Audi – Ragdoll of the Week
How I Got My Audi
(Not the car, my Ragdoll cat!)
It all started in mid 2011 when my sweet cat, Serena, became ill. Serena was a rescue and had just turned 6 years old. She resembled a Siamese or Ragdoll mix. Alas, from the time she started acting sick to the time she had to be put to sleep was but a couple of months. She had cancer in her mouth, and though it pained my heart and soul I just couldn’t let her suffer to death. I said goodbye to my sweet girl, and was in a terrible funk for a month. It still brings tears to my eyes today to think of her. I soon realized that I needed the companionship of another feline. I had continuously had a feline friend since I was in diapers and I knew it would bring me comfort to have a fuzzy face to snuggle with again