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Adoptable Pets of the Week: Kitten roomies Lila and Maggie


Lila and Maggie focus on a dangling toy while their third kennel mate Iggy rests. — photo by Zak Neumann

There’s not much to say about this playful pair of kittens that isn’t better understood from observing their quirky, synchronized style of play.

Tabby Lila is about four months old while ginger Maggie has five months under her belt. Both can be a bit shy at first and aren’t particularly motivated to leave their shared kennel. But once you engage them with a toy or head scratch, these growing kittens show their fun and friendly nature.

Lila shows off her balancing skills. — photo by Zak Neumann

Lila has a crooked set of front legs, but that doesn’t seem to hinder her activity. She has adjusted to putting her weight on her back end and can sit up as well as a prairie dog. Maggie seems to be taking lessons from her bud; she is beginning to master the upright sit as well, a convenient posture for batting at a dangling toy.

Maggie attempts to imitate her roommate’s two-legged stance. — photo by Zak Neumann
Tentative, Lila ventures out of her kennel. — photo by Zak Neumann

Both kittens have an adoption fee of $85. Visit the Iowa City Animal Center’s website for more information on adoption. To meet Lila and Maggie, stop by the Iowa City Animal Center at 3910 Napoleon Ln in Iowa City between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, or 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays.

Shout out to Tucker, who collected pet supplies at his birthday party to donate to the shelter


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