Phoenix is home!! I've been busy for the past couple of days settling him in. The dogs absolutely love him, but for some reason our one year old Bengal, Leo is NOT impressed at all. He is angry and about 7 times Phoenix's size, so for now we have brought an enclosure into the living room so that he can still be part of the family but be safe when Leo is in the house. He seems ok with it and I'm sure with time Leo will learn to love (or at least accept!) this new little bundle of energy that has taken over our house.
The first night Phoenix was tired and slept peacefully in his cat tree. Last night he was SUPER playful and ran aaallll over the house exploring and chasing the dogs up and down the stairs. Today is he resting in between bouts of playfulness. His eating is still a bit sketchy - he hasn't eaten a whole lot since he got here because of all of the excitement but I'm hoping as the week progresses and he becomes more familiar with his surroundings he will fall into a routine.
We are in Vernon as I type this - at our hotel, just waiting to go to the breeder's house for a visit and to pick up our new baby at last. We stopped in late last night for a peek at him before bed - he's sooo amazing and I can't wait to get him home safe and sound with us tonight to meet the other family members. I hope he loves Leo and the dogs - I'm sure it'll be a big adjustment for him to leave his litter mates and meet a host of new, curious friends sniffing at him and following him around the house!
I will have more updates and photos later on today!
Happy Mother's Day everyone... A new week is beginning and very soon we will be going up to Vernon to get Phoenix. I can't believe the day is nearly here. So far we have the cat room all ready, an outdoor secured play area is ready for him to explore and enjoy the outdoors with us, and we have stocked up on the food the breeder is currently feeding him. All that's left to do is, BRING HIM HOME!
The breeder of our little girl, Pharrah, posted some new pictures of her for us tonight as well. She's still so teeny tiny, but already I'm beginning to see her nice, clear markings . She's one month old now so we won't be getting her for 8 more weeks. Thankfully we'll have Phoenix to occupy our time while we wait! We'll be posting more pictures next weekend - stay tuned for updates.
The countdown is on!! 10 more days until we go up to Vernon and bring home our new baby, Phoenix, to live with us!! We're so excited, we're dying. This is the beginning of a whole new venture for us - keep checking back for photo and video updates to this blog as we get Phoenix home and settled and then bring home our new girl, Pharrah, just a few weeks after.
Carmen Klassen, Owner of Jewelspride Bengals