We had a tragedy 8 years ago and lost one of my kitties to anti-freeze poisoning. After we settled back into our “normal” life I started looking at pictures of kitties. I realized Charlie looked similar to a Ragdoll so I started combing the local paper for long haired kitties. One the week before my husband’s birthday there was an ad for Ragdoll kittens! I asked my husband if he’d like see them. The rest is history. There were three kittens left. One was very small and was a surviving twin plus a boy and girl. The little girl was wild. She ran around the room jumping on what she could reach and the boy was much more chilled. My husband asked which one I wanted and as I have always been partial to boys I selected the boy. To my surprise Jim said he’d take the girl! So we added two 8 week old fur babies to our family. We were not really interested in breeding so we just interested in healthy kitties.
My husband is responsible for their names, he was such a big fan of George Burns and Grace Allen he named the after the stars! They both have middle names. You guessed it! Andy and Ann. They were so tiny I could hold both of them I one hand but they grew very fast into beautiful Ragdolls. Georgie is a beautiful seal point high mitted bicolor and sissy is a gorgeous seal point mitted. They both have deep blue eyes. They are both hams and very spoiled. They are very bonded and still sleep and play together. It’s funny to watch them do their kitty patty cake!
Gracie has continued to be daddy’s girl and lives to sit with or by him during meals. She has turned into a little beggar. She will let Jim know he has to share. We are very careful in what we give.
Georgie had some health issues early on and even though we always feed high quality food my husband researched to see what would help with Georgie’s problem. Poor guy had so many trips to the vet one of the techs called him her lemon kitty. He had several bouts with struvit crystals and the vet said his diet was a contributor. I was very concerned with his health I would take him outside. He eventually learned how to walk on a leash. We switched his food now all his brothers and sister are never feed dry food and are feed Evo wet. All issues seem to have been resolved and all kitties are happy and healthy.
Georgie will walk on a leash and loves to be outside with me but on the other hand Gracie has lived a much more sheltered life and is not very comfortable outdoors.
Georgie and Gracie just turned 8 years old on December 5. We have truly enjoyed their easy going nature although Gracie is still somewhat of a hellion! They share their home with 5 other assorted kitties and 2 rescue dogs. It’s amazing how they all get along.
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