Lily – Ragdoll of the Week

| June 30, 2014 | 16 Comments

Lily - Ragdoll of the WeekThis is Lily.  I acquired her from a lady who was retiring from breeding Ragdolls.  She was renovating her home and getting ready for her wedding. And with 3 Dobermans, an African parrot, and four full grown Ragdolls in the house, she needed the break. She told me to get ready to fall in love when I first saw Lily, but nothing can really prepare you for that.  I fell hard.

Lily was a petite lady when I got her, and now at 21 months, she still weighs in at just under seven pounds.  Lily is a very content kitty. And will curl up and shut her eyes tightly when you hold her.  She is a quiet little girl; occasionally she will emit what can only be described as a squeak when she is excited, like when she gets a new toy.  Her gentle mature always melts hearts wherever she goes.  Upon visiting the vet a few months ago, the vet was almost reduced to tears, when Lily reached up and stroked her cheek with her paw.  It was truly touching!

Lily - Ragdoll of the WeekHer soft demeanour might lead you to believe that she is a pushover – not so!  Her ten month old brother, Leo, is now bigger in size and outweighs her.  In his juvenile enthusiasm to reach the food dishes he will attempt to eat out of one dish and block the other so he can “sample” it when he finishes.  In this instance, Lily will raise a paw and smack him back into reality.  Although half his size, her message gets across!  And she manages to never change that contented expression on her face when she reprimands him.

She also loves to play!  She fetches her tin foil ball for me, which is her favourite toy.  She also loves the “Cat’s Meow” toy, and her little honeysuckle stick.  (She doesn’t seem to enjoy catnip.)  I also have a fuzz snake on a stick that I got from the dollar store that causes her to squeak with delight when I bring it out for playtime.

Lily came into my life when I had been living alone for about six months.  I was researching various breeds Lily - Ragdoll of the Weekfor a quite a while and kept coming back to the gentle nature of the Ragdolls.  I also live in a tiny space, and wanted a cat with a quiet disposition for that space (I loved having one Ragdoll so much, I got another one!) I now can’t imagine my life without Lily. When I was recently sidelined by a car accident, she was my constant companion, giving me reassuring nuzzles, especially when I was feeling low.  She’d also get up on my back and give me her own special “back rubs”, kneading gently until she was settled in. Lily rearranges the pillow on my couch to suit her when she’s resting – it’s adorable!  In my world, it’s Lily who owns my place – I just pay the rent!

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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:

    I couldn’t view the pictures for some reason but I’ll certainly stop back and try again. Thanks for sharing Lily’s delightful story 🙂

  2. lrunning says:

    I can’t see Lily’s pictures! Is this my my MacBook’s issue, or are others having the same problem?

  3. Patricia McDermott says:

    omgosh she is a little sweety. her face is so precious and i love those tufts in her ears. thanks for sharing her story.

  4. lrunning says:

    All good- now I can see the adorable pictures to go along with Lily’s story! You’re right, she does have a sweet expression, but I’m sure those smacky paws get her brother’s attention! Isn’t it wonderful how they know when we need comforting? Thanks for sharing Lily’s story.

  5. Beth says:

    Lily and Leo are so adorable 🙂 Their pictures are the icing on Lily’s story-cake 🙂

  6. Loves Andy says:

    Your little Lily is a sweetie – it shows in your photos and in the love you show in your story. I am glad she knows how to keep her brother in line! It sounds like you have many opportunities to smile and laugh every day. Thanks for sharing your love story!

  7. Patti Johnson says:

    Thanks for sharing another lovely Ragdoll of the Week story with us, Jenny!

    Aw, Lily is just a Little Angel! And…what a pretty name! She’s simply beautiful and her brother Leo is very handsome, too!

    My favorite photo is where she’s on her multi-colored thingamabob and she’s looking upside down at whoever took the picture. Such love and trust in that gorgeous gaze of hers. She and Leo are lucky little kitties, indeed!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂

  8. Teresa Reid says:

    What a beautiful and gentle soul! You are so blessed to have Lilly and Leo. So wonderful that she comforted you during your injury. Isn’t it amazing how they just know what we need and how to give us that special love just how we need it without ever saying a word? She is truly an angel and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. Hope you have a long and happy life with those two sweeties!♥♥♥

  9. moon says:

    Congrats on the two Ragdolls. They are beautiful.

  10. Snen says:

    Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I feel truly blessed for having both Lily and Leo in my life.

  11. Lisa says:

    Adorable with a capital A,What a cute pair.LILY such a petite little Doll.One day I would luv to own a girl Ragdoll,I have two over 13 lbs rambunctious,boys.Give LILY,lots of kisses and her baby brother too.I luv grabbing my boys when they least expect it ,picking them up,and plastering the top of their furry little faces and foreheads with kisses,putting them down ,then they run like heck .But they always come back for more I Luv my boys!Many Happy,Healthy times for the 3 of you.Lisa,Murphy and Ceasar.

  12. Lisa says:

    PS,Love the picture of Lily,licking Leos sweet sealpoint face,luv the pairs cute names LILY and LEO.Many sweet times to come Lisa and the boys!

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