Happy Tails: Kanga the Bengal

Happy Tails: Kanga the Bengal
13 May 2009 Aime Cox-Tennant

We wanted to get in touch with an update on Kanga, as he has now been with us for more than eight months.

Kanga took a while to settle down due to a combination of the infamous Bengal behaviour traits and nerves from being moved again. However, with a lot of love and patience he has developed into a very happy little cat.

He no longer seems nervous and has definitely discovered his affectionate side, as he loves coming for cuddles. The rather mournful expression he had when he first came to us also seems to have vanished and he generally gets on well with our existing cat.

As you would expect from a Bengal cat, Kanga is very vocal and he loves to climb – his favourite party trick is balancing on the edge of a very high open window and meowing at the birds outside.

He also likes to drape himself round people’s shoulders while they walk round the house and will quite happily sit there for ages until someone turfs him off!

He has also recently discovered that he likes having his tummy tickled and is gradually becoming more playful.

Unfortunately we did have some worrying news a few months ago as Kanga was diagnosed with the first stages of kidney failure. Luckily, though, we caught it very early and we hope that with the right diet and care he can still enjoy a good couple of years.

He now goes to the vets every three months for a check-up and to date he has shown no signs of deterioration – in fact he seems perfectly healthy, apart from the fact that he drinks a lot of water.

We’re very grateful to you all for letting us adopt such a lovely little chap and have attached some photos for you to enjoy.

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