Clio – Ragdoll of the Week

| April 11, 2011 | 10 Comments
Clio

Clio

When I was young I had a tabby “Baby” for 19 years. She was truly the only cat I could imagine loving. When Baby died about 6 years ago I thought I would never have another cat. Eventually came the time when I was ready. But it had to be the right cat to replace such a special animal….

When I was 10 years old I had a Cat Fancy Magazine that did an article on the Ragdoll cat…could it be! A cat that would fall limp in your arms and let you carry them around like a baby!! I vowed that someday I would have a cat like this. The years went on and because Baby was in my life I never thought of it again, until she left this world and I remembered the breed that had inspired my imagination!

Clio at 3 years

Clio at 3 years

We found a breeder after much research “lottarags” in Billerica MA. She had beautiful cats and it seemed to be a small breeder. We intended to get a kitten and signed up for a Seal Lynx Bi-color female, knowing we may have to wait a while. After many months “our” litter was due – but a surprise! Denise e-mailed me to let me know she had a retired show cat available – an adult lynx

Clio

Clio

two years old. She said she was a sweet cat and thought we would be the perfect couple to take her. We had our hearts set on a kitten but when I saw her picture my heart literally jumped in my chest!! We knew we had no choice but to go and see her.

Clio in Summer 2010

Clio in Summer 2010

We went to visit “Bette Davis” her former show name she is a former Grand Champion – and we were hooked!! I immediately felt that this was the cat I was meant to have, my husband was hooked as well. She let us hold her and just sat in our laps and purred.

Clio in Summer 2010

Clio in Summer 2010

Today – 10 months later Clio as we named her (after a sushi restaurant in Boston) is our constant companion. Every night she runs to greet us at the door when we come home from work. She flops down, rolls over and wants us to rub her belly!

She loves to play “fetch” with the crinkle balls we got her (she has lost nearly 20 of them), LOVES laser toys and feather teaser toys maybe because of her days in the show ring, and has a vast selection to choose from! We spoil her rotten but he is the

Clio Winter 2010

Clio Winter 2010

least spoiled cat I’ve seen. She is like our baby and every night she comes to bed with us, and even lets us brush her teeth. She plays at least twice a day and runs laps around our home. Whoever said Ragdolls are lazy this one is NOT. She loves to cuddle under blankets or “tents” as we call them and demands to snuggle at every chance she can get. She is the sweetest animal I have ever seen – more like a human than a cat.

Summer Fall 2010 - Clio loves shoes and empty boxes

Summer Fall 2010 - Clio loves shoes and empty boxes

Besides being so gorgeous our cat Clio has a heart of gold and the soul of a companion that is truly grateful for everything we give her. She has transformed our lives and we cannot imagine it without her. I credit the breeder for being able to give up such a loving cat and know that it was in her best interest as well as she is the “only” cat.  True to her breed she follows us around the house and has to be in the same room as us.

She is our gift and we are so grateful.


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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. Jackie says:

    What a wonderful story of Clio. You will enjoy her forever. She’s such a pretty lady. It seems all she wants is to be your love bug and I can tell she really is. They are like our babies, aren’t they?

  2. Jessy says:

    Sweet story. She’s beautiful.

  3. Lauren says:

    Thank you both so much! She is a doll – we just love her. She just turned 4 today so it’s perfect that she is on this site!

  4. Jackie says:

    I can tell she’s a doll. Her sweet personality shows all over her face. And she’s a big 4 years old and got to be the Ragdoll of the week, how great is that? ! If you want to see pictures of my girl, Angel you can go on my facebook, Jackie Greenleaf. PS: She was Ragdoll of the week several weeks ago. You can read about her there.

  5. Peg says:

    Your Clio is gorgeous. And her sweet, loving personality seems to show in her photos. She is such a wonderful addition to your family. Being a retired ragdoll breeder myself, I remember that it is often hard to get folks to realize how wonderful some of the retired queens/kings are as pets. Almost everyone wants a ‘kitten’. Well, you have found out the lucky way how loving and sweet and beautiful a retired queen can be. So glad your breeder realized you were the perfect family for this gorgeous girl. Congratulations, Clio, for being the Ragdoll of the Week.

  6. Beth says:

    Clio is lovely! I’ve never seen a Ragdoll with her coloration but obviously she is a REAL Raggie. She has the wonderful nature my boys (Seal Mitted) both had. You are very lucky to have this precious treasure and she is lucky she has you to love her. Thank you for sharing her with us!!!

  7. Lauren says:

    Yes, she is a seal Lynx pattern bi-color. It’s a rather new pattern I think for the ragdolls but the CFA recognizes it…we just love her tiger like appearance! But the disposition doesn’t match ; )

  8. Beth says:

    It’s always fun seeing the new “color schemes”! Ragdoll disposition is the most important feature, isn’t it?

  9. Irene says:

    What a pretty and sweet faced Clio! . The shoe thing is cute, my Mewsette leaves the small aluminum foil balls I make her in my shoe as a present. Enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for sharing her with us! 🙂

  10. Geo says:

    What a magnificent, gorgeous feline! Beautiful story… Your love for Clio really comes though as you describe how she came into your life and how much she has enriched it. Glad you found each other. ; )

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