"It ended up being a disaster," says the 38-year-old from Manhattan.
Struck by the uncanny resemblance of their cats, they got out their adoption paperwork and it was confirmed: Ozzy and Butter were brothers.
Cavin shared that when she and her daughter first adopted Ozzy, they struggled with having to choose just one kitten.
And in July 2014, they both decided to adopt a ginger-and-white kitten (one Ozzy, one Butter) at the Petaluma Animal Shelter, all without ever meeting. "It was love at first sight," Cavin told Love Meow.
"The date never ended and I went to his house later that night, and I could not believe my eyes. ” He thought I was a crazy cat lady until I had him come over to my house and see Ozzy." The next day, Brian did just that.
As for Braverman, who blogs about dating at Single Gal NYC, she says she's sworn off recycled love affairs for now.
"You can revisit but it doesn't mean the outcome is going to be any different," she says.
Or, for those of us who simply love to see our favorite celebrities and soap opera characters play round after round of relationship ping pong.
"If the reasons that have previously kept you apart become resolved, be very clear with yourself and with each other what your commitment levels are to the relationship and go slow," she says.
Meet Ozzy and Butter, two ginger twins who were separated at the shelter when two different families adopted them. Brian Herrera and Cathleen Cavin seemed to lead parallel lives never destined to intersect.
But fate had other plans in mind for the seemingly star-crossed brothers. Born just two months apart in Bay Area towns, the 44-year-olds never met, even though they lived in the same three cities over the years and went to the same concerts.
"[But] it may be risky if there is continued attachment.