Category Archives: Spike

The lull before the storm?

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend? My daddy has not yet finished doing that building work yet, but he’s not been working on it so much over the last couple of  days, so at least I’ve managed to get some quality catnaps at last! ;)

 

In between catnaps, I’ve also been observing those two pesky kittens! They just love running around in my cat garden – I allow them to do so as they’re quite entertaining :) In fact, little Annie is so….well…. little, that she can actually get out of the cat garden without the gate being opened :shock:  She can squeeze through the gap between the gate post and the wall, so it shows how much she loves being in there that she hardly ever does escape but is quite happy to spend time in there with all of us other Bengals ;)

 

I was observing them today and noticed how calm they looked at times, though it didn’t last for long! In fact you could say it was the calm before the storm! See if you agree with me by looking at some pics ;)

 

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Annie loves her perch by the yucca tree!

 

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Spike practising his jungle cat look

 

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Annie also loves hiding behind the grasses

 

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Annie pondering the meaning of life

 

Spike's a fan of the grasses too!
Spike’s a fan of the grasses too!

 

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Annie – chillin’? Or plotting?

 

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Spike looking thoughtful

 

So what’s the verdict? Well, I can tell you, they didn’t stay calm for very long ;)

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

Can a cat get any sleep around here?

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Oh my days! We have had to put up with so much in our World over the last few days, we hope your weekend has been a bit better? So what’s going on? Well, my hoomins are putting up some kind of new building in the bit of the big garden that’s next to our cat garden! Our peace has been shattered, my friends, and the quality of my cat naps is drastically reduced!

 

So there I was the other day, chillin on my lounger…

 

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Chillin on my lounger

 

When all of a sudden, my daddy started making lots of noise nearby!

 

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What’s happening over there?

I told him to be quiet, but he didn’t take any notice! :shock:

 

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Hey! Keep the noise down please!

 

Lula decided to sit out of the way, on top of the cat house

 

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Lula on the cat house

 

Though Spike seemed to prefer sitting under the cat house – silly boy!

 

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Spikey under the cat house!

Meanwhile, Annie was being her usual silly self!

 

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Oh Annie!

 

But after a while, both babies decided to retreat to their favourite box in the garage for a nice catnap!

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

Hmmm… I have a feeling changes are afoot for our cat garden! Watch this space! :)

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

 

I’ve learned a new naughty! :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you’ve all had a nice Sunday? Mine has been quite eventful! :) First of all, the day started off quite chilly and we even had a bit of a ground frost! :shock: I’m sure when I last looked at my purrsonal Bengal Cat World calendar, it said it was still August?

 

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Brrrr! It’s cold under-paw!

 

Actually – I’ll let you into a little secret… the frost wasn’t as bad as in that photo, that was taken last Winter, but I thought I’d illustrate my point :lol:

 

Then I decided to try some climbing, but the apple tree is a bit boring if I’m honest, it’s just not challenging enough, and more often than not, one or both of those pesky kittens can be found somewhere amongst the branches…

 

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The apple tree is boring…

 

So I came up with a cunning plan! I could see my daddy was busy working in the big garden and was going to do some stuff in our cat garden too, so I watched…

 

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I’m getting a better view of my daddy :)

 

… and waited (even though patience is not one of my strong points)

 

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I’m waiting! Hurry up!

 

And I practised too!

 

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Oooh! My plan is going to work well!

 

And then – finally! My daddy opened the cat garden gate, I ran up to the top of it, then jumped up even higher and onto the garage roof! Yay! I was so quick, the hoomins weren’t able to take any photos, but I had great fun up there! :) :)

 

After a few minutes, though, my mummy got out the ammunition – otherwise known as my favourite chicken treats – in an attempt to get me down! Pffft! Did she really think I’d fall for that one?? The answer, of course, was yes! :) I had to come to the edge of the roof to have a little sniff, where my mummy was standing on a chair, and then she grabbed me and brought me back into the cat garden! The cheek of it!!

 

I could see Lula had been watching it all, but she pretended she wasn’t interested at all, and suddenly found that having a wash was far more interesting!

 

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Wondering what all the fuss is about…

 

So then I went to find Annie and I told her all about my escape! :)

 

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Hey Annie! Let me tell you about my escape!

 

But she wasn’t really interested either and soon wanted to go and join Spike who was having a catnap indoors!

 

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Having a nice catnap

 

So I thought I’d better come here and tell all my friends about my adventure – I hope you’ve enjoyed the read? :) 

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

 

Bengal babies: best buddies!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I’m often asked if Bengals get on with other kitties, and in our experience the answer is definitely yes! And I’m not necessarily just referring to cats of the same breed; Bengals are sociable and friendly souls if you make sure you buy a well-socialised kitten from a reputable breeder. So we don’t mind who we play with!

 

There are of course some steps you need to take to settle your new kitty into your home to ensure they are comfortable and you should always take introductions of two kitties slowly and patiently if you’re welcoming a new kitty into an existing cat’s territory, but after a while great friendships can be formed and long-lasting :)

 

Of course, the easiest way to make sure your kitties get on with each other is to buy or adopt litter mates! As long as they’ve not been separated for any significant length of time, introductions won’t be needed! Here’s Spike and Annie, showing what we mean!

