If you are a cat lover and haven’t heard of The Magnificent 7 Cats, you might be living under a rock. These seven luxurious felines have over 960,000 fans on Facebook and their own website about their lives in a quiet part of London called Putney.
Let us introduce you to these fine felines.
#1 – ROCKY
About: Rocky is 12 pounds of solid muscle! He’s 8 year-old British Blue X Turkish Van and the toughest of all his 6 siblings.
He was involved in a road accident when he was about 2. He was seriously injured and literally dragged himself home with just his front legs. His injuries were so bad that Rocky had to be given a replacement metal hip and pins in his leg – although you’d never know today.
Personality: There’s a deep and ancient wisdom to Rocky. He’ll look at you and stare into your soul!”
Likes: He’s happiest when he’s outdoors, hunting. He’s lost his eyebrows all but one – through fighting, knowing him. But when he’s home he wants love. And fish!
#2 – JUNIOR
About: Junior is a 6-year-old pure-white Turkish Van with bi-colored eyes – and, contrary to popular belief – this doesn’t mean he’s deaf!
Personality: Junior’s over-riding characteristic is his lovingness; He’s happiest when he’s head-bumping, nudging, kissing and lying on his back to be tickled when he’ll stretch out his toes in ecstasy!
Likes: Hunting or chasing anything that moves. His favorite toy is the laser pointer.
#3 – UGS
About: Ugs is an 8 year-old Persian who came to live with us from the age of two.
Personality: Of his six siblings, Ugs is probably the kindest, most caring and sweet-natured; he’s just a bundle of love! Ugs will follow us around the house like a puppy then he’ll stop and look up with an expression of pure love.
Likes: His favorite thing of all is ‘Dreamies’ – little biscuits. He LIVES for those!
#4 – DR PRINCE
About: Prince is a Blue Point Ragdoll Sasha Jordan has had since 2007. He was her first ragdoll. He’s a big boy at about 6kgs (13 pounds!). He wakes up Sasha’s fiance every morning at 5:30a.m with a persistent-but-gentle tapping and scratching on his back—time for breakfast says Prince.
Personality: Doesn’t socialize. You could almost describe him as grumpy—he’s been known to give the younger cats a whack around the head if they get too giddy. I think Prince likes to see himself as the ‘daddy’ of the family. But he’s all Ragdoll: loving, docile, floppy, slightly aloof and rather self-assured.
Likes: He’s very happy to sit beside us on the sofa while we’re watching TV and loves to be stroked and fussed over. He’ll usually give Steven his paw to hold and sit quietly purring for as long as we’re there; it’s very sweet.
#5 – PRINCESS PEE PEE PERSEPHONE (PIXIE)
About: Princess Pee-Pee (Pixie) Persephone came into the world on Valentine’s Day 2011. One of a litter of 6, she’s a blue-point Ragdoll with mesmeric blue eyes, perfect whiskers and immaculate ear tufts.
Personality: She’s far too grand to be cuddled. She’s a princess and there are standards to uphold! She’s a girly-girl, too. She doesn’t walk, she trots like she’s wearing high heels. She’ll take a few quick steps and then stop, have a quick groom and then trot along some more with her nose in the air.
Likes: she likes nothing more than to bait the other cats and if they’re really unlucky they’ll get a swipe around the head. Pixie has a mean left-hook, so much so that one of her nick-names on the M7 Facebook page is ‘Thuggy’. She also likes to escape, which has led to netting being put up to contain her.
#6 – TOMERINE (TOM)
About: Born June 2011, Tom is a pure-bred seal-point Persian from a litter of 6. Finding Tom was easy for his new owners; Tom picked them! He walked right up to Steven and lay on his back to be tickled, purring and biting his fingers. It was love at first sight.
Some people call him Tommy but his real name is Tomerine (pronounced Tom-er-eeny).
Personality: To say that Tom is a little eccentric is perhaps an understatement. His face looks permanently grumpy, his eyes are googly and wobble from side-to-side. He has a little pink lip and tiny teeth which make him look like a teddy bear. He shuffles along waggling his bottom meowing like an angry old man.
Likes: Cheese (sometimes milk), which he will meow for until you give in, and to cuddle. He likes nothing better to lie in his mum or dad’s arms, wrapping his front paws tightly around their wrist while they tickle his chin. He’s often asleep within a minute or two, just like a human baby. And then he’ll wake-up – and the cheese hunt begins again!”
#7 – NORMAN
About: Norman is a 3-year old bi-colour Persian. Poor Norman was very much the runt of his litter. He was hand-reared by his breeder and at one point it really didn’t look as though he was going to make it; but look at him now!
Personality: Norman has always been a bit of a scaredy-cat – he was literally frightened of his own shadow. But with lots of love and a very helpful session with renowned pet-communicator Laura Stinchfield, Norman has made great progress. He’s a very happy little boy.
Likes: Norman loves routine. He’ll watch Dad very carefully at bed-time to see when he’s ready to go upstairs. Then Norman will zoom up to the bedroom, jump up onto the bed and wait to be stroked – and give a short ‘meow’ if the stroking stops! He’ll lie there happily purring for a while until he gets bored and decides to go and wind-up his siblings.