You might consider looking up EMRO (Egyptian Mau Rescue Organization)- they have a post in the Cats SOS forum. The site is very interesting, and although based in Egypt, has Mau rescues all over the world. There was one down in Southern California, but if not adopted by 7/18 was going to the shelter
For Manx questions, you might check out the ManxCuties group at Yahoo. Joey, to me, seems more independent yet devoted - he's definitely my "Jefe" among the cats! When I leave the house, I tell them, "Joey's in charge". My grandson calls Joey the "cop-judge" because he finds wrongdoings, discovers the culprit and swiftly metes out a harsh judgement- usu. ear boxing. Joey isn't a lap cat, but is very affectionate & loves to stay close by me. I love the way he trills at things - not much of a meow on him, just a "mew" but the trills and chirps are so cute
For Bengal questions, there are quite a few Bengal owner/breeders here; the only ones I can think of right off hand are Solarity Bengals and Bengal Babe.