Malarki is a lovely marbled SBT Bengal, who is the daughter of Gogees Maverick and Foothill Felines Marissa. Malarki is incredibly smart she opened her eyes at 7 days old, and was already full of sparkly purr-sonality. She loved to be held in the palm of my hand against my heart, and she watched all the activity around her!! At two weeks old, she was already clearly responding to me calling to her!! Her marbled pattern is one of the loveliest we've seen as it is very flowing, and even at birth contained signs of the rosetting to come. Her pelt is very soft and thick and full of gold highlights. And she smiles!!! No kidding!!
Above, meet Malarki's parents; at right is her sire, Gogees Maverick of Foothill Felines, and on the left is her dam, Foothill Felines Marissa. Adorable Malarki was from one of our first few litters here at Foothill Feline; click on pictures of Marissa and Maverick for their pedigrees.
Malarki is definitely a people-kitty, and is especially loyal to me, having formed a very strong bond with me. "Shy" is not in her vocabulary as she races to greet me the minute she hears my footsteps at the door. She also enjoys playing on her back and having her tummy scratched, which is unusual for a Bengal!!! She has a lovely face with very small, rounded ears we have absolutely loved watching her develop and grow, and all the changes in her physical and inner being!!! Marbles like Malarki can be extremely valuable to breeding programs, especially for improving the patterns of spotted off-spring.
At nine weeks old she was exhibiting a funny behavior that her father, Maverick, also did as a kitten sort of like when people bite off their fingernails, what Malarki did was to bite off her whiskers!! For several weeks, she was a "whisker-less" wonder!! Maverick outgrew the habit (we understand one of his brothers did this same thing!) although he did attend a few cat shows without whiskers! Like father, like daughter!
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