Rocky – Ragdoll Wannabe of the Week

| December 22, 2014 | 7 Comments

RockyRocky was introduced into our lives in June 1, 2009.  We were volunteering with a rescue organization called Shelter Pet Partners in San Diego at a Petco store.  Rocky was the last kitty on the bus from Kern County animal control, for a long drive from a high kill shelter.  He was a bottle baby kitten and had been found out in the wild?   He reminded me of a baby raccoon, so just like the Beatles song “Rocky Raccoon” the name fit.

He started out very small and cute, one of three foster kittens we had taken in, temporary only.  He was mostly white and underweight.  He captured our hearts and remained.  The other kittens found homes and because our home was small, we only had room for Rocky Raccoon.

At first, we never heard of a ragdoll cat, especially one found on the streets of Kern county?  As he grew, his coat became longer and began to change colors, darkening.  We began to research what kind of kitty is this?

RockyWe visited our favorite January event, the cat show in Del Mar, California with pictures and questions.  A breeder of ragdolls looked at the pictures we had of him and said yes he was a ragdoll, not show quality because his markings were off but a ragdoll none the less!  Rocky the Ragdoll.

The physical ragdoll traits he has are his pretty blue eyes.  His long hair coat and the “saddle” of dark colors?  Seal point?  He changed colors over time! He flops and is good about being held.  He is not really a lap cat, but he loves to be brushed and always comes running when he sees the brush.  He is also large, weight unknown but an armful.

Rocky has always been very playful, easy going, loves his can food for dinner and Royal Canin Ragdoll dry food during the day.  He is very quiet unless he is in the car, then gets stressed but we get through it.  He is an indoor kitty only, but loves the porch with fresh breezes and birds flying by.  He never meows, just an occasional mew…soft..although he has cat attitude when he wants to.

He is playful and always interested in what is going on in the home.

We call him Mr. Teddy Bear or Tbear for short. After three years on his own, he finally got a companion.

Rocky Cat of WeekDecember 23, 2012 Misty came into our home.  She came from a pet store down the street, the owner had been breeding Ragdoll cats for a long time but this was the last litter.  We used to go visit the pet store to buy supplies and of course visit all the ragdoll kitten litters!

Misty and Rocky took about a week to sign their peace treaty.  Initially, Misty would puff up and look her most ferocious puffy self and Rocky would barf!  Now they get along fine, not great buddies, but they chase each other around, wrestle and occasionally clean each others faces…cute, but usually leads to a wrestling match?  It beats barfing!

 

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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. Teresa Reid says:

    Oh my goodness!!! Your kitties are soooo precious!! So wonderful that you gave Rocky, aka Mr TBear (love it), a friend to play with and love. All of your photos show them so beautifully. Love that each one has such unique markings too. Can see from all your photos and that lovely drawing that you adore them so much and thank you for sharing them with us. Wishing all of you the very best.

  2. lrunning says:

    OMG- that picture of Rocky on the couch with the remote control! Don’t you wish you knew Rocky’s background and how he ended up outside on his own? I know all about the wrestling matches- I just introduced a 9 week kitten to my 5-year old wanna be Ragdoll, Emily, and the wrestling is non-stop. Thanks so much for sharing Rocky and Misty, they are just beautiful. BTW- who did the adorable painting of Rocky?

  3. Lisa says:

    What an adorable Rocky,and Misty,My Dolls are also pet quality dolls,love them dearly and they flop ,lay on their backs and follow me around a lot,love my Guys don’t know what I would do without them.Ragdolls are also Intelligent when u spend a lot of time with them,and my boys love that.I have one that is the hunter and the younger one that loves to snuggle and be the baby,Really enjoyed your story.

  4. Patti Johnson says:

    Lurved your story about Rocky and Misty! Look like Beautiful Ragdolls to me! I lurve, lurve, lurve the markings on both of them! That beautiful black nose splotch on Rocky’s face is so endearing and cute! And the dark spots on Misty’s white forehead and near her nose — simply charming!!!

    What beautiful kittehs they are!!!! Thank you for rescuing sweet Rocky and taking him and the lovely Misty into your home and loving them so well!

    Big hugs & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink SugarHollyBerries (her Christmas name) 🙂 <3

  5. Beth says:

    Rocky and Misty are wonderfully cute! Their markings are so unique and Rocky has one of the most adorable faces I’ve ever seen! Thanks for sharing their story and pictures 🙂 Wishing you a very merry “Catmas” and a Meowy new year!

  6. Hawkeyes mom says:

    What beautiful kitties! I love their markings! They will give you many years of love and joy! Thank you for sharing your story.

  7. plmcat says:

    he is just gorgeous and reminds me of my “big cat”. mine is black and white though with green eyes but i swear he’s got rag doll in him. he is TOTALLY floppy, is so sweet and loving, i’ve never met a cat like him. i just love rocky’s nose markings and his toe tufts. both of the are beautiful but i got a kitty crush on rocky!

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