Testimonials... Just listen to what our Kitten Buyers have to say about us!
Santa Fe Bengal Cattery's "Distinctive Lap Leopards" have "Cat-titude"!
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
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 Lee" 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.
Nicole, Jim and Phyllis Dickson"
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
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"
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.
"WildGirl" has wonderful attributes for a breeding Queen
From the day we
home, all 3 cats have slept in the bed with us, so the introduction on
turf was a big success. Stella still hisses at WildGirl (who hisses
back), but it's Stella who backs off. Wonder and WildGirl are right on
edge of playing together. Ralph is simply besotted with her. She is
beautiful, getting bigger and stronger every day (we measure this by how
she jumps, instead of climbing up) and very, very smart. We watch her
problem solve, and she outshines our two Siamese. She comes
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...
wild and funny and fun. This morning she discovered a small cat toy,
which she has carried everywhere.
Thank you for our
lovely, wild Bengal.
Purrs to you, Lyn and Ralph Haber,
SANTA FE BENGAL 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!!!
Dwane and Mary
Midgett Pine Bluff, Arizona"
Raja, F2, Female looks just like her Mom, our F1, Prima!
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.
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!
Chuck Masters, Durango, Colorado"
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!
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!
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 Aadland" Show Low, 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.
Santa Fe Bengal Seve'
Monte Luciano Lyons and Jake Lyons - 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 Hinson and her marbled Bengal, Princess Neema
Santa Fe Bengal 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!
Laura Yates Lujan"
Santa Fe Bengal Ocho Cinco
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 Cleis"
...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. Cleis, January 2010
"Tigger", Marlene Cleis' handsome Bengal
Santa Fe Bengal Charlie
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 Devi"
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.
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
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 Ramsey"
Santa Fe Bengal Romeo Montegue
Santa Fe Bengal Vishnu
"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 just wanted to take a moment to thank you for my wonderful new best friend, Samantha. She is the perfect Kitten! It is obvious how much you love all of your cats and I do think that It really makes a difference in how they act. Bengals are so smart. Sammy is so well behaved and a joy to be with. Allyson, you really do speak 'Cat'! Also, I am really enjoying having your web site to refer to... you really give a lot of good information about cats and their care. Thank you again for all the work that you put into helping to create such spectacular creatures!
Most Sincerely, Cathy S FLorida"
Santa fe Bengal Samantha
Santa Fe Bengal Princess Neema
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