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mission is complete.... After a few tethered outside experiences and some on lead walks.. Ratmir is fine loose with the cats loose.. both inside and outside .. Again we all back on the same sheet of music and back to normal. I know the cats are happy to get back to their old routine..
 

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now i have to wait for all the dogs to be better bonded so Ratmir is not so offended of the relationships the cats have with the other dogs... lol...
 

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Bengal is one of my dream pet to have it at home. But I guess that kind of breed not like a stray cat behaviour. With the busy lifestyle, so the stray cat is just suited to my lifestyle which not always at home.
 

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Bengal is one of my dream pet to have it at home. But I guess that kind of breed not like a stray cat behaviour. With the busy lifestyle, so the stray cat is just suited to my lifestyle which not always at home.
Bengal is a good choice if you have a house with a big backyard. Otherwise, it would be a pain for both of you.
 

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My understanding there is a huge difference between a first generation Bengal, and then getting several generations away from the first generation when it comes to temperament. and the temperament of cats in the lines you are looking to get a kitten from. Does your breeder have a good (kitten) start program.. Mine have the beauty, high intelligence, Very strong confidence, typical cat personalities I expect of get into everything lol.. they great with training but I've have barn cats learn just as much and at times want to do it, affectionate. Mine are 5th generation and I have not seen any aggression from them or destructive behavior from them. Do think it makes a difference in Bengals for the detail options you could have in choosing what Bengal you get.
 

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I enjoy reading about Bengals and Somalis, but I don't think I would be a good home for one either. Laurel is just too little and her eyes protrude like a Chihuahua's. The wilder cat probably just couldn't be trusted not to hurt the dog.

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I thought I would be fine with "no kitties ever again" when I adopted Laurel but I was wrong. "My" last cat was never mine in the first place, but there was something so special about him that it hurt to return him to an owner who was never going to appreciate him or properly care for him, no matter how thrilled the cat was to go home. Grief doesn't last forever no matter how much it feels as if it will.

If I do eventually get another cat, I don't want to shortchange the planning process and research for the kitty the way I did for Laurel. It was a matter of survival for both pup and person so no regrets, but hardly ideal and I can and will do better with the next fur, scale, or feather baby.

Act Three is a new chapter of life and my new family brings me joy and deserves the love that the family of my fertile years didn't want. I am continually amazed by how much this little dog can love me. I still have value to the little animals so I'm not done with "this life stuff" yet.
 
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