Testimonials... Just listen to what our Kitten Buyers have to say about us!
We went to the Vet yesterday and Mr. Jax was very Popular. Lol... we call him our little playboy... all the Dr's kept coming in just to see him. He is perfectly healthy. They were very impressed with the information I had from you and also said that they were very impressed with the Breeder and that you did an amazing job getting this little guy started out... thank you for that. We love him more each day. He is so amazing, playful, and loving. I had 6 kids at my house on Friday night under 10 and he was amazing with them. He slept for the next two days because of being so tired from all of the playtime. He uses his litter box, not one accident - awesome, since he is still so young. So we just wanted to let "Cat Grandma” know that your boy is awesome! HANDS DOWN, HE IS BEST PET THAT I HAVE EVER HAD! Well wishes and Be Well, Whitney 😊 Arizona
"Probably the best put together and well maintained website I have found on Bengals. Love the provided information and it leaves a good feeling for the passion and concern you have for your cats.
Jeffery M." Las Vegas, Nevada
(Thank you for the lovely compliment, Jeffery! We are passionate about our Bengals and so pleased that everyone notices that we are doing such a good job. And thanks for your confidence in us and for the deposit on our upcoming litter!)
Michelleto & Cesare C.
In terms of the boys, they are just awesome! Vixen still has her moments of not being sure she loves them but, otherwise, everything is great. Micheletto (darker of the two) is getting so big and it looks like he'll be the bigger of the two. They go in for a check up next month and I think he'll be at least 10 pounds given he was pushing 9 1/2 at the last visit (and he'll only be 10 months this month!) Cesare is smaller but very mighty. :) He's wicked smart and has already made us change the handles on a few doors as we had to add a lock. I keep telling Michael that one morning we'll wake up to find that he's taken the car. He's just so smart and brave...very curious, while Mic tends to hang back a bit and then follow Ces when he knows it's ok.
Both boys are true lap leopards and love attention. Mic has stopped the nursing on his brother but he now has a favorite blanket that has become his "must have" during nap times. Cesare loves to curl up in one of our laps or right next to us and purr all night. They are both just so sweet and affectionate! Our previous bengal, Lex, never liked to be held and would only get into your lap on his terms, so we're loving it. :) Mic is still the chatty one and walks around just talking to himself. When he can't see his brother, he'll do this little chortle, which results in Ces responding, and then they find each other. It's so cute! I've attached two pictures for you so you can see how big they are getting. The one with both of them was taken just yesterday and you can see that they still love hanging out together. The other is Mic in his leopard bed. By the way, you were right in your counsel to get both of them. We can't imagine just having one and they are so attached to each other.
We hope all is well with you and the kitties. We keep checking your site for new additions! :)
Kay C." Arizona
F3 Bengal, Kipling, and his buddy, Harriet... just look at Kipling's very, very rounded, Leopard-like ears!!! What a beautiful Bengal!
Dear Allyson: I just wanted to send you a quick meow-sage to say how happy I am with Chris and Lee and Trooper and Harriet. Chris and Lee take really good care of me and feed me my favorite Blue Buffalo food. I am really growing and they say I'm getting heavy. I have become BFFs with Trooper and Harriet. I usually sleep with them on their dog beds - make that CAT beds - at night. I have lots of toys already but I'm looking forward to getting more on Christmas. I have a really neat tall kitty condo that I love to climb. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and great year ahead. Please give a kiss to Mom and sis and all my other relatives. Love, Kipling P.S. - I'm sending you a picture of Harriet and me sharing the recliner.
