Elmo – Ragdoll of the Week

| April 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

Elmo – Ragdoll of the Week

Elmo - Ragdoll of the WeekTen years ago I lived in Massachusetts (for 2 years) when my dog passed away unexpectedly. I am such an animal lover that it broke my heart not having a pet around the house. My husband and I had 3 boys aged 9, 3 & 1 and was worried about getting a fur baby that would fit right into our family. A friend (who later became a great friend) invited me to her house for a visit. There I discovered Rocky & Roxanne… These 2 Ragdoll cats were just so sweet that I ‘threatened’ to sneak them out in my purse… The decision was made. I wanted a Ragdoll and went looking for one to adopt. There wasn’t one single Ragdoll anywhere near us so we searched and found a great breeder, who has since retired from breeding. We went to see her 5 week old kittens. She had two little ones left that did not have a deposit on them. One male & one female. I went in wanting a female since I was the only female at my house, but things changed. The female was very skittish of 3 loud excited boys. The male on the other hand was very curious and wanted to know more about all of us. Seven weeks later we picked up our new family member and he was named Elmo… My 1-year-old was insistent. He and my mother came up with it. So Elmo it was. He came into the house like he owned it. He was so good with the kids and they adored the little fuzz ball… The more attention the better. He never was a snuggler or lap cat but loved to be near us and any company that came by to visit.

Elmo - Ragdoll of the WeekFast forward 10 years and (Elmo just had his 10th birthday on March 31st) you will see that Elmo still owns the house even though we moved to Virginia. This 18-pound cat loves to greet guests and get tummy rubs. We are convinced that he is a dog in cat clothing. Although my oldest son calls him Garfield because he loves his naps and nothing really excites him he still keeps tabs on his 2 legged brothers. No food goes unnoticed. Elmo now has two other kitty brothers that he bunks with in our room, and even though they are not Ragdolls he treats them okay as long as they do not pester him. When that happens he will slap them on top of the head with his paw two or three times to remind them that he is in charge. He sleeps beside me every night and sometimes if he is in a good mood he will let his four legged brothers sleep at the bottom of the bed.

I just could not imagine this feline not being in our lives. He has quite a presence and hopefully we will have many more years of tummy rubs ahead of us because here it is Elmo’s world, and we just live in it.

Elmo - Ragdoll of the Week

Elmo - Ragdoll of the Week

Elmo - 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. Beth says:

    An irresistible kitten became a magnificent cat – Magic Elmo 🙂 No wonder you fell in love with him! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Patti Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for a very special glimpse into your Elmo’s World!! It was awesome!!! Lurve the pics and your wonderful story. (So very sorry about the passing of your beloved dogs all those years ago. BIG HUGS!)

    Elmo sounds so wonderful! What a great companion for your three boys to grow up with!!! Lurve the pics you shared, too!!! They were absolutely darling!!!

    Wishing you many, many more years of love, good health and happiness with your Elmo boy! He’s a good lookin’ fella with a great catittude and purrsonality!!! Lucky boy!!!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    Elmo is so adorable! Love the cute photos of him sleeping beside his human boys! He is a big bundle of love at 18 pounds! That is the cutest thing about him keeping his other two kitty siblings in line by tapping them with his paw! Good way to get his point across without being mean. Wishing you a wonderful and happy long life together! Thanks so much for sharing his story with us!♥♥♥

  4. RagdollCatMom says:

    You’re not the only one who went looking for a girl kitten and was won over by a boy! I had never had boy cats before, and now I have 3 Ragdoll boys. I’m amazed at how much more affectionate and loving they are then a lot of the girls … I know there are wonderful Ragdoll girls, too, but the boys are the best. 🙂 I also love how kitties get their names – Elmo is adorable.

  5. Jill Weller says:

    What a sweet story! He is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing him with us! He sounds just like my Kerby. He thinks the world revolves around him and honestly it probably does!

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