A Sibling Love Story

I know, this is not my normal blog about food and food related topics, but it is a bonus blog about my two kitties, Otis and Nicodemus instead.  We lovingly call them our puma and our panther.  Otis is our puma and Nicodemus is our little panther.  Otis and Nicodemus are litter mates.  They were originally Kansas farm kitties, coming from my sister-in-law’s farm.  They were the only two survivors when a dog got to their mother and all their other litter mates, killing them all instantly.  Once found, Otis and Nicodemus were hand-raised by my sister-in-law and her daughter-in-law, until we rescued them and brought them home with us.  We brought them back to Colorado when they were about six months old.  They are 3 1/2 now.  My husband and I name our four-legged children by looking at maps of where they (or their origins) come from.  Otis and Nicodemus are both towns in Kansas, and since our kitties are both Kansas kitties, we thought these names just suited them.  My husband wanted one, and I wanted the other one, so we compromised and took them both (although I really wanted both of them all along).  In reality, there was NO WAY we could have separated them, even then, especially after their traumatic beginning.  So today, they are fat and sassy, and getting fatter and sassier everyday.  No more farms for them.  Today, they enjoy the good life of being indoor-only kitties.  They are brother and sister, but they look and act nothing like siblings.  They are absolutely inseparable and sometimes often they act more like mates than brother and sister.  As you look at the pictures, you will instantly know we just had to keep them together.  They are like ying and yang.  You can’t have one without the other.


In the beginning.  This was their first day at their forever home with us.


My table toppers and plant eaters.


A new tree.


Tired Bronco fans.  It must have been an exciting game.

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Stop with the pictures already Mom.


Sleepy time for the Bronco fans.



Watching kitty TV.



That look says it all – “Mom, stopping bothering us”.


Just playin’ around.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

27 thoughts on “A Sibling Love Story”

    1. It’s more my way of naming them, that he adopted. When I had my first chow, many years ago, I named her Chopstyx, since I do not know ANY Chinese at all, and she needed a Chinese name. It kind of started from that. 🙂

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