Three years ago I saw a video from Animal Planet about Ragdolls. I was fascinated by what I saw. I grew up having cats, then I married and had two boys, which meant puppies. Now that I am in my empty nest years I really wanted to get back to a cat. I got my wish for Christmas from my fiancé.
Once I got my wish I started searching the Internet and found a couple of breeders in my home state of Louisiana. I emailed them and when I didn’t hear back immediately I searched neighboring states and I found my baby in Jackson, Mississippi, over two hours away.
It took weeks for us to decide on a name and finally decided on Amos Moses. It is from a song by Jerry Reed about a boy raised in south Louisiana hunting alligators. Old, old song. Amos is now four months old and in very short order has taken full control of the house.
Amos loves the bathroom. He plays in the tub and sink every morning while I get ready to go to work. He even sits on the side of the tub while I bathe or shower. He is with me every step of every day. He also enjoys going into the sunroom (dog’s room) and run the two old big dogs out of their houses and bite their legs. Luckily for him and me, they are old and forgiving with him.
I think I bought every toy recommended on Floppycats.com and could find on Amazon. I bought the nice AlphaPooch bed that he flips over and lies on the bottom side, not in it. He really enjoys the Looney Loops from Amazon, because he is able to carry them in his mouth and play fetch with them. The one toy that has kept his attention is the Hagen Catit Play Circuit. Otherwise, he is playing
with every box and sack that come into the house, ice cubes and paper towel rolls. The one thing he hates and gets angry when I get it out is the red dot toy. It really angers him that he can’t catch the dot. His most favorite game is chase. I walk away and when he starts after me, I walk faster. When he catches me, I clap my hands and he jumps up for me to catch him and we love for a minute then do it again.
Amos is a celebrity at the vet’s office and has more company then we do. My favorite thing with him is bedtime. When he gets ready to go to sleep he will stand on my pillow and chirp till I pick up the covers. He will get underneath, turn around and lie down with his back against my stomach and his head on my arm.
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In the short time I have had him, I cannot imagine a day without him. He is an amazing little fellow and I am so thankful I found Bentley’s Rag Miss Dottie in Mississippi. She refers to him as Amos, The Who Dat Cat, since we are huge Saints fans and of course, LSU.