More new neighbours. This one visited last year but the pics have just been taken off the old camera. This one has been named Tinkerbell even though I do think it might be a male. Not a manly name but oh my goodness is he one seriously gorgeous full fluffy cat.
He visited one day while a friend and I were having lunch and her comment was "quick, there is a 'fluffing' big lion in your garden"! At least I think she used the word 'fluffing'. Excited by the idea of having a free safari attraction I raced to the window to see Tinkerbell and his foxy tail stalk up the neighbour's garden and disappear into his tented barbeque area. He came back a little while later and strolled around like a prospective purchaser before clocking Magic sitting scowling and low growling at the interloper. Tinkerbell was entirely unfussed, haughty as anything and decided to take up residence on the patio steps while posing shamelessly.
Red became alerted to this commotion and manfully ran up to stand shoulder to shoulder with Magic to lend his muscle (!) in support. When Magic realised he was beside her she barely took her eyes off Tinkerbell while swiping Red a decent thump for his trouble! Seemed a tad ungrateful I thought but Red was too interested in the new arrival to take much offense.
Anyway, the Mexican Stand Off lasted until Tinkerbell got bored and vaulted over the fence.