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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I am a new member to the site and decided to join for a very specific reason, albeit a very sad one.

From reading members posts and comments it clearly stands out that there are a lot of very passionate and caring cat/animal lovers out there, which is really refreshing to know.

My wife and I are facing an all too common problem, we are both Civil Servants working at the same location in Newport South Wales (UK) and we will no longer have employment from early 2012 (job cuts!). We currently have 2 awesome Bengal cats, 1 small child and 1 child on the way (god willing).

We are facing a few hard decisions down the road, one of these being our family home. We have come to terms with having to either sell our house or rent this out, regrettably. This means for us, moving in with my wife's family for the foreseeable future until we can manage to get ourselves back on our feet. This is where our next difficult decision comes in, my wife's parents have a very large and nasty dog that does not like cats, therefore we have a terrible dilemma to face, re-homing our beloved boys. We have always had animals, especially cats within our families and growing up as children, our last cat Charlie died around 21/2 years ago, so we are very sad about our current decision.

If someone would be willing to offer our boys a loving and safe home together then please contact me, however if you have not had a pet before please give some serious thought to the huge responsibility and commitment required of you first. We have of course tried our family and friend's, this way we could still visit the boys, but we have had no takers which was very disappointing.

WE COULD NEVER LET OUR BOYS GO TO JUST ANYONE, WE CANNOT SPLIT THEM UP AND WOULD NEVER CONSIDER A SHELTER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT!!!

Here is some information on our boys and sorry if I am waffling on:

Sonny - 2 years old - Silver Spotted Bengal - Very large and muscular in size - striking exotic looks - soft natured - likes to be outside.
Sonny has a lovely manner to him and really loves to be outdoors at night and asleep in a warm house or cat kennel through the day. Sonny loves to play and show off his aerial skills, he loves his brother Zion and is no trouble at all.

Zion - 2 years old - Brown Spotted Bengal - Medium to Small build - again he has striking looks - playful and mischievous in nature - Likes to be indoors with the family and other cats however he will venture in to the garden.

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Zion thinks he is a dog half the time and a human the rest of the time, he loves to follow you round the house and help you with your daily duties in his own way. Zion had frost bite on the tips of his ears when he was little, therefore his ears were trimmed slightly, a very quirky look. Zion prefers to be indoors and uses a litter box, we live on a new housing estate and do not have anywhere for Zion to do his business in our small garden and have never been able to install a cat flap.

Our boys are in beautiful condition and in perfect health - they have been neutered and are pedigrees - both boys have been micro chipped for there own safety - they have been fed a quality diet throughout there lives - most importantly they have been given all the love and attention they require, we only ask that if someone is willing to except them in to there family that they would do the same.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:59 pm 
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I am sorry you are in the situation where you need to rehome your two boys.
If you posted some cute photo's I think it might help? They sound lovely.

Good luck with the rehoming. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:11 pm 
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I'm sorry about your situation. I work in a local authority and have just survived the cuts but only by the skin of my teeth and may not survive the next round. I really hope you're able to find new employment and that your new baby will bring joy into such a difficult situation.

I can't personally help with the re-homing (I already have 4 cats) but I hope you can work out an arrangement that you're comfortable with. Have you been back to the boys' breeder to see if they can help?

And yes, photos would be good :D

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Thanks for your kind words both, added some pic's as suggested.

We have approached the breeder who we have kept in regular contact with over the years, however due to personal circumstances she is no longer breeding. She managed to find new homes for 2 of her cats with friends and family and she has managed to keep 2 herself.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:00 pm 
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You are experiencing a hard enough time without adding the fact of losing your Bengals on top of it. The employment lay off is not until 2012 so keep in mind that your situation could change by then.

Keep your Bengals and start looking for alternative means of employment.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:24 pm 
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I think that's a bit simplistic if you don't mind me saying so. 2012 is only 3 months away and with a small child and another on the way, trying to get plans into place is the responsible thing to do for everyone (including the cats) so putting the feelers out now is a good idea. The ideal would be if a home could be found for the cats with someone who would give them back if circumstances improve in the short term but that'll be difficult to find.

