Silver Blue Bengal Love....
He looks like Venus!!!!!
Back from my cross state road trip, rescuing Bubba Kalahari, which was where we met to do the hand off, his former foster and I. Bubba is safe now, and settling in with Woodsman Hans, who has made up his spare room for Bubba and turned it into Kitty Heavan.
Bubba is a LOVER, really sweet. He did a LOT of talking and was very serious about it on the way home. I opened his carrier and started petting him, which seemed to help. He is a BENGAL, for all he is cuddly. When we got him home, he stalked his room, and then settled down to some serious head butting (Bengal for PET ME NOW THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE HERE FOR) he has steak, cat treats, wet food, and dry food. And a tunnel, toys and cat tree. Two beds, and another Kitty to play with thru the door. It's hoped that in time, they will be friends. He wants to be.
He did try a Spray when I was in with him, but I distracted, and calmed him, and he stopped. Tomorrow we get more things for him. This Kitty is going to be just fine. He is front de-clawed, and his tail has an odd kink, as if it had been slammed in something then healed. Both of which are traumatic events for a kitty. And may have started his problems.
Hans and I both agree, no more prozac for him. He needs a lot of things, calming, security, love, the right people and enviorment. He is reacting NORMALLY for a kitty who has been thru the things he has been thru. I don't dispute there may be instances where this is the only thing to do, I really don't know. But, as a last resort. I think we can fix him without drugs.
Finally, A couple months ago I commissioned Kelli Bickman to do a painting for me of all five of my Bengals. I said I saw them in a tree, and I sent pictures, tho she has seen them, and little stories about each of them. She sent me back the picture in my mind. Kelli gets it. And she loves doing pet paintings. I have loved her work for years, and own one other painting of hers. Boss has a huge mural in his bedroom that I never get tired of looking at.
I love her eye. I love the things she sees. I love the way she can paint them.
I love it that all of my Bengals are in a tree together, with the moon and bats in the background.
And I love it that I could drive 7 hours today to save Bubba and give him a chance at living his life as he was meant to.
It made a difference to him.
Worth it. A thousand times over.
Love and Bengals in Trees,