Something that's been bumming around my hard drive for a while. Leto (caracal/ferruginous hawk) and Eleni (serval/snail kite), the henchwomen and muscle to Shahrazad, the antagonist of my little headworld story. Sphinx are savage and feral and their loyalty is hard-won, but these two have obviously been swayed by the pampered life. And probably a blood debt or two.
I don't think I properly conveyed their size, here. They're each about the size of a small horse.