The key to a successful
introduction of a Bengal into your busy household will
depend greatly upon following a strict introduction
quarantine in a small room such as a bathroom with a litter
box, food and water. Very frequent quiet visitations
at first. Just sitting to let them get used to you.
Then brushing with a toilet brush (a NEW one) and talking a
lot to them. Then petting them after brushing with the
toilet brush. Then, after several days, brief periods
of gentle lifting and putting them back down. Then
after a few days of this, picking them up and holding them
for brief periods.
Then after this goes
well, and they are totally relaxed, you can let them into a
slightly bigger space. Still no introductions to dogs
or other cats at this point. Making the children sit
quietly and brush them with the brush and speak quietly to
them. Then after that goes well, they can pet them.
After all that goes well, then you can take a towel and rub
the scent of the cats and introduce the smell of the cats to
each other. This allows them to get used to the smell
before actually meeting. The full quarantine must last
at a minimum 2 weeks.
When I had dogs and
cats, I made sure the cat had a high place to be when the
dog came in. I made sure that the dog didn't chase the
cat. Some cats will never get used to dogs, and others
will. You can never tell which will and which won't.
Some cats will get
along and some won't. Some will adjust after some
time. These things just can't be predicted. You
will have to be willing to live with the possibility that a
new addition may not get along with existing animals in your
household. If you are comfortable with that, then I
would say it will probably all work out.