning, noon and night. Leo has been such a kind big brother to little Kayla since she came into our house last spring at 11 weeks of age. They play and wrestle until they get tired, and then every afternoon we find them snuggled up in a ball napping away the rest of the day. They are definitely best buddies and friends forever.
Cat buddies Lilly and Schmitt
Lilly and Schmitt
Andra Shipley
Macomb, Mich.

Lilly came to us as an orphan – we raised her since she was 5 days old. She is so lovable with humans but standoffish with other cats. We introduced her to Schmitt, who was also orphaned at a very young age. The two formed an immediate bond and have been inseparable ever since.

Azul and Fiel
Michelle and McKenna Kelly
Lewis Run, Pa.

Azul (meaning “blue” in Spanish) and Fiel (meaning “true blue” or “loyal” in Spanish) are brothers from another mother. They are both blue point Siamese cats and were born two days apart. We hadn’t planned on bringing both of them home the day we went to pick them up, but we could see, at 8 weeks old, just how close these two little guys were to each other, and we hated to destroy that bond. Over the past year and a half, the bond between them and our 8-year-old daughter has grown by bounds. They are all best buddies!
 Cat buddies Azul and Fiel
Misha and Molly
Megan Schwitz
Dix, Ill.

My cats, Misha and Molly, are the best of buddies. I adopted both of them from rescue organizations. Molly, who is deaf, came home just last year as an 8-week-old kitten. Misha wasn’t too sure about her, but within a few days they became best buddies. Their favorite activity is sitting together and watching the birds at the feeders outside.
 Cat buddies Misha and Molly
Burt Lancat-ster and Molly
Ilene Mates
Delray Beach, Fla.

Burt Lancat-ster met Molly in June 2009 after Molly’s brother, Max, suddenly passed away. Although Burt fell in love with Molly at first sight, Molly was afraid. Burt’s extraordinary patience and persistence in trying to win over Molly finally paid off about six months later. They remain the best of friends.
 Cat buddies Burt and Molly
Smoothie and Peanut
Angie Franckewich
Cutler Bay, Fla.

Smoothie and Peanut are Sphynx cats, ages 7 and 2. They had no interest in each other in the beginning and were big on hissing and spitting until they realized that together they made one ball of warmth for each other. They share this bed all the time now and love to cuddle. Peanut likes to put his arm around his big brother.
 Cat buddies Smoothie and Peanut
Sully and Ozzy
Rick Dineen
Surprise, Ariz.

Sully and Ozzy love each other very much. They spend most of the day on the kitchen table enjoying the rabbits and birds that hang out just outside the window.
Cat buddies Sully and Ozzy 
Oreo and Jersey
Dan Winters
Hampton, Va.

Oreo and Jersey are members of a feral cat colony in Virginia. Oreo is totally feral, touched just once when he was neutered. Jersey had a home before he was abandoned and still enjoys the contact of his favored humans. Of the many close relationships among the cats of the colony, none are stronger than theirs.
 Cat buddies Oreo and Jersey
Jasper and Jacob
David and Sherry Brechbiel
Monticello, Ind.

Jasper and Jacob are brothers, littermates and best buddies. By 4 months of age, it was clear that these two were inseparable. They wake up together, romp through the house, eat, play with their toys, watch birds, groom each other and fall asleep together.
 Cat buddies Jasper and Jacob
Lena and Molly
Teresa Louie
Beaumont, Calif.

Molly was adopted three and a half years ago at the age of 6 months. Lena was adopted two years ago at the age of 4 months. When we first brought Lena home, Molly was apprehensive. We followed the recommended slow introduction over the next month, and Lena finally wore Molly down. They have become inseparable. They sleep together, eat together, clean each other and play endlessly through the house. They are a real joy to have.
 Cat buddies Lena and Molly
Ivan and Bullet
Ashley Shay
Smithfield, Pa.

Ivan was always the “pariah” of my cats – lowest on the social ladder and keeping to himself. Then Bullet was rescued from a dog attack and joined our family. Since then, they have formed a “Gray Tabby Alliance” and are great friends. Ivan takes care of Bullet, and she boosts his confidence in return. It’s a win-win situation!

 Cat buddies Ivan and Bullet
Mikey and Jason
Russell and Christina Guynn
Brogue, Pa.

Mikey and Jason bonded on the day we brought Jason home. Even though they are two months apart in age, they are truly brothers and best buds. They play hard with each other and always take the time to snuggle and be cute. They can always be spotted snuggling together after a hard day of playing.

Cat buddies Mikey and Jason 
Guillaume and Marcello Mastroianni
Joyce E. Green
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

When our blue point Siamese, Gilbert, passed away at age 17, our 5-year-old Abyssinian, Marcello Mastroianni very obviously grieved. Enter Guillaume – our blue point baby. After the requisite period of growling and hatred, Marcello happily took on the role of big brother. Guillaume would demand wrestling and biting. Marcello refused. Guillaume responded, “No wrestling and biting? OK, then let’s bite and wrestle…” Now they are inseparable, eating, sleeping, bird watching – then we hear the glorious sound of thunder as they chase one another up and down the stairs.
 Cat buddies Guillaume and Marcello Mastroiani
Dusty and Tinker
Michelle C. Webb
Belmont, Mass.

Dusty and Tinker are not only brother and sister – they are the best of friends. Dusty is the caregiver of the two. He always looks out for his little sis, and Tinker knows she is always taken care of. Dusty even tries to break his sis free from the cat carrier as we prepare for our yearly vet visit. Luckily, he hasn’t mastered the paw-to-lock technique yet. They eat side by side and always sleep together. You’ll find them hiding under the bed together during every thunderstorm. Dusty and Tinker always put a smile on our faces, and they always brighten a gloomy day. These furry felines would be lost without each other. Honestly, we would be lost without them.
 Cat buddies Dusty and Tinker
Delilah and Oliver
Karen Burnette
Piedmont, S.C.

When Delilah was adopted and came home, she met Oliver. Soon you could see that she was smitten. Delilah follows Oliver everywhere, rubbing against him and getting on the cat perches with him. You can be petting Delilah, but when Oliver walks into the room, she takes off to be with him.

 Cat buddies Delilah and Oliver
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Karen    Pinole, CA

11/8/2011 4:25:32 PM

I knew I should have sent mine in. My guys cuddle up so close, half the time you can hardly tell where one starts and the other ends since they both have a lot of white fur. One is marmalade and the other is dark but they both have white on their lower bodies. Shucks.

Vickie    Clio, MI

11/6/2011 12:21:04 PM

They are all so cute :o)

Donna    Austin, TX

11/6/2011 5:33:51 AM

Wonderful pictures and photos!

aa    hollister, CA

11/6/2011 12:50:18 AM


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