Meet Pepper and Ginger, two super-energetic and very affectionate Aries cats. And very handsome.
Slender, often ginger and forever knocking your knickknacks flying - that's a typical Aries. But whatever his, or her, coat colour (and some are not as lithe as they think they are), a surefire way to spot your Aries is to glance at their ears.
Do they look, dare one say, a bit dog-eared, covered in scars and with the odd chunk missing altogether? That's because lovable Aries is so very direct and impulsive. Thinking is doing, immediately. And that means leaping into a fight as often as into your lap - often with remarkable bravery and at the defence of his owner or a fellow pet.
Aries knows no fear (or doesn't let it show) and his boisterous courage can get him into lots of scrapes. He's naturally lucky, but that's not much comfort to his human owners who are bound to worry about him. His adventurous nature as a young kitten makes him especially vulnerable and he needs to have a close eye kept upon him during this phase.