Rafi was born on September 9th of 2015, and came to live with mom, dad, and her kitty sister Lenny after spending about the first 12 weeks of her life with her big lynx family: Rafi's parents are an arctic lynx and and a highland lynx. Rafi is a polydactyl highland lynx with curled ears and a concentric circle pattern on her belly.
She is an outgoing and outspoken little kit! She loves strangers and acquainting herself with their smells and their belongings, and will often try to help them with whatever they're up to: She likes to play fetch, assist handymen in fixing things, squirrel-watch, help new visitors learn how to share their things with her, and she enjoys bringing to everyone's attention that they would really like to feed her. She is good with time management, and will take any opportunity to flop over for a good belly rub. Rafi also loves to burrow under the covers with mom in the morning to be the little spoon. Her dislikes are few: She hates to be left out, and will cry when separated from others. When no one is in bed she will cuddle with her big sister Lenny, who she also runs to on the rare occasion that something frightens her. She is good-natured, empathetic, sweet and truly lovable, except when she is trying to make off with a piece of your dinner.
I first saw Violett when she was only 4 weeks old and a tiny kitten of grey striped fluff. I knew she was the kitten I was going to be taking Home. It was only when Violett was around 5 months old we discovered she is in fact a gorgeous Russian blue! Violett was born on the 5th January 2017, she has been in her forever home with her mummy since 4th March 2017. Both occasions celebrated with a new Cheshire & Wain collar. Violett grew up with our older cat, but is now an only child and absolutely loves the attention that comes with it. She can be shy with strangers, but once she gets to know them she can’t get enough of the attention and makes sure to command it! Generally, Violett is a quiet cat, only meowing when she wants us to get up in the morning, or to let us know it’s bed time, and of course when she wants to be let into the garden. She grew up being walked on a cat safe harness and lead until she was big enough to be let out on her own- although occasionally she still asks to be walked around the block on her harness! She absolutely loves to sit in a window and watch the world go by, but equally, go out and chase the birds in the garden and have her ‘mad 5 minutes’. A little over one now, she is still the size of about a 6 month old kitten, none the less, she loves to play with toys and come for a cuddle. She even still lets me tuck her in with a blanket and still likes to be rocked when she is scared or feeling under the weather.
Little known fact: her full name is actually Parma-Violett, but only ever gets called that at the vets or when she is being naughty! (She likes to play with peoples feet!). Another little known fact is that she knows some tricks! She taps your leg to ask to be picked up, and she knows the command ‘sit’ for treats! She is the most gorgeous girl with the temperament to match. She is so sweet and loving, but currently going through that teenager phase! All in all, everyone who has met her has fallen in love, and say she is a spoilt princess of a cat. And I wouldn’t have her any other way.
"Winter is my son's cat - he called him Winter because of his lovely ice blue eyes & also being a Game of Thrones fan so he can say 'Winter is Coming' !!! Winter lives with his two older brothers Tumble & Tribble collectively they are known as 'The Trumbles'. Winter is only 20 weeks old & growing really fast he eats loads, often helping himself to his big brothers' food when he feels a little peckish. I also think he has 'obsessive cat disorder' he sorts out all the balls from his toys (the balls being his favourite) & when he's finished playing with them he puts them all back in his secret ball stash in the corner of the room. He is an adorable little kitten, he gets on well with his big brothers ambushing them at every opportunity, he's also very affectionate."
"Princess Georgina, commonly known as Georgie or just George to her pals, is a British Shorthair Blue. She turns two this month. A tenacious hunter, lil Georgie girl has just completed her second successful summer of indoor nocturnal moth hunting.
Whenever we put gorgeous George’s Cheshire & Wain orange leather collar on her, she instantly knows it is time for another garden adventure. Between bursts of running around and jumping as high as her sturdy little legs can propel her, this laid-back scamp likes nothing more than lying flat on her back on a rug, front paws tucked under her chin, staring upward, perhaps marvelling at how very different the ceiling is to the sky.
Her main life goal is to stay in bed as much as possible with her female human, and to make sure she has a paw on her arm or leg whenever she does so. She spends every weekend making sure she achieves this aim."
"Lady" Annabelle from Liverpool, is a Lilac British Shorthair with a cuddly, loving and affectionate nature.
Annabelle's favourite toys are cocktail straws (the more the better), an owl hand puppet and her Cheshire & Wain's collar pouch! She is very talkative, she knows what she wants and is happily presenting her requirements to her humans 24/7.
She is also incredibly smart, having learnt to sit, give paw, sit up, give high-five, roll over and even give a kiss on command for a treat!"
