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Born ~2008, M, Brown Spotted Bengal
When they were kittens Lucas and “cousin” Alanni were purchased from the same breeder some months apart. Did they come from different litters out of the same parents ? They look very similar. These two big Bengals spent over a month is a shelter cage before Purebreds was contacted and asked if we could take them in. Of course I said Yes. (To see them was to want them) Their family had abandoned them at the shelter due to a ” new family member who was allergic to them “. They arrived into foster depressed, with poor muscle tone perhaps from lack of movement. Even their unthrifty coats could not disguise their great Bengal beauty.
I do wonder if these two had been caged at their previous home. Their shelter paperwork mentions for example that Lucas had a “mild saggy body” upon intake. Did some of the poor muscle tone we saw date from before their shelter experience? Another sign they had received poor care was the fact that both had very “painful”, longstanding ear mite infestations. ( now treated ). We have been teaching them to eat wet cat food. They like junk food. They came with no vaccine or vet paperwork.
Lucas is the more outgoing of the two. He is a friendly, affectionate, confidant boy. I have only had them in foster for two weeks but Lucas has quickly regained his muscular Bengal demeanor. He is a big Bengal, long bodied, about 13 pounds. This boy loves to air knead. I noticed he started kneading in the shelter as soon as I came to his cage. In some of the photo’s below you can see him spreading his toes far apart and curling them rhythmically. I rather think it comforts him. These are two emotional and tender kitties who were very stressed to be suddenly abandoned. The shelter said they were “anxious”,and “panicked”, and “worried.” The shelter housed them together which helped. They are very bonded. Their paperwork says they have lived around dogs and children of all ages. These are not dominant cats rather they are needy kitties looking for love and attention.Their paperwork says “they are not the most social of cats”. I would say perhaps they did not like the social choices in their home. Lucas solicits attention all the time in his foster home.
This is not true as much of Alanni. She is still more traumatized than Lucas. Less outgoing. They both look quite similar so I do believe they came from the same breeder. Both have beautiful green eyes. Alanni’s coat is a deeper, cinnamon red color. It is a beautiful, very unusual color. Neither of them like to be picked up though they tolerate it politely until they start to wiggle. Lucas and Alanni are really nice kitties, good hearted. I think their new family will be delighted with their intelligence. Perhaps it is their age or perhaps it is their background, but they are not hyper active kitties, not a handful as some Bengals can be. I think these two will be very grateful for the love their new family can offer them. It is hard to feel they were treasured in their past life. They will blossom with happiness in their new home.
Lucas and Alanni have to go home together, they are so bonded. No exceptions please. I will get Alanni’s bio up asap- she is harder to photograph.
Lucas eats wet and dry food and is litter box perfect.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
For more information please call my foster mom, Harriet, at (831) 336-2983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at Info@purebredsplus.org.
NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!