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Our Bengals

We fell in love with the Bengal cat in 2006 and spent time showing and breeding them. I cannot morally accept the lack of homes for cats everywhere and have decided it makes no sense for me to breed and “sell” animals. I will be finding suitable homes for some of our 17 cats, my price is unconditional love for a new family member with four paws and a fee for their rehoming which won’t come anywhere near what makes business sense to other Bengal breeders.

This is Tinky, who was the first kitten we booked. She is a gorgeous 6 year old brown marble girl who will stay with us forever. Tinky is a Quadruple Grand Champion Alter and also a Premier with the GCCF.

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This is Nugget our handsome brown spotted Bengal boy. Nugget retired from being an adept stud boy and learnt the show ropes with us. We had a great time showing him. Nugget is a Supreme Grand Champion Alter.

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This is Rosie, one of our early breeding girls, she is a brown spotted/rosetted bengal and she remains with us as a much loved pet. Rosie has given us cracking and naughty kittens.

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This is our dear Blizzie, a snow marbled Bengal who gave us very naughty kittens and doesn’t like other cats so lives in our bedroom for now (4years).

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We have a few older kittens we would like to see go to good homes in 2013, this is Victor, at 4 months, one of the brown spotted rosetted kittens we’d like to see leaving us for a forever home. He is huge now!

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This is Victory, a brown spotted typically headstrong Bengal young adult who is a delight when she’s being good. Inquisitive and affection in equal parts this girl is exemplary of what a bengal should be. Victory is also one of the kittens we have raised on a purely raw diet. She has never had an upset tummy and enjoys her raw food daily.

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I will write about the many highs of having these beautiful cats in our lives and share more about them over the coming year.

47 thoughts on “Our Bengals

    1. Thank you Geoffrey. They are very interactive and bright. We have to tie our kitchen door shut and the bathroom can only be accessed with a pen knife. They play fetch and are amazing acrobats!

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  1. I’m not much of a cat person myself, but these are adorable cuties! I applaud you taking a moral stance to not breed them. I’ve always had a desire to breed pugs and rats, but haven’t on the same grounds you desisted for. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you. I wish I had followed my first instincts on breeding cats, which was not to, but I don’t regret the experience of helping birth kittens. I have learned a lot from the cats and they are part of the family here, so much so I have conversations with them! I’m a typical mad cat lady! πŸ™‚

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  2. Your cats are gorgeous. I had a cat as a young girl and then again when our son was little but Coco passed away several years ago. I was thinking of adding a cat to our home again but we have a dog — a feisty hound who loves nothing more than to pretend bite and play. Do you think a cat would be able to tolerate him? I fall in love with animals quickly. I would hate to get one and then, unable to let it go, have to keep them apart. In any case, great pictures and great blog!

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    1. There are many Bengals sharing a home with a dog and when I did breed them I did home them in homes where there were dogs and not had any issue. In fact, I think Bengals prefer sharing homes with dogs rather than other cats. Of course every dog and cat is an individual but I would seek a good breeder in your area who is open to helping you home a Bengal with your dog.

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  3. Oh my they are beautiful! We looked at bengals for a little bit, but we concluded we wouldn’t be able to handle the responsibility at the moment as I understand they are a little more work than your usual domestic cat? And my partner has never had a pet before so I want to break him in gently! But seeing yours – they are gorgeous, definitely makes me want one! Congratulations on your 17 cats – that’s impressive! πŸ™‚

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    1. Every bengal is different and some of ours are very laid back, they’d be like any other domestic cat if they didn’t live with the few naughty and devious ones we have, but its definitely interesting and fun.

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  4. I just looked up information about Bengal cats and read that people have to wait a certain number of generations to get the cat to be more domestic and less wild! Interesting animals πŸ™‚

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  5. What gorgeous cats. We’ve got a manx named Bee, and two moggies named Shadow and Chloe that the children left with us πŸ™‚ They all have long black fur they shed everywhere, and we have a honey coloured carpet!

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      1. I’m happy you write about them. I’m delving into some of your other topics, too. You have helpful and important things to share, and I, for one, am benefitting greatly from your writing. Thank you.

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  6. A Thai couple who live in the next block have a very headstrong Bengal. They are forever wandering the streets calling for him to get him to come home. We’ve met him roaming around a few times. He fights dogs. Completely fearless.

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      1. If I was into cat purchasing, i’d love one (or two) of these but the cats that wander into our house and take up residence are the usual homeless moggy variety. Lovable but ‘common’ πŸ™‚

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      2. I can understand that. When our towns and cities are crawling with unhappy, unwanted, homeless animals it seems obtuse to breed even more of them. I know, most of them go to good homes, but if the ‘good homes’ were happy with a black and white spotty or a stripy brown cat, there would be less misery.

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      3. Exactly. There’s always a need for foster homes and permanent homes and I’m not really that fussed what a cat looks like, I love them all really.

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