Bagheera – Ragdoll of the Week

| July 4, 2016 | 24 Comments

Bagheera – a Seal Sepia Ragdoll Cat

DSC_0705 bagheera 1 (2)It was 1997 and my neighbor, in the apartment next door, asked me to care for her two cats while she went on a business trip. Those two cats were Ragdolls, specifically, one male and one female. Every day, for 6 days, I went to feed them and scoop the litter box. I would sit there, on the floor, mesmerized by their beauty. Sometimes, the sun would stream in and their eyes just turned to sheer magic…. like blue moons set into the most beautiful skies of fur and adorable kitty cat noses. The male was somewhat shy at first but quickly warmed up to me. The female was very outgoing from the beginning. She would run down the stairs as I walked in and on each step she let out a little squeak which I found to be so incredibly cute. At the end of those 6 days, I told my neighbor that someday I was going to have two Ragdoll cats. Since we had two cats at the time, that ‘someday’ took a while. Fast forward to 2015, and I got my two Ragdoll cats! Happy days! And it’s been more magical than I ever could have dreamed!

Bagheera - Ragdoll of the WeekI very thoroughly searched for a breeder so that I was sure to get two healthy, well-socialized Ragdolls. I found my dream breeder, Jamila’s Ragdolls in Smithville, Texas. I’ve never seen someone love her cats so much. Each time kittens go to their new homes, the emotion is both of happiness to see good people give loving homes to her kittens, but also of heartbreak since she has fallen in love with each kitten. I am now part of a wonderful Facebook family where all that use Facebook and have a kitten from this breeder post pictures of their kittens growing and, of course, their full grown cats from Jamila’s. It’s so fun! They are like my second family.

This is one of my two. His name is Bagheera. He is a seal sepia point Ragdoll.  The name, Bagheera, was the name given by the breeder. The name came from ‘Bagheera’ the fictional character from Rudyard Kipling’s story The Jungle Book. This character is a black panther and was given to this Seal Sepia Ragdoll since he is so dark. He was born on June 29, 2015. Bagheera is very friendly and always entertaining. From day one, he took a very big interest in our very sweet, submissive, 11-year-old dog. Bagheera would sleep with our dog while his littermate would sleep with me. I suppose Bagheera found our dog to be an incredibly warm and cozy body to sleep next to! Since the weather warmed up, Bagheera sleeps close to but not cuddled with our dog.

Bagheera - Ragdoll of the WeekWhen people come over, Bagheera approaches them and follows them around. He follows my son to the basement and tries to play soccer with him. So now, he is known as just the coolest cat ever, even amongst visitors! We had a plumber come for a repair and Bagheera followed the plumber everywhere and would sit by him and stare at him. The plumber kept stopping to pet him. I am sure I paid for an extra half-hour of cat-petting labor. Bagheera, no matter if he was sleeping or not, will always run to anyone who comes home. It is pretty funny, because you can tell he was sleeping as when you open the door, he is sitting there while yawning and struggling to keep his eyes open. But no matter how sleepy, he never fails to run to the door. He and his littermate play so much. We’ve been enjoying watching their antics since we got them.

Thanks for reading my Ragdoll story. We consider ourselves to be so very blessed to have our Ragdolls and so very blessed to be part of the community of Ragdoll lovers out there!

Bagheera - Ragdoll of the Week

Bagheera - Ragdoll of the Week

Bagheera - Ragdoll of the Week

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Goodness gracious! Bagheera (absolutely lurve, lurve, lurve that name as I was crazy about The Jungle Book when I was a kid…still lurve that story to this day and the Disney animated movie!) is STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!!! Wow! What a very HANDSOME boy!!! His purrsonality sounds delightful! What fun he must be to have and lurve!

    Thank you so much for sharing his story with us. He is truly a majestic looking kitteh and his coloring is so very BEAUTIFUL! I am now in lurve with Seal Point Sepia Ragdolls! 🙂

    Wishing all of you many years of love, happiness, good health and adventures together!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  2. plmcat says:

    oh my i loved your story! you are a great writer, i could envision all of it. your Bagheera is just incredible, he looks like a chocolate mousse cloud ! i love his little cheeks! thanks for sharing your story with us. he’s a stunner and sounds delightful!

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    Finally someone else with a sepia! Yay! Bagheera is absolutely gorgeous and can see why he is loved by everyone who comes into your home. We have a blue mitted sepia and have been on Floppy cats for almost 5 years but haven’t seen anyone else with a sepia that I remember. Thank you so much for sharing Bagheera’story with us. Wishing you a very long and happy life together.♡♡♡♡♡♡

    • Dee Vega says:

      Yay – we are sepia sisters! 🙂 I would love to see a picture of your Blue Sepia. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a Blue Sepia. Must be gorgeous!