Hi Allyson, Attila and Bengala are fabulous. They had their vet check yesterday and Dr. Cameron thought they were perfect! He also agreed exactly with you about the vaccines. The kittens adapted to our house instantly. They are eating well, drinking lots of fresh water and using their litter box. Our senior housecat, Porntip, is still a little annoyed with us but she is coming around. Attila and Bengala have been with us 24/7. He likes to sleep on my chest and she curls up in my armpit. When they are not on me they are lounging on David. It’s a good thing we have two of them so we can share. They love chasing each other and co-hunting their toys. They seem to have two speeds: high and off. Right now they are sleeping in their special Bengal bed. At night when we get into our bed they jump in with us and sleep until morning. Sunday morning we had our weekly Spanish class at home. Bengala charmed our teacher Fernando by curling up on his lap for 90 minutes of our 2 hour class. He was so taken with her he could not teach! He just grinned and petted her. Meanwhile Attila settled on my shoulder so David--who is usually the quiet one during class--had to keep us on point. We love them. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to the Bengal breed. Thank you for the loving care you have given our kittens and all felines at your cattery. They are exceptional: beautiful, amazing, funny, endearing, relaxing, magical. . . Namaste, Piar
Bentley is the best pet I could have dreamed of! He has become even more snugly, since he was a kitten. He sleeps with me every night and if your sitting, he will be in your lap. Bentley has tons of energy that he uses to run in his Cat Exercise Wheel every night and he loves to play with his new brother. Our 100 acre ranch is on the river, has a pond and many fields for us to explore on our nightly walks (on a leash, of course). The alpha fields or the pond are Bentley's favorite, but he isn't so sure about the cows yet! He was also microchipped, just in case he ever escapes. He is so relaxed and is a fan favorite with everyone he meets. He is so gentle with children and enjoys it when they come to pet him. The cats come with us to Albuquerque, Navajo Lake and our condo in Durango. Bentley prefers to ride in the windshield and be on the look out, if he isn't in my lap. I switched him over to a raw diet of chicken, beef, eggs and the occasional fish. He also has some dry Innova food, but tends to just wait for dinner time! The new diet seems to be working very well. I attached the fall pictures I have of him and will send a second email of some more recent adventures.
Thanks, Theresa" Colorado
Bentley as a Kitten... this gorgeous Santa Fe Bengal Cattery Kitten is from Studman and Bodacious Belle
Bentley in a cuddley mood!
Bentley on a walk
We are in love with little WikiLeaks! He is the sweetest little baby! We spent the majority of Friday night, and all day Saturday and Sunday either playing with or loving him. You have done a fantastic job breeding beautiful Bengals but have also managed to make them very loving and social. WikiLeaks is a joy and we will take wonderful care of him. Thank you!
Happy Holidays, Nicole, Jim and Phyllis"
And Phyllis recently sent a hand written note on Wiki's neuter receipt that said: "They said 'WikiLeaks' was PERFECT -- We just love him - thanks to you!! Phyllis" March 2011 Comments like this make all the hard work of being a responsible and loving Breeder - all worth it! Thank you to all of our Kitten and Cat owners for loving and enjoying our beautiful Bengals!
WikiLeaks aka "Showy Boy"
"Hi Allyson, Happy New Year! The kittens are doing well - eating and growing. We named the boy "Loki" after the Norse God of Mischief and the girl "Signy" which is another Norse name. Both have proven to be sociable and outgoing (even with 7 house guests over Christmas). Everyone who sees them comments on how beautiful they are. Our older daughter and Signy have become best friends. The kittens are playful with anything and everything, very smart, and when they need a nap are content to lay in front of the fireplace. I am so glad we got two. Watching them play together and bathe each other is heartwarming. I am attaching some photos so you can see them now. I think Loki is going to have green eyes, and Signy gold eyes. Sincerely,Lori"
"WildGirl" has wonderful attributes for a breeding Queen
From the day we got home, all 3 cats have slept in the bed with us, so the introduction on neutral turf was a big success. Stella still hisses at WildGirl (who hisses right back), but it's Stella who backs off. Wonder and WildGirl are right on the edge of playing together. Ralph is simply besotted with her. She is beautiful, getting bigger and stronger every day (we measure this by how high she jumps, instead of climbing up) and very, very smart. We watch her problem solve, and she outshines our two Siamese. She comes immediately, when we call her. She has a very loud, satisfying purr. (You can tell how neutral I am!) Delicate and ladylike do not describe her... she is wild and funny and fun. This morning she discovered a small cat toy, which she has carried everywhere. Thank you for our loving, lovely, wild Bengal.
