What is a bonded pair? It is a couple of cats who are such good friends, so in tune with each other and feel so happy in each other’s company that they should not be parted. Nicolas and Isabella are a bonded pair.
Isabella (Izzy), in human form would be a first responder. She's curious about everything, especially noises. Over the winter, someone was using a loud piece of equipment to blow snow off the front step of their foster home. The two-some scurried to the door as fast as they could, peering through the side window, to see what the heck was going on out there. Izzy love-love-loves to lie on a lap and will stay for an extended length of time. She does well with the cats in her foster home although sometimes likes to stir the pot to liven things up a bit. She lives companionably with a small dog. Her favourite feline friend is her brother and when she's not on someone's lap, she can be found playing or napping with him. She has a good appetite, often eating at the same time out of the same bowl as Nic. They share a "what's yours is mine" kind of attitude.
Nicolas (Nic) is just as affectionate as his sister, extraordinarily even-tempered and happy go lucky. If he had a t-shirt it would say Life is Good. He too is basically fearless (except both are a little wary of strangers). If you are trying to get him to move, his first line of defense is to flop down and turn into a wet noodle. He enjoys playing with balls and springs (which can later be found in water bowls and litter boxes) and racing around with his sister and Peggy. Nicolas asks to be picked up, s-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing as high as he can when you lift him under his front legs. Once he's in your arms, he curls into you for a good cuddle and is completely comfortable being held like a baby. He'll hug you with his front legs, rub his cheek against yours and go for a ride on your shoulders...if you can handle the weight of him. He's gentle and doesn't use his claws except for the scratching post.