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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:56 pm 
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We'd like to introduce our two Bengal boys, Sami and Lexi, twin brothers but such different characters. They have been part of our family for 3 years, arriving when just a few months old. At first we had a job deciding which was which, but their noses came to the rescue - Sami pink nose, Lexi black nose.
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Then and now.

Sami is mischief personified (catified?) whilst Lexi is mainly cool, calm and collected. If there's trouble to be had, Sami will be there while Lexi will probably stay in bed. That's not say he doesn't have his moments of course. They are both very affectionate in their own ways, but won't sit on our knees and hate being picked up, unless there's something interesting to look at from the higher altitude.
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They didn't come from Amazon! But they are very helpful when you're busy.

For the first year our two were indoor cats. Apart from the ongoing mischief and mayhem by both, Lexi took to using the spare room as a giant cat litter tray, the new carpet being perfect for sensitive backsides. We felt they needed to get outside, but didn't want to give them free rein as our previous Bengal, Maxi, used to roam far and wide and bring home daily batches of varying wild life. We looked at lots of options and chose to install cat fencing from ProtectaPet around our back garden. What a difference! Now they can go out whenever they please into the fresh air, whilst being perfectly safe from the outside world. We no longer need the litter trays, the flower beds and lawn are the choice now.
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A really useful lookout post!

Sami tested the new fence for us, and demonstrated ably how to get through the smallest of gaps. A few extra cable-ties did the trick. Fence climbing is now a popular sport, attracted by birds in next door's trees or the neighbour's cat on their shed roof. Two trees also offer enhanced observation posts. Most days they have ten minutes chasing each other around the garden, and can often be seen sunbathing or drinking from our new fountain.
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How long can you hang for? Sami watches from Lexi's tree.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:59 am 
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Love their story! And the pics... You lucky kitties


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:53 pm 
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Welcome to our great forum! I love stories like this with pictures! Sami and Lexi are stunning babies!!! Interesting on how they are brothers and totally different -- just like human twins have different personalities as well. It sounds as if they are happy in their environment! I know how much cats enjoy being outdoors and you seem to have found the perfect fence to keep them contained!

Thank you so much for sharing them with us.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:13 pm 
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Beautiful cats, very handsome!

Interesting that you managed to secure the cat-proofing around trees close to the fence, very clever *makes note in case it's needed in the future* :smile:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:26 pm 
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Wow, great job creating such a wonderful outdoor environment for them, and great pictures and story. Thanks for that.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:05 pm 
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Skyblue wrote:
Beautiful cats, very handsome!

Interesting that you managed to secure the cat-proofing around trees close to the fence, very clever *makes note in case it's needed in the future* :smile:


We started off with a spiky collar around the tree trunk. They didn't fancy that until one a day a neighbour's cat got in and couldn't get out. Lexi took fright and was past the collar and into the tree in no time! So just a couple of brackets above the fork in the trunk, so they can sit there, and mesh zip tied to the mesh along the fence.

And to prove it wasn't a one-off, here's while we were adding the new mesh!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:59 pm 
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It is amazing what we will do to keep our babies safe. We talked about doing the Purrfect fence around our back yard, but we have yard people coming in and out and didn't think that was going to work out, so built a 12'x12' enclosure on our deck that ours accesses through a cat door in the dining room window. Works really well for us. Unfortunately, I STILL have to take mine out for two walks a day. Spoiled little baby.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:00 pm 
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That is too cute with the different noses! I love the way you had done your back yard as well! We are building a new house, so I might copy that idea!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:23 pm 
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So cool! What a wonderful garden for them too :D


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