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For her birthday 2 weeks ago, Clansi was given a kitten by her parents and brothers. Last night we picked him up from Sydney and brought him home to live with us. His name is Corbett, and he is a Bengal Cat.

The Bengal breed has been derived from crossing the wild Asian Leopard Cat with domestic cats, and has a characteristic spotted coat. We chose the name “Corbett” in honour of Jim Corbett, a British hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. Corbett was also a conservationist and one of the first to raise alarm about the declining numbers of jungle cats.

Our Corbett is a solid little boy with spectacular markings and a fierce curiosity about the world around him. He’s still fuzzy and a bit uncoordinated, but incredibly cute.


  7 Responses to “Sharing the house with Corbett”

  1. Wow you have a Cat!!!!!!!

    thats sooooo cool!!!

  2. A messy eater… but very cute!!!

  3. Is indeed remarkably cute!

  4. What is it they say about a kitten being a surrogate child? Cue the Lolcats pics.

  5. he’s so cute.. Hey, i am liking your photos.what camera do you have?

  6. Andyroo:
    These photos were all taken on my Nikon D70, with a Nikkor AF-S 18-70 ED lens. Its a bit old, by today’s standards, but still takes very satisfactory pictures.

    By the way, it was great to catch up with you on the weekend. Your Canon seemed to be a nice toy too, I’d love to see some of the images it captures.

  7. This is my first look. The problem is stopping taking photos. You get hooked

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