Purrs to you, Lyn and Ralph" California
GORGEOUS GAJA OR "GIGI"
Gaja and her brother, Malbec, napping together
"Allyson, I just wanted to let you know our beautiful girl arrived here at home in Pine Bluff about 7PM yesterday. This morning we have been absolutely amazed at just watching her. She is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL - that beautiful face that just melts my heart! We love her very much already and I know that love will grow each day. Since her registered name is Gorgeous Gaja, we decided that a beautiful, really easy name is "GiGi", after the beautiful and graceful character played by Audrey Hepburn. Our GiGi has the grace of a ballet dancer, the speed of an Olympic racer, the jumping skills of a kangaroo and the added wonderful ability to sit in each of our laps so she can nuzzle and we can love her. She sits in my lap or on the back of my chair or behind me when I am on the sofa. She sits in Dwane's lap when his feet are propped up on the end of the coffee table. She peaks around corners and looks for us. She has been with us only a short time and already we love her as much as if she had been with us for years. She will not EVER be outside, but we had a chip implanted in her so she can be traced were she ever to get away. Our Vet said she was just the most beautiful and loving cat he had ever seen. GiGi really is so much more than I ever expected. She is such a precious girl and everyday we learn something new about her. All of us are alert to when we come and go, but thus far, she doesn't seem the least bit interested in the outside. Again, I know how much you must miss her, but please know that she is loved very much!!! Thank you so much for raising such an amazing cat. She truly is already the love of our lives. GiGi is just FANTASTIC!!! Best Ever,Dwane and Mary Arizona"
Raja, F2, Female looks just like her Mom, our F1, Prima!
She's doing great. Tons of energy, but settling nicely at night after a half hour of pre-bed time antics.Our New F2 Bengal Kitten's disposition is so magical that I wouldn't trade that for all the tea in China.
I have had the most wonderful experiences with her today. She's in my lap right now absolutely motionless. I have traveled the world, flown hang gliders, paddled powerful rivers, climbed mountains, windsurfed the open ocean, scuba dived, trekked the Himalayas and seen a lot of nature and magnificent wildlife along the way. But I have been feeling today I have never experienced nature like I do when she is doing her baby leopard thing. She gets so excited when I come into the room where we keep her. If I lie down on the bed she climbs all over me, bites my fingers, puts her butt in my face as she twirls around on my chest, breathing rapidly with her heart racing. Today she bit my glasses and pulled them off.I just let it all go on and about 10 minutes later she starts to slow down and lies down like a little sphinx on my chest and ten minutes later she is curled up with her eyes closed and her breathing slowed way down. She is in my lap now and hasn't moved for the last five minutes.
You're right. I can't help but feel there is some kind of special connection I have with her. I realize how valuable this little jewel is as a breeder's queen, but it seems like there is something in the stars that brought her to me and I will be eternally grateful for the hand fate dealt me this time around.
I'll always thank you immensely for bringing her into the world and nurturing her into the incredible little creature that she is. I always wanted to live with an exotic feline and it really is happening in the way I had always dreamed about. I am absolutely mesmerized by her beauty.
Thanks so much!
I can't thank you enough for raising the best bengals ever. With my husband's disability, each day is a challenge! Portia has brought such happiness to him. It's like they understand each other already and it's only been 3 days. Portia sits with him most of the day and lets him talk to her and stroke her (of course, she is in her blanket). She is a great stress release and a real comfort. They even watch the birds outside the window together. He names a bird at the feeder and she "barks" at them. : )
Take Care, Robin Arizona P.S. I love the fact that I can have cats without the allergies!!!! and no hair everywhere!!!!"
Portia at her new home... We can't help ourselves and have to share these wonderful comments from our Bengal Owners. We are so pleased that Cat, and Human a like, are so happy!
Santa Fe Bengal Portia is very happy in her new home. Both Portia and Juliet, shown below, are retired from our breeding program and are living happily together with a family in Arizona. Thank you so very much to the Aadland's for giving my girls such a perfect and loving home. They are missed here at my home, but I know that they are well cared for and very happy!
