It was love at first sniff.
Two years ago in a Boston neighborhood, Scottie spied Sophie, the new rescue cat next door, and was instantly smitten, reports Love Meow. At first, he kept his distance, watching the feline of his affection from afar as she went for her daily walks.
“I remember when I first started taking her out on the leash Scottie would come over and watch from across the lawn or driveway without coming too close,” Sophie’s mom told Love Meow.
Sophie played it cool. Though she noticed the orange-and-white tomcat, she never approached her admirer. But Scottie wasn’t about to give up at the first sign of trouble.
“Soon he became bolder and would sit closer like he was waiting for an invite to join in. Sophie didn’t seem to mind he was there as long as she didn’t have to pay attention to him much,” the owner added.
Scottie mustered up the courage to start sitting a paw’s length away from his crush, and it was at this point that Sophie seemed to fall for him, too. The girl cat started to look for Scottie when she was out on her walks, and Scottie was always there, running out to meet her the second she stepped outside. In fact, over the past two years, Scottie hasn’t gone a day without seeing his lady.
Over the course of their relationship they have developed their own routine. Each morning, Sophie’s mom opens the front door, and Scottie is there waiting to say hello and offer his sweetheart a quick kiss. If for some reason Sophie isn’t at the door when Scottie comes a calling, the furry guy lets out a few meows to let her know he is there.
Outside, the pair adventure through the wild world of their backyards together, spending hours napping in the sun, watching the wildlife and climbing around.
Sometimes they even seem to be re-enacting Romeo and Juliet.
Basically, they are so precious it is almost too much to handle. Sophie’s mom totally approves of this innocent romance, and has been kind enough to document the entire magical ride on Sophie’s Instagram, where she has more than 111,000 followers. Further proof everyone adores a good love story.