Willow and Flora

Willow and Flora were a brother and sister who came to us in May 2001. They had been rescued from a home where they were not cared for. They adored each other and often followed each other around. Although Willow is more relaxed than he was, there is no doubt that he is a still rescue cat even after 18 years. Sadly in 2016 Willow had to have both of his outer ears removed due to skin cancer. He has recovered well and seems quite happy.
In March 2017 Willow was left on his own. Although it seemed that Flora was just like a little kitten, she became very poorly. She lived to be 17 years old and had a wonderful life with us.

Willow and Flora together

two cat sleeping two cats by a cat flap
From the very start they liked to sleep together. As time has gone on this happens a little less, but they still love each other. They soon learnt to use a cat flap which reads their microchips.


The first three photographs show Willow when he was a lot younger. He still is quite active an still loves to sunbathe. This means he needs suncream on his ears as he has no pigment in his skin.

a white cat with blue eyes cat sitting on a TV
Willow has lovely blue eyes. Fortunately he is not deaf, although many white cats are. Willow used to like to sit on the warm TV. He's sad that we now have a flat screen TV which is too hard to balance on.
cat on a wall  
He's always enjoyed sitting on the wall and looking out at the road.  



Flora was definitely the more upset of the two cats. Her experiences before coming to us have had a long lasting effect. Still she is very sweet and happy, and just as pretty as her brother.

cat stretching  
Flora still loved to do this. She changed very little in appearance.