Hank and Howie – a Ragdoll Cat and a Bengal Cat Living in Harmony

| October 6, 2011 | 9 Comments

This post is written by Holly Hott, the owner of Hank and Howie

Howie and Hank sleeping

Howie and Hank sleeping

Hank came home August 2010. My birthday was right around the corner, September 2. The person I was dating at the time kept telling me Hankie needed a playmate and that it’d be the perfect birthday present. He was an avid animal lover, and told me I needed a Bengal. I had heard of them before, but never seen one in person. So, a week later we are on our way with Hank to the Bengal breeder’s home….

Hank and Howie

Hank and Howie

The breeder was nice enough to let us bring Hank and even allow him in the large cages the Bengal kitties were in. Howie, the only brown Bengal, was the only one curious about lil’ Hankie! I knew he was the one. Not only did I want a brown Bengal (vs. silver), he instantly was attached to Hank. The first few days they were a little scared of each other, but soon enough they became best buddies!

Howie, in his Bengal nature, is usually the one that starts playing with Hank. But, just because Hank is a sweet lil’ Ragdoll doesn’t mean he won’t start fights! I love it when Hank gets riled up…it’s so cute. Howie though, usually dominates. When fighting, Hank likes to lay in boxes on his back and let Howie come to him! Howie loves to be the center of attention, whereas Hank usually is a little more shy and comes around when he wants to come around.

Howie and Hank

Howie and Hank

Whenever Hank is getting any attention from me, Howie never surprises me and will always come and try to steal the spot light. Howie is very affectionate and loving all the time…Hank, on the other hand, loves you when he wants to. Sometimes I call him a princess because he is just so picky when he wants to be pet, when he wants to lay by you, etc.

The two of them are the perfect pair! Their different personalities and looks give you the best of both worlds.

Hank and Howie

Hank and Howie

Hank and Howie

Hank and Howie

Hank and Howie

Hank and Howie

Howie and Hank Playing

Howie and Hank Playing

Howie and Hank

Howie and Hank

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Rebekah C says:

    Oh my gosh, these two are precious! I was smitten when i saw pictures of the two of them in the post about Ragdolls in Boxes, and am so glad that Holly wrote a piece about them. They are such a cute pair! SQUEEE!

  2. Holly says:

    My lil kitties! Love them to pieces. Thanks for the sweet comments, Rebekah!

  3. Betty says:

    What a great pair – like living with sunshine and shadows. Are they close in age? I love the way they have such close physical contact. I do hope to hear and see more of these two!

  4. Just beautiful. What a lovely story, and Hank is SO gorgeous! He looks a lot like my Saxon (so of course he is gorgeous :).

    MeLinda

  5. Holly says:

    Very close in age! Hank was born on April 29, 2010 and Howie was born on May 12, 2010.

  6. Geo says:

    What a beautiful pair of kitties! It must be so much fun to watch them with their contrasting looks and personalities. Loved seeing the pics of them together!

  7. Ling says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  8. LauraC says:

    Oh these two are adorable, I do so love the various contortions they’ve managed to get into in the pictures of them all snuggled up – what a pair of characters! 🙂

  9. Pat Duerksen says:

    I just ooooohed and awwwwwwed as I went from one picture to the next. These are both such amazing looking kitties……and loving each other, so sweet. I think, because they are so different from each other, makes them even more special.
    Great photography too!

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