Kumari, my Leopard-spotted Bengal cat likes to stretch out on her platform in her outside enclosure. (She is a house cat, and does not run free outside so our birds, lizards and other urban wildlife are not at risk. She was purchased from a registered breeder.) (Featured in Pets are Us.) When she is outside she gives the impression that she is imagining she is a wild cat – one of her ancestors perhaps who roamed the jungles of the sub-continent. Bengal cats were originally bred from the Bengal Forest Cat and a Tabby cat. There are various spotted strains, marbled patterns and a range of colours. They are very beautiful, intelligent and playful. They can easily become a one-person cat, but will be OK with others in the household. Kumari is quite the most remarkable domestic cat I have known.