Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Thank you so much for clicking on this video but I have to be honest with you this video is for me. It's not for you. I don't know what to say. (laughs) (beep) (bright music) So, today, we are reuniting cat brothers. What does that mean? So, I have two cats. Mars and Bones. You might've seen them featured in other videos. I put them on a leash before. Jen has cat sit with them. But their origin story is pretty special. When I came to LA about seven years ago, I knew I was gonna be pretty lonely. I didn't really have many friends out here. So, I decided to kind of go for a walk in Larchmont which is this little village in the middle of LA. There, I met this woman who sets up shop every Sunday in front of a Bank of America and puts out kittens. And I was walking and I saw these kittens and I was like, I'll just have a gander. That's like a warning sign that you're gonna get a cat. So, I saw Mars who is my black and white rag doll cat. He just like spoke to me and I was like, I want this cat. Well, the woman who was running the si-- The cat sale? What do we call this? The woman who was running the cat sale, she was like, nope, it's a two for one special. You can't take one cat, you can only have two. And I was like, can I even keep two cats? And she was selling me on it. She's like it's easier to have two cats if you get them at the same time. They play with each other, they entertain each other. I'm thinking to myself, what other cat do I want? And in that exact moment, Bones, my black cat, jumped out and grabbed my arm. And so, that's kind of their origin story when they came to me. Cut to about three weeks ago, walking again in Larchmont, it's been seven years since I adopted them. And I see this lady in her stand again. And so I walk up and I'm like, oh my goodness. I got my cats from you seven years ago. I showed them a picture of them as adults. She immediately recognized them off the bat. And she was telling me how she knows where Mars' brothers are. He had two brothers. Bones was a loner cat. He kind of came from the shelter, jumped in a box and saved his own life. And became a part of their litter. That said, he's my John Snow. They don't have to be biological brothers to be cat brothers. So, I thought, do cats recognized each other? Do they know that they have brothers out there in the world? So, that's what we're finding out today. By the way, I brought bow ties because it's the first time they're seeing their brothers in a while. Okay Mars bars, we gotta get ready. He's like, mom, I don't know why you ever put me in videos. I don't love this. You ready to meet them? It's cute, you look good. No, don't do that. Let's go get a bow tie and your brother. You know something's about to happen. There you go. Oh, you look so good. (soft meow) Yeah, you do. We're gonna reunite these cat brothers. I invited the two other owners of the other cats to come to the house and we're just gonna have a little family reunion. They'll be here in 10 minutes. I don't know why I'm going to the fridge, okay. They're coming real soon. (meow) A lot of people ask me why only Mars has an Instagram. And Bones doesn't have an Instagram and they accuse me of not loving them equally. But here's the thing, I love them so much. I know that Bones wouldn't want an Instagram. He's kind of a private cat when I know he's just a little hunter. Let me show you the cat room. They've got a little cat tower, they got their boxes, they have old furniture that they love and have torn up but I don't wanna throw it away because they love it so much. Oh, you guys looks so good. You look like a handsome boy. Also, another thing is the cats will break into their food. So, I have to rubber band this. Like you can see they've torn up a corner of this cabinet. Look at them, they're like little sharks. (meow) (upbeat music) - I am Mary Shaunessy and I am the found of Kitt Crusaders. We officially filed our paperwork eight year ago. The one biggest thing we need to help, aside from money donations for vetting, are fosters. Literally, gives us a place to put an animal until it's adopted and saves lives. - I'm Tracy Petty. I am baby Patrick's mother. - I'm J. Keith van Straaten. Cookie. Baby Patrick is crazy. He's a little whiny, he likes to walk around on his hind legs, puts his face in my ear and goes like that, he's kind of the mayor of my house. - Cookie, he's a big personality and he's very loving and very attentive. He loves to climb onto people. There are a couple of my friends. He enjoys eating their hair. - I do. - They were all rescued from the South LA Shelter on death row, they were gonna be killed because they had mange which it's not a big deal. So, we took them out. Nearly always says mange is curable, dead is not. Grab the three of them, the three brothers, and then the shelter was like, oh yeah, we threw another one in just in case you decided you needed another cat. - [Devin] An that was bones? - Yes, that was bones. - The only one I remember is baby Patrick because, if I'm not mistaken, he was named after a cat who was also a the cattery named Patrick who kind of looked like him. - Unfortunately, I'm not very optimistic about how this is gonna go. I hope that we just see a lot of shyness and hissing and there are no actual fisty cuffs. We're gonna watch it, we have every safety precaution right there, ready to go if things get too crazy. - My guess is they will act like cats but I'd be happy to be surprised. - They'll be terrified. Mars will probably be fine. Bones will be fine. This is their house. I don't think we're gonna see much of baby Patrick and then Cookie could be the wild card here. - I think what we're gonna do is we're gonna let Cookie and Patrick out first and let them get acclimated with the apartment here, he's never been here. (cats meowing) It sounds like a dialogue. - [Tracy] It does, doesn't it? I can't even imagine what they're talking about. (cats meowing) - [Tracy] They have the same meow. He's smaller than baby Patrick, I didn't realize that. - [Devin] He's a lean boy, yeah. My boys are big. - [J] Uh oh, he's hissing. - [Devin] Cookie. - [J] He's establishing. - [Tracy] Cookie's definitely more adventurous. Oh no, he has somehow squeezed himself behind the refrigerator. All I see is a tail. Baby P! And he's gone. - [Devin] A little scaredy-cat. (loud meow) - Oh no. - You're okay-- Oh. - Is he trapped? - You're okay, there you go. Here you go. - [Tracy] It's okay. So, right now the cats are just, they're like around the apartment, exploring, sniffing everything. I'm just gonna introduce Mars. Mars has an effect to just sit in a room and watch. We'll see how this goes. Who dat? - [J] Oh, he's a bigger fluffer. Wait, they're brothers? - Yeah. - [J] They may get contract. This might happen. Oh, no, there's hissing. - [Devin] No, don't do that. This isn't like damaging for cats to introduce them to like this is it? See? It's okay. I'm doing this for you, okay? - That's your floofy majestic brother. - [J] Uh oh. - Just a little baby hiss. - A little baby hiss. - He's in your house, I know, it's weird. You didn't invite him. - [Devin] Mars, where are you going? Don't be rude. Oh, he's going into their house. - [Tracy] Oh. - You calm? Remember how unhappy you were a minute ago? (meow) - [Devin] This is good though. I feel like they're all in the same room and they're not attacking each other. What are you doing in there? That's not yours. (cat hissing) - Aw. - Oh, mars. He doesn't hiss at all. You're fine. (lions roar) Hey. - He hates you, honey. (laughs) - [J] Cookie's back to exploring. - [Devin] Oh he's gonna look in the cat room and find Bones. Hi bud, just a little hi. - Aw, he's trying to hide. - That's your adopted brother. - [Tracy] From another mother. - From another mother. Cookie, oh, he's all the way underneath the couch. Yours is like the little adventurer. He's the middle brother I feel like. - [J] Mm-hmm, that's funny. - I was preparing for the best but expecting the worst. (laughs) But this isn't too bad, this is like in the middle. - No, I think if they had to hang out with each other for a while, they would probably get over themselves and be fine. - I think this is a very good sign. All three of them are just standing, right here. We're in the same room, there's no hissing. Bones is another story. Bones is my little hunter. He's gonna have to stay in there. You guys were raised together. You have the same mama. Mars is not taking his eyes off him though. Mars is like that's my mama. Look at them, they're holding eye contact. What are you two talking about with your eyes? This is kind of crazy? Not bod for an hour, I'll take it. So, that was eventful.