We adopted a beautiful Ragdoll boy from Debbie Le Strange (Guys ‘n Dolls) in December 2008. His name is Pasha, and he turned two last September. He is a Seal Lynx Point. I must say, our family has almost always been a cat family. Following the passing of our old Tabby at age 17, three years back, we didn’t think we would have another one. How wrong we were, having now experienced the joy of owning our delightful boy Pasha. He is so much a part of the life of our family, and has such a wonderful personality. We have been blessed with his presence.
This little fellow is such a comedian. He loves to play especially in the mornings. I often wonder if we should have got his little sister too. She looked so much like him when he was a kitten.
He was two in September, and I would think he has all his true colours now. His paws are all so chocolate and his coat around his rough and collar are just a beautiful light vanilla latte shade. His stripes are delicate and so even and lovely too.
He will sit beside us during the day if we are on the PC in the spare bedroom upstairs. We have a basket for him on a table by the window, and in winter he would curl up there in the warm sunlight. Sometimes he would notstay in there if we left the room, just wanting to have our company. The first pic shows him watching me print messages, he loves the printer, often sits on top of it when it is printing, and touches the paper with his paw as they are printing. I have seen photos of other cats doing this. It must be a novelty for them.
Sometimes, he goes and sleeps for hours in his own little hiding areas, we know roughly where they are, but if he wants his own private time, that’s where he goes. He loves getting in the green bags, or bags of any colour when we get home from shopping. He will often get into the bags before we have removed the contents. He also gets inside suitcases if we are packing/unpacking, and will even get inside my work carry-bag when I come home if I put it on the bed. I have photos on Shirley’s camera of him crawling inside my jeans on the bed. He just HAS to get inside things, he is not afraid to try things out.
His early morning routine for about 6 months now, is to let him go for a morning investigate on the back deck, escorted of course. If we aren’t out of bed he demands our attention for his walk. The first you know of this is a face-full of whiskers tickling your face – his face is about 1 inch away from yours to see if you are awake! Having woken us (well, the sun is up, why aren’t we?) outside we go. The deck is upstairs, and he is never out of site or downstairs, so he wonders around sniffing at things and talking to us. He watches the birds, and if the Noisy Miners come and squawk at him, he gets nervous and we take him inside, though he is more accustomed to them now.
He does spend a lot of time watching the birds outside from through the security screen windows & doors. On some days, he will find an old dry leaf off Shirley’s Camelia bush which brushes against the deck, and he immediately wants to bring it inside. He picks it up in his mouth and has to be let inside. He will play with this leaf for hours, throws it in the air, pads it with his paw and then chases is under chairs in the living room and then under the fridge usually where we find a collection of them.
There is so much more we could relate, but perhaps this is a good update of how the not-so-little Lord Pasha is progressing. We live in Brighton, a northern outer suburb of Brisbane, in Queensland Australia.
Michael, Shirley & Alyce Callaghan
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