Khaleesi (Shivataz Orange Leaf)
Khaleesi’s story: I made sure to seal the deal by crawling up into the humans lap at the breeders, Shivataz, when they came to see us. I was so small and cute then, only 17 weeks old. My father was a very powerful looking brown spotted Bengal and my mother a pretty and sweet snow bengal. I must have made a pretty good impression as the humans, after a short visit to the pet store to get the kitty essentials, brought us home there and then.
“There was also an endless supply of cuddles and a lot of love on tap. Not to mention the food, even though we were fed 6 times a day, I always made sure to have my sisters left overs.”
I got my first name from a leaf shaped spot on my back and the fact that I was a little bit more orange than my siblings. For some reason moving to a new home also meant getting a new name and a new assistant, who gave me the name Khaleesi, after the mother of dragons in ’Game of Thrones’. She said she thought I was as beautiful and powerful as Khaleesi, although lacking a bit on the independent side. Not quite sure what she meant with the last part.
The first thing I did, 5 minutes after arriving in my new home, was to hide under the SMEG fridge. It seemed like a good idea at the time and it took a good 10 minutes for the humans to find out where the soft meowing came from. Karin was terrified as she thought I would get electrocuted, but I only did what any new kitten would do. Find somewhere to hide in their new home and fast. After 20 minutes of kitty fishing they finally had me out. Meanwhile Jonas had been chasing my sister Shivataz Blue Water, to ensure she would not hide somewhere else.
The months went by and we got pretty comfortable, very quickly. Our assistant made sure we had everything we needed and more. There was also an endless supply of cuddles and a lot of love on tap. Not to mention the food, even though we were fed 6 times a day, I always made sure to have my sisters left overs.
2 years later and I have grown to a 5.5 kg Bengal. My assistant says I need to start thinking about my weight, but hey, it’s her job to make sure I keep in shape and stay healthy. I will tell you more about that later. It doesn’t help that I was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis about a year ago (apparently I am sensitive to mold) and the pills they force down my throat every second day make me so hungry.
Brooklyn (Shivataz Blue Water)
Brooklyn’s story: When the humans came to visit me at the breeders I was a bit reserved. Not like unsociable or anything, I just need people to earn my trust. I was a little bit smaller than my sister, Khaleesi, but irresistible if I can say so myself.
“If you think Bengals are active in general, if you compare me to my sister I am in a different league. “
I got my name Shivataz Blue Water from three perfectly round spots on my back, looking like little water drops. The humans said they would name one kitty each so Jonas named me Brooklyn. Sweet name I thought until I found out Brooklyn lager was his favourite beer.
Growing up I was pretty skinny. No wonder, since Khaleesi would eat all my food. Having said that I have never been too bothered about food. Also, it turned out I had parasites when I was small, which didn’t do me any favours. But luckily my assistant caught this in time and I finally got rid of them. Now I am healthy as can be.
I am a little bit more energetic than my sister, and I am always running around like crazy. If you think Bengals are active in general, if you compare me to my sister I am in a different league. One of my pleasures in life is to bite the humans toes when they try to sleep at night. I wait until 11 pm when they have just fallen asleep and then I attack. They try to lock us out of the bedroom but we have some good team work going on. Khaleesi scratches the door and meows until they open it and then I attack their toes.
No matter how crazy I get they still seem to think I am the best thing since sliced bread, so why change a winning concept.