Tiki – Ragdoll of the Week

| October 19, 2015 | 9 Comments

Tiki - Ragdoll of the Week 2 Tiki – Ragdoll of the Week

My name is Susan and I would like everyone to meet Tiki… who lives with my husband and me in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tiki was born in October 2008 at my friend’s home who breeds Ragdolls in Ashland Kentucky’s Adorable Ragdoll home. She is a very nice and the cats all live in her home.

He was such a beautiful kitten. As Tiki grew, he loved to be with people. Brushing him was so easy. He loved the water also and would sit in the sink to be bathed. Tiki never minded his nails being clipped and was easy to brush. He has fur that does not matt and is very soft like the traditional Ragdoll. Meeting people was so easy for Tiki and that helped him to be able to place in every show and became a Grand Champion Premiere in TICA.

Tiki - Ragdoll of the WeekAfter Tiki became a champion, he was bred and had several kittens, a few which also became champions. When Tiki turned 3, it was time to‎ for him to find a forever home to just be loved and relax in the sun. I thought since he was such a calm boy, he could live with other foster cats that lived in my home.

When we brought Tiki home he was unlike any adult cat I ever met. We put him in a safe room, till he got to know us. He never hid or was afraid. Every day he just walked up and gave us a nudge. It wasn’t even a week and he met our other cats and dogs. He loved us and my family. He also was very sweet to several foster kittens and cats that lived in our home.

My mom lived with us, and Tiki liked to sleep with her in her chair and at night. He loved my grandkids when they came to visit. My grandson would put a harness on him. He taught him to ride in a stroller around the inside of the house. Eventually he began to ride him outside in the cat stroller. My grandson took him to C.F.A. He won ribbons in the pet category.

Tiki - Ragdoll of the WeekWhen my mother had to go to the nursing home a few years ago she was lonely for Tiki. My mom missed Tiki so much; we decided to take him to see her. Tiki rode in the stroller when he took walks, so we put him in the stroller for the visit. He was so popular with all the residents. Tiki was sitting on my mom’s lap. Everyone would come over to pet him and hold him… Eventually Tiki would sit on everyone’s lap and lay on the table to be petted by people who can’t hold him. Today Tiki still goes to the nursing home, has visited the hospital and takes walks in the stroller.

My friend no longer has Tiki’s color line; his last son was also neutered and is in a loving home.

We are so glad that Tiki is with us, we never could have found a more relaxed, sweet cat them our boy Tiki who brings joy to everyone.

Susan

Tiki - Ragdoll of the Week

Tiki - Ragdoll of the Week

Tiki - Ragdoll of the Week

Tiki - Ragdoll of the Week

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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. Christina says:

    Tiki is lovely. Thank you for sharing your story!

  2. lrunning says:

    How wonderful that Tiki can be shared with others, especially the folks in the nursing home who probably miss the cuddling a pet provides! He’s such a big, beautiful kitty and it sounds like he has the personality and spirit to match. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    Wow! Tiki is just gorgeous! What a wonderful story. Love that Tiki comforted your Mom in the nursing home and now does that for so many others. Have always wanted to do that someday. Thank you for sharing Tiki and his story with us. Wishing you all a very happy and long life together.♥♥♥

  4. Beth says:

    I’ve never seen a Ragdoll with such light coloring before. Tiki is very beautiful! What a darling he is, cheering up the nursing home residents! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the great pictures and sweet story!

  5. Debbie Levin says:

    What a really nice story. I love Tiki (which was also my childhood Siamese cat’s name)! I wish I could give him a great big hug right now!

  6. Patti Johnson says:

    Lurve Tiki’s story!!! Thank you so much for sharing this and all the beautiful photos with us. I think Tiki is a beautiful example of a flame color pattern. Lurve those flame Raggies so much!! He’s just STUNNING and what a lovebug he is!!! You are so lucky to have been able to bring this very special gentlemen into your home and lives. So wonderful about how he visits your mom and other residents in the nursing home and is such an angel to let everyone pet him and love him.

    Sounds like Tiki found his purrfect furever home!!! Wishing you tons of happiness and good health!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  7. plmcat says:

    ooo his little butterscotch markings are so beautiful. he is a delicious morsel! thanks for sharing your story!

  8. Becca says:

    What a loving soul!
    And he is so beautiful. I love Flame points.

  9. Loves Andy says:

    Beautiful story, kitty & family. Sounds like loving souls found each other. Thank you for sharing – its a Chicken Soup for the Soul story.

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