Bengals!

One of Anthony Hutcherson’s, of course. Can a kitten get any more beautiful than this?

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And here’s a new litter of seven, along with mom:

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30 Comments

  1. Merilee
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Hard to beat, though my Dingle has an almost identical face.

  2. Ann German
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    ALL kittehs are beautiful . . . .

  3. Randy Schenck
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    That’s the way to end the day…

  4. Michael Scullin
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    I’m curious to know just how many generations of selection he needed to accomplish this. Pretty incredible.

    • rickflick
      Posted September 7, 2015 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

      According to the American Cat Fanciers Association:

      “the first documented cross between a nondomestic cat, the Asian leopard cat (Felis bengalensis), and the domestic cat (Felis catus).”

      “The fourth generation and beyond are often referred to in the Bengal cat world as being studbook (SBT).”

  5. Mark Joseph
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    That top photo looks like a good entrant into the “best photos of the year” contest.

  6. Taskin
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    I love the spiky tail in the last photo!

  7. Diana MacPherson
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    When I read this I got all excited, thinking you finally got one!

    • Barbara Radcliffe
      Posted September 7, 2015 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

      I think that you definitely need one (or two) Bengals!

  8. Posted September 7, 2015 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Can a kitten get any more beautiful than this?

    Well, Baihu was more beautiful as a kitten — but not by much, I’ll grant you that.

    Pro tip: kittens are even more beautiful in person than they are in photos. Hint, hint.

    b&

  9. Bob Lundgren
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    That sure makes me wish I wasn’t so alergic to cats. No Chinese food (MSG) or moldy basements for me either.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted September 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

      We’re allergy twins!

      • Bob Lundgren
        Posted September 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

        It’s mystical! 🙂

  10. Heather Hastie
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I want one two! 🙂

    • Posted September 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

      You want two, too?

      b&

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted September 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

        A tutu is no garment for a cat!

        • Posted September 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

          No, of course. Though we might want to make an exception for Desmond.

          b&

  11. Mark R.
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Meeeowww! (Is that sounding sexual?)

  12. Diane G.
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Does one of these have your name on it, Jerry? 😀

    I spent a good quarter of an hour or so at Hutcherson’s website after you posted the link in the last Cleo thread. Mesmerizing!

    • Posted September 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

      Not yet; I’m still pondering and awaiting Joyce’s experience with her new kitten. Besides, as far as I know the entire litter shown above has been spoken for.

      • Merilee
        Posted September 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

        I strongly recommend getting two kittens. They keep each other company while you’re out and they wreak adorable havoc all the time.

      • Diane G.
        Posted September 9, 2015 at 3:48 am | Permalink

        I vote you just take the plunge! 🙂

  13. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted September 8, 2015 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    Kitten puzzle! Or possibly puzzled kittens – I can’t tell.

    Let’s join the choir:

    There are Sharks/Jaws in the world.
    There are Bears.
    There are Hounds and Morays, and then
    There are those that follow Unicorns, but
    I’ve never been one of them.

    I’m a Bengal Kitten,
    And have been since before I was born,
    And the one thing they say about Kittens is:
    They’ll take you as soon as you’re warm.

    You don’t have to be a six-footer.
    You don’t have to have a great brain.
    You don’t have to have any clothes on. You’re
    A Kitten the moment you came,

    Because

    Every cat is sacred.
    Every cat is great.
    If a cat is orphaned,
    Jerry gets quite irate.

  14. Posted September 8, 2015 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Love the pics! However, we at Chateau Rock Whisperer are simple souls, and when Paddy-cat or Maria-cat are no longer with us, we will adopt from a shelter.

  15. Posted September 9, 2015 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Very gorgeous cats. Wow.

  16. Posted September 9, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I wanna rub my belly in catnip and lay down before them: instant kitty quilt!

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 9, 2015 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

      Or instant acupuncture.

      • Posted September 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

        Either way, what bliss. Because kitties.

        • Diane G.
          Posted September 10, 2015 at 11:51 am | Permalink

          😀

          Amazing set of blogs you have there!


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