Being dove maidens, I think one of them's going to ask whether it's true and if there are such cats. (There being no cats at all in their regions. For some reason.)
I suspect I shall have them say no, and be right about it.
And this in a tale where another character is going to tell my storyteller the story of Vasilissa the Wise as history and to explain her concern about elements of the storyteller's backstory -- and she's going to be right too. Ah, the mixing and matching of monsters.