Post Published on February 20, 2010 | Last Updated on January 25, 2021 by Jenny
Welcome to Floppycats!
Floppycats.com is dedicated to Ragdoll cats and general cat health care and well being. It provides the most accurate, up-to-date and knowledgable Ragdoll Cat Info, or the floppy cat.
The Ragdoll is the cat that goes all floppy when you pick it up, hence the name of this site.
This site is dedicated to Ragdolls (floppy cats) and is here to provide Ragdoll kitty owners and breeders with information and knowledge about the Ragdoll breed. Floppycats.com offers general information from breeding to health concerns to information about all cats.
There are many websites out there dedicated to people’s cats, health concerns for cats, and certainly most Ragdoll breeders have their own websites. However, Floppycats.com is here to be a main ALL RAGDOLL website. There seems to be two groups of Ragdoll aficionados that exist at the moment: those people who own Ragdoll pets and love them and then those people who either own a Ragdoll and show it in cat shows or own Ragdolls and show them as well as breed them. The intention is that this website will bridge the gap between these two groups, so that information is passed more readily and knowledge between and within these groups is more consistent and available.
The goal of Floppycats.com is to be a central location, sort of like a Google™ for “Ragdoll people”.
Nine GemSDolls Ragdolls on a couch (the youngest is 2 months old the oldest one is 11 years old)
Ragdolls are a breed of cat, introduced in the 1960s by Ann Baker that are lovely natured, fairly big, with a strong body and a flat-skulled head, large tufted paws, a beautiful bushy tail and blue eyes that are large and oval in shape and they come in a variety of color points and mitted. The coat is silky and medium in length, and the fur is fairly dense. The coat comes in seal, blue, chocolate, solids, minks, cream, red, tortie and lilac, and in three patterns: color-pointed, mitted (with paw tips of a different color),and bi- colored.
The name “Ragdoll” is derived from the myth that these cats go completely limp and relaxes when picked up, more often than other cats. It’s also a myth that Ragdolls are pain-resistant.
The Ragdoll is surrounded by tales-such as the story that the mother of the first litter was run over by a car and so produced “floppy” kittens, or the myth that cats of this breed cannot protect themselves because they are too docile-but in fact it is simply a good tempered, gentle cat that will often “flop” in a person’s arms like a Ragdoll.