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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:57 am 
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Hello!

I'm very excited to introduce our new little kitten Echo. She is 8 weeks old right now and has a little time left to spend with mom and her siblings. We were able to visit on the weekend and it only makes me more excited for her to come home (in about 4 more weeks after her spay surgery). She should be just over 12 weeks when she comes to live with us.

Her sire was an F6 Bengal and her mother was a SBT Bengal. We've had a chance to meet both and they are lovely cats with great temperaments. She's from a house run cattery and has lots of chances to socialize with the breeder's family and other pets (now that she's been vaccinated). I have two kids (8 and 11) so I'm very happy for this. She will be our first pet but I grew up with some great house cats during my childhood.

I'm sure I'll have lots of questions :) Especially once she comes home! Anyone have any transition tips for me? Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Andrea



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:41 pm 
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Adorable addition to your family!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:52 pm 
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Looks like she's already loving your daughter. Sounds like she will settle in great. Initially, I'd confine her to a smaller room just so she isn't overwhelmed by everything. It will be natural for her to want to hide and feel safe. You can bring her out into the open to see if she will play -- but only after she's comfortable and confident. Which may be a day or a week, depending on the cat. Just make sure you've bengal-proofed your house as they can find tiny spaces and can get into anything and everything. Sounds like she will be spoiled rotten!!! She is really adorable. Congratulations.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:16 pm 
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Lovely, and she's already worked out where the cuddles are going to come from.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:32 am 
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Echo just came home at 13.5 weeks. Day five and she has been wonderful so far. Very cuddly and gentle. Will she always be so willing to snuggle up on a lap? She has had zero issues socializing with us and loves to curl up with us on the couch when she's sleepy. Is this something kittens grow out of? (Hoping not!!!)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:39 pm 
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Congratulations on getting Echo home. Beautiful baby! Many bengals are lap cats. This is the bond that they create with you. With all the love and attention Echo will get, i'm guessing she will be a lap cat and a snuggle bunny all her life.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:42 am 
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She is adorable. Most bengals are not lap cats as adults (kittens often snuggle). But bengals tend to like to be near their people as adults. Our two lay near but not on us all of the time. Enjoy her whether she is a lap cat or not :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:19 am 
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Glad to hear things have gone so well. It's difficult to predict how she will change throughout her life. A lot of it depends on her personality and to what extent you guys bond with her and how she is treated. One thing I will say is that cats often have two sets of rules/behaviors: one for adults and a different set for kids!

For example none of my cats would let me pick them up like your daughter is picking her up lol

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:56 pm 
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The pics with your daughter are the cutest! The love comes through loud and clear.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:08 am 
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Thank you for your responses. The love we have for this little spitfire. I'm looking forward to seeing how she will develop. So far she plays hard and then cuddles hard lol. She sure loves my little girl. We call Holly "the Bengal Whisperer".

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Well, there is nothing like a spoiled Bengal!!!! My 9-year old bengal only comes looking for snuggles when it's cold out (he's started already this year for winter). It is obvious your daughter absolutely adores Echo! Here's to many happy adventures!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:51 pm 
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What a sweet kitten! My kitties were all over me as babies, but that didn't last. One still loves to cuddle in bed but dips down when I go to pet her during the day. My other girl only likes contact when it is on her terms. Lately she has been jumping on the bed early in the morning and chirping and throwing herself against me so I will pet her! I can't figure out where this new sound is coming from, but I think she is imitating the neighbor's new dog that yaps quite a bit.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:16 pm 
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Is this something kittens grow out of?


In my experience, no, Babbage was a snuggler from day one and has not changed since.

The pictures with your daughter - it takes trust for a cat to be held wrapped up like that , as Echo couldn't escape, but it seems that escape would be the very last thing on her mind - she's in kitty heaven.


EDIT - just noticed in one of the pictures - is Echo in a basket of laundry ? If so I would gently, but very definitely put an end to that - quite apart from the fact that every clean basket of laundry will be covered in cat hair, kittens can very easily get hidden and wrapped up in laundry and end up in a washing machine/dryer.


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