We arrived home safely and our new girls are happily exploring their new home. Well, we have discovered that Portia likes to be tucked into a blanket. Last night she went up to Darren and waited for him to arrange his blanket, he fixed it up for her and Portia jumped up into it and he covered her up and she stayed there ALL night with her little head and leg popping out once in a while. Right now, Portia is relaxing with Darren all snuggled up in a blanket. She has had a wonderful morning. Gregory came home from work around 10am and Portia flirted and rolled and played with Gregory on our bed like she was a kitten. Followed Gregory around until he had to go back to work. She seems soooo happy! She played and ate and walked around with a happy tail. Portia really likes all of us, but our son, Gregory, seems to get that extra attention. She is so very sweet! Gregory has never seemed so happy!
Juliet was very active last night. Very talkative!!! Settled down, when we went to bed and fell asleep right next to me. She was out! When I got up in the middle of the night to check on the 'girls' she followed me around very happily. Juliet then tucked in next to me and went back to sleep. She is in the other room sacked out right now. So, I think she will be pretty active later today. She loves to explore and loves when you talk to her. She has stolen my heart! They both have!
Both girls are doing fantastic! I couldn't imagine not having both of them. They are a dream come true. We are so happy that we opted on getting these 'girls'. They maybe 2 & 3 years old, but they are acting like kittens with manners! Perfect! We will continue to update as they adjust to their new home!
Darren and Robin" Arizona
Santa Fe Bengal Juliet
"Allyson, I just wanted to let you know that Seve' is the most awesome cat I have ever owned. Not only is he beautifully marked, his green eyes will know you out. He will go with the flow, whether it is on a private jet, speedboat, Hacker or leash and he is always in a great mood. Seve' loves his two brothers, "Fairway" and "Bunker", two 95 pound Golden Retrievers... hence the name Seve' (Ballesteros), after the famous Spanish golfer. One more thing I wanted to add is that he is the most trainable animal I have ever owned and he always wants to please us. He is being raised like a dog and we are all very happy!
Thanks a Million! I would recommend your Cattery to everyone... and anyone who wants one of the best pets ever... and already have several times.
Monte Luciano and Jake - look at the smile on both of their faces!
Thanks for the card. I can't believe I am one year old already. Even though I am getting bigger (about 12 pounds) my family tells me I still have a kitten brain. One of my favorite things is going for walks. I have a leash and a harness and it makes my day to go for a little jog. I also like the car rides a lot. We go to Taos and I am very good in the car. When I am lucky, I go to physics class with Victoria. The teacher, Rob, likes me a lot and the kids like the distraction from physics. I get along very well with dogs, although sometimes they are afraid of me (Rrroarrr! - I really just want to play with them). Other cats are ok, but I prefer dogs. My people fight over me, so I try to spread my attention around... but mostly I am Cindy's cat. Jake is a good play-thing... almost as good as a cat nip mouse. I hope you are well. Say hi to my relatives!
Love, Monte P.S. My human Mom got me lots of new toys for my birthday!!!"
There are not enough superlatives
to adequately express our thanks to you for Neema and Sita. Neema was
about 1-1/2 years old when we purchased Sita, the beautiful snow
bengal. Neema took to her right away. They are like mother and
daughter. We love them both more than you can imagine.
Thanks, Frank and Lisa"
It truly is our pleasure to see and hear that our Bengals make our Owners so happy! Lisa and Frank are very good friends now from our many visits to each others homes.
Santa Fe Bengal Sita is an exquisitly beautiful Seal Lynx Marbled SNOW BENGAL. This is the only Bengal coloration that has intense blue eyes!
Lisa and her marbled Bengal, Princess Neema
Rococo, 4 1/2 months old. He has his Mother's (Poquita) desirable WILD-Looking head shape and face!
Rococo has grown
quite a bit since we brought him home. He is now almost 4 1/2 months old.
Those great heart rosettes are getting bigger! ... and they are so
appropriate, because he is so loving. He has quickly made friends with our
other three bengals, but especially with Cisco, who is only a month
older. They are best buds, where one is the other isn't far behind.
It is fascinating to watch their wrestling matches.