      • Hi, Dee! I’m a close friend of Teresa’s so I’m sure she won’t mind if I direct you to her “Heart of Grace” FB page where you can see beautiful pics of her GORGEOUS Blue Sepia girl, Miss Olivia Grace (aka Miss Gracie). Additionally, you can see her other GORGEOUS Blue Lynx Colorpoint girl Miss Illaria Rose and her rescue Maine Coone Miss Mariposa. Here’s the link:

        https://www.facebook.com/heartofgrace1/?fref=ts

        Feel free to like her Heart Of Grace page and join in on the discussions and share pics of your beautiful kittehs as well!

        Big hugs!

        Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

        • Dee Vega says:

          Thank you! Her cats are gorgeous! The blue sepia is awesome.. Love the names.

          • Teresa Reid says:

            Thank you so much! Love Bagheeras name too! Just so unusual and mystical!♡♡♡♡♡♡

          • Teresa Reid says:

            Thank you so much! Love Bagheera’s name too! Just so unusual and mystical!♡♡♡♡♡♡

        • Teresa Reid says:

          Yay! Sepia sisters for sure! I just can’t get over how gorgeous BagheEra is with his dark body and stunning eyes!
          We did a kitten of the month with Grace and think it is still here. It is under Olivia Grace. You and everyone are also invited to check out Grace’s FB page. It is Heartofgrace1. Would love to see you there! ♡♡♡♡♡

        • Teresa Reid says:

          Thanks so much Sweet Patti. I just answered the post on my phone and didn’t see that you had so graciously heled me out already. Doink! Am having too much going on at one time. Thanks for keeping me straight.You are so sweeta♡♡♡♡♡

      • Teresa Reid says:

        Yay! Sepia sisters for sure! I just can’t get over how gorgeous BagheEra is with his dark body and stunning eyes!
        We did a kitten of the month with Grace and think it is still here. It is under Olivia Grace. You and everyone are also invited to check out Grace’s FB page. It is Heartofgrace1. Would love to see you there! ♡♡♡♡♡

  4. lrunning says:

    What beauty Bagheera is! His blue eyes against that dark fur are just mesmerizing. I have a door greeter, too and it’s so nice to come home to a welcoming kitty, isn’t it? When someone rings my doorbell of my cats heads for the stairs to get away and the other runs to the door to see who it is! Thanks for sharing Bagheera with us, hope your other kitty’s story is next!

    Lynn

  5. Beth says:

    Thanks for introducing me to the sepia Ragdoll version! I had a wonderful Persian named Little Pretty whose coloring was just like Bagheera’s, blue eyes and all, but he had a “smooshed” face. Second from the bottom, there’s a kitty who seems to have tortoise shell colors and possibly green eyes. Just below your story is a photo of two cats, maybe Bagheera and a Siamese?

    I look forward to hearing and seeing more of your feline family. You surely have a beautiful way with words!

    • Dee Vega says:

      Your Persian smooshy face had to be just adorable! Who doesn’t love a smooshy face? I don’t see a pic of a tortie. If you are looking at the picture with the orange mouse toy and the scratching post, then that is definitely Bagheera. Perhaps the sun hitting him is giving him a more mottled look? Not sure. But it’s him with his aqua eyes. The pic of the two cats is Bagheera and his littermate Teddy. Teddy is a Seal Mink Ragdoll. Their hair is short because in that pic they are only 4 months old. Bagheera seems to have ‘fluffed out’ at a young age… Teddy will probably get fluffed this winter. 🙂 They both just turned 1 year old on June 29 of this year.

      Thank you so much for reading my story!

      • Beth says:

        Many thanks for answering my questions, Dee! Yes, the “tortie” I asked about was in the picture with the orange mouse toy, and I hadn’t thought of the short-haired kitten situation. My Ragdoll boys were the regular Seal Mitted style. I miss Gizmo and Moosie, as well as my Persian Little Pretty, and hope to have another Raggie or Persian someday. All my kitties come to me as rescues, so I have – and have had – an amazing variety. Ordinary alley cats to stunning special breeds, I love them all! 🙂

  6. Debbie Levin says:

    Wow, Bagheera is a real stunner! I have never seen a sepia before. Thanks so much for the pics and the info. I really enjoyed your story and hearing about your extremely gorgeous boy!

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