Pasha – Ragdoll of the Week

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Pasha – A Seal Bicolor Ragdoll Cat Living in Baal, Belgium

PASHA Quattro

Pasha is our second ragdoll cat.

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We already had Otto from Froni Troonbeeckx who owns Ragdoll Cattery Quattro in Baal, Belgium. Froni keeps all her cats and kittens in her house, it can be quite something when you visit with 15-20 kittens running around in the living room and kitchen!

When Otto, a seal lynx mitted, was about 6 month old, we decided to get him some company. I had been watching the videos of Timo on Youtube and wanted to get a Seal Bicolor as our second one.

My daughter and I immediately fell in love with Pasha.

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Pasha was born March 2, 2014 and came home with us at the end of May.

When we brought him home, there was a bit of hissing from Otto, but he was such a nice guy, it didn’t last long. Soon they were best friends. They were half brothers, sharing their father Troy, a beautiful seal bicolor.

At the end of September 2014 disaster struck. Otto got out of the house at twilight and was struck and killed by a car. Our street is very quiet and he was a very big whitish cat, very hard to miss. But cats are quite unpredictable; maybe he suddenly stopped and turned and couldn’t be avoided.
Pasha – A Seal Bicolor Ragdoll Cat Ragdoll of the Week Baal Belgium IMG_2599I was not at home that night, my husband called me at a meeting to give me the news. We were all devastated. Pasha missed his big brother.

So we quickly got another half brother, Flynn from a Dutch breeder who had kittens from Troy. In the litter with 7 males and 1 female there was 1 Red Point Bicolor left, so we took him home.

We thought we did a good thing for Pasha, who missed Otto and had been sleeping in bed with us since Otto died. However, Pasha had a very hard time accepting the new kitten. He didn’t sleep on our bed anymore and stopped purring when we held him. He seemed mad at us for bringing Flynn home.

It took him a good 2 weeks to accept Flynn and it was OK after that. But when Flynn was reaching adulthood and growing a lot heavier and bigger than Pasha, again there was quite a lot of fighting between them.

We decided to get a third ragdoll early summer of 2015.

Pasha – A Seal Bicolor Ragdoll Cat Ragdoll of the Week Baal Belgium IMG_2447Rollo is also a halfbrother of Pasha, but on their mother’s side.

He’s a seal point bicolor (high white).

The 2 big boys were spending the first 2 weeks of September at a cat hotel while we were on vacation. I thought that, if we picked up the kitten on the way back from the cat hotel, the 2 big ones would have an easier time accepting the little one since they wouldn’t be so territorial. That was indeed the case. Rollo was well accepted.

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What I didn’t consider was that the big ones might have brought home an illness from the hotel. Within a few days they started sneezing. A trip to the vet confirmed my fears: although they all had been immunized they had contracted the Feline Herpes Virus.

Flynn quickly recovered but Pasha and especially little Rollo became very sick. They also both had one severely affected eye.

I took them to a veterinary ophthalmologist. Pasha’s eye recovered with treatment, but Rollo’s cornea was damaged. Sometimes his eye will start tearing up, but he doesn’t seem to have problems with his vision.

Soon after those difficult weeks we had another calamity strike us: Flynn died suddenly. We assume of a heart attack. He had a heart murmur as a kitten, and although the vet didn’t pick it up any more at his 1-year check up, I guess I should have had him checked out by a specialist. Between 12 and 15 months of age, he had quickly gotten very big and heavy, weighing over 16 pounds. He did one jump that was too much for his heart.

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Pasha lost a brother once again.

Now, a little over a year later, we still have just the 2 ragdolls, Pasha and Rollo. They both are about 13-14 pounds, quite lean and very active. They love running around in the back yard.

Pasha is very sweet. When you approach him, he falls on his side and exposes his tummy for petting. When we’re watching TV at night, he lies between our legs on the Ottoman. In the morning, when we open the bedroom door, he’s already sitting in front of it. Then he jumps on the bed and snuggles in between us

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Dominique

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Comments (10)

  1. Am so sorry to hear about your heartbreaking losses of Otto and Flynn. All of them are so beautiful. So glad that Pascha and Rollo have each other. Wishing you all a long and happy life together.

  2. Oh my- you’ve really had some tragedies in the last few years. I”m so glad Pasha and Rollo are happy and healthy. When I first went to the page and scrolled down and saw the picture of Otto and baby Pasha I literally said “awwww” aloud! I’m a sucker for the bicolors! I hope you have many happy years ahead with Pasha and Rollo. Thanks for sharing Pasha with us.

    Lynn

  3. Greetings, Dominique (what a beautiful name!)! Thank you so much for sharing your happiness and heartache on your Ragdoll Journey! I am SO VERY, VERY SORRY that you suffered such great losses with Otto & Flynn’s deaths. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your losses. *BIG HUGS*

    All of your Ragdolls are absolutely GORGEOUS! I am so very happy that Pasha and Rollo are thriving and living such a good life to the fullest with you and your family!

    The pics of all your babies are so precious and beautiful!

    Wishing you, your family, Pasha and Rollo many years of good health, happiness, love and purry adventures together!

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  4. So sad to hear of the kitty that escaped. It sounds like Pasha and Rollo will become good friends with time. We don’t know what they are thinking; but at least they have each other.

  5. So sorry to hear about your losses. You are lovely not to let your loss keep you from having more kitties. Some people just cannot overcome these tragedies. Your Pasha and Rollo are magnificent. Hope you enjoy many years with them.

  6. Pasha is a beauty ! And so is Rollo ! Very sorry to hear about all your tragedies – it will just make you love Pasha and Rollo all the more. Thanks for sharing their stories with Floppycats !

  7. Hello – thank you for sharing your story. I too have a kitty with feline herpes virus. I am wondering if you would share any remedies that work to ease the discomfort.

    I currently use L-lysine treats from Pet Naturals of Vermont and Aeura herpes supplement tablets (crushed and sprinkled on his food). These help a bunch but he still gets an occasional very goopy left eye and sometimes itchy area between his eye and ear. Thank goodness he hasn’t scratched so much that it causes open sores. I am unable to hold him so eye drops are not an option. Only food supplements via his dish.

    Anyways, feed back is welcome. Thank you!

    1. Domique, I, like DeeDee, used Enisyl F for my kitty Sebbie (now gone) with great success too. L-Lysine really worked well. In seven years he may have had one or two outbreaks.

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