Rococo had his
first RV trip recently. He loved it. He likes to get up on the wide
flat dash and pose for the folks outside pointing at him. He is absolutely
gorgeous!He is very well
mannered and loves to jump in my lap on the couch and demand pets. Our
outside habitat is one of his favorite places. He is convinced if he digs
fast enough he will find a mouse or better yet, a BUG! He has joined our
other bengals helping me work in the studio. While we have several cat
trees for climbing & sleeping, they all pile into the one closest to my
computer desk. Rococo has to have the top berth.
Thank you again
for a wonderful addition to our family! Linda & Jim"
Just look at Rococo's gorgeous markings and check out the DOUBLE HEART ROSETTES!
I just wanted to let you know little Ocho Cinco is doing great! He's very outgoing and playful, we really couldn't ask for more! He's getting quite big lately and his spots and rosettes are becoming more pronounced throughout the weeks...he's gorgeous (even our friends & family who claim to not be "cat people" immediately fall in love with him!). We want to thank you for producing such a beautiful and loving kitten. He's become such a big part of the family now that I can't imagine living without him!
Ocho Cinco is one happy Cat!!
I wanted to tell you how wonderful my relationship is with your Kitten... I just love him! He is doing so well and has adjusted so quickly to his new home. In fact, he is sitting on my lap right now and is the perfect companion that I wanted. You said that you hand picked this little guy for me and for what I wanted. Well, you sure did! He's so perfect and just like you said, already his markings are darker and getting more defined - he's gorgeous! I am so thankful that I found your Cattery. My new Bengal is so delightful... I just love him!
Thank you so much!! Marlene" ...and here is an update from Marlene's son... "Tigger has been a HUGE help for my Mom! He really does have the perfect personality! What I find so amazing about this cat is when my Mother goes for her morning walk, Tigger waits each morning near the door crying until she comes home. If I had not seen it, I would not of believed it! I've been around a few cats in my day and Tigger is truly unique :)" R., January 2010
"Tigger", Marlene's handsome Bengal
I cannot thank you enough for Charlie. My husband Dave and I are so happy to have him with us. He is the most adorable, playful kitty I have ever had the pleasure to have as my pet. Charlie loves to play fetch with a crumbled up piece of paper. It is so remarkable and funny to watch him do this. His new thing now is to steal socks out of the laundry basket and play with them. I cannot help but smile and giggle. I wait for the new thing he is going to do with amazement. Overall, I am so delighted to have Charlie in my life and cannot image life without him. I am also very grateful to have the opportunity to have a cat that is not only beautiful, smart and fun, but also one that does not shed or cause an allergy problem to my husband Dave. If it were not for you, I would continue to have a 'big missing' in my life as I am a huge cat lover. Thank you, Allyson, for all that you do, so I and so many others can have the great joy of a beautiful, fun loving kitty!
With Great Appreciation, Uma"
He is wonderful! Already adjusted within minutes of getting home! I am so amazed. He slept on the bed with us, and the dog, the very first night. Usually, Buddy (our dog) only stays on the bed for a short time, then sleeps on his bed, but last night he stayed.
'Big Boys' new name is 'Romeo'. You won't have to guess why... He is such a lover! We will make his legal registered name different from your gorgeous Stud, Romeo.
Romeo is doing fantastic and he keeps us on our toes. Our dog just loves him! They play constantly. He is just the cutest most loveable kitten. And he is so smart and curious. We love him and I think he already loves us too.
Thank you for producing such a wonderful loving baby. I will keep in touch and send you some photos. We will give you our highest recommendations, so feel free to use us as a referral!
Sandy and Pete"
"Vishnu is the light of my life! You are to be commended for breeding such a beautifully socialized cat. In addition to her exotic beauty, my new Bengal is very precocious and keeps me entertained constantly. She also gets along very well with my two dogs. I can never thank you enough!"
I had kittens over 40 years ago when I was a child and always thought of myself as a dog person. Well, due to extensive travel and allergies I thought I'd never have a furry friend again. Thank you for my best girl, Neema. She is soooo beautiful, smart, loves everyone and is truly the light of my life. I believe the breed has wonderful personalities but more than that is the special care you give them and the socialization. She took over as soon as she came home with me. Thank you, Allyson!