"Cassius is a British Blue Tabby and 2.5 years old. His favourite dish is freshly cooked chicken and on special occasions, a tiny piece of cheddar cheese. He won't touch fish in any form! Or cream. He loves being brushed. Hates squirrels and magpies. And the doorbell. He prefers a plastic bag to cashmere for napping. He's not a lap cat but comes for a cuddle at precisely 5am which is heaven. Even if I'm too hot and tired I endure it for the pure pleasure of his attention"
"Nyota is a 3 year old caramel tabby point Siamese lady, with quite the vocal repertoire. She is commander in chief of the household, and has us all pandering to her every need, although her sister, Padmé tries a coup every once in a while... Neenee (her nickname) is also a very loving wee soul and loves her cuddles with both her human slaves and her wee sister. She recently moved from a big city to the Kingdom of Fife, where she is becoming a very confident outdoor explorer... although no trophies yet!"
Phoebe and Keenan are Scottish Folds. Scottish Folds have some corky traits. Phoebe and Keenan are no exception. Curiosity compels them to mimic the "Meerkat" by standing on two legs! Very funny to see! You will likely witness Phoebe and Keenan lounging about like humans. On their backs with their legs and arms stretched out before them! Hilarious to observe! As brother and sister they play, groom, and get into many kitty shenanigans together! Opening cabinets drawers and doors.
"Lyra is 1 years old and she is affectionately known as chub chub. Her most favourite things are eating and playing with anything plastic including carrier bags which she likes to try and keep a hold off. She has an uncanny knack of finding plastic wherever it may be hiding! She is such a cuddly happy girl who loves to command a belly rub and we are so glad she owns us!" - Julie
Lyra models Purple ‘Cheshire Cat’ collar from the Wonderland collection paired with Chrome Disc ID tag.
"Rescued from a shelter when she was a sick and timid kitten, today Nora is happy and healthy in her loving forever home. She enjoys napping on her favourite velvet blanket, looking down on her humans (both literally and figuratively), and of course, eating. Being a canned food connoisseur and a master manipulator, Nora comes meowing every time she hears the refrigerator door open!"
"This is our beautiful 7 month old Jasper. Jasper's day will normally begin with cuddles in the morning before breakfast then resuming normal routine of stealing as many hair bands and cotton earbuds as possible and storing them in a safe place (we are yet to find this safe place!). He is a very energetic kitty and likes to run up and down the stairs making as much noise as possible, preying on any wriggly toes that dare to pass. He very much enjoys company, every room you enter you can be sure to here the little ring-a-ling of his gorgeous new collar coming in behind you. His favourite place to sit is the bathroom windowsill watching the birds play."
This little tiger-to-be enjoys hours of attacking a sponge and leaving fluffy sponge snow all over the house, playing fetch (yes, she plays fetch!) with anything mildly crunchy, protecting her owners by chasing mosquitos, posing like a lion in her new collar for the camera, (in her mind she is the queen of the jungle and its her crown) and hiding Starwars Lego in her newly adopted shoe-box lair
CAT OF THE MONTH: AUGUST 2016
"Ruby is quite a serious cat for one so small and pretty. She lost her collar a couple of weeks ago and I only noticed that her behaviour had changed when I replaced it. When she had no collar she stayed in the kitchen and terrace and had little to do with us but when I put her new collar on she was suddenly "back". I think in her tiny sub conscious she felt that no collar meant she wasn't part of the family any more. When she got a new one it was like me saying 'we love you'"
Dorian is 3 years old and full of energy, which keeps his owners on their toes. He is very curious but also very clumsy, so there is never a dull moment with him around. He likes to talk and is very good at articulating what he wants (and doesn't want!) He loves clean sheets, belly rubs, tuna dinners, sunbathing and finding new impossible hiding spots. He is afraid of the wind and rushes into the house even at a slight breeze.
Dorian plays with catnip toy prawn and roast chicken
CAT OF THE MONTH - JUNE
Anubis is a majestic Abyssinian, a descendant of the Ancient Egyptian cats once worshipped as Gods. He very much takes after his namesake Anubis the God of the Underworld, because he loves sleeping under the covers & hiding out in dark places! Although his other favourite pastimes include chasing butterflies, and sleeping in the sun on top of the coffee machine! Anubis has two beautiful siblings he loves very much, named Horus (the God of the Overworld) & Isis (the Goddess of Protection).
