Peyton, a Lilac Mitted Ragdoll Rescue
Merlin’s Hope Ragdoll and Maine Coon Rescue in Ennis, TX is where I was rescued from loneliness. After the death of my sweet 17 year old soul kitty Jelly Belly in May of 2015 I was so lonesome. Never in my life had I been without a kitty. I contacted the rescue and got approved for adoption. I met a beautiful lilac mitted ragdoll which I named Peyton, after my favorite football player. Then he and I were off to Houston, about a four hour drive, it was a long drive with a meowing cat. I was told he was about a year old, but after a trip to the vet they told me he was probably 3 to 5 years old.
I brought home this kitty that had spent most of his life in a cage at a breeders, his fur was all yellow and he was missing all of his small front teeth. As soon as I got him home he went straight into the bath (much to his dismay). His fur was still a bit yellow, but he looked much better. When he first got here, he would eat everything in sight. It took him about 6 months before he realized that he would always have food and fresh water. His fur grew out and he is such a handsome guy now.
He loves to play with all of his toys, (especially the noisy ones late at night), enjoys a bit of the nip and acts so silly. He also loves to sit in the window by my chair and follow me from room to room. Playing chase with me is a favorite and he usually wins. We have wood floors and he thinks they are made just for him to slide on. He will run from one room and just slide across the floor until he runs into something and jumps up and does it again.
He makes some of the biggest air biscuits I have ever seen while I scratch his tummy. He purrs so loud you can hear him across the room, and when he is asleep, he snores! Soon after I brought him home I noticed he had a strange cough, so off to the vet we went. I got a video of him when he was coughing and when the vet saw this she immediately said he has asthma. So every day we have to sit down and do an inhaler. Most of the time he is very good about this, but some days the littler booger will hide until I put it away.
When he first came home Peyton really did not like to be picked up and never would sit in my lap. It has taken him almost a year, but he is finally learning for the first time in his life what it is like to be loved. He now will come and jump into my lap, sit and make his biscuits and then lay down for a nap. I was so spoiled by my loving Jelly Belly who was always in my lap, so I am very happy that Peyton now wants to love on me and I will sit here for as long he wants me to.
I do not know when my sweet boy’s birthday is, so I will celebrate him on August 8th, as that was the day I picked him up from the rescue one year ago!
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