Hello, I am new to this board, but a life-long cat lover. I have four cats, Leila, Spirit and Ming were all either strays or adopted from rescue groups. Bennie is a 3 1/2 year old Bengal who I adopted three weeks ago. His previous owner is getting married and his fiance is allergic. I have been interested in Bengals for a long time and have read quite a bit about them. When I saw that ad in the paper for a "Bengal free to good home", I responded immediately. So, now Bennie is with us for three weeks. He does not seem friendly, affectionate or like a "people" cat. He is struggling with the other cats. He basically spends his days isolated in the basement of our large house. He growls at us quite a bit, but seeks affection occasionally on his terms. He does not seem to fit the profile of a Bengal. Am I jumping the gun here--is this behavior because he is in a new and strange home, or did I miss something about the Bengal breed? Help! I really want to incorporate him into our cat-loving family. Thanks, Liz K.
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8/11/05 at 4:59am