For those who went to Santiago must have heard of Patio Bellavista, a famous patio located in barrio Bellavista, the most happening bohemian quarter in the middle of Santiago where everyone hang out for night life. Team Catmoji found out that there is a pair of famous cat sisters living in Patio Bellavista. The sisters, Pía and Nona, in black and white tuxedo coat has been living in a confectionary and tobacco shop called Tío Manolo for years.
Tío Manolo is located in the northwest tunnel-entrance of Patio Bellavista.
The tux sisters were named after the Pío Nono street in front of Patio Bellavista. Pía has long hair and Nona has short hair. The tux sisters are one of the main unofficial attraction because everyone finds them cute to sleep together, curl up into two big balls on the shop’s doormat.
First night encountering the tux sisters with Nona on the left and Pía on the right.
The tux sisters can be seen either on the doormat or under the bench.
A stretching Nona and Pía having a good head scratch while the shop owner closes the shop.
On the next night, we went to check if they are still there:
Tux sisters are curling up together during Santiago's mid winter.
The sisters are used to the present of tourists and pedestrians. The only thing that can catch their attention is leash-wearing dogs.
Tux sisters are contented with their doormat, medical care, cat food and occasional head scratch from pedestrians. They are always together.
As of team Catmoji’s last visit to the tux sisters on early August, the cats are still there.
The cats of Patio Bellavista is still there: Nona on the doormat and Pía on the bench.
Pía the cat sat on the bench, keeping an eye on everyone.
Nona sat on the doormat whole day because she has eye infection. Don't worry, she might had already visited the vet and she is taking a rest.
Team Catmoji wishes the best to the cats of Patio Bellavista. The tux sisters are the charm of the patio that keeps the team to visit the place from time to time just to catch a glimpse of the sisters. We left Santiago the day after the last batch of pictures so keep us posted about the tux sisters if you happen to visit that place.
More coverage about Pía and Nona, the cats of Patio Bellavista by other netizens:
Tux sister relaxing on their doormat.
Nona sitting on the doormat while Pía is nowhere to be seen.
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