Kittens with Attitude
Bengals first became available as pets around 30 years ago. They are the result of crossing a small wild cat called an Asian Leopard Cat with a domestic cat with the intention of getting wild cat markings and a domestic temperament. Mostly it worked. Their markings are stunning and they can be very loving and friendly cats if they are really well socialised as kittens. Properly brought up they are very engaging and chatty companions who will come in after a night’s hunting with much to say very loudly about where they have been and what they have seen as they hang around for some TLC. They are also have a great sense of humour, albeit of the practical joke kind. Jumping out of dark corners and making faces at other cats is a great favourite. They believe water should come in large quantities and is much better drunk from a bath or a pond than a bowl. Scooping goldfish out of ponds is also a great amusement. These are independent cats who love being outside and more than most will relate to you on their own terms.
This is my Bengal queen, Diva: