They don't get much prettier than these two young ladies, the tricolored Clarinda and her sister, Lonsdale. Now about 4½ months old, the two were found when they were only around 6 weeks old in a cardboard box dumped heartlessly in the trash.

They were, however, in pristine condition, which made their abandonment all the more mind-boggling. Clarinda is the more outgoing of the two. Adventurous and affectionate, she can purr up a storm as she thrills to the luxury of being stroked.

Lonsdale, too, will purr like a roaring jet engine, but she prefers her pleasure in the quiet of a warm lap. Though different in personality, these two both turn into what has been described as "fur rockets" when they are in play mode.

They are a dynamic duo, trusting of people and friendly toward dogs, and even grouchy older cats. Clarinda and Lonsdale are a classy, fashionable pair — a perfect fit for the finishing touch to one fine fairy tale.

If you are interested in adopting Clarinda and Lonsdale, email ARK at [email protected] or call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday (bilingual) for more information. Tokyo ARK is an NPO founded by Briton Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Prospective new owners are requested to undergo a screening process.