Escape To The Neighbour’s Garden

With improvements in the weather, Hazel (at her request) was spending more and more time outside on a leash. Instead of walking her around the garden, we attached the leash to various spots giving her freedom to explore different areas- length of leash permitting. The washing line was a […]

Changes

In light of our decision to keep Hazel, we knew we had to make some changes. We had to accept that as a kitten (and house kitten) she was still exploring and learning about her world. This meant accepting some damage and breakages- but also meant trying to avoid […]

Follow-Ups

This is a follow up on two fronts. The first- Hazel’s check-up with the vet following her being neutered. The second- on what happened after we put her up for sale. Follow Up: Check Up In the interim period, Hazel acted normally (well, for her at least). This was […]

To Sell or Not to Sell?

That was still very much the question. Naturally I was very annoyed after the laptop incident (see ‘Female Bengal Kitten For Sale‘) and felt Hazel had to go. However, by the next morning, my feelings had changed. This did not mean we would not sell her- indeed we did […]

Having Hazel Neutered

There were a few interested parties not long after the advert for Hazel went live. However, there was still the small matter of having her neutered. We’d decided it was best this was done and she was fully recovered before letting her go, something we communicated to those potential […]

Female Bengal Kitten For Sale

This blog is to serve multiple purposes. It is to act as a diary so that I can/could look back in years to come and recall what it was like having a Hazel as a kitten. But it’s also to provide genuine, first-hand stories about the reality of living […]

The Cat, The Car and The Carrier

Before Hazel’s trip to the vet, we thought it might be a good idea to get her used to the car and carrier again. It had been 4 months since she experienced both so we thought establishing a little familiarity may help with reducing stress levels on the day. […]

Heat Is On

As Hazel was approaching the 6 month old mark, the time had come for her to be neutered. But there was a problem. Due to Covid restrictions, the earliest we could get an appointment was a month or so after her 6 month birthday. This wasn’t ideal, but we had […]

You Can Take A Bengal Cat To Water…

…. and you can bathe her, although it’s not necessarily straightforward. As you may have read in the article ‘The Best Cat Shampoos 2021‘, there came a point when it was felt Hazel needed a bath. She’d acquired a smell that needed dealing with, apparently. I’d never bathed a […]

A Bengal Cat (Un)Leashed

The intention all along was for Hazel to be a house cat. Reasons for this were associated with her safety. We felt our decision was justified as after reading in this book, we discovered that house cats, on average, live longer than those allowed free access to the outside […]