Anubis wears: Black leather caviar cat collar
CAT OF THE MONTH - MAY
Benji has recently found his freedom having been a house cat until late last year. Benji is 3 years old, strong willed but loving, shown in equal measure at 5am when he wants his breakfast. He is very proud of his first collar and is the best dressed cat in the locale. Benji wears: Red leather cat collar
Meet Miss Pixie who's just had her first birthday. She's a cross between a Russian Blue and British Blue Cream. She lives in Manchester and her hobbies are chasing flies, destroying plants, growling and hissing at her toy mouse from time to time and waking her owner up by attacking his feet every morning. She's got great eyebrows, one white whisker and is the best alarm cat ever!
Baby is 4 year's old and the king of the household! He milks his only child status and is fussy but a great character. He follows his owner around, hates cuddles but loves life and has NEVER kept a collar on as long as his wonderful Cheshire and Wain one.
A former stray, one-year-old Cosette is a domestic tabby living in Singapore with a penchant for shoelaces and a taste for tuna.
She enjoys her new home, particularly when she has full use of the couch or perched atop any one of her two human companions.
Her orange Cheshire & Wain collar brings out the russet colouring on her nose and complements her big green eyes perfectly!
Meet Choupette, a very chatty and cuddly British Silver Spotted Shorthair who loves rummaging around in paper bags and tissue paper, and sliding around the wooden floor chasing toy mice 🐁! Choupette has a penchant for avocado, fresh spaghetti, and waking her owner up at 05.30 every morning with taps from chilly paws on her face!
Choupette wears: Patent red luxury cat collar and gold fish tag!
ShereKhan the British Shorthair looking handsome in his new 'Mango' collar and ID tag!
Layla the beautiful Egyptian Mau pedigree wearing her patent red collar in size "petite"
Mary, better known as 'Lady Mary', is a 2 year old British Short Hair silver tabby. She loves roast ham, yoghurt tops and her toy lion 'Joseph'. She likes to spend the winter nights relaxing by the fire, always ready for a photo opportunity. It goes without saying that she loves her Cheshire & Wain collar!
Meet 2 year old British blue Rigby. He was named after a character in The Regular Show because of his big eyes, striped tail and his strange ability to be both agile and clumsy at the same time... As you can imagine the results of this are hilarious! He loves to be tickled under his chin, and likes to sing and sit in the shower, but has very recently taken to sitting on his Cheshire and Wain roast chicken catnip toy like a mother hen and her egg. His favourite foods are chicken and mango and he loves licking ice cream off the spoon when his owners aren't looking!
Rigby wears: Green Colour Pop Collar and fish ID tag.
Meet gorgeous Oriental Shorthair from Canada, Turla. The breeder wanted her litter named after music composers, so officially her name is Turlough O'Carolan.
Turla loves to play fetch, jump into your arms, and surprise you by jumping onto your shoulders. She also seems to enjoy visiting retirement homes with fellow therapy pets!
Turla wears patent red collar and classic disc tag.
Meet Lucius, a silver Maine Coon kitten from Russia! We made a special tag for Lucius with Russian characters. Lucius wears Caviar collar and classic disc tag and he loves the sound of the bell on his new attire.
Cat of the month - December 2015
Meet Chester, aka 'Lord Chester'/ 'Lil C', a very spoilt British Shorthair Blue who graced his owners with his presence on 18/12/14.
Spends his days people watching the folk on Portobello Road, chilling out in the sink and biting his owners toes at 5am, every morning! Chester wears red colour-pop collar and classic disc tag.
Junon is a 2 year old cat living in Paris. She is always exploring the world that's why she's always hungry, all foods are good!
My best friend is named Mimie and I love to play with her in my garden. But for that, I need to wear my orange leather collar from Cheshire and Wain. It's perfect because my mom knows where I am by the sound of my bell!
Maisy has fine tastes, she enjoys her daily brush and massage and loves being spoon fed yogurt!
Maisy wears: Luxury Cat Collar in 'Cornelius' complete with classic disc ID tag.
Meet Nerocat, an 8 yr old British Blue Shorthair living on the west coast of England. He's a cheeky chap and likes cuddles and head nudges but on his terms! Nero loves tuna and can sniff out a tin being opened from a great distance. He's very much a treasured member of the family!
Willow is a super soft, energetic kitty who likes to harass her brother Theo the Rottwieler, play with chandeliers and occasionally explore the fireplace. Mommy has to take her to the kitty spa after the latter of those adventures!
Lilly is a 1 year old domestic short hair from Newcastle upon Tyne. She is a small inquisitive cat who is always exploring. She loves to cuddle, sunbathe and climb up high. Hide and seek is her favourite game to play around the house!
