Yoda and Whiskey together.
Tilly is a Ragdoll, and was rescued via CATFLAP in 2017, along with her brothers Gilbert and Harry. She is 12 years old, and has blue eyes as deep as the ocean! She can be a little temperamental with the younger cats, especially when they are having a tumble around near her, but she adores people. She loves to have her head scratched, and enjoys being brushed. If you stand up, she will often steal your chair. She's cheeky, a bit grumpy at times, and we love her all the more for it!
Soozy is a cheeky tortoiseshell! She is the embodiment of the expression "tortitude". When she was a new born, she was easily the biggest of the litter, and stayed so until about 4 months old, when the other 3 all began to gain weight far more rapidly than her. She is a light footed little lady, and for some reason, she loves shoes! She is always sniffing, or licking, or just generally playing with someone's shoe, even if the shoe is still being worn! She really loves the camera, and tries to get in on any filming or photography that's happening.
Islay is scatty little thing! She is from the same litter as Soozy, Islay & Arran, but you would never know, as she is a similar size to Bubbles & Blossom. She is very much the cat version of Maria from The Sound of Music - how do you catch a cloud and pin it down? We tried, and she is almost impossible to film or photograph without running all over the place chasing her! She is a tuxedo, and the most playful of the bunch. She likes a cuddle when tired, but mostly she is running and jumping until she flops down somewhere, exhausted.
Skye is last to wake up, and first to go to sleep! She is the laziest of the tuxedos. She isn't much one for cuddles, but tends to cuddle up with the bigger guys like Harry & Gilbert, most probably to get a cosy sleeping spot! She is quite playful when everyone else is, but she tends to get quite lazy and starts lying down way before everyone else. She is the most distinguishable among her litter as she is the only one with a completely black nose.
Harry is a Ragdoll and was also rescued alongside Tilly & gilbert. He is 10 years old and a very cuddly boy. Anyone who has been following our progress on social media will know that their mummy - Tracey has a very soft spot for him! He was in a very bad way when he was rescued, but he still managed to steal her heart, and hasn't given it back. He's extremely playful, loves being groomed, and enjoys cuddles on the sofa. He's the second largest cat we have after Gilbert, and talks - a lot!
Gilbert is a Ragdoll and was part of the group rescued with Harry and Tilly. Gilbert has a brother Gabriel, who was unable to be rehomed with us at Purrple Cat Cafe due to having a heart condition that means he needs a quite home. Gilbert has a very happy home now with a quiet family, and is being spoiled and pampered as he deserves in his twilight years. Gilbert has come to live with us alongside Tilly and Harry, and although he isn't as keen on grooming as the other two, he is a contented soul who enjoys the company of other cats and humans. He can be very shy at times, so he is allowed to mooch around at his leisure. Our Cattendants will always be around to remind guests to allow Gilbert to make the first move if they want to stroke him.
Buttercup is the smallest of the Powerpuff girls. She is a bit shyer than the rest, but she is still pretty feisty. She is more white than black, and has a little black moustache, and quite a confused look on her face, due to her markings. She has the nickname Tash, for obvious reasons!
Bubbles is another tuxedo. He is part of the Powerpuff Cats group. They were born in March 2017, and are still quite small. We discovered on the day we shared the results from their naming contest the he was a HE and not a SHE as first suspected! So he tends to go by the nickname Bubba sometimes, but he's still Bubbles at heart. Bubbles, along with his sister Blossom are growlers. Try taking a toy, food or anything from them, and you'll think someone has just revved a Harley Davidson! Bubbles becomes exceptionally cuddly when he is tired, and makes biscuits even in the air if he can't find a surface.
Blossom is another Powerpuff cat, and she is very difficult to distinguish from her littermate Bubbles. They are the same size, and have almost identical markings. When she is tired, she is also a very cuddly girl, and she likes to sniff and dig at people's hair! Sometimes, when she is tired, she will curl up on your shoulder and gradually sneak her front paws into your hair.
Arran is the only boy in his litter, and is another tuxedo. His sisters Soozy, Islay & Skye all fall in line, and behave a little better when he is watching. Arran is very clearly becoming the mini version of our Alpha cat Billy. With the latest arrival of kittens, Billy has stepped back a little and allowed Arran to take care of most of the grooming. It's very amusing to watch a 7 month old kitten play mummy to a litter of 2 month old kittens! Arran is very strong and very playful. Being so young, he still enjoys a lot of rough play with the little ones, so please don't panic if you see him holding a little baby down, or forcibly grooming them, these guys have been around one another from a very young age, and they learn through this type of play. Arran is expressing his dominance with the younger ones, but it is all part of their learning.
Billy is the Biggest of our tuxedo (black & white) cats, and is around 3 years old. He was part of a group of 5 cats rescued via CATFLAP. This type of cat has a very playful, almost puppy-like personality, and they really do love spending time with humans, perhaps more than they do their own siblings! They are cuddly when they've eaten, or when they're tired, but otherwise, they are full of life and very playful. Billy, in particular, is our Alpha cat, and a bit of a mama-bear. He has taken the parental role whenever we have introduced any new groups of kittens. He is greedy with snacks though, so if you get the chance to hand feed him, then take care, as he can be a little rough on the fingers! Arran is his right paw man, and second in command.
Billy and Bear together.
Bear is definitely the gentleman amongst our boys. He is a long haired, light ginger coloured domestic cat and is around 3 years old. He lets almost every other cat and kitten get to a bowl before him at breakfast and is a very gentle natured boy. He was one of the 5 boys rescued together. He tends to walk around silently and watch what's going on, until someone brings out a laser pointer, and then it's a free for all! Along with Gabriel, he is more of a watcher, but will initiate contact with a few select people on his terms. Cattendants will encourage guests to allow Bear to make the first move when approaching him. This is really difficult at times, because he is so soft and huggable, but it pays to play it cool with this boy. With patience, and time, he will become a friend of the more regular visitor.
Yoda was one of the most challenging cats we have had yet. He is a 2-3 year old, very pale ginger & white short haired domestic cat, with almost red eyes! He adopted a windowsill in the Kitty House, and pretty much refused to move from it, or let anyone else near it. He walked awkwardly, avoided eye contact, and was generally just a very nervous little man. After many, many hours of sitting beside him, coaxing him down and giving him lots of treats when he took his tiny brave steps towards us, he just wandered into the front room and sat on a chair in amongst all of the humans and cats who were there! We were all completely dumbfounded and incredibly proud of him. He is still a little awkward, but he is not timid at all now. He has found comfort in his new colony, and although he hates being lifted, he really loves being stroked and will chase anyone who has even the slightest scent of treats on them! He will usually be found on a podium, watching people and cats, or trying to tap your head if you walk past without stroking him first.
Whiskey is a short haired ginger & white domestic cat, approximately 2 years old. When he first moved, he was a very timid boy. If you go to our YouTube channel, there is a video of just how shy he was. "The magical disappearing Dreamies" shows his little paw appearing from under the bed to get a treat, as he wouldn't come out if there was more than one human around. Now that he is settled, he is very friendly, and enjoys playing with most of the toys, but especially the red dot! He is loud at feeding times, or if you leave him mid-stroke. He is best pals with Soozy (the little tortie) and can often be found lazing around beside her on a bed somewhere. Whiskey enjoys being stroked, but really dislikes being lifted up (it's easy to imagine him saying "I'm a big boy, I can do it myself!")