Ask US Anything: Ragdoll Cat Withdrawn, Carrier Suggestions and Cats Outside

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Our “Ask US Anything” is a series of posts on the site where I share the questions/concerns/ideas that readers have sent in and then the responses from our readers about those questions/concerns/ideas.

Resident Ragdoll Cat Being Withdrawn After Kitten Arrival

Liz wrote in, “We have a three year old male Ragdoll, Buddy. We’ve had him since he was a kitten, and he’s always been easy-going and docile. Buddy has always been the ” baby brother” in our house. We recently got a female Ragdoll kitten, Trixie. Trixie is about three months old and spunky and friendly. Buddy is very tolerant of Trixie. For example, she nudges him away from his food bowl and treats and he just walks away. They groom each other and play together. Sometimes, he gets too rough with her, but I now feel like it’s only because he weighs thirteen pounds and she weighs three pounds. It’s not that he’s trying to hurt her.

My issue is that Buddy has withdrawn from us since we’ve brought Trixie home. He no longer follows me from room to room, he doesn’t ask for belly rubs like he used to, and he doesn’t sleep at the foot of my bed like used to every night. Even though my husband, my three teenagers and I are giving him extra TLC, he seems to be pouting. Has anyone else experienced this, and does it get better over time? Thanks for any advice!”


Cat Carrier Suggestions for Disabled People

A reader wrote in wondering if there were any cat carrier suggestions for folks who are disabled.  The carriers we have reviewed and like, aren’t on wheels, so I turned to our Facebook community to ask them!


Taking Ragdoll Cats Outside

Stephanie wrote in saying, “I would love to take our 2 Ragdolls outside. Any recommendations on leashes/harnesses? Or suggestions for an easy to put together catio where they have a little room to lay in the grass and sunshine?”

I suggested she check out one of the latest Facebook post discussions.


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  1. I continue to dig this series of posts so very much, Jenny!! So educational!!! 🙂 <3

    Poor Liz and Buddy! It definitely sounds like Buddy is being a bit pouty about Trixie joining the family. I think he'll adjust over time and am not sure I would lavish any extra attention on him as he'll come to depend on that as the new norm and when it's stopped he might really get depressed. I think if the family just always tries to include him in any activity that they are doing with Trixie then it will be okay. He just needs time for the adjustment and for him to figure it all out. 🙂 <3

    I am clueless about the mobile cat carriers but I bet those FB Floppycatters have a ton of ideas and recommendations because they ALWAYS come through! 🙂 <3

    Great suggestions for Stephanie's questions, too!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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