A rubber chicken in a fur leotard is probably the best way to describe our Bao Bao, with his scrawny neck and pot belly, looking more like a Quentin Blake drawing than an actual cat. He’s all ears and angles, slightly feral and very, very affectionate.
His brother Bingkoh (in white) is probably even more smoochy coochy coo. He has a sleek tubular body, bright blue eyes and an impish face like a monkey. His snowy fur means his ability to camouflage in the wild is limited exclusively to resting on Hampton style couches or fluffy hotel bath robes. He’s also weirdly fond of warm shallow baths.
Our Tonkinese fur babies are 8 months old now. Mid lockdown, on a rainy day, these kittens deliver everything I had hoped for. Cuddles, lap snoozing, endless nuzzling and being happily wrapped up in blankets and cradled like fleece burritos. That I had to get them in secret, behind Tom’s back, is beside the point. We are all completely obsessed.
Like all Generation Alphas, they're on the Gram, follow them at: @bingkoh_and_baobao