Barry and Colin

Sharing photos of brown spotted Bengal kittens named Adore Cats Barry and Adore Cats Colin.  More info. on these sweet boys can be found here: https://adorecatsbengals.com/available-kittens-2/coras-kittens/adore-cats-barry/   and here: https://adorecatsbengals.com/available-kittens-2/coras-kittens/adore-cats-colin/

Adore Cats Barry

Adore Cats Barry

Adore Cats Barry

Adore Cats Barry

Adore Cats Colin

Adore Cats Colin

Adore Cats Colin

Adore Cats Colin

Fourth of July Weekend and Pets

Since I obtained pets, the Fourth of July weekend has been bittersweet. I am excited about what it represents and celebrations are widespread.  However, for those of us who have pets, it can be a very challenging time because most pets hate the noise from fireworks.

Of course you cannot get the people who set the fireworks off to not do it.  They have a legal right to do so.  I do not know about where you live but where we are many people start setting fireworks off a month before the actual Holiday.  This creates anxiety in many cats, dogs and other animals.  Trying to comfort them is difficult because they have no idea where the next loud boom is coming from and have no way of knowing it is not close enough to hurt them.  Here are some tips I use around the Fourth of July Holiday.

1. Beginning a month before the Holiday, make sure your pets are indoors as much as possible.  Many pets have outdoor enclosures (i.e. a catio for cats or a dog house for dogs).  A pet who hears a loud boom often will run in fear and can get lost. Therefore, it would help if they were not outside at the time the fireworks are set off.  Make sure your pets are microchipped and that you have registered their information with the microchip manufacturer in case your pet gets lost.

2. Monitor your guests.  Explain to your guests how fireworks affect your pet(s) and ask them not to set them off near your pet.

3. Give your pet extra opportunity to be held to comfort them.  (Don’t worry about spoiling them – most likely you already have :-).

4. If you see that your pet has extreme reactions to firework noise, take your pet to the vet and see if anti-anxiety medication is recommended for your pet.

The Fourth of July only comes once a year.  Enjoy your family and friends.  Make a conscious effort to be patient with those who set off fireworks.  It will be over soon.

Adore Cats Eartha – Update

Adore Cats Eartha was introduced a couple of weeks ago. Since then she has developed into an even more stunningly beautiful brown spotted rosetted Bengal kitten.  Take a look at her now:

Adore Cats Eartha

Adore Cats Eartha

Adore Cats Eartha

Adore Cats Eartha

Adore Cats Eartha

Adore Cats Eartha

She even has a rosette that looks like a heart on her right side!  If you would like more information on Eartha contact us now at: https://adorecatsbengals.com/priority-request-form/

Memorial Day Thoughts

Today we are reflecting on how precious freedom really is, as well as how fragile.  A tremendous price has been paid by our predecessors to keep us free.  The ongoing struggle to maintain our freedom has become even more complex and challenging.  We deeply appreciate all freedom fighters and peacekeepers, past and present, for their sacrifices on our behalf.

Bengal Cats – Marble Pattern

Most people are aware that Bengal cats come in different colors.  However, did you know that they only come in two different patterns?  The two patterns are: spotted or marble. The spotted pattern is the most common but the marble pattern is lovely too.

Pictured below are photos of one of our black and brown/gold marble patterned Bengal kitten. His name is Forrest.

Forrest was only two weeks old in this photo.  When marble kittens are born, they are mainly a solid color with just a few specs of a contrasting color.  As you can see, at two weeks old Forrest has developed a good amount of color in his face.

Adore Cats Forest Face

Adore Cats Forest Face

This side photo of him shows that not just his face, but his ears and paws have contrasting brown/gold color developing on them too.  His body is mostly black at this point but there are flecks of color in his legs and shoulders.  These areas of contrast will get larger as he grows.  Even though his side looks solid black, what you cannot tell from the photo is that there is an undercoat that is lighter in different places.  This will become more visible over time.

Adore Cats Forest Left

Adore Cats Forest Left

The photo below of his back is a good example of the contrasting stripe of color that marble cats have that usually starts from the back of their head to the neck.  At the neck there is often a splash of color that looks like a butterfly to some people.  You cannot see his well because his collar covers most of it.  But just underneath the collar you can see two very distinct stripes of brown/gold that go from his neck to the base of his tail.  As he grows, the brown stripes will get wider, adding even more color and interest to his pattern.

Adore Cats Forest Back

Adore Cats Forest Back

The photo below is of one of our adult marble patterned Bengal Cats  (FYI, he is Forrest’s father).  His name is Adore Cats Lightening.  As you can see, he has contrasting pattern on his legs, tummy, around his neck and his mouth and chin is white.  The color (marbling) is random.

Adore Cats Lightening

Adore Cats Lightening

When Lightening is standing, you can see that his shoulders, chest, hips and legs all have random patterns.  What you cannot see well from the photo is that on his sides there are lighter patches of contrast that peek through the black.  When he walks, you can see waves of brown/golden colored flecks show through as he moves.

Adore Cats Lightening

Adore Cats Lightening

In the photo below, Lightening is more interested in what is behind the backdrop than posing for the photo :-).  However, I chose this photo of him standing to show his back.  Here you can see the color at the base of his neck that some people refer to as a butterfly that you could not see on Forrest. He has the dual stripe down his back and interesting placement of contrasting color from this angle.  You can also see how muscular Bengal cats naturally are.

Adore Cats Lightening

Adore Cats Lightening

The pattern for marbles varies depending on the cat.  Some have a much more open pattern on their sides that look like swirls.  However they are still in the marble pattern category.

If you have questions or want to leave us a comment, we would love to hear from you.

Adore Cats Forrest

This handsome Black/brown marble patterned Bengal kitten will be available to go to a new home soon.  He has a twin brother that is available too.  Here is more information about him:  https://adorecatsbengals.com/