Wordless Wednesday – Wild Thing!

Zoey is a purebred Bengal and based on her lineage, her wild bloodline derives from the Asian Leopard Cat. Purebred cats typically come in three categories – pet, show, and breeder – with the pet quality cat being the least expensive and the breeding quality most expensive. Bengals also come in a range of generational types, from F1 to F4, with F1 cats being the closest to their wild ancestry, and F4 being the closest to the domestic. This also changes the price significantly and F1 cats should not be purchased without serious consideration, as they require informed owners who are equipped to take care of them and their special needs.

While Zoey might not realize this, I got her strictly because I fell in love with the Bengal breed for their intelligence, beauty, and athleticism. I wanted a pet that I could love with every fiber of my being and for no other reason. So, in layman’s terms, Zoey is a pet quality, F4 cat. However, in her mind, she is a F1 cat from start to finish and there is no room for discussion. She is the tiniest, most petite cat I have ever had, but she has the strength of 20 cats, the blood curdling and loud voice of a wild banshee, and the growl, grit, and tenacity of a ferocious cheetah huntress on the African Serengeti. It’s just best for all involved that we let her think what she wants, but as the picture to follow will prove, I know better…

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  1. I just painted a leopard yesterday. But the Bengal cat is even more beautiful of course!

  2. Carolyn says:

    In other words she’s a pussy cat! :) Beautiful Zoey xox

  3. Cheysuli says:

    I am sure she is still F1 sometimes when she gets all crazy… Aren’t we all?

  4. Marg says:

    You sure are a pretty cat. We like to be wild too. But it doesn’t sound like we are as wild as you are Zoey. You sure did find a good family to be with. Take care.

  5. meowmeowmans says:

    Zoey is so beautiful! She has such intelligence in her eyes, too.

  6. Christine says:

    She is on the Prowl!! She has some really nice color!! Happy Wordless Wednesday!!

    • Deb says:

      Absolutely Christine – she carries herself like the wild creature she is! Watching her run is like an artform – her body has such fluidity and grace when she gallops off!

  7. Who needs reality when the perception is SO great?! :)

  8. Our boys are singing, “Wild thing Zoey, you make our heart sing, you make everything groooovy!”

    • Deb says:

      Oh yes indeed Layla!! I know Odin likes the “wild one’s” for sure!!! She used to make Zee’s heart sing too – now he is more of a couch potato than the Romeo he used to be!!

  9. What an AWESOME photo and description of Zoey! Isn’t it divine when we find our feline soulmate?

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com

    P.S. It’s the strangest thing, there are paw prints on my keyboard…

    • Deb says:

      Thanks Ramona – she really is my feline soulmate and I love every little petite bone in her body!!

      MOL – paw prints on your computer… just how does that happen!!?

  10. RumpyDog! says:

    All your cats are beautiful! I love seeing the pictures of them.