Aria – Ragdoll of the Week
Aria the Angel
In early 2016, my cats Jewels (Tortie) and Lillie (Siamese) passed away. Lillie became very ill and the best we could tell was due to liver issues. A month later Jewels passed away partly out of old age but also heartbroken over the loss of her sister that she had grown to love over 10 years.
In part I was devastated at the loss of my babies but also, they truly became my children. My friends and family loved them like their own because they were so well behaved, loving, and confident. I wondered if it was too soon to explore another animal because you simply cannot replace a loved one. I began researching and hunting for either another cat or dog. I found that my current apartment complex requires units with dogs to be ground floor units with small yards. Unfortunately, I live on the 2nd floor and the thought of moving was not appealing. I began researching the following breeds: Bengal, American Shorthair, and Ragdoll. Laying eyes on Ragdolls and considering their personality was almost a no brainer what I would choose.
Late night insomnia can have you scour multiple parts of the web. I found Aria in a listing on Craigslist. Please hear me when I say that I do not condone Craigslist as a reputable place to purchase a Ragdoll or any purebred animal. There are so many horror stories. Luckily, I found the breeder to be kind and in a nice house with cats that were healthy and I was able to have the pick of the litter for $200. Had I not had the huge vet bills from the month previously I would have bought from a pedigree breeder. Enter tiny Aria, hugely mischievous, needy but extraordinarily loved and wanted. I named her because I sing and everything in my life is musical. She helped me heal and not forget my babies.
Aria’s favorite thing to do is “chirp” at the birds. Like any good cat daddy, I bought her a window perch so she could lazily sleep during the day while I work. People have exclaimed to me that when they are reincarnated they want to return as one of my cats. I take pride in that assertion!
I’m looking for a friend for Aria. I have not decided on feline or canine. She actually does very well around other cats and dogs. I have attached some photos and provided Aria’s YouTube channel. Everyone in my life thinks I’ve lost my mind. I say, let the cat daddy work!
I came across Floppycats several months ago. I commented on one of the videos on YouTube and Jenny and I shared pleasantries over vacuum cleaners. Since the young age of about 3 I have been fascinated with them. My mom attributes that to her being a clean freak and vacuuming multiple times a day and even more when she noticed my reaction! Putting it into the universe, perhaps Jenny will let me do a blog to share vacuum advice. Our furry monsters do make a mess, don’t they?
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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,
What a beautiful flame point. I’m jealous that Aria will let you rub her tummy. My Charlie lays on his back enticing you to do that, but it is just a trap so he can attack your hand.
She’s so special to me. I think she allowed me to do that because she was in heat. I have since had her fixed. The only time she lets me pet her belly now is when she gets brushed. It’s funny how she used to hate getting brushed but now she realizes I’m getting excess fur she loves it! Thanks for your comment!
Awwww, Aria is SOOOO GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for sharing her story with us! I am so very sorry about the loss of your beautiful Lillie & Jewels. They were truly GORGEOUS, too! <3
Aria sounds like the perfect match for you and I just adore all the pics of her. I'll have to check out her YouTube channel, too! I wish you both many, many more years of good health, happiness, love, purr adventures & making happy music together! 🙂 <3
Big hugs & lots of love!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
P.S. I just adore the coloring of Aria. She looks like she might be a flame colorpoint or a cream. Just lovely. She has the most adorable face! 🙂 <3
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle,
Aria is a flame point Ragdoll. Her little face gets whatever she wants. Thanks for your kind comments!
Sigh… Lurve those flame point Raggies so much! I can certainly see she has you right in the middle of her adorable pippy paw (and rightly so)! That little adorable & beautiful choochie schmoochie cutie-pie face SHOULD get exactly everything she wants! 🙂 <3
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved kitties. Never, ever easy. I lost two cats a month apart and I thought my heart would explode. Delighted to hear you took the plunge and got another kitty so soon after. People feel they are being disloyal or fickle by doing that, but really what you are doing is providing a home for another furry who needs it. I am sure Jewels and Lillie would approve! Aria is magnificent. So glad she is everything you want and need in a companion animal. Now, go out there and get HER her own companion!! Best, Annette
Thank you so much for the kind words. She’s truly an angel sent to help me heal.