By the way - I love the "elegant" pose on the cat tree :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:03 pm 
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What kinds of personalities have your babies got? I see that you have a small child already. Are they ok with him/her?

Does Sonny really need to be outside. It sounds as tho Zion would be ok as an indoor cat but not sure about Sonny? Does he roam or stay in the garden?

I am asking because I could be interested but I have to put our resident bengal first and he is a strictly indoor or leash cat. Therefore I could not have an outdoor cat as well. It just wouldn't be fair.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:47 pm 
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So sorry I can't help but I commend you for trying to sort this situation out in timely fashion. I do hope you find someone to help soon.

Best Wishes

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:06 am 
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Bengal Kitten

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Hi LovemyDiego,

Zion (the brown spotted one) has a loving, affectionate personality. Hes very playful and nosy! He actually thinks he's human. He is our son's best friend. He plays with him on the floor and follows him around where ever he goes. He has never shown any signs of attacking him and even when our son plays with him (patting his fur!) he loves it. Since we've had both our Bengals they have never shown signs of hostility towards us or anyone.

Sonny (our huge silver one) is an outdoor cat for sure. He roams all night (we have an outdoor kennel for him) and he sleeps on his cat tree hammock all day. He is the silent, gentle type. He doesnt need much affection at all. He comes to you when he wants his tummy smoothed and then he's happy to be in his own company. He loves the outdoors and we could never keep him in (he would go insane). Where as Zion will only go in the garden & play and then come in (we have to leave the door open for him as if we shut it he doesn't like it and wants to come back in).Sonny does not bother with our son, if our son goes near him he'll just run away or jump up on the nearest surface.

I agree with your situation. It wouldn't be fair to have an indoor cat/leash and then have an outdoor cat like Sonny. Thank you for your interest though and best wishes.

Anniepaint - thanks for your lovely post :-)

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 Post subject: rehoming enquiry
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Hi, I saw the pictures and info about your lovely cats. The economy is tough everywhere and my heart goes out to you. We have 3 Bengals and I may be able to persuade my husband to take another but he's unlikely to agree to two. My husband loves the cats but has a mild allergy which we have kept under control with the use of air purifiers. We have a brown spotted Bengal boy who is very loud and quite skittish, a white Burmese girl who thinks she's above the others in terms of pecking order, and a very docile Blue Bengal boy who wouldn't hurt a fly. They all live together harmoniously and are all under two years old, so I think they would accept another member of the pack. I realise that you want to keep your two together and I'm really sorry I cannot offer this. Also I would have to convince my husband as I already said, but first I wanted to put out feelers and ask whether you would consider splitting your two lovely kitties up? If you'd rather hold out for someone who can take the two that's fine but please keep us in mind as a possible reserve for one of them.
I also have 3 girls of 16, 13 and 9 who dote on the cats and a huge back garden that backs on to woods.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:00 pm 
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Hi everyone,

We have managed to find our beloved boys a new home with a family friend that lives 5 miles away, a few doors down from family. They have a massive house/garden and have kept cats for many years (there last cat died 3 months ago at age 21, they were very upset to say the least!).

We can visit the boys anytime we want and they are loving it at there new home.

We could not be happier, thanx all.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:28 pm 
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I'm really happy for you. Sounds like the best outcome for everyone.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:30 pm 
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That's fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:20 am 
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That's great - sounds like the perfect solution.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:23 pm 
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Hello,

I live in Newport and looking for another cat to keep my female cat of one year company. We are very interested in giving your make cat a new home. The female cat i have now is not a bengal and she has been spade so have no intentions of trying to breed.

I was looking at rehoming a female but think she might be a bit to fiesty with a female about. She is fine with male cats.

If you are still looking to rehome your male and have not already found him a home. Please feel free to contact me as we can re home him asap if need be :) and you would be free to come see where he would live :)

Kind Regards

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