Need some general info from Bengal Owners!

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Purred: Sat Mar 13, '10 3:56pm PST 
Hey guys!

My silly mum needs your help. Here is what she says:

"I am a college student at MTSU in Tennessee. For my Entrepreneurship class we have a Feasability Study for our class prodject, and I have decided to do my study on a Bengal Cattery and Supply Shop!

I do not currently own a Bengal (my babies right now are mix-breed) but I have always loved these cats and I think it would be really neat to open a shop for them, where the kittens are bred and kept in a healthy, luxurious environment and everything they could wish for is right at their clawtips.
Whether or not I could actually do this is waay up in the air right now, but for the study I need to know allot about the business environment surrounding these cats.

Basically, what I am looking for here is owners to tell a little about WHY they bought their cats, and what circumstances, emotions, needs, etc, led you all to purchase and keep what most people consider a very expensive pet.

For the study, I need to know WHO 'my' target market is(age range, gender, life circumstances?), and WHERE they are (big cities? the country? upper-class neighborhoods? etc)

If you feel like just chattering about your cats and why you have them, that is fine! Don't feel like this is some interragation and clam up.
Besides, I love just hearing about cats! Lord knows I love mine!

Thanks so much!