Bruno and Boop's First Playdate

Bruno and Boop are orphaned kittens who came to the Kitten Lady orphanage as sole survivors of two different sad stories. Bruno was seized by animal control from an illegal cruelty case in DC at just five days old, and Boop was found in the trash at one week of age by a good samaritan. With no mom and no surviving litter mates, both kittens found themselves alone and extremely vulnerable -- until they were rescued by Kitten Lady, where they have been hand-raised with care. After being raised separately for a two-week quarantine period, these solo babies finally got to leave their lonely playpens and meet each other for the very first time. You'd have to see it to believe how sweet this playdate was! Cat photographer Andrew Marttila captured these beautiful photos to share their story with the world.


Bruno (black kitten) and Boop (grey kitten) get a first glance at each other from across the nursery...


Bruno was a little bit excited to meet his sister-from-another-mister...

Play time!

Toys, blankets, cat trees, wrestling! Bruno and Boop start to figure out what it is to play...

MEAL TIME AND a nice little nap

After all that playing, it was time for a warm bottle of kitten slurry and a cozy nap. Friendship is exhausting!

Bruno and Boop are fast friends! Although both kittens had been left for dead, they each found a safe haven where they could finally learn what it is to have love and family. It goes to show that even the tiniest lives are worthy of our consideration and care! A little bit of love can make a big difference for a tiny orphan. 

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Hannah Shaw runs Kitten Lady, an advocacy project changing the world for the tiniest felines through educational media, shelter training, and rescue. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter

Andrew Marttila is a traveling animal photographer based out of Philadelphia, and is most well known for his photographs of cats. His work can be found at The Great Went Pet Photography and on his Instagram.