Eight-week-old brothers Jake and Elwood came all the way from Plymouth, N.H., to find a home on Linwood Street with Gail Ralston and Bob Decelle. They arrived eight months after Ralston had to put down her 17-year-old beloved cat, Ruckus. Ralston admits there will never be another Ruckus, who used to go on walks around the block with her without the need for a leash and enjoyed regular visits with the neighbors. But she says Jake and Elwood have stolen her heart with their new-kitten antics. Their names are taken from the two main characters in “The Blues Brothers” movie and honor Ralston’s Chicago roots. Ralston says the wonder of Jake and Elwood is their ability to find delight in the simplest of things and to bring a smile to those around them. “Look at these faces — how could you not go, “Awwwww ...,”she says.
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