Milka, a 1-year-old Siamese mix, was found by an animal rescue group in a lightless cellar. Now, she lives in the sunny south of France with her two humans, who spoil her silly. Her favourite hobbies include sunbathing on the balcony, watching travel documentaries, afternoon siestas with mum and dad, and playing with dog toys. She is named for the Milka "Happy Cows" chocolates, because of her brown and white splotches. Milka is seen here wearing 'Luna' collar and 'Chrome ID tag'
Meows it going?! My name is Isis. I'm a seal Siamese in a small town just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
I love it when my mommy lets me go outside to soak up the sun! My best friend is a very large and hyper Siberian husky named Jacobie.
I like to mess with my moms belongings and pick on the dog from time to time.
I love my new collar! It fits so purrfect and the color is so bright. Thank you so much Cheshire and Wain!
Meet Chester, aka 'Lord Chester'/ 'Lil C', a very spoilt British Shorthair Blue who graced us with his presence on 18/12/14.
Spends his days people watching the folk on Portobello Road, chilling out in the sink and biting his owners toes at 5am, every morning! Favourite food has to be asparagus and is partial to the odd slice of avocado. Seen here wearing his red leather collar and brass ID tag.
"Pumpkin" Tofu was adopted from an animal rescue foundation in the San Francisco/ Bay Area where he currently lives. When Tofu is not blogging on his Instagram he's sleeping, eating, and playing fetch with his favorite lime green rat. He's absolutely perfect and he looks twice as handsome with his Cheshire & Wain 'Beluga' collar and gold fish ID tag (seen in his picture above).
Patty-Cake is an eight year old Seal-tortie point Birman who lives up to the 'naughty tortie' name. She lives in South London with her twin brother Monty, senior Birman Meg and her partner in crime, the rescue Nancy. Patty, like Derek Zoolander, spends her days wondering if there is more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking!
Seen here looking pretty in her pink leather collar.
Kip & Haddie
During a trip to New York I had the pleasure of meeting Tamar - founder of fabulous cat blog "I HAVE CAT". Sadly I didn't get to meet her felines in person (Kip, Haddie & Petie) but she sent us some pictures of Kip (left) and Haddie (right) kicking back with some catnip. Read what they thought of Cheshire & Wain's handmade prawn toy here
Kip is Tamar's “first born” : adopted while she was dating a man long-distance with two cats of his own. Kip is a curious, social and nurturing kitty, always ready to bathe the fosters upon moments of arrival.
Haddie (aka little girl) is Tamar's failed foster. Kip mothers her and she is always trying to play with Petie to no avail. Sweet Haddie!
A little about Pan from his owner - Cassy
"Even at five years Pan still insists on playing fetch: he drops objects by our feet and taps our shins until we throw the item across the room for him. This can continue ad nauseum. He is essentially a housecat but enjoys walks in the garden in his walking jacket and lead. Again, he makes it clear when he requires an outing and gets into position to have his ‘jacket’ velcroed into place. He lives with four other rescue cats but remains attached to me, so much so he is referred to as my shadow. However he is happy to play with the cats and curl up with them when I am not available for him.
This special blue-eyed boy is easy to spoil so now sports the C&W Earthen Blush collar with bat skull pendant. The bird skull will be added to this soon – ‘trophies’ for a cat that has never killed anything!
*Named after Kosa Pan a Siamese ambassador to 17th century French court, also the classical Greek reference which is in line with Pan’s predecessor Hector.
Mia or "Moo Moo" has the perfect mix of a wild but lovely soul. She is fiercely protective and house proud with a very independent spirit. She is a 4 year old half Persian, born in East London but now lives in Bath, Somerset which she much more prefers as she is in her element when outside where she can frolic in the country. In her down time she likes nothing more than cuddling up on her favorite faux fur blanket or on her owner's chest. A truly treasured family member!
Finn is like a medieval bad boy Prince. He's a lover and a fighter, a cuddler and a hunter, with the voice of an angel and fearsome claws of a leopard. Rescued from the Arabian peninsula, this charming part Bengal part Mau spirited adventurer, is now breaking hearts in Buckinghamshire.
Mango from Massachusetts is a member of the Cheshire & Wain Cat Collective. His name is short for Maine Gold (he thinks he's part Maine Coon since he came from out of the woods in the middle of that great state and landed in a shelter sporting a lovely marmalade coat and golden eyes). If he were a character in the Game of Thrones, he'd by Tyrion Lannister in cat form. He's a bit vain, but very sweet.
Cayetana is a 3 year old white Turkish Angora who lives in Lima, Perú with her mom Kari. Caye loves to nap everywhere especially on her mom's laptop, but what she loves the most is to cuddle on Kari's chest when she's sleeping and start purring.
