One day, while enjoying a leisurely walk, Gabrielle Zaffiro McLemore and her husband stumbled upon the Pennsylvania SPCA. As they perused the facility, they were captivated by a stunning feline named Jean Ralphio. Despite having two cats at home already, they couldn’t resist spending some time with him. Before they knew it, they had fallen head over heels in love with him and knew he belonged with them. However, their hearts broke when they discovered that Jean Ralphio had a sibling, Mona Lisa. The couple simply couldn’t imagine separating the two, so they made the decision to adopt Mona Lisa as well.
After spending more than a year with their new family, the parents are grateful for adopting both Jean Ralphio and Mona Lisa. According to McLemore, the two cats are inseparable and have formed a close bond. They are affectionate towards each other and often engage in grooming and napping together. The feline duo can always be found in each other’s company.
Jean Ralphio had to undergo surgery after injuring his hip. To prevent any further harm, his parents decided to put him in the shower in the bathroom. However, Mona Lisa was not happy with this arrangement and expressed her sadness at not being able to be by her brother’s side. McLemore shared that Mona Lisa meows through the door and tries to break in when they are separated. Ever since Jean Ralphio’s separation, Mona Lisa has been seeking more hugs from the family.
When Jean Ralphio’s parents put him into quarantine, they were surprised when he casually walked past them downstairs, wondering how he had escaped. They put him back in the shower and kept an eye on the bathroom door, but then Mona Lisa managed to figure out how to open both the bathroom door and the shower to be with her brother. McLemore said that they had known she would try to check if doors were locked before this, but they didn’t expect her to be able to open a sliding shower door and go through the trouble of doing both. Despite the difficulty, Mona Lisa was determined to be with her brother and would do anything to achieve that. She enjoyed breaking in to steal his food and use his litter box, which is typical behavior for siblings.
Jean Ralphio has to extend his bed rest for another week before he can go out without any risk. His mother has been taking care of him, spending most of her time in the bathroom with him. During this time, Jean Ralphio and Mona Lisa got to spend some quality time together. Although Mona Lisa still manages to steal his food and use his litter box, they also enjoy each other’s company by grooming each other. According to McLemore, it’s a beautiful moment and brings a smile to Jean Ralphio’s face. However, his separation from Mona Lisa seems to have disturbed him.
In the near future, Jean Ralphio and Mona Lisa will have a rendezvous despite their current physical distance. Mona Lisa will persistently attempt to gain access to her sibling until their encounter, as that’s just how sisters behave.