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Two cats joined our family today! (includes photo)

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Faircastle Sat 18-Jul-20 16:08:15

These two came to live with us today. One male (the ginger/sandy tabby) and one female (the calico tortoiseshell), both middle-aged. They were originally from Abu Dhabi and have an Arabian Mau body shape.

They weren't from the same litter (he is a few weeks older) but have lived together since they were kittens. They've lived in the UK for the past few years.

We are experienced at looking after cats but haven't had a pair together for a while.

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TheSpottedZebra Sat 18-Jul-20 16:11:02

They're beautiful! Are they settling in ok?

giantangryrooster Sat 18-Jul-20 16:20:17

Aww, they are lovely smile.

Thank you for your big heart, you will be rewarded with great company.

OohKittens Sat 18-Jul-20 16:24:46

Wow what beautiful faces.

Faircastle Sat 18-Jul-20 16:28:32

Thank you. It's early days but they seem to be settling well so far. They are both affectionate and relaxed and not showing any signs of stress at the moment. The feliway diffuser is on. They currently have access to two adjoining rooms with their immediate needs (litter, food, water, high places, hiding places etc). If they continue to seem relaxed and comfortable then we'll offer access to more of the house tomorrow.

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Gatekeeper Sat 18-Jul-20 16:33:38

ohh- they are beautiful ...what have you called them?

Faircastle Sat 18-Jul-20 16:43:47

From left in photo:
Max (not his original name but same initial letter) and Bella (keeping the name she had already).

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Pancakeorcrepe Sat 18-Jul-20 16:47:53

They are very gorgeous!

Gatekeeper Sat 18-Jul-20 16:49:22

Max and Bella...lovely smile

Pleasebeaflesbite Sat 18-Jul-20 16:50:00

Very cute OP

I have a calico yours also looks a princess

Want2beme Sat 18-Jul-20 16:50:05

Aren't they lovely. Hope you have lots of fun with them and they settle well for yousmile

iklboo Sat 18-Jul-20 16:53:11


littlealexhorne Sat 18-Jul-20 17:15:34

They're gorgeous, welcome home Max & Bella!

Faircastle Sat 18-Jul-20 17:42:03

It's clear that they have been well-cared for and socialised in their previous home. Bella has played with a catnip toy and a feather toy dangled from an extendable wand. Max hasn't shown interest in any toys yet but has eaten some food.

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Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 18-Jul-20 20:29:08

They’re fab. Congratulations on your new family members

EachandEveryone Sat 18-Jul-20 22:49:15

How gorgeous and how far they have come, I wonder what happened to them? They are gorgeous.

ButterfliesandMoths Sat 18-Jul-20 22:51:04

What gorgeous kitties, hoping they're settling in ok.

cuntryclub Sat 18-Jul-20 22:59:45

Aww how lovely of you to take these wee faces and take care of them

Faircastle Sun 19-Jul-20 18:36:03

Update: they were extremely keen to come out of their "base" this morning, and had explored the entire house by lunchtime. They have spent most of the afternoon napping in the new favourite spots they've found.

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crimsonlake Sun 19-Jul-20 18:57:05

What a lovely story, here's hoping there are many happy years ahead for you all.

giantangryrooster Sun 19-Jul-20 19:27:00

Lovely smile

SerenityNowwwww Sun 19-Jul-20 19:30:19

You didnt call them Abu and Dhabi? Why now?

FrolickingLemon Sun 19-Jul-20 20:08:10

Oh they look like absolute loves. Congratulations on your new owners. This is ours right now. He joined us 8 days ago.

Els1e Sun 19-Jul-20 20:29:25

Oh, they are beautiful. 😻

Bargebill19 Sun 19-Jul-20 20:34:53

Gorgeous simply gorgeous!!!

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