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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Exotic White Spotted Leapord Bengal Looking For A New Home...
Reply to: comm-435943462@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-09-30, 1:16AM CDT


Looking for something different? I have a two year old female seal lynx bengal. For thoughs of you who may not know what a bengal is let me give you the basics. A bengal is a Exotic breed of cat. They take other cats like the maui, ousi cat, savannah ect.. breed them all into one cat, take that kitten and then breed it with a Small Asian Leapord. Then they take the kitten and another kitten they did the same thing with and breed then to make a litter of kitten one generation away from the leapoad and so on. the more generations away from the Leapord the less wild. Bengals were considered non-domestic ten years or longer ago, now they are concidered and reckignized by T.I.C.A and alot of other cat orginizations as a domestic breed. alot of the breeds here are seven to eight lines away from the leapord. Dee-dee (the kitty im trying to find a home for) is five generations. she is calm and as doctile as they come. i have four and two year old sons and she is accually kind of skiddish of them so if someone were to adopt her with kids, she would be better with someone who's kids were older (not the lets pull kittys ears and tail stage. she tends to like women more (thats because shes my baby, i really wish i didnt have to sell her but I know she is not happy with us, my kids are to much for her) she is shy. she does like to coudle. it may take her awhile to get use to people but she warms up. my kids have just terrized her. She is two years old, has big blue eyes even though they dont show in the pictures. she is deffently a unique cat. never seen anything like her and her personality is cool. she would probably do good with someone who is alone or a couple, kids like i said are okay as long as there older. If dee-dee sounds like the kind of long time pet you are looking for then please call me (612)414-2818 for i won't have internet for to much longer i currently borrow roomates and he is moving out begining of the month. Adoption fee applys, call for more information. God Bless and have a good day and hope you find what you are looking for.


Its on the Minneapolis/St. Paul craigs list with pictures - if someone is interested in her and you need my help, we may be able to help get her to you.
post #2 of 20
That is sad. When my kids were that small I didn't have cats because I didn't think it would be as good a fit as a gentle dog. If someone with small children does have a cat they need to take the time to supervise the children with the cat and teach them how to handle a cat. She is lucky if that poor cat hasn't lashed out and hurt one of the kids.
post #3 of 20
... I have 4, 3 year olds (they'll be 4 on Halloween) BUT I've had Horatio since they had just turned 3... I TAUGHT them to be respectful of animals. & they are. They are gentle and caring with our cats. They do not chase them or 'terrorize' them. They know to approach them slowly, pet them nice, they are loving and sweet with them.

My kids are GREAT with our cats & cats can be GREAT companions for children. My kids LOVE to play with our cats everyday!

I don't understand some people. She needs to teach her kids manners. I've seen that all too often... "my kids chase the cat, my toddler scares my cat, having a baby have to get rid of the cat, too many kids have to get rid of that cat"

Give me a break.
post #4 of 20
I wish I could take her. Poor darling.

Besides the distance and cost - I have no $$ for transpo, we don't know that she'd be ok with three other cats.
post #5 of 20
My parents god rid of my kitten because of my sister when she was a child.
post #6 of 20
how about teachng your children to be kind to animals? I have three kids they have all grown up with animals. never had a problem
post #7 of 20
yes teaching children to be kind and gentle to animals and anything alive is really important and serves everyone in the world greatly when they grow to be adults...
*sniff*
post #8 of 20
Poor baby, hope she finds a good home

ETA: found an update on the site
Quote:
I AM SORRY TO INFORM YOU BUT MY KITTY HAS GONE MISSING SHE GOT OUT LATE LAST NIGHT THROUGH OUR SCREEN WINDOW. IF ANYONE HAS SEEN HER PLEASE LET ME KNOW. SHE WILL BE BACK FOR ADOPTION ONCE I FIND HER, I JUST DONT LIKE NOT KNOWING WHERE SHE IS. THERE IS A REWARD IF YOU FIND HER. SHE WENT MISSING NEAR HYW 65 AND OSBORNE RD. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/pet/435943462.html
post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the update - will ask hubby where that area is.
post #10 of 20
That's hilarious, that's about 3-4 blocks away from where my wife's parent's live. I've driven by that intersection many times when we go visit for Xmas.

Poor cat. She's "so sweet and unique" yet she lets her kids terrorize the thing and the cat obviously wanted to escape. I know the area and there's lots of hiding places outside but even more busy roads
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
Are you close enough to do a little hunting for the cat? Or can your wife's parents help out? Told DH last nite, if I found that cat, I would NOT notify the owner and give it back so she can relist it. Just would tell her "I have your cat, I'll take care of finding it a home." Makes me mad that she potential ruined that cat with kids by letting her kids mistreat it. My son was taught from the time he crawled that he did NOT pull tails, ears, poke eyes, etc and to be nice to kitty or kitty would cry.
post #12 of 20
I let my mom-in-law know. It sounds like the cat would definitely stand out, although I know that most cats don't roam very far from their "home base," but there are some woods around. I told her to keep an eye out for a white spotted cat that would otherwise look out of place, and told her that if she finds him, to just take him to the SPCA.

She may call us if she finds him, as it's pretty unique to get an email describing this kind of situation!
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hope she does find the cat and calls you all
post #14 of 20
Yet another update

Quote:
THANKYOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF THOSE WHO HELPED FIND MY KITTY. I AM SO HAPPY TO INFORM YOU THAT SHE IS AT HOME SAFE WITH US. SHE WILL BE UP FOR ADOPTION AGAIN IN ABOUT A MONTH. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS AND CAN WAIT THAT LONG I WOULD BE HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT. I JUST NEED TO BE CERTAIN SHE IS OKAY, SHE NEEDS TO GO TO THE VET AND BE CHEAKED OUT AND I NEED TO KEEP HER CONFINED AND UNFORGENETLY I HAD A APPOINTMENT TO FIX HER AND SHE HAPPENED TO GET OUT SO KNOW I COULD HAVE A LITTER OF KITTYS ON MY HANDS. HOPEFULLY NOT BUT IT IS POSSIBLE.
post #15 of 20
Oh my head... All this posted on Craig's list?

She'll be offering kittens for sale soon...
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
OHHHH that's just GREAT! I think I may talk to DH about this and see if we can get this cat and get her spayed - I didn't know the cat was not even spayed!

If I do, we CANNOT keep her! So if anyone out there can adopt her right away I'll see what I can do. I think there will be a Bengal breeder that is in MN who may be at the show this weekend (ACFA). I will print this out and see if she can get the cat since she already has Bengals. Or me get it and give it to her.


I just emailed 2 Bengal breeders in MN to see if either can get this cat out of her house!
post #17 of 20
Wow...Sorry to say, and I hope she never reads this, but I hate people like that. Too ignorant to teach the kids to respect the cat, too irresponsible to spay the cat in the first place, and too reckless to let it escape through a screen.

Nice. I wish I could take her. I go to Bel-Rea (vet tech school in Colorado), and I KNOW I could place her in a home.
post #18 of 20
Too bad you can't find the breeder who sold her the cat. I would think any decent breeder would be furious to find one of their cats on Craigs List. Geez, this woman sounds clueless about caring for cats.
post #19 of 20
This is a total nightmare!
post #20 of 20
Ugh!! What a terrible situation! Let us know what the breeders you emailed say...I hope for the cats sake she can be taken!
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