Murphy and Henry originally came as kittens from the Cats' Protection League in Acharacle. At first they both lived at Glen More, where they became very popular with visitors. One of their favourite ploys was to encourage Ritchie and Liz to sell the visitors carrot cake which the visitors then fed to the cats - a perfect example of having your cake and eating it.
Unlike most cats, the brothers have no fear of dogs, so the Centre never had any problem with obstreperous pooches. Sadly, this included the Dinnes' two dogs who sulked when the cats were around so, finding these dogs too boring, the brothers sacked Ritchie and Liz, sold the Centre, and moved on, Murphy buying Steading Holidays, where he now employs John and Jacqui Chapple.
When you think that these two fine felines arrived on West Ardnamurchan as penniless kittens and now own, between them, Steading Holidays and a goodly share of Ardnamurchan Estate, this is a wonderful story of rags to riches.
Many thanks to Ritchie and Ricky for story and pictures. An earlier story about Murphy is here.