I’m often asked if Bengals get on with other kitties, and in our experience the answer is definitely yes! And I’m not necessarily just referring to cats of the same breed; Bengals are sociable and friendly souls if you make sure you buy a well-socialised kitten from a reputable breeder. So we don’t mind who we play with!
There are of course some steps you need to take to settle your new kitty into your home to ensure they are comfortable and you should always take introductions of two kitties slowly and patiently if you’re welcoming a new kitty into an existing cat’s territory, but after a while great friendships can be formed and long-lasting 🙂
Of course, the easiest way to make sure your kitties get on with each other is to buy or adopt litter mates! As long as they’ve not been separated for any significant length of time, introductions won’t be needed! Here’s Spike and Annie, showing what we mean!
Spike and Annie getting away with stealing Lula’s favourite snooze place! 🙂
Enjoying new adventures together!
Playtime is such fun when there’s two!
There’s so many things that Spike and Annie find amusing 🙂
When they’re a bit worn out, Spike and Annie can chill out inside 🙂
And of course, nothing beats a good catnap together 🙂
Well, it’s certainly been an eventful week! Spike and Annie are now purrfectly at home and have had many new adventures in such a short space of time!
The weather has been beautiful, very warm for this time of year, which has meant lots of play time in the cat garden!
They also discovered the joys of my favourite toy, Dave the Dragonfly
We had wonderful gifts from our friends at Butterfly Cat Jackets, which means we can all take the hoomins for a walk once the babies are old enough 🙂
They found lots of places to rest their weary paws…
We’re often asked how the existing cats get on with the two newbies, so here’s a quick summary:
Friday: Accepted them both straight away without batting an eyelid! She has seen it all before!
Harry: He is seen it all before too, though he’s not quite as accepting as Friday – he took a little bit longer, but now pretty much accepts them. Apart from when they try and steal his food! He does love his food, does our Harry.
Robbie: As we expected, he is going to take a while to accept them. He’s still in the hissing and growling phase… things will get better, hopefully sooner rather than later 😉
Lula: She’s a bit like Harry. She’s ok with them, as long as they’re not too much in her face or trying to steal her food.
Me? I am a good boy. I was a little bit growly and hissy at first, but now I think they’re ok and I even like to play with them! 🙂 I quite like their kitten food too – I like to steal it when mummy isn’t looking 🙂
So I suppose you’re wondering what our fantastic surprise is? Well…. yesterday, my mummy and daddy went to a cat show (without any cats, silly people – what was the point in that??) and when they came back, they had lots of big boxes…. they had only gone and bought us another Tigga Towers cat tree, to put in the conservatory! Needless to say, we all love it! 🙂 Here’s some pics! 😆
So I’ve now decided my mummy and daddy are quite nice people and I might even give them extra cuddles! 🙂
I thought I would bring you up to date with all that’s happening in our World because things are going to be a-changing pretty soon! Yes, the time is very nearly upon us when, not only Spike, but also Annie, will be welcomed into our World! 😯
When I say “welcomed” , I think that some of us will be more welcoming than others! Here’s how I think it will pan out:
Friday will just give a little sigh and accept them both – she’s seen it all before…
Harry will go and hide behind the couch for two weeks, venturing out only for his breakfast and dinner, but will eventually realise that it’s not so bad after all and will decide that he will be friends 🙂
Robbie will not like them at all for at least 4 months. He will hiss at them frequently. After a while he might tolerate them, but they will never be as good to play with as his best mate, Harry.
Lula and I are a bit more difficult to predict as we’ve not been introduced to new cats on our territory before, but here’s what I think 🙂
Lula will be a bit wary at first but will decide quite quickly that they’re ok and nothing to worry about.
I will hiss at them both until I get bored of hissing at them 😆 I will do this despite the fact that they are my half-sister and brother (Harley, mine and Lula’s dad, is also their dad) 😉
The next thing we need to think about is cat shows. Spike and Annie will both hopefully be going to shows if they like it 🙂 Spike will be going into the usual Pedigree breed classes, but little Annie will not 😉 Unfortunately, she has developed a bit of a problem with her jaw. It’s nothing to worry about and shouldn’t affect her in any way, but it means that her jaw is not perfectly aligned. To be a pedigree show cat, you mustn’t have any ‘show faults’ and if you haven’t got a purrfect bite, then this is a fault.
But all is not lost! We can show Annie as a Pedigree Pet! They earn titles just in the same way as the pedigree breed classes, and they have wonderfully-titled side classes such as “Most Appealing Cat” or “Cat the Judge would Most Like to Take Home” 🙂
As for Lula and me? Well, Lula is going to carry on to try and earn an Olympian certificate or two 🙂 But I am going to be retired from showing – yay! I haven’t really enjoyed it over the last couple I’ve been to, and I would quite frankly rather stay at home and have a nice catnap so I am going to retire having earned a respectable title: My official name is Grand Premier Tobysden Sunspot 🙂
If you’re in the UK and you would like to meet us at shows, just get in touch by emailing us and we can let you know which ones we’re planning on going to!