Marble Patterned Bengal Cat

Many people are familiar with Bengal cats that have a spotted and/or rosetted pattern.  However, there is another Bengal pattern type that you should know about.  The gorgeous marble patterned Bengal cat shown below is our Adore Cats Lightening.  He is a very good example of the Bengal breed and this pattern type.

As you can see, he has a very handsome face.

Adore Cats Lightning

Adore Cats Lightening is a beautiful boy whose personality is as enchanting as his gorgeous face.

The marble Bengal cat coat pattern is unique in that each one is different.  Many marble coats are almost fully solid on both sides.  Some include a variation of swirls.  Others seem have markings that are almost completely disconnected.  Lightening’s pattern is a combination of solid on each side with some semi-disconnected markings as well.

Adore Cats Lightening

Lightening is very smart and attentive.

Lightening also has markings that are common on many marble patterned Bengals.  In the photo below, if you look at the back of his neck you will see a sort of triangular pattern that resembles a butterfly.  Also, though it does not show well in the photograph, he as a dual brown stripe that goes all the way down his back to his tail.

Adore Cats Lightening

Adore Cats Lightening

As you can see from the above photo, he is a very healthy boy.  He is not frail but rather toned and muscular as a healthy Bengal should be.

For more information on Bengal types and colors, see our website at: http://www.adorecatsbengals.com and click on the “Bengal Info” tab.

Nolan’s First Outdoor Experience

This is Adore Cats Nolan.  In these photos he is about 7 weeks old.  He is an indoor kitten.  The weather finally warmed up here so he was taken outside for the very first time to get some sunshine and fresh air.  Also, the sun shows how beautiful the contrast is on his coat.  He has lots of Bengal glitter on his coat that you can see glistening in the sun.  He enjoyed taking in the sights and sounds of outdoors and was unusually still :-).  Even though he enjoyed his first venture outside, he was glad to go back inside to be with his mom and siblings.  He is a very sweet boy.

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

Adore Cats Nolan

 

1st Veterinarian Visit

We took our kittens to the veterinarian for their initial health check, shots, deworm and nail trim. All kittens passed their health exams with flying colors. We are sharing photos of some of the kittens at their first visit. We take the health of our kittens very seriously.

Let Sleeping Bengals Lie

This video shows a lesson learned by my inquisitive video volunteer.

 

 

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.