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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:42 pm 
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Hello everyone! I'm a long time "lurker" of this site, and I finally decided to join in the madness. :lol: I don't own a Bengal...YET...but I've been researching the breed for a number of months now and checking out breeders, etc.

I've always been a cat person, so to speak, and I saw my first Bengal several years ago at a friend's mother's house. I'd never seen such a beautiful feline, and I've decided that I simply must be owned by one, lol.

So, hopefully sometime later this year, once I get some life/job/family issues squared away, I can be a Bengal parent.

I'm female, I'm 41 and I am from a very small City in West Virginia (a.k.a. Hillbilly Land) called St. Albans (seems there is a St. Albans in Vermont, and maybe one in the UK also?) I've got a black moggie named Coco, although she prefers to be known as a "rare and elusive West Virginia Black Cat" and believes herself to be the secret queen of the universe. :D

Anywho, I absolutely enjoy reading this forum, its been wonderfully informative. This is such a lovely community you have created here, and I love hearing about and seeing all the gorgeous Bengals that you all have!

A belated Happy New Year to all of you and your furry families!

Tracy

Ohhh...maybe I should have put this in the off-topic section? Hope I didn't boo-boo too badly on that one. :oops:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:40 pm 
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Welcome here ;)

That's the right place for your topic don't worry :D !

We're looking forward to see your future Bengal ;).

Did you already choose a breeder or do you have some in mind ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:15 pm 
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Hi Tracy

Welcome to the forum, I have two black cats (aswell as a Maine coon, a bengal and another moggie) haven't managed to get any decent pictures of them, it's a great one of your Coco in the gallery, very similar looking to our Karmann, she's not a diva though just craves attention you've only got to sit down and before you know it she's asleep on your knee :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:26 pm 
I get the feeling the that your going to enjoy this place Tracey!

Welcome aboard :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:34 pm 
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Hello and welcome! I also lurked a while before joining :D
I hope you find it helpful and enjoyable here!

(BTW, yes there is a St Albans in Hertfordshire, England which dates back to Roman times)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Yeay, another Hillbilly! I took my mom to a Pow-wow in St. Albans years ago. My dad still proudly wears the T-shirt she got for him and guess what? They were traveling around southern Germany and an American tourist walked over to them recognizing the T-shirt! :lol: The world is small!

Greetings from the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC! Would you consider adopting two adorable half-bengals by any chance? :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:10 pm 
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lol tameeria, your gonna miss those two when you finally rehome them :D

hi tracy!!! welcome to the world of bengal madness, i'm sure you'll like it here & well done for finally taking the plunge :wink: :D

look forward to getting to know you more & joining your excitement as you plan for your very own bengal(s) :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:45 pm 
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bundles of bengals wrote:
lol tameeria, your gonna miss those two when you finally rehome them :D

Oh, I know. Mr. Suz was trying to get into the shower with me this morning... :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:24 am 
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AnnC wrote:
Welcome here ;)

That's the right place for your topic don't worry :D !

We're looking forward to see your future Bengal ;).

Did you already choose a breeder or do you have some in mind ?



Lol...I swear I've looked at every Bengal Breeder website on the net! I've got a few in mind, and I've been looking into pedigrees a tiny bit, when I see cats that I like.

I went to the On Safari cat show in Ohio in October (even brought the parental units along, lol...we're all sops for felines) and met several very nice breeders, and was in total awe of all the beautiful Bengals there!

My Dad said...."How could you pick ONE? They're all beautiful!"


tameeria wrote:
Yeay, another Hillbilly! I took my mom to a Pow-wow in St. Albans years ago. My dad still proudly wears the T-shirt she got for him and guess what? They were traveling around southern Germany and an American tourist walked over to them recognizing the T-shirt! :lol: The world is small!

Greetings from the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC! Would you consider adopting two adorable half-bengals by any chance? :mrgreen:


Wow...you've actually been here?? I can't believe someone has even heard of my town!

Adopting a rescue cat (or two) is NOT out of the question...its another possibility I've been considering. All the cats I've owned have been strays.

ATM, tho, my Dad is not in the best of health, so I'm helping Mom care for him, and I'm HOPEFULLY going to be finding a new job in the next few months, so things are a bit chaotic. That's mainly the reason for me waiting a bit before I get a Bengal. I do check the Bengal Rescue Network, and there are soooo many lovely furries needing homes.


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Hi Tracy

Welcome to the forum, I have two black cats (aswell as a Maine coon, a bengal and another moggie) haven't managed to get any decent pictures of them, it's a great one of your Coco in the gallery, very similar looking to our Karmann, she's not a diva though just craves attention you've only got to sit down and before you know it she's asleep on your knee :lol:


They do look a bit alike! Coco isn't a lap girl...but she is a "stand on the toilet lid and demand to be combed" girl every night, lol.

Thank you ALL for such a lovely welcome!!! Looking forward to getting to know you all and joining in the madness.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:45 am 
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Welcome to the forum! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:09 pm 
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Welcome to the forum 8)

St Albans in the UK is just down the road from where I live and we took our boys to the Cattery there when we went to Vegas last year.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:44 pm 
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tracyd wrote:
Wow...you've actually been here?? I can't believe someone has even heard of my town!

Yup, I've been there. :mrgreen: I was still living up in Ohio though so it wasn't too far to drive. From down here, it's a longer drive (4 hours, 8 hours round-trip, I think).


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:38 pm 
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tameeria wrote:
tracyd wrote:
Wow...you've actually been here?? I can't believe someone has even heard of my town!

Yup, I've been there. :mrgreen: I was still living up in Ohio though so it wasn't too far to drive. From down here, it's a longer drive (4 hours, 8 hours round-trip, I think).


I think I can usually make it to the Charlotte City limits from my driveway in a little under four hours, depending on how heavy my foot is. :twisted: What kind of "Pow Wow" did you bring your Mom here for?

MoshiandIndianasMum wrote:
Welcome to the forum 8)

St Albans in the UK is just down the road from where I live and we took our boys to the Cattery there when we went to Vegas last year.


I just had a look on the net, seems like a really beautiful area, a little more to see than we have here, lol!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:02 pm 
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tracyd wrote:
What kind of "Pow Wow" did you bring your Mom here for?

That was the AAIWV Homecoming Pow Wow in September 2002. I'm friends with a few members of a Native American Drum and they were drumming there. My parents live in Germany so they usually don't get to see that side of America. (Actually, I found that many Americans here don't even get to see that side of their country.) Since my mom is interested in Native American culture, I just had to bring her and introduce her to my friends. There are probably larger and more impressive Pow Wows around the country (and we actually went to another one that was more commercial), but they are no substitute for actually spending the day as guests of the hosting drum instead of just being tourists! I was glad to be able to make that experience possible for my mom while she was here. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:04 pm 
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sounds like a fantastic day out :D


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