Both Auri and Xafi are so-called "American Type" Russian Blue Cats. Russian Blue cats are pedigree cats known for their short, dense and silver-tipped "blue" coat, vivid green eyes and enigmatic smile.
There are two more Russian Blue types, the Scandinavian Type and the British type (not to confuse with the British Blue which is another name for the British Shorthair cat!).
We American Types are different in built, coat colour, eye and ear shape displaying a smaller, longer body, light blue to silver coloured fur, wider ears and more rounded eyes.
In general Russian Blue Cats are known for their gentle, intelligent and independent nature. They are avid shoulder riders and many learn to play fetch like a puppy. Instead of meowing they often chirp, but are generally rather quiet cats.
...also know as Xafi-Floof or Miss Nice. I am the cuddly, affectionate and well-behaved counterpart to Auri's cheeky and naughty nature.
I was born on the 28th of April 2016 in the UK. My humans adopted me in August 2016 which was, they say, the best thing they have every done. In January 2017 my little sister Auri joined us.
I am my humans' cuddle Queen they say. From the start I wouldn't leave their side and I demand cuddles (loudly) all the time. I love snuggling up in bed with them and sitting on their lap when they work or watch TV. I can play fetch and have never really done anything naughty (until Auri came along...).
My coat is particularly light, almost silver-white which made me stand out from my siblings and helps the humans distinguish me from Auri very quickly.
Both Auri and I are leash-trained and love to go for adventures outside on the terrace. We are also happy travel-cats and sometimes join our humans on weekends away.
Besides Auri and me there are three scaly residents in this home, our scaly brothers - you can read their story by clicking their tab above.
In our Instagram account you can follow our daily adventures and see our photos. Feel free to follow us and let us know your thoughts and any questions via our contact page.
... also know as Flooflet or Miss Naughty. Whereas Xafi rarely does anything naughty or forbidden I have broken every rule in the book since I joined the family in early 2017.
Originally the humans did not want a second cat, but they felt Xafi would prefer a partner in crime since she is very affectionate and needs a lot of love. In January I joined and it was love (almost) at first sight. It didn't take long for Xafi to realise I was not a devil-kitten and we have been the best of pals ever since.
The humans say I am definitely the naughty one. A nickname I held back above is "Klepto-Cat" because I steal things and run away and hide them. I also love shredding toilet paper and attacking blankets and cat beds. But I am also very endearing if I want to be. While not as cuddly as Xafi, I love to take afternoon naps in bed with Mummy or surprise-jump on the humans' lap and purr very loudly.
Unlike Xafi, who is a little camera shy, I love posing for photos. Mummy says half the time she can't get good photos because she has to laugh at me trying to give her my best meowdeling poses.
I am also more playful than Xafi and do the highest and most athletic jumps to catch my nemesis - the feather toy. Equally I cry the loudest for treats and would do ANYTHING for tuna.
In our Instagram account you can follow our daily adventures and see our photos. Feel free to follow us, if you don't follow us already, and let us know your thoughts and any questions via our contact page.
On the photo you can see our scaly brothers: Top left is Boris (Bearded Dragon); top right is Mr. Kiara (Columbian Rainbow Boa); bottom right is Alfred (Ridgetail Monitor Lizard) and bottom left are Lemon and Norbert; two Bearded Dragon ladies that sadly passed away last year.
The scaly brothers were the humans first pets. Mr. Kiara joined first followed by Lemon & Norbert, then Alfred and lastly Boris who they rescued from a shelter. They are just as beloved as we are, though we do not get to interact. Interspecies intercations are too dangerous for a number of reasons including of course us "playing with the reptiles which could injure them but also the potential for salmonella infection which is a bacteria commonly carried by most reptiles.
Even though we are not interacting, we do love watching them.
The brothers also have their own Instagram account just like us. You can find them here.
Mummy is originally from Germany, but fell in love with the UK (and a certain someone from the UK) and now lives in Reading, UK. Since she can remember she wanted to have cats and we are her dream come true. She loves hiking and photography and us of course.
Catdad is a Yorkshire man and met Mummy when they were both at University in Wales. He is also a big fan of hiking and photography as well as flying his drone for videography and photography purposes (ans well as fun of course).