Miss Boogie – Ragdoll of the Week

| January 19, 2015 | 10 Comments

Boogie and Winnie _ Miss Boogie the RagdollHer name is Miss Boogie, but that’s really a nickname.  She was christened Sally the Ragdoll after one of my favorite characters from the film The Nightmare before Christmas.  Like the character we thought she was going to be sweet and demure but she was more like the character Oogie Boogie and soon earned the nickname Miss Boogie the Ragdoll Cat.

Miss Boogie was bought from a Ragdoll Breeder in Northern California over 7 years ago.  I had specifically studied up on the breed after my cat Molly had passed away, leaving my other girl kitty Winnie a solo feline.  Winnie was getting up there in age herself and we had decided if we got a kitten it would have to be mellow for Winnie’s sake.   After reading about Ragdolls and their sweet, soft spoken, non-aggressive, and floppy nature, we felt this would be a great addition to the family.  When we brought Miss Boogie home we knew she’d be a typical kitten wanting to play, but she ended up being something of a monster child.  The older she got the more aggressive she was towards Winnie.  First they’d sleep together, but then Miss Boogie would want to play rough and Winnie was just too old.  We had Miss Boogie for almost 6 months when we called the Breeder and asked “Why is this Ragdoll so crazy!”  She went on to tell us Joujou and Boogie _ Miss Boogie the Ragdollthat Miss Boogie’s birth mom was a bit of a meanie.  Later I had a friend who is a Ragdoll breeder tell me she believed that by Miss Boogie was really bred for her looks and not her personality – I think we ended up with Beauty & the Beast!  We solved the problem of poor old Winnie getting beat up every day by adopting a female kitten from the SPCA (Joujou) one year younger than Miss Boogie.  Although Joujou was just a small kitten she became the dominant (Alpha) cat immediately.  Joujou loved her big sister Winnie (a 12 years age difference) and they formed a very special bond.  And Joujou was able to rough house with Miss Boogie and this gave our Winnie the peace she needed in her final years before her trip to the Rainbow Bridge.

Miss Boogie’s “atypical” Ragdoll behaviors include verbally assaulting my husband and me.  She is underfoot whenever the refrigerator door, closet door, bathroom cabinet, etc is open.  If we tell her to back up or move away she gives us a piece of her mind very obstinately and very sassy.  She will slap us in the face if we fall asleep without her consent.  When we play, she will hiss, spit and growl and gum our fingers, all while purring very loudly.  What balances these behaviors out is her loving and endearing ways.

Boogie & Me cuddling _ Miss Boogie the RagdollShe is definitely a “Floppy Cat” she flops all over the floor, the bed and the cat posts.  She loves to be cradled in my arms like a baby and she’ll mew and coo at me.  She loves sitting on her papa’s lap; she leans back onto his chest and looks into his eyes which just wraps him around her big white paws.

Miss Boogie is not the “Ragdoll” we had anticipated, but she has won us over with her uniqueness and we are always entertained by her silly antics.  Miss Boogie will be 8 years old in April.

Miss Boogie has her own Facebook page here.

Sally Growing Up into a Boogie _ Miss Boogie the Ragdoll

Beautiful Miss Boogie _ Miss Boogie the Ragdoll

The Boogie Flop _ Miss Boogie the Ragdoll

Miss Boogie the Ragdoll _ Miss Boogie the Ragdoll

Miss Boogie and Papa _ Miss Boogie the Ragdoll

Miss Boogie and Mama Christine Shore _ Miss Boogie the Ragdoll

Joujou Winnie and Boogie _ Miss Boogie the Ragdoll

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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. Patti Johnson says:

    Awwww, what a great story! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story with Miss Boogie (lurve that name!)! So sorry for the loss of your precious Winnie.

    So smart of you to bring in a new kitten as a playmate (who eventually became a protector for Winnie) for Miss Boogie! Great thinking. Hard to imagine that sweet, sweet face stirring up any kind of trouble. 🙂 <3

    Is that beautiful multi-colored cat in the first picture Winnie? She was GORGEOUS! My goodness what a beauty!

    And, Joujou is very beautiful too! The last picture is amazing of all three of these very different kittehs together. So sweet!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbuds 🙂 <3

  2. plmcat says:

    ooooo she is a beauty and you can see in her eyes that she knows she is the queen! thanks for sharing her story. great photos too!

  3. lrunning says:

    It’s hard to believe that beautiful face hides some mischievous behavior! She looks like an angel! Your photos of Miss Boogie are wonderful and really capture her personality. Thanks so much for sharing her story.

  4. Teresa Reid says:

    What a spunky girl! Can see why you love her so much. She is just gorgeous too. So glad you got her a little sister to show her whose boss now and your older cat got some respite! Hope you all have a wonderful life together! Wishing you all the best.♥

  5. jtdlake says:

    She is beautiful, and so glad it all worked out – but what a good cautionary tale about not all ragdolls meet the stereotype! I admire how you handled everything!

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