Jasmine – Floppycat of the Week

| May 18, 2015 | 18 Comments

Jasmine - Floppycat of the WeekHello, I’m not sure that my Jasmine is a Ragdoll. But she sure does have the appearance and personality traits. She even goes limp when picking her up. From research that I have done I do believe her to be Ragdoll mix. As you read here you will understand, my uncertainty. Either way we love her dearly no matter what her breed or breeds are. We got her last 4th of July. She had been severely neglected. Her previous owner had left her for dead in a dumpster, flea ridden, matted, dehydrated and 1/2 starved. Her story starts with us like this: On July 4th 2014, my sister in law found her in a dumpster. She knew that I had been looking for a female cat with pointed markings, for a companion for my Siamese mix Simon. On that day, there was my kitty she just knew it and couldn’t leave her. Not in the condition she was in. So she rushed home, gave me a call and gave to me our sweet Jasmine. The next day we rushed her to the vet. Who explained to us that had we waited another day, she would have perished.  As her fur was severely matted, she was severely dehydrated, emaciated and so covered in fleas that her gums and tongue were completely white from anemia. Basically most of her blood on the outside of her body, because of the fleas.

Our vet loved her from first sight; she asked us many, many times if we planned to keep her. To which I finally responded “oh yes! ‘til her dying day. We have already named her, she is Jasmine.”  Here is a picture of her the day I got her and eating her first meal in who knows how long. (see 1st picture) It was believed that she was about 10 weeks old at that time. She had a long road of recovery ahead of her. For the first few days Jasmine slept right by my side. She was so drained from the fleas and lack of food that I had to wake her to eat. It was a very sad time for me, seeing such a young kitten not interested in play or curious about her surroundings. (heartbreaking) Once she had the strength to move about and play as a kitten should, she had to learn that food was always going to be there for her. We began to see that there seem to be more to what she had been through than just what we could see. She started to show signs that she had been hit and abused in that as well. So we then began the work of teaching her she could trust us.

Jasmine - Floppycat of the Week 2Here is a picture of Jasmine during her recovery time (see 2nd picture). I do not have very many pictures of her during her time of recovery because I felt as though it would be degrading to her character. She is a true princess and should only be photographed as such which is why my husband chose the name Jasmine. Today, she spoiled, loved and a true blessing. She has come a long way from the scared little kitten she was when I was first blessed with her. Today, she believes she is a princess. She plays in her water bowl making a mess. She sits on my dishwasher door, only while I try to load it. She steals my things when I’m working on projects. (scissors, ink pens, pencils, etc.) She jumps in my dryer only when I want to put clothes in. She takes my kids’ toys and runs. She plays, she plays hard and she gives her best bud Simon a run for his money. Her favorite toy is the Cat’s Meow. She never meows. But she always demands attention. She is a big kitty with a ton of personality and I wouldn’t have her any other way. Jasmine a.k.a. Fluffmuffin is my baby and I hope to have her as part of our family for many, many years. Here is a picture of her today. (see bottom last picture)

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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. ABarletta says:

    I love stories with happy endings! Jasmine truly looks like a princess. I have to wonder if she remembers her rough beginning. Little did she know when you brought her home that her wonderful life was about to start! You and your sister saved little Jasmine’s life. If you did no other good deed in your life time, (and I am sure you do good every day of your life), that effort alone would put you in heaven. Enjoy your wonderful kitties. You are a wonderful human being. We need to clone you.

  2. Christy says:

    She’s so cute!!

    The one thing about a pet that came from less than auspicious beginnings it sure is gratifying watching them progress isn’t it?!

    What does Simon think of her and she of him?

    What great luck that everything aligned where your sister happened to be near that dumpster on that day and at that time!

    • Teresa Smith Foster says:

      It is gratifying to watch, but it also heart warming at their capacity to love. If we as people could only be so loving. Simon and Jasmine are in love with one another. One is never far from the other at any time. I don’t call it luck, I call it devine intervention. 🙂

  3. plmcat says:

    bless you!!! and your sister in law! how could anyone put a kitten in a dumpster! thank god your sister in law found her and that she thought of you. you saved her life and she was meant to be with you. she is a beautiful kitty and sounds so funny and happy now. and i agree with abarletta.. you are a wonderful person and we need more like you. thanks for sharing your story of princess jasmine! and bless you again for saving this wonderful cat.

    • Teresa Smith Foster says:

      Thank you for your kind words. Bless you! I to have asked so many how could anyone of done that to her or any animal for matter. Animal cruelty is something that really gets my blood boiling, I do not understand the person that can be so cruel. However I do completely agree with she is where god has intented her to be. I’m the blessed one who gets to spend her life with her.

  4. plmcat says:

    her little face is so cute. she looks like a ragdoll to me.

  5. Shelia Love says:

    I am so glad you found each other! Jasmine will never be hurt or hungry again and always,always LOVED 🙂

  6. Alora says:

    Hugs you so tight for taking in this baby. I just can’t believe some people can be so .. have no word.. Thank heaven your sister happened to be in the right place at the right time. You are her angel. Both of you were blessed that day.

  7. Beth says:

    What a Cinderella story – from rags to riches! Your Fluffmuffin-Jasmine surely looks like a Ragdoll to me. Whether or not, she is a beauty! My Ragdolls were rescues; in fact, my kitties are always rescues and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We hope they can forget the bad times before they came to us. We know they appreciate their good homes now and all the love we give them. Bless your heart a million times over for saving this precious baby!

    • Teresa Smith Foster says:

      It’s nice to hear from someone who has knows how it feels to have experienced such heart break. Thank you for your kind words. Bless you!!

  8. Patti Johnson says:

    Bless you and your sister for rescuing sweet Jasmine. She looks very healthy and beautiful in that last picture. She sounds like a delightful and fun-loving kitteh! YAY!!! I’m so glad that everything worked out well for you and that your Fluffmuffin (lurve that nickname!) has found her furever home with you and your family!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    P.S. I wish I could get my hands on the person/persons who abused her and threw her away. Poor little mite. So glad that this terribly tragic story had a happy middle and happy ending! <3 <3 <3

    • Teresa Smith Foster says:

      Thank you for your kind words. Bless you. She is a ray of sunshine, she’s so entertaining. The nickname fit, so thats her most of the time name honestly.
      And to be honest, I used to feel the same way. But the bible tells us that we should forgive. So I do my best on that part. However it is very hard given how she was treated. As for the person who did this to her God will handle them in the way that sees fit. But in the end me and my family are the real winners in this story. Because we have her, her love and her antics. 🙂

      • Patti Johnson says:

        You are most welcome, Teresa! And you certainly have the right attitude. God will sort it all out in the end. But the most important thing is that she is healthy and happy now and in a wonderful home and bringing such joy, love & happiness to you and your family! 🙂 <3

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