Caye likes hiding inside the bath tub and, we still don't know how, but she manage to open the drawers and sleep over her mom's clothes. Her favourite things in the world are eating Grilled Salmon Feast in Gravy from Fancy Feast and playing under the sheets with Kari's toes.
Cayetana seen here looking lovely in her red patent leather collar and classic ID tag.
Meet "Lady" Annabelle from Liverpool, she is a 6 month old Lilac British Shorthair with cuddly, loving and affectionate nature.
Annabelle's favorite toys are coctail straws (the more the better), an owl hand puppet and her Cheshire & Wain's collar pouch! She is very talkative, she knows what she wants and is happily presenting her requirements to her humans 24/7.
She is also incredibly smart, having learnt to sit, give paw, sit up, give high-five, roll over and give a kiss on command for a treat
Unwanted at 6 months old my husband and I agreed we needed Derek in our lives. Now a year and a half old, Derek lives in North London with us and his ‘brother’ Bernie, an avid fan of shoe laces, bees and morning snuggles. Seen here wearing Heritage Purple collar and classic brass ID tag.
Looking for a playmate for Derek we came across another unwanted cat. Bernie was 8 months old when we got him and now at just over a year, he is the perfect partner in crime for Derek - chasing around the garden tormenting creepy-crawlies and licking anything in sight. Bernie wears Heritage Purple collar and classic brass ID tag. Bernie is a member of the Cheshire & Wain Cat Collective
The wonderful Cricket from London seen looking very handsome in his patent leather collar with white stitching.
Little Miss Molly
From rags to riches, literally. Little Miss Molly is an 8 month old rescue kitty living in Auckland, New Zealand. She is a cheeky little lady but never short on loving smooches despite her rough start in life! Seen here wearing colour-pop collar in red.
Meet the exceedingly handsome Tiger - a six month old Bengal kitten. He's on one of his first outdoor expeditions sporting his new special edition Earthen Blush collar, chasing... something. He's playful and affectionate indoors, but as soon as he gets out on safari, his wild instincts just take over!
Catty is everyone's favourite because he's such a lovely old soul. Catty wears: Brass I.D tag. and The 'Beluga' Collar under his soft fur.
Minnie from Australia is a bit of a princess. She's an attention seeker, constantly wanting and giving love and affection to everyone she meets. Minnie wears: pink colour-pop collar and brass I.D tag.
Absolute stunner Cornelius is a 8 month old Bengal. He's a big softy that loves to play with his twin sister, test the limits on what can be climbed and sleep. Seen here wearing his patent red collar.
Gorgeous kitty Isis from London looking pretty in orange
The handsome Big Boi from California won a recent collar competition on Modern Cat magazine's Facebook page. Congratulations Big Boi - you look delightful!
Rudey from Ipswich looking pretty in pink! The neighbour's cat stole her catnip prawn toy the other week - think the local kitties will be very jealous of her new collar.
Meet the very handsome Hercule from England. Seen here looking very smart in his speckled navy collar.
Baltazar is a 6 month old Sacred Birman from Copenhagen. He loves to cuddle and goes crazy when he doesn't get attention. He is very curious and loves exploring! Baltazar is wearing his new gold fish tag and a grey collar underneath all that lovely fur.
The gorgeous Luna is a 6 month old Russian blue. She loves fuss and attention, chasing shadows, sleeping in the sun and hiding under wardrobes. Luna is pictured here wearing her new cornflower blue collar and brass ID tag
Morgan is a six months old Ragdoll who loves launching himself from under furniture and nibbling his owners ankles! The bell on his new collar is helping them anticipate his movements... He loves jingly balls and his favourite teddy-bear which is a sheep.
The handsome Stanford lives in Chelsea. He loves basking in the sun and bossing other cats around.
Lulu is a 2 year old silver Bengal who lives in London with her brother Sam. Lulu likes hiding under bath towels and jumping on Sam's head when he's sleeping. She squeaks rather than meows. Her favourite things in the world are eating and catnip toys!
She loves her new prawn toy but doesn't enjoy sharing it with her brother!
Beautiful British Shorthair Coco has piercing blue eyes that are hard to refuse. She looks super chic in her shiny red collar with gold-plated bell!
Coco from Dorset
Chocolate Burmese, Coco lives on a farm in Dorset. Seen here wearing an embossed leather collar - the bell prevents her from catching too many birds!
Beautiful Persian kitty, Angel was born in Chicago where her owners found and adopted her at 9 weeks old. Now one year old, Angel has a big personality and is very clever, she loves playing with water and her new catnip toy!
Tuxedo cat Derek from Florida seen here looking dapper in his made to order C&W collar and brass I.D tag.