King – Ragdoll of the Week

| September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments
IP Ragtime King of Finland

IP Ragtime King of Finland

IP Ragtime King of Finland or King as his friends call him.

It’s amazing how fast the time goes. It was only yesterday when I became interested in Ragdolls. I read about Ann Baker and her Ragdolls. In that article, it said that the Ragdoll is a very big cat. And I thought wow, I want that kind of cat. But at that time there wasn’t any in Finland.

Then I heard that there was a Ragdoll Cat Club in Finland (just recently started). I joined it and heard from those people about Ragtime cattery in England who might have kittens. I phoned Mr. Rigler and asked if he had a seal colourpoint Ragdoll kitten looking for a home. And he said yes he did but in the same litter there was a huge blue point male. I thought that wow, I want a big cat. I got a video of King and on that video Mr Rigler said that this kitten will be King of Finland and that is his real name IP Ragtime King of Finland. And that is a good name for him. He really acts like a King.

King in 1997

King in 1997

King was probably the  largest Ragdoll in Finland when he was younger. He weighed 10 kg (about 22lbs). And because there was so few Ragdolls in Finland at that time King had to represent Ragdolls in many occasions. He was twice on the television and several times in magazines. He was very famous at younger age.

When King was younger he loved to play hide and seek with me.  I’d be hiding and he’d try to find me. If he couldn’t find me, then he’d sit down and cry like a baby. He knew that I reveal myself if he did that – I would call that cheating.

King on a leash

King on a leash

King loves to take small walks in the leash to visit my mother who lives in the next house from us. That is one thing he doesn’t give up. He has to get there everyday. He won’t give up the rights that he has gained.

King knows he is a King because he wants his food to be served to him. He would never meow for any food. He just sits in his armchair and waits for his meal.

Now at older age he has got a silly habit. If I try to give him food that he doesn’t like, he sits and stares at it as if he would try to hypnotize the food away. He looks very funny when he does it.

I’m so happy that we have had so many great years together with King. And I’m glad that King was my first Ragdoll because he has shown me what Ragdolls are all about.

King turned 17 years old on September 18, 2010.  – Leena Virtanen (owner of King)

King

King

Catastrophe Jasmine, King's Mother

Catastrophe Jasmine, King's Mother

Villaroyal Yankee Doodle Dandy, King's Father

Villaroyal Yankee Doodle Dandy, King's Father

King as a kitten in England

King as a kitten in England

King's first days in Finland

King's first days in Finland

King - 10 months old

King - 10 months old

King on his walk

King on his walk

King on his walk

King on his walk

King on his walk

King on his walk

King, 15 years old

King, 15 years old

King and Leena - Many Years Ago

King and Leena - Many Years Ago

King at a Cat Show

King at a Cat Show

King, 7 months old, at a Cat Show

King, 7 months old, at a Cat Show

King, 7 months old, at a Cat Show

King, 7 months old, at a Cat Show

King at a Show

King at a Show

King in 2003 at his last cat show

King in 2003 at his last cat show

King in 2003 at his last cat show

King in 2003 at his last cat show

King in his Playhouse

King in his Playhouse

King in his Playhouse - Summer 2010

King in his Playhouse - Summer 2010

King - Summer 2010

King - Summer 2010

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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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