Luna – Ragdoll of the Week

| September 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

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Hi, I would like to introduce the light of my life and my first Ragdoll Luna. I was keeping track of Luna for a while on a forum, but no one seemed to give her that spot in their house. So when I saw she was still available at 16 weeks I couldn’t stop myself anymore and I decided to take the step and call the breeder for an appointment.

The day of the appointment came around and I was so excited to go meet her. I arrived at the breeder’s house and Luna was everything you would expect in a Ragdoll. A sweet endearing personality, followed you around everywhere, very accepting of other cats. Just simply a joy to be around. Before I forget my Luna was sold to me as a seal tortie mitted Ragdoll, she later turned out to be a seal torbie mink mitted. So I decided to take her home with me. And as I immersed myself more in the Ragdoll world and the world of showing cats I fell completely in love with the breed and with Luna.

small Luna first show 10.02.2013It might sound silly but in a way she feels like my cat soulmate, she understands me like no other, she knows when I am down or stressed and when I need her to cheer me up. And right at such a time she will do something silly and lift my mood. I under encouragement of the breeder started showing with Luna and I must say it strengthened our bond a lot more. Because in such a stressful environment you need to be your cats rock, you will be the one the cat turns to if it is scared or stressed. But Luna was a natural even though she is not perfect according to the breeding standard (her chin is only half white), she has a way of charming the judges with her personality.

Luna Best In Show 2014I started getting more into Ragdolls (read getting more addicted to this breed). And I found myself scouring the internet and buying books to find out more about the Ragdoll and how it came about. Because I was fascinated and completely smitten with the breed I knowing a heap more about the Ragdoll breed because of showing and making connections to some good breeders decided this is what I wanted to do. To breed these lovely balls of fluff. It was a very conscious decision I knew very well breeding was not the easy path most people believe it is. It is actually quite difficult to do it well and it isn’t something that will make you rich. But having the honor of breeding these lovely cats receiving your love putting your all in it and have people to share it with, people who also look forward to your litters.

It is my passion in life, even though Luna is not my breeding queen and she is retired from the show ring she enjoys everyday life with me and vice versa. And helps the new additions in the house, for instance when I got my first breeding queen (Lemon, a blue tortie mitted), Luna was okay with her from the moment the carrier opened. She gave Lemon a bath, played with her, she even tried to nurse Lemon.

Even now with my second addition to the cattery coming in (Vivienne a seal bicolor), Luna accepted her instantly. And I love her for it, she is a caring loving cat and her manners and behaviour seems to rubb off on the rest.

She is my shadow and I am very blessed to spend every day with her. I hope she will stay with me for many years to come.

Luna on the set of catfood company

Luna on the set of catfood company

Luna meets Vivienne

Luna meets Vivienne

Luna at 1 year and a half close up

Luna at 1 year and a half close up

Luna and Lemon

Luna and Lemon

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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. lrunning says:

    Luna is so beautiful- looks like she does some professional modeling? Well, of course she does! I also hope you have many happy years with your Luna!

  2. Patti Johnson says:

    Luna (great name, btw — lurve it!) is a TRUE STAR!!! What a gorgeous gal! I am just fascinated by the tortie/torbie coloring and no wonder she was in the show ring. She’s FABULOUS!!!

    Sounds like a true match and true love to me! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Luna story with us and the photos were SO LOVELY! I especially lurve that close-up of her AMAZINGLY STUNNING face!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    Luna is just beautiful! What a sweet lady! You are so lucky to have her and know what you mean about her being your soulmate. She is so giving and loving to your other kitties in those sweet photos. Also love your other kitties’ photos too, Lemon and Vivienne! What darling kitties to surround you with so much love and attention. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  4. Lisa says:

    Luna is a beautiful unique Ragdoll,truly,ADDORABLE,GIVE HER LOTS OF KISSES!bYE Lisa

  5. Maya Schoonbaert says:

    Thank you Teresa, one by one they are special to me in their own way. Lemon is Luna’s sister from a later litter, a year later to be exact. I always thought that the introduction between those two went so well because of the fact that they shared the same parents and litter scent. But with Vivienne both my girls proved that they have just been socialised very well and they are true mommies over the new kittens. We now have a new kitten (our first stud, a blue lynx called Ives) and from day one both Luna and Lemon were fine with him where as our Vivienne needed to make a statement as diva of the house. Ives didn’t care for her hissing much and tried to appease her with a mountain of toys. But they are truely each and everyone of them a joy to be around.

  6. Beth says:

    Luna is all the lovelier for her unusual markings and it’s easy to see how sweet she is, too! Thanks for sharing her pictures and your story! 🙂

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