Raj is a very typical Bengal. He is full of character and loves
human contact when in his familiar indoor surroundings. He will be very wary of anyone outside but not frightened.He steers clear of cars since having been hit a few years ago but is not erratic near them.
He is very vocal.He loves playing and is a good hunter of birds and squirrels. He likes sunbathing and chasing leaves in the breeze. He sadly likes to fight which has scarred his ears.He also doesn't seem to frightened of dogs. He has come back smelling of dog saliva a few times.
The day he disappeared was a beautiful sunny day but fairly cold. He was last seen in the garden at 09:30.
My wife thought it strange in the afternoon that she hadn't seen him as her folks were around helping with the garden and he loves to be around when there is company. He generally has a sleep in the afternoon on the bed or in his hammock.
He loves to be patted when he is on your lap and shouts at you if you stop. It seems to put him in a relaxed trance like a massage.
Since his accident (around 4.5 years ago) he has suffered with a bit of a scabby nose but it doesn't seem to bother him, he even lets my wife pick it when it gets a bit built up.
He is a very fussy eater, he wont touch hard food at all and only eats certain types of soft food. We have had most success with Whiskers pouches, generally salmon, cod and tuna. If he is forced to eat something he doesn't like (by leaving it down for half a morning) he will some times bring it up in what would seem to be protest. Suffice to say he normally wins that argument and we end up with half a box of sardine and chicken pouches left over.
He is not fond of water hoses when they are in use, I think someone used to shoo him from there garden with the spray.
To surmise, Raj (pronounced Rarjh) is the most friendly, characterful, and clever cat I have ever known and we are so down by his sudden disappearance we don't know how to face defeat.
We have no children so he was a substitute really.