Pogo and Poppy are female cream Persians with yellow eyes. We rescued Pogo in 2008 from a breeder who had rescued her too! She was very stressed by all the boy cats continually wanting her attention (just like her mum I say!) and so the breeder was letting her go to be happy.
|Pogo when we got her|
She’s a tiny cat and super loving (it’s taken a while to get there!) We don’t know how old she is as when she was rescued all the papers had been burnt by the person who inherited her-sad face. She’s had some issues thanks to the poor treatment in her early years and has no teeth now as they were so badly damaged, and recently she’s had a few episodes where she has gone blind. It’s been stressful for her and us and she now has an eighth of a tablet daily to keep her BP down and hopefully the blindness at bay.
She’s such a snugly cat and loves sitting on people (mainly my legs) and having strokes, in fact it’s rare she doesn’t want to be touched nowadays!
Poppy has a different story however! We got her from Rushden Persian Rescue Centre (where we also locked our keys in the car-think it was the excitement!) She was part of a trio who’s breeder had died, so needed a new home- she has the biggest eyes I ever seen, like an owl! But as we’ve fed her up these have started to match the rest of her body now. We got her with intention of giving Pogo some company whilst we are at work, however I don’t think either of them are bothered and tend to sit opposite sides of the room when we are all together.
|Poppy when we got her|
She’s bigger than Pogo and a lot fluffier, her tail curves back on itself so her bum is always wiggling when she walks and she has massive back legs which are almost rabbit like! Continuing the comparisons she loves to lay on her back like a dog and will mostly sit on the floor in front of the TV. She is a daddies girl though so will sometimes sit with him. She is also very floppy, she’s never ‘gone’ for us ever and I know she will be great with children, I love picking her up and cuddling her but I’m not sure she loves it as much!
Both are indoor cats that go out in the garden when they fancy it and there’s no wind (they both hate the wind and scrunch their faces up even more if it’s windy!).
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