The Norwegian forest cat, Pepper, and his two “siblings” have grown a very decent following on Instagram. It was in 2018 that Camilla and her boyfriend, Sondre, saw the charming kitten online. They couldn’t resist the long-haired charming Pepper. The couple named him after one of their favorite bands, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Both Camilla and Sondre have daytime jobs. Noticing that Pepper was bored when he was left alone at home, they brought a second cat to the household. Not surprisingly, they named her Chili. Eventually, Camilla and Sondre got a third cat. The couple didn’t name Limo after the band like the other two, but a hot chili pepper; Lemon Drop, Limo for short.
Camilla describes Pepper as the calm and wise one. He is a little stubborn but has a heart of gold. Chili, however, is the spicy one – very talkative, active, and smart. Limo is very sweet and curious and appreciates a good belly rub. She is also a very good climber.
In the beginning, Camilla and Sondre walked the cats in a harness with leashes so that they would be comfortable with exploring new places as grownups. The couple lives in a quiet street and they have a large forest as their closet neighbor. Camilla tells that they shoot most of the images very close to the house.
It was last summer that the couple decided that it now was time to let the cats roam freely in the outdoors. This is very common in Norway. Most cats are free to come and go as they please. Cats love freedom. Camilla and Sondre soon found out that this was a wise decision. They could clearly see how happy the cats now was. As a safety measure, they have attached GPS trackers on their cats.
The Norwegian Forest cat is a breed of domestic cat originating in Northern Europe. It is strongly built and larger than an average cat. Adult males weigh 5.5 to 9 kg. Females are typically a little smaller. The breed has long sturdy body with long legs and a bushy tail. The coat consists of a long, glossy, thick and water-repellent top layer. Underneath is a woolly undercoat. The cats handle the harsh Scandinavian climate very well.
You can find more images of the cats on their Instagram, we.are.chilipepper. All images are shared with permission.