 

Spike and Annie getting away with stealing Lula’s favourite snooze place! :)

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Hanging out in Lula’s outdoor hammock

 

Enjoying new adventures together!

 

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Oooh! Look at those cows! :)

 

Playtime is such fun when there’s two!

 

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Playtime!

 

There’s so many things that Spike and Annie find amusing :)

 

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More playtime!

 

When they’re a bit worn out, Spike and Annie can chill out inside :)

 

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Time to chill indoors

 

And of course, nothing beats a good catnap together :)

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

Annie and Spike’s first week… and our fantastic surprise! :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Well, it’s certainly been an eventful week! Spike and Annie are now purrfectly at home and have had many new adventures in such a short space of time!

 

The weather has been beautiful, very warm for this time of year, which has meant lots of play time in the cat garden!

 

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Such fun in the sun!

 

They also discovered the joys of my favourite toy, Dave the Dragonfly

 

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Gotcha!

 

We had wonderful gifts from our friends at Butterfly Cat Jackets, which means we can all take the hoomins for a walk once the babies are old enough :)

 

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Oooh! I’ve not had a new coat before :)

 

They found lots of places to rest their weary paws…

 

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Tired out kitten

 

We’re often asked how the existing cats get on with the two newbies, so here’s a quick summary:

 

Friday: Accepted them both straight away without batting an eyelid! She has seen it all before!

Harry: He is seen it all before too, though he’s not quite as accepting as Friday – he took a little bit longer, but now pretty much accepts them. Apart from when they try and steal his food! He does love his food, does our Harry.

Robbie: As we expected, he is going to take a while to accept them. He’s still in the hissing and growling phase… things will get better, hopefully sooner rather than later ;)

Lula: She’s a bit like Harry. She’s ok with them, as long as they’re not too much in her face or trying to steal her food.

Me? I am a good boy. I was a little bit growly and hissy at first, but now I think they’re ok and I even like to play with them! :) I quite like their kitten food too – I like to steal it when mummy isn’t looking :)

 

So I suppose you’re wondering what our fantastic surprise is? Well…. yesterday, my mummy and daddy went to a cat show (without any cats, silly people – what was the point in that??) and when they came back, they had lots of big boxes…. they had only gone and bought us another Tigga Towers cat tree, to put in the conservatory! Needless to say, we all love it! :) Here’s some pics! :lol:

 

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What a great surprise!

 

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Oooh! Look what’s going on out there!

 

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Bengal Cat Tree

So I’ve now decided my mummy and daddy are quite nice people and I might even give them extra cuddles! :)

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

All the news from our World! :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I thought I would bring you up to date with all that’s happening in our World because things are going to be a-changing pretty soon! Yes, the time is very nearly upon us when, not only Spike, but also Annie, will be welcomed into our World! :shock:

 

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Spike is a model model :)

 

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Sweet little Annie

 

When I say “welcomed” , I think that some of us will be more welcoming than others! Here’s how I think it will pan out:

Friday will just give a little sigh and accept them both – she’s seen it all before…

Harry will go and hide behind the couch for two weeks, venturing out only for his breakfast and dinner, but will eventually realise that it’s not so bad after all and will decide that he will be friends :)

Robbie will not like them at all for at least 4 months. He will hiss at them frequently. After a while he might tolerate them, but they will never be as good to play with as his best mate, Harry.

Lula and I are a bit more difficult to predict as we’ve not been introduced to new cats on our territory before, but here’s what I think :)

Lula will be a bit wary at first but will decide quite quickly that they’re ok and nothing to worry about.

I will hiss at them both until I get bored of hissing at them :lol: I will do this despite the fact that they are my half-sister and brother (Harley, mine and Lula’s dad, is also their dad) ;)

 

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Harley a.ka. Grand Champion Starwinds Noir-Diamond

 

The next thing we need to think about is cat shows. Spike and Annie will both hopefully be going to shows if they like it :) Spike will be going into the usual Pedigree breed classes, but little Annie will not ;) Unfortunately, she has developed a bit of a problem with her jaw. It’s nothing to worry about and shouldn’t affect her in any way, but it means that her jaw is not perfectly aligned. To be a pedigree show cat, you mustn’t have any ‘show faults’ and if you haven’t got a purrfect bite, then this is a fault.

But all is not lost! We can show Annie as a Pedigree Pet! They earn titles just in the same way as the pedigree breed classes, and they have wonderfully-titled side classes such as “Most Appealing Cat” or “Cat the Judge would Most Like to Take Home” :)

As for Lula and me? Well, Lula is going to carry on to try and earn an Olympian certificate or two :) But I am going to be retired from showing – yay! I haven’t really enjoyed it over the last couple I’ve been to, and I would quite frankly rather stay at home and have a nice catnap so I am going to retire having earned a respectable title: My official name is Grand Premier Tobysden Sunspot :)

 

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Yay! No more shows for me!

 

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Lula: Still looking for her first Olympian certificate :)

 

If you’re in the UK and you would like to meet us at shows, just get in touch by emailing us and we can let you know which ones we’re planning on going to!

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx