I don't think I've made a formal one of these, and I seem to be posting his pictures all over so...
This is my little boy Hachi. He is a little over 3 years old and is a pure bred Bengal. He is my first cat, and first personal pet. I got him a little over a year after seeing the movie "Hachiko: A dog's tale" based on the true story of a famous dog in Japan. If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it. The name stuck with me and I had wanted a cat & this breed for years and years. I did endless research on the breed and bought lots of silly books.
When I owned my professional SLR camera, I took thousands of pictures and videos of him. I sadly had to sell it, but I still take tons of cellphone quality pictures. Here are just a few
If you guys have been around for a while, you've probably seen a good amount of these pictures -- sorry!
This was the day I brought him home. Still getting used to his surroundings.
Maybe 6 months old here. I sucked at photography then so excuse the difference in colors.
As he was growing, he went through a stage of always sleeping on my bed every chance he got. He used to always sleep between my legs at night, but hasn't for quite a while. Sometimes I would wake up to him cuddled up under my chin.
He started playing fetch extremely well at a very young age. He'd do it with any type of toy, but mostly those large plastic springs since they fit easily in his mouth.
These are a couple of his mugshots I have hanging on my wall near my office desk.
He is extremely friendly, although he isn't fond of being held for more than a few seconds. I often rub his belly with my face. I've almost never heard him hiss or growl, with the exception of when I scared him when he was super focused on a chipmunk.
I have always thought of him as a small cat, and always refer to him like "no, he's not big at all!" but I think I have to admit he's a big cat after being around shelter cats for the last year and seeing many full grown ~8 pound cats. He's only 12 pounds, but those 4 pounds make a huge difference.
The first time I got him anything with catnip, he freaked out! This seal had catnip in it, but the large kicker toy had Valerian. This was when he was maybe 1 year old, and to this day he plays with that seal daily. It looks like it has been through a warzone though and has lost most of its stuffing.
These days he just likes to sleep on my desk while I browse the internet or play games. He loves his homemade cat tree and minitree as well.
And I have tons more pictures. It's tough deciding which ones to post! They're all equally awesome!
I love him
And some random videos:
Getting his own food when he was young and eating dry food
Rub rub rub the kitten