Simba – Ragdoll of the Week

| January 14, 2013 | 6 Comments
Baby Simba born September 24, 2011, who came home December 10, 2011.

Baby Simba born September 24, 2011, who came home December 10, 2011.

Meet Simba…

I first heard of Ragdolls when I searching to adopt & saw a Ragdoll mix.  I researched Ragdolls, since I wasn’t familiar with the breed, or cats for that matter. I called to inquire about adopting her & wanted to schedule a time to stop by.  I was told to wait until she was ready to leave her kittens to plan a visit, in one month.  When I called back on the specific date, she had been adopted by another family. I was very disappointed.

Home with family …

Home with family …

I went on my quest to find a Ragdoll breeder.  After countless searches, I found a breeder, Melissa Keefer, founder of Pretty Kitty Ragdolls.  When I spoke to Melissa, I quickly had a connection with her & knew immediately she’s a reputable breeder.  She had many adorable kittens to choose from.  I initially inquired about a Seal Point Bi-color kitten, since I loved the dark bi-color faces, then I saw my boy – Blue Point Mitted w/Blaze – loved the mitts & blaze!  I knew that he was the one for me.  I mailed my deposit in the next day.  Melissa was a tremendous help before, during the transition & to this day.  We keep in touch, & I would highly recommend her!

He grew up to be a fine looking boy!

Simba 3Coming up with his name was difficult.  I was searching many sites & didn’t decide on a name until a month after I brought him home.  We decided on Simba. The name suits him well with his mane & superior, yet gentle attitude.

I saw this on I just had to have it.  I was entered in the contest, & since I decided win, I decided to purchase it anyways!  Here is Simba sprawled out enjoying the luxury…

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Tired out from bird watching…

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Simba 9I decided Simba needed a playmate when he was 8 months old.  I have a little Seal Point Bi-color kitty (same breeder).  I had picked out her name before I brought her home – Sasha.  The two immediately bonded, with Simba grooming her in the few moments they finally met face-to-face.  They chase one another around, as she is finally getting bigger & challenging him.  Simba is a big boy now, weighing 12-1/4 lbs. now a little over 1 year old & daily exercise is a good thing.

Here are a few pictures of Simba adoring his new playmate when they first met…

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Simba’s birthday – September 24, 2012….

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He’s not happy about this!

Sometimes things just work out for the best & we have to experience some disappointments.  I didn’t get the Ragdoll mix, but I have 2 wonderful Ragdoll kitties that I adore!  I was lucky I committed to Simba that evening on the phone because I was told later that many people were disappointed that he was reserved!

My thanks to Jenny & all the readers for the great stories & advice.

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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. Sondi Moore says:

    What a lucky pair of babies you have there. They are going to give you more than a lifetime of love and pleasure. Very beautiful cats and, I’m sure, never get into any trouble.

  2. Deanne G says:

    I LOVE the picture of the 2 of them in the carrier….priceless!

    I’m a big believer in you always need a partner in crime!

    Congrats on your two beautiful babies!!!!

  3. Betty says:

    Simba and Sasha are both beauties. Melissa Keefer is the lovely woman who helped me figure out who my Andy was when I first found in on the street. She is and was a font of information and kindness.

    I am sure you will all have many years of happiness. Thank you for all the photos – they are all such fun! And thanks for sharing!

  4. Lynn says:

    So sweet- I wish my two got along like that! So true about the disappointments that work out for the best. I had my heart set on another kitty who got adopted by someone else. So disappointed, but then Emily came along and it’s worked out wonderfully.

  5. Geo says:

    Simba is a beauty, with adorable markings and a sweet blazed face. Always fun to see progression photos from kitten to adult. So nice how he and his sister bonded right away. Lucky you!

  6. Piper says:

    Oh, what cute dollies– they look like the best of friends!

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