I got these two adorable little green-eyed kittens last week at Columbus Flea Market, after I'd packed up.
The guy who was selling them told me he'd just gotten them (that morning, I assume) and people were telling them that they were from Japan. I disagreed most vociferously. He sorta kinda agreed with me, sorta. I KNEW what these were, but I couldn't remember the maker.
I kept sputtering -- 'I KNOW whose these are, I just can't...'
Then he said, 'I think maybe it's one of the Royals. Royal something.'
Then I burst 'ROYAL COPLEY. That's IT!!'
And so it is. I christened them Pixie May and Lucinda. I don't know what, if anything, Copley called them.
There are a few Royal Copley cats that are very easy to find. But these two are not. In fact in my 21-year career, that was the first time I'd seen them.