If the saying “the eyes are a window to the soul” holds any truth, then let us introduce you to two of the most magnificent souls you’ll ever come across: Xafi and Auri!
These charming feline creatures, known as the “American Blue” Russian Blue cats, have caused quite a stir on social media due to their delightful appearance. With a staggering 112k followers on Instagram, these lovable pets have captured the hearts of many.
Xafi and Auri may resemble each other closely, leading many to believe they are twins. However, it should be noted that Xafi is one year older than Auri. While their followers may find it difficult to differentiate between the two siblings, their parents Annaken and Tim, who reside in the United Kingdom, have become accustomed to distinguishing between them.
Auri’s facial features include a circular shape, broader ears, and fur that is a tad darker than Xafi’s. On the other hand, Xafi’s face is more defined, with ears that are a bit taller than Auri’s.
Their meowing sound is uniquely distinct, just as their movements and behaviors differ from one another.
Auri appears to have more defined muscles and a toned physique, despite weighing the same as before at 3.5kg.
Despite their physical resemblance, Xafi and Auri have different personalities. Xafi is more people-oriented while Auri is independent. Auri is physically active while Xafi tends to be clumsy. When Xafi wants cuddles, she demands them loudly, whereas Auri requests them in a gentle and quiet manner. However, they are both incredibly loving and sweet, according to Anneken.
It took some time for me to master the art of cat photography, especially when it comes to capturing photos of two cats together. It’s not an easy task! To make things easier, we often resort to using treats and toys to entice the cats to pose for the camera and look in the right direction.
Anneken shared with Bored Panda that she has decreased her focus on taking staged photos of cats and now prefers to capture them in their natural habitats while they go about their daily activities.
In no time, a new member joined our household. Meet Errol, the Somali feline. He’s known for his constant purring, meowing, and bottomless appetite, as well as his habit of drooling. Errol has his own Instagram page and is quickly gaining popularity on various social media platforms.
I believe that Xafi and Auri have the ability to capture the affection of anyone who lays their eyes on them – and I’m a testament to that!
If you enjoyed reading this piece, why not spread the word and share it with others? We’d love to hear your thoughts too, so don’t be shy and leave us a comment! Our very own Jan Travell is an esteemed cat enthusiast and owner who has been leading the editorial team for Cats and Kittens from day one. She currently resides in the French countryside with her two rescued felines named Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Unfortunately, her senior cat, Ducati, recently passed away at the remarkable age of 22.