Balam: I am not afraid! That ancient flea bag can't take my human!
Balam was created in 2002 to replace Zephyr in The Stormrider Trilogy as having Ashtree as the main character for each series was ridiculous.
Bouhaki Balam is an F1 Bengal. This means he is a half-blood Asian leopard cat, son of one kept by an illegal breeder and his tabby cat. He was rescued by Seashell Harper and given to his daughter Snowstream.
Bouhaki Balam's name has two sources. Bouhaki is the earliest known named cat in Egypt. The Balam is a set of Mayan jaguar gods.