Zora is as bold as her distinctive half-moon face is striking! For such a small creature, she has big appetites and she's not shy when it comes to voicing them. Whether she's yelling for food despite having just been fed, or purring loudly while snoozing on one of our laps, this little lady knows what she likes.
Much like her best pal and sister, Zora, Irie is playful and affectionate. When she's in the mood for cuddles, she'll roll onto her back for belly rubs and her whole body will vibrate with happiness if she approves of your technique. She's missing one of her back paws due to a complication that arose when she was born, but this hasn't slowed her down! She chases and pounces on toys and climbs up scratching posts with just as much gusto as her step siblings.
Layla was born in March 2021 and was adopted by us in August 2021 as her former owners were unable to keep her. Layla is a livewire and loves to play! She'll happily spend her days chasing a string or a cable tie up and down the floor to ceiling scratching post in the tearoom, and loves to leap and dart around like crazy. She can be a little shy when meeting new faces, but an outstretched finger to sniff or a toy dangled a few feet in front of her should help her warm to you!
Layla is one of our permanent residents.
Sam is part of the Lord of The Rings kitten crew! Sam was born in June 2021 and arrived at Lady Dinah's in October 2021 along with his sisters: Frodo, Gimli, Legolas, Merry and Pippin. Sam, as the only male kitten in their litter, is super protective of his sisters and can often be found napping alongside them with a gentle paw on their heads. Though he tends to be a chilled-out, independent little lad, he has a tendency to go crazy and loves to dart around the basement chasing any toy he can find!
Sam is one of our permanent residents.
Frodo is one of our permanent residents.
Legolas is one of our permanent residents.
Gimli is one of our permanent residents.
Merry is one of our permanent residents.
Pippin is one of our permanent residents.
Lysander is a member of our Shakespeare litter! He came to the Emporium at the end of 2021 with his brother Iago and two sisters, Hero and Puck. These little beauties were born in August 2021. Lysander is the bravest of the bunch and exudes Big Brother energy. Not in the sinister, Orwellian way.
He thinks of himself as a celebrity (all cats do, to be fair... but some are the attention-seeking kind while others are more reclusive) and prefers for you to approach him. He'll wait patiently for cuddles rather than demand them. He can often be found lounging in a rose bed in the Tearoom, but is also keen on playing!
Lysander is one of our permanent residents.
Hero is an energetic little lady! Her hints aren't subtle when she's in a frolicsome mood. Sometimes she's so eager to play that she'll launch herself at toys, so you'd better be prepared for some active playtime if you engage her in a game. She especially likes noisy toys, such as something that jangles or rustles, or toys that resemble mice. She also likes to chase balls around the floor.If you visit on a day where she'd prefer cuddles to playtime, bear in mind that she's a fan of butt pats. Couple some firm pats with a heap of praise and she'll be a happy girl.
Hero is one of our permanent residents.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck is a mischievous fairy who keeps the audience entertained with his quick-witted remarks and prankish antics. At Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, Puck is a tiny tuxedo cat who delights everyone by zooming around and generally being almost too cute to look at.Our Puck is a girl and loves to chase balls. Other than that, she's quite similar to her namesake! She's got a big purrsonality that belies her actual size, and she likes to ingratiate herself with our guests. Give those gorgeous cheeks of hers a rub and you may be treated to her impressively loud purrs!
Puck is one of our permanent residents.
Despite being born on the same day as his brother and sisters, Iago is the baby of the Shakespeare troupe. This little dude requires a lot of attention and has no qualms about crying out for cuddles when there is a cat carer nearby. We are happy to oblige, of course! He likes to relax in toy boxes and the rose beds in our Tearoom, so don't hesitate to tickle his chin if you see him and he's not snoozing.
When it comes to playtime, Iago likes any toy that Hero is interested in. He's a typical little brother in that way! Failing that, he is always a sucker for the traditional piece of string.
Iago is one of our permanent residents.
Matilda came to the cafe on her own without any siblings and as such is very used to having the best things to herself- you will often see her claiming the best beds and the best toys! She is a bit of a wild card and can be fussy about when you are permitted to say hello to her- as self-appointed Queen of the Tallest Cat Tree in the Cafe, she can be very bossy! But with a little scratch under the chin (her good spot) and the right toy, her sweet kitten side will never fail to appear.
Matilda is one of our permanent residents.
Coraline is the newest addition to our clowder! She was brought to the Emporium by a concerned cat lover who found her wandering the streets of Ilford. We've checked various "pet missing" web-pages and have used our platform to advertise her whereabouts, but nobody has come forward to claim her as their lost pet.
Once we were confident that she was a stray, we decided to adopt this sweet little lady and give her a name! We chose 'Coraline' because, much like the titular character in Neil Gaiman's novella, she has an adventurous spirit. She was eager to explore the Emporium and meet the other cats when she first arrived, and now she's keen to play!
Coraline is one of our permanent residents.