Skittles – My First Ragdoll Cat

| March 28, 2013 | 9 Comments
Jenny and Skittles

Jenny and Skittles

Skittles, age-appropriately named, was my first Ragdoll cat and was my favorite candy.  I have to admit that I don’t remember him much or at all.  He came from Hoosier Dolls Cattery in Dyer, IN.

My maternal grandparents’ bought him for me for my birthday.  My maternal Aunt Nicky had a Ragdoll, who I was obsessed with (a sign for something to come) and I wouldn’t stop begging for a cat.  We had a German Shepherd and had had GSDs, but I wanted a cat.  My dad was the one opposed – he didn’t like cats, so he told me that he was allergic.

My mom felt strongly that I needed a cat, so she had her parents buy me a Ragdoll as a birthday present, so that my dad couldn’t complain much.  And boy, am I glad she did – this website wouldn’t be here today…

His parents were Sugar Paw Bogart of Hoosier Dolls, a blue mitted Ragdoll cat and Raggles Garbo of Hoosier Dolls, a seal mitted Ragdoll Cat.  You can see more in his pedigree.  My sister recently went through a bunch of old photos for a slideshow at my brother’s wedding, so she came across many of Skittles.  We scanned them as well as the correspondence with the breeder and posted them below.

Unfortunately, Skittles died of FIP at the age of 2.

My sweet Rags and his brother Cosby came into my life shortly after Skittles’ death – but Cosby died of FIP at 10 months’ old.  My Rags, as many of you know, out lived them all dying of renal failure at the age of 19.5 years old.

Skittles of Hoosier Dolls Ragdoll Cattery Photo

Skittles of Hoosier Dolls Ragdoll Cattery Photo

Family photo of me holding Halston, My Aunt Nicky's Ragdoll that I was obsessed with.  Man, he was a cool cat.

Family photo of me holding Halston, My Aunt Nicky’s Ragdoll that I was obsessed with. Man, he was a cool cat.

Granddaddy Jenny and Skittles

This is a photo of my grandfather (my mom’s dad), Skittles and me. My grandparents gave me Skittles as a birthday present when I was 8 years old.

Jenny and Skittles

Jenny and Skittles

Marsh Spencer Jenny Skittles Snickers

Gotta hold the cat in the family Christmas photo!

My mom and Skittles

My mom and Skittles

Skittles and my little brother, Spencer

Skittles and my little brother, Spencer

Skittles at Christmas

Skittles at Christmas

Skittles had a party with neighborhood cats

Skittles had a party with neighborhood cats

Hoosier Dolls Cattery Correspondence for Skittles

Hoosier Dolls Cattery Correspondence for Skittles

Hoosier Dolls Cattery TICA for Skittles

Hoosier Dolls Cattery TICA for Skittles

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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. stephanie says:

    So sorry to hear Skittles didn’t live very long…what a cutie he was.
    What is FIP?
    Halston,what a cool name.

  2. Jobi Harris says:

    I just have to say, all the beings in this post are adorable!

  3. Julie says:

    Awwwww! Baby Skittles & baby Jenny! My heart melts!

  4. Karen says:

    Who needs the Easter bunny when you can have a perfect pet Ragdoll??!!
    Love the family/kitty photos!!!

  5. Aww! You and Skittles reminds me of me and Tadpole! Xoxox

    Sorry about your baby:-(

    What is FIP?

    Halston, what a cool name.

    Both of those Ragdolls are handsome!

    Kisses,Ragdoll Mommy~

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