When Alvin made his way to me from his crate in the Costco parking lot, I knew he was adorable. An adorable brown tabby - one of my faves.
Then he got so sick, lost a good deal of his pretty fur and was a bit of a sorry sight.
But the ugly duckling turned into a swan and person after person remarked that he looked like a Bengal. What did I know? I had no idea what a Bengal looked like. So to the internet I went.
I'm the furthest thing from an expert, but I gotta tell ya, the boy does seem to have a lot of the traits.
Here's a photo of a Bengal kitten that I found online: