Twin Brothers Reunited After Three Year Separation

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Photo: Hearst Connecticut Media

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Fate has a way of both intervening and having its own way.  Such is the case of one ginger cat named Billy.  In a story reported by the Dodo, the staff at Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital received an anonymous call about an elderly male cat who was sitting in a parking lot, all alone.  He was not healthy, in fact he was emaciated with a right paw infection, and weighing in at only seven pounds when he was rescued.  Following a battery of tests that determined he had stage 2 kidney disease, was anemic, and had other illnesses.  The staff fully embraced him, saw him returned to health, and christened him “Billy.”

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Photo: Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital

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Billy became the hospital mascot, free to roam as he would, taking over a bit of the reception desk as his own, and greet everyone coming in.  That’s where things got interesting.  Enter a new client and his daughter.  The father remarked how much Billy looked liked the cat, “Batuffolo,” nicknamed “Tuffo,” for short they had lost years when he had wandered away after a move. Staff members were surprised to see Billy react to the new people in a way they had never witnessed before.  Typically, he loves to be pet, but Billy took the initiative, positioned himself, and jumped in their arms.  When questioned further about their missing cat, the Sicconis shared that Tuffo had an usual way of drinking water, scooping it up with his paw, in the same manner as Billy.  Additional questions quickly left everyone to realize that Billy and Tuffo were the same cat.

 

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Above: Roberto Sicconi and Alice Sicconi with Billy (Tuffo) when reunited Below: Elena Sicconi with Tuffo (Both photos: Hearst Connecticut Media)

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Later that day, other Sicconis’ family members arrived, as did Tuffo’s twin brother, Cotone, with the brothers having instant recognition of one another.  It was a three-year separation drawn to a close.  Noah’s Arc Animal Hospital is missing their mascot, but very happy that he has been returned safely to his family after such an extended absence.  Follow the twin brothers on Facebook for more of their story.

 

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Above: Tuffo and Contone as kitten Below: Back at home (Both photos: Facebook)

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