YOUR PETS Noisy pair bring ‘presents’
Owner: Penny Bowers, 58, a freelance production editor, from Llandaff North, Cardiff. Pets’ names and ages: both three years old. Breed: White half-Siamese cats. Owner’s story: “I actually fostered them as a litter of six cats.
“They are both absolutely great. They can be quite loud though, I can hear them in the bushes sometimes and people sometimes say to me ‘are those cats all right?’ because of the noises they make.
“I thought I’d name Sid that as he felt like he was going through a teenager phase, which lots of animals do, and he was quite bitey so I thought it would fit.
“He’s not so bad any more but he used to be quite bad.
“With Colyn I named him that as there’s a bit of a joke in the dogwalking community where whenever someone says they are going to get a new dog and ask what should it be called, everyone says ‘Colin.’
“So I thought it would be funny to do that, but I was googling the name and saw the different spelling. Sid and Colyn,
“It’s Gaelic and not me spelling it wrong!
“They are both wonderful cats. They are very distinct from my other cats too.
“I have got three other cats as well, but they all get on fine most of the time.
“They are both from a show cat but obviously a moggy got in there and had a lovely litter!
“We do sometimes find ‘presents’ that they’ve brought back in the kitchen too – they are my only cats that do that. They bring back mice and sometimes they bring back pregnant rats.
“Colyn is a lot more shy that Sid, but Colyn has a very strange habit when you have wet hair.
“If you have wet hair he comes and lies on your head and rolls all over your scalp.
“They both mean the world to me, they are part of the household now.
“If they are out I stay up and worry about them of course.
“I wouldn’t say they are like children to me, but they do mean a lot.”