My name is Kristina Tanis and I write this letter with high regards for Heather Lewis of Exotic Legends cattery.
After the loss of our Siamese, Kiki, my husband and I began researching a wide variety of breeds to see which would be the best fit for us. We were both quickly drawn to Bengals because of their gorgeous markings and reputation for being very adventurous and social. From there, our search led us to the website and Facebook page for Exotic Legends where we found posts, photos, and videos of a variety of adorable Bengal cats and kittens.
As luck would have it, there was a precious silver female (we named her Ash) in want of a home. Neither or us had ever dealt with a cattery before so we were not sure what to expect. Thankfully, Heather was easy to reach via Facebook Messenger and quick to answer all of our questions and set up a meeting. Within a few days, we were able to officially make little Ash part of our family.
Just two months later, we could not be more in love with Ash. She has a very extroverted personality. More often than not, she is waiting by the door when we get home from work and refuses to leave our side—if we are showering, cooking, or just sitting on the sofa watching TV, she wants to be part of it! In between cuddle sessions, she also enjoys rampaging around our apartment—playing with her toys, climbing and jumping from surface to surface, and getting into a bit of mischief when we aren’t looking. My husband and I can’t wait for spring and summer so we can take her outside for adventures around the city, hikes in the mountains, and long walks along the beach. 😊
Ash is not only a delight at home, but she travels very well and is quick to warm up to new people. For example, we recently took her to Urban Animal for her check-up. The staff was pleasantly surprised and complimentary of her demeanor while being examined and receiving her shots, commenting that she is much more relaxed and cooperative than most other Bengals they have seen.
Although owning a Bengal has been a new experience for us, we feel incredibly lucky to have found Exotic Legends. The care and concern Heather shows for her cats and kittens is what sets her apart from other catteries in the area. When she welcomes you to the Exotic Legends family, she means it. Just this Christmas, Heather hosted a Facebook photo contest on her page offering a prize to the winner. When little Ash won, we were blown away when we received a cat tree in the mail. She will undoubtedly spend countless hours playing and lounging on the tree, all thanks to Heather’s generosity!
We absolutely love our little Ash and are thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Exotic Legends family!"
FIRST off, we highly recommend Heather “Exotic Legends Bengals” as your
Bengal cattery! After several searches for a Bengal cattery and
several calls around the state, we came across Heathers website. We
gave her a call around Christmas and her enthusiastic conversation was
very refreshing! She had a litter that was born on the 22nd and was
open for us to see them; Though we couldn't hold them which we totally
understood and respected. Heather explained her love, care and
socializing of her Bengals. We just loved the entire straight forward
experience. Over the next 8 weeks - weekly, we sent Heather a text for a
picture of our baby. Like clockwork, we received several pictures as
he grew! Finally the day came and Gatsby became a member of our
family! Fully potty trained and not the least bit nervous of his new
surroundings. It was obvious Gatsby was beautify socialized by Heathers
utmost care and love. As I write this, Gatsby has been with us now for
4 weeks. His markings are coming is just spectacular while his
disposition is very sweet along with tremendous fun energy! He begs to
get in the shower, loves the sinks and even attempts the human bathroom.
He runs, chases and plays well with our two small dogs and it’s obvious
who now runs the roost! He loves to hang-out with me in my office all
day and even tries to surf the web with the mouse… LOL! To be honest,
we think he is a well-trained dog disguised in a cat body! He is
awesome! And since the first day home he sleeps with us all night long.
Thank you Heather and to your family for the love you give to your Bengals!"
Mark & AnneGig Harbor
Having worked in pet rescue and kitten fostering for almost 20 years I was a bit hesitant to buy from a breeder having heard some pretty bad stories, but my fiance and I really wanted a baby bengal. I spent a long time researching catteries and really liked what I discovered about Heather and Exotic Legends. I wanted a small in-home breeder that spends qualty time with not only the kittens, but parents as well. Heather welcomed me to her home to meet the mother and babies and I was amazed by the friendliness of the mother cat, Bella. I was able to walk right up and pet her as she talked and talked to me. Holding my boy for the first time at that meeting I found him to be plump, fluffy, clean and calm and decided to reserve him.
Heather sent us pictures as we anxiously waited for him to be old enough to come home. When she was confident he was eating dry food, drinking and using the litter box she took him in for a wellness check/1st vacines etc. As he and his litter mates were healthy Heather delivered him to our home that weekend as we'd requested. As she pulled him out of his carrier and plopped him in my fiance's hands our new baby immediately started to purr. It seems like he's barely stopped purring since. He is the happiest most relaxed kitten I have ever come across. No hiding under the bed, startling at loud noises or any of the other typical frightened reactions you often see from kittens in a new environment. Heather did such a great job raising a very self-confident, sweet, loving, happy little guy. We highly recommend Heather and her kittens. Already passed along her card to our family Dr."
I looked for a long time and did a ton of research to find an excellent breeder in Washington State. Heather was amazing to work with. She was responsive to all my questions and kept in close contact with me. She provided me with documentation regarding PRA and PK negative results (not even carriers of course)! She also gave me genetic results on possible color combinations that might result from pairings. Her contract was well written protecting the buyer, the breeder and the kitten. My kitten (Nebit) is gorgeous and more than I could have hoped for. He is a stunning snow Bengal with beautiful markings and rosettes. Nebit is a calm, friendly, healthy, confident kitten. I highly recommend Exotic Legends Bengals for anyone looking to welcome this enchanting breed of cat into your home."
“Having never owned a Bengal before and being aware of typical Bengal
traits, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect behavior-wise. Our
gold Sophie is only 14 weeks, but she has already developed a very
loving personality. She loves sit on our lap and snuggle after
breakfast (she’d do that all day if we let her!). She purrs every
time you pick her up or even just walk by. Our biggest surprise was to
find out that she loves sleeping under the covers right next to you!
She loves people and we are thrilled to have such a loving and smart
cat in our family! If you are looking for an intelligent and loving
Bengal, we highly recommend Exotic Legends Bengals!”"
I purchased my Bengal kitten from Exotic Legends on December 30th. I couldn’t be more pleased with him. It was very important to me to have a kitten that was well socialized and adaptable. I have three very busy Corgis and I didn’t want a cat that would be fearful and routinely hide. My little Finnegan is bold and friendly to the dogs and sweet and loving to me. He spends a lot of time playing with my youngest Corgi. I couldn’t be more pleased. Adapting to my household was nearly seamless. If you are considering adding a Bengal kitten to your household I highly recommend Exotic Legends."
After looking through numerous websites and contacting numerous breeders I came across Exotic Legends website! From the first conversation I had with Heather, I knew this was going to be a good fit; she answered every question (which was quite a few since my family is a first time Bengal owner) and was so attentive throughout the process. You could tell she really cares about her cats and kittens! Our kitten, Penny, is AMAZING! She is loving, playful, and of course GORGEOUS. I would highly recommend Exotic Legends if you are looking for a Bengal kitten."
My Husband takes Hunter to work with him, on the days that I am working. He's a wonderful Traveler. Sleeps all night, never wakes up. he is a good boy. He fetches. He sits when I give him a treat - before I give him the command. Smart kitty. Gets "off" when told - loves tag and peek-a-boo. Wonderful beautiful additional to our family. I'm so happy I found you"
Nancy HNampa Idaho
Wonderful Bengals and Breeder, very professional, great communication and support to any of your Bengal related questions. The kittens themselves have beautiful patterns and great temperament. I highly recommend Exoticlegends to anyone looking for quality Bengal to add to their family"
She's Gorgeous!!! She is absolutely amazing. Loves to cuddle, cannot stay out of the sink (when she hears water she comes running), and will steal and play with every straw she can find (even if that means getting it out of the sink) lol"