Joule was rescued four years ago by Brenna Eckert. Joule has made significant progress in her confidence since then. “Joule had a lot of anxiety when we first got here,” Eckert told The Dodo. We worked with a canine behaviorist on a one-on-one basis to help her work through some of her challenges.” Eckert remarked, “She is really a velcro dog.” “She needs to be close to us at all times when we’re at home.”
Eckert added another cat to the mix not long after Joule arrived: Kelvin, an orange tabby kitten. Joule and Kelvin got along right away as if they’d known each other for a long time. “Before we adopted them, the animal shelters had given each of them a temporary name,” Eckert explained. “Socks was Kelvin’s shelter name, while Sandals was Joule’s shelter name. “How ironic that socks and sandals go so well together!”
Eckert, on the other hand, had no idea how close the two would become until the day she decided to install security cameras around the house so she could keep an eye on things while she was at work. Eckert couldn’t believe what she saw when she watched the tape back one day. The laid-back Kelvin was soothing Joule, who was generally tense. And it wasn’t just for a few hours; it was for the entire day.
“Almost every day,” Eckert said, “we spotted Kelvin and Joule laying on the couch together.” “When I moved the camera closer to the couch, I was astounded to see that they weren’t simply sharing it, but snuggling up to one other.” “This happens literally every weekday for the full 8 hours we’re gone,” Eckert wrote on Reddit after posting the emotional videos.
Joule isn’t the only one who benefits from these embraces. Kelvin is also lonely, therefore Joule is the ideal match for him. “Kelvin’s personality is quite gentle and pleasant,” Eckert explained. He enjoys napping and being warm throughout the day, which he achieves by snuggling up to Joule.”
Eckert would never have discovered the truth about Joule and Kelvin’s relationship if she hadn’t put the cameras on. Even if Eckert doesn’t always appreciate Kelvin, she’s happy to know someone is looking over Joule when the family is away for the day. “When we’re not around, they just snuggle with each other like this,” Eckert explained. “If we’re at home, Joule wants to be with us, so the cat is largely ignored.”
The only exception is if Eckert falls asleep on the couch, in which case the entire family is invited to snuggle together.