Banjo My Male Snow Bengal Cat
Nap Time for Banjo
Hi....Two years ago on my birthday I saw a ad for a Bengal cat. I had no idea what they were, so I looked them up on the internet.
He was extremely cheap and since I love cats so much, my roommate Carol bought him for me for my birthday.
The woman I got him from had a Purina's folder and told me he was up to date on all his shots, and even had immunization enclosed for what shots were needed and when. Assuming this woman was telling the truth, he was bought. She had two snow Bengal's and her son favored the smaller younger one, so I got Banjo.
When my daughter saw his information she told me anyone could have filled it out, and I should ask the woman where she got him from and call the vet he had been taken to. I called the woman and asked her what Vet. she had taken him to, for his shots. I wrote the name down, and my daughter called me the next day and said she had checked with the Vet. and there was never a snow Bengal brought to them or they would remember a Bengal.
Needless to say, I was upset that this woman would lie about his vaccinations and information she gave me on him.
When I took him to my Vet. she heard a murmur in his heart. She would not neuter him until he saw a cardiologist. He was also born with a small hernia. I took him to the heart doctor, and found out he has two heart conditions. But, not bad enough to have to be on any pills but may have to in the future.
She told me what to look for that I would know his heart was getting worse. I'm happy to say he hasn't shown any signs, and with as much as he likes chasing the other cats it obviously isn't getting worse. The one heart condition she said mainly dogs only get. So, every year I have to take him in for the test which is quite expensive. I'm just glad I got him, because I don't think anyone else would put out that kind of money for a test.
I told my roommate, what are the chances of my cat having heart problems, when I also have two! I've had open heart surgery to fix my mitral valve, and had to have a pacemaker/feb put in.
I'm uploading a picture of Banjo that I think is just precious. When he gets tired he goes on the bed, climbs underneath the covers and goes to sleep. The funny part is it looks like someone tucked him into the bed, when he's done it all by himself. I hope you enjoy the picture as much as I have.
I'll be putting more picture's of him on, but can't decide which one's because of course I think there all adorable. So, enjoy have a great week-end and take care! :o)