Pyewacket the Bengal
A celebration of Pyewacket (born December 23, 2007), resident leopard. Pyewacket is a Bengal Cat for whom Pyewacket Press is named, and a delightful handful. She truly is my “mews” as a perspicacious reader called her. When she is not sitting by my side in the studio as I write, she can be found racing around and up and down stairs, fetching thrown objects like coiled pipe cleaners, and bouncing off of walls with tremendous energy. She actually hauls her toys to me when I am at the computer, surrounding my chair, inviting me to play with her. If I don’t notice or cannot stop in my work, she sinks a well-placed claw into my knee until I pay attention. Like all Bengals she is highly intelligent and thus easily bored. I take her out for walks twice a day with her harness and lead. She absolutely requires the mental and sensory stimulation of being on the ground outside. She is also very affectionate and loves to cuddle. Pyewacket was bred by Karen Shaw of Askari Bengals.