While I usually call them Lucky and Luna for short, I will sometimes address these two Burmese kitties by their full names because, come on – these are fun names to say! Fun names deserve fun cats, and these sister kitties fit the bill.
Lucky and Luna were about nine months old when I started caring for them in June 2018. In fact, today is the one-year anniversary of my very first visit with them!
As you can see by their photos, these sisters look very similar. It was important that I was able to tell them apart, however, because Luna was getting regular medication for a while, so their humans pointed out that Luna has slightly darker markings, golden eyes, and is a little bit bow-legged.
Of course, once I started caring for them, different personality traits emerged as well. Lucky has the most amazing dinner-time meow. It’s hard to describe, but there is no mistaking that she is telling you that she wants her wet food and she wants it NOW! Initially, Lucky was the more athletic and outgoing of the two, although Luna has come into her own over the past year and now both of them vie for the opportunity to leap into the air after a feather on a wire or a flying worm. There was a brief period during which we thought the girls were vandalizing the paper towel roll, but it turns out it was a gremlin perpetrating the mischeif, and they apprehended him and brought him to justice. However, there was no escaping responsibility for the items being removed from the top of the fridge – I caught them red-handed.
Lucky and Luna’s humans know how important environmental enrichment is for kitties who spend most or all of their time indoors, so they always have the best toys and food puzzles on hand, but these girls also get to go out for walks with their humans when the weather is nice!
Lucky and Luna have their own Instagram account; if you’d like to follow their adventures (including a long-distance love affair between Luna and a Burmese boy from Texas named Goblin Bob), you can find them at @luckyluna_cats.