Do you know the cat
with a gorgeous leopard pattern fur, which is elegantly
making itself comfortable in the living room?
―――No, it is not a wild cat
such as ocelot, margay or serval cat, but an authentic
domestic cat breed named the Bengal cat.
Though the Bengal cat is derived
from ancestral crossing of a domestic cat with an Asian
Leopard Cat(Latin name; Felis Bengalensis), it is a
delightfully safe pet to own, like many other domestic
cat breeds; and needs neither permission to keep wild
cats, special cages nor chains.
The Bengal cat is an ideal family
pet, endowed with the physical features of a beautiful
wild feline and the loving, dependable temperament of the
domestic cat. The first three generations from the wild
Asian Leopard Cat are called domestic/leopard cat crosses
and are included among "foundation Bengals."
Bengals of the F-4 generation and beyond are recognized
as "SBT" Bengals by the associations such as
TICA, UFO, ACFA. Throughout the generations, the
undesirable feral blood showing wild, timid or aggressive
characteristics was thoroughly culled from the careful
Kelkat is not so much as a cattery,
which is named just for convenience of registrations.
A born cat lover as well as wild cat fan happily happened
to meet very beautiful Bengals about a year ago.
She had never seen such exquisite cats as Bengals.
It was a matter of course that she fell in love with them
at a glance and did hope to own lovely Bengals by all
means. It didn't take so much time to get her
female Bengal kitten, Poppy; then, a male kitten, Brave.
This Bengal enthusiast means, needless to say, myself.
At present, therefore, we have only two Bengals.
The both are loved and pampered every day as important
family members. They always give us pleasant,
tender and warm feelings. The time spent with these
lovable cats is the very supreme bliss for me. By
the way, my goal about breeding has not been determined
yet. All I wish now is, first, the Bengals born at
Kelkat blessed with health and wonderful purrsonality;
second, all of them live happily with kind and loving
family; third, those people also appreciate the happiness
living with our sweet Bengals. I'm afraid, taking
advantage of the opportunity to introduce Bengals, that I
might have wanted to show off my babies. I shall be
much obliged, however, if you would patiently run your
eyes through the pages and come to have much closer
feelings to Bengals.