This is a titillating insight into how domestic cats and kittens can be used in domestic battles. It is unusual for a rare cat to be allegedly used in this way; as a tool to upset the female partner who has accussed a leading cancer surgeon, Jeremy McKenzie, of buying her a ‘Bengal Maine Coon’ kitten called Solitaire. She alleges that rather than give her the kitten he kept the cat in his flat.
She further alleges that he was abusive when intoxicated. She asked him when she would get the cat, “I asked when I would get the cat and he said words to the effect of ‘when your behaviour is good enough'”. She said that she never received the cat and believes that his intention was to punish her.
She alleges that he verbally and emotionally abused her. He admits to being verbally abusive but vehemently denies being physically abusive. As for Solitaire, he said that her dog contunually barked at the kitten so they agreed that he should take the kitten back. He maintains that Solitaire does no belong to her.
He claimed that his behaviour was out of character and was due to an inappropriate use of alcohol brought on by a difficult period in his life. His record was unblemished he told the medical tribunal which suspended him from practice for three months for serious professional misconduct.
Comment: If the reporting by The Times newspaper is correct the Bengal Maine Coon mix kitten is unusual. I have a page on this which you can read by clicking here and here. I also have a page on a feral Bengal Maine Coon mix?
It is a cross-breeding of the Maine Coon and the wild cat hybrid, the Bengal. The result cat would be a hybrid. I am not sure that there is any purpose to it because they are very different cats, both outstanding in their own right. To join them together into one cat seems unhelpful as it dilutes the characteristics of both. These characteristics are what makes both breeds outstanding. What you are left with is an average purebred cat.