Because I'm absolutely crazy...

Discussion in 'Cat and Pet Forum' started by skittledoo, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    Considering there have been quite a few postings on Bengals here on Chaz lately, I started doing some research on them and even browsing breeders.

    I've decided I definitely definitely think I want one...

    Of course it wouldn't be ANY time soon... but eventually one day when we can actually add a second cat. There's a breeder out here in DC that I've been checking out. May see if she wouldn't mind me coming by at some point to spend some time around her cats. There's another breeder in GA that I think I really like as well. This cat would probably be the ONLY time in my life I actually go through a breeder for a cat instead of just getting a cat from rescue.

    Besides, at some point Whiskey may decide he wouldn't mind having a partner in crime, lol....

    I'll have to go to a TICA show at some point to check out some Bengals. I do know one out here that belongs to one of Josh's clients and she is such a neat cat.
     
  2. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,761
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Not enough.
    Location:
    Wales
    I think you have to be crazy NOT to want a Bengal.
     
  3. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    ya true. They are freaking gorgeous for one thing, but I LOVE everything I've read about their personalities and I've watched one too many youtube videos of them doing some awesome tricks lately. They apparently are really fun to train.
     
  4. FG167

    FG167 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    2,709
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    Jefferson, GA
    Our breeder is in GA and we are so excited! I am sure I will post a ton if pics when they come home, and stories!
     
  5. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    12,546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Boston
    One of the people I walk for has two. They are amazing, beautiful cats (not to mention spoiled rotten lol they have their own bedroom and attached outdoor play area!)

    I'm not much of a cat person but they seem awesome!
     
  6. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    8,159
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1 dog, 1 hamster (and several fish)
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Holly and Violet's breeder has Bengals and they are sooo gorgeous! And HUGE!
     
  7. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    FG I cant wait to see LOTS of pics and hear stories about them when they come home...

    omg these bengal kittens... omgggg hilarious
    http://youtu.be/GGUaXogrcpA
     
  8. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    OMG my bengal cat want is so bad right now.... it's not helping that I joined a bengal forum to learn more about them and hoped that lots and lots of bengal kitty pictures from people on that forum would satisfy my want for now... nope.... it made it worse...

    The more I read about them the more I'm finding that they are my ideal type of cat for sure.

    maybe in few years.... Whiskey will need a buddy right? RIGHT?
     
  9. Tahla9999

    Tahla9999 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I have a huge sphynx cat want right now. It such a huge want that I have to avoid seeing them or I'll be overcome with wantness. The sad thing is that it wont be for a long time before I would be able to own one.

    Does Whiskey like other cats?
     
  10. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    I haven't had Whiskey around other cats yet and I'm not sure if Lauren has introduced him to any cats or not. Honestly what I would really like to do is maybe foster a few cats (one at a time of course) just to get a feel for how he is around cats. That would help us to get a better idea of what personalities he tends to mesh well with so that when I am ready to get a bengal the breeder can help me select the right one. I'm really hoping that when we get one that we end up with a male though for sure.
     
  11. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    14,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Twin Citay!
    He hasn't seen any other cats while he has been here!

    I would definitely suggest fostering before bringing one home, especially since he probably hasn't seen another cat since you found him. Even just with new people in the apartment he can be quite timid (until you hand them the da bird, of course :p).

    Plus once you get him back I don't think you're going to want another cat for quite some time. He's turned into a bit of a monster :lol-sign:
    I think Megan was quite appalled last night when we were eating and even with 4 people sitting at the table who were placing him back on the floor, he still managed to spend most of dinner on the table and even got some ice cream :p I have never seen an animal with such a high level of determination!
     
  12. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg

    hahahaha your description of him sounds like a freaking bengal lol. Ya I definitely would rather foster first... mainly to see how Whiskey is with other cats around, but also to get an idea of what life would be like with three dogs and two cats running around... definitely don't plan to get another cat for a while... maybe another year or two... maybe longer depending.

    Have you been doing more clicker sessions with him? Does he seem to like it?
     
  13. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    14,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Twin Citay!
    He loves playing around with the clicker!
    I probably slow him down, he definitely doesn't catch on like Frodo, it's so different trying to work with him! Mainly I think he just wants me to shut up and feed him :p

    He also has an awesome recall. You call him from anywhere and he comes running. That I do love.

    Here's my list of things you must have before he comes home:
    -da Bird (and a couple refills for when he kills them :mad:)
    -Nature's Variety Raw Boost kibble (he thinks this is crack, I train with it)
    -Covered litter box (Holy hell I don't think any cat could make a bigger mess. He comes out of the litter box and SHAKES LIKE A DOG! What the heck are you doing in there dude?)

    That's all I got, lol!
     
  14. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    Omg the litter thing was annoying since we didn't have a covered box yet. I don't know if he still does it but he used to actually play in the litterbox and throw litter everywhere. I was vacuuming around the box every single day. He used to also bring his toys to the litterbox with him.

    I definitely have to get Da-bird. The store down the street from me sells them. I actually think it looks fun. I was watching YouTube videos the other day of cats playing with Da bird and some of them would catch it and hold tight and growl at it lol. Hilarious!

    I have to order a cat crate for him still for when I'm at work since he is such a troublemaker. There's a 4-level one I want through pet edge and my dad is giving me carpet pieces so I can carpet the levels. I'm pretty positive that one will fit a covered litterbox.
     
  15. RedHotDobe

    RedHotDobe aka RedHotBabe

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Messages:
    4,366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    I wish we could have kitty playdates. I think my two not-so-kittens would think Whiskey is awesome. They throw toys in the toilet, dig water out of the toilet, pull tissues out of the box, knock everything off tables, eat any food that is laying out, sit on me and climb on the table while eating... They could all be best friends!
     
  16. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    17,830
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    1 Dog
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Home Page:
    You are probably the only person I would recommend a Bengal to. . . You'd love it. After being auntie to a Bengal for almost two years now, I can tell you that I would not go there. Ever. Kipling is not typical of the breed, though - he has constant anxiety issues (poosplosions. everywhere), as he matured he became a medium-energy cat. He is also dumb as a box of rocks. He makes Middie look bright. He's very atypical of the breed, but has turned me off of them completely.

    I looooove how he feels, though. Like a fine layer of silk on steel. And they really do sparkle!

    Gratuitous Kipling pictures:

    [​IMG]
    IMG_6842 by noludoru, on Flickr



    [​IMG]
    IMG_6853 by noludoru, on Flickr'


    [​IMG]
    IMG_6865 by noludoru, on Flickr
     
  17. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    Depending on how Whiskey does after meeting some cats that would be a fun idea. We would have to figure out the best way to introduce them though since I know sometimes cats can be a little different about it then dogs sometimes.

    God that cat is freaking gorgeous! You're right though, his behavior sounds way opposite of your typical bengal. I love my cats almost dog-like and higher energy and boisterous. I think that's one of the biggest things attracting me to bengals even more so then their looks even though they are stunning animals.

    Don't know if you saw any of the recent photos of Whiskey that Lauren posted... I'm wondering if his stripes will end up disappearing or not.
    http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197950 and http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198461

    and some of his baby pics
    http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157961
     
  18. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    17,830
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    1 Dog
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Home Page:
    They will stick. He is not black - he's a rare color called smoke. I think it's somewhat similar to a dilution gene. You can google search it to see pics. It's veeeeery sought after in MCs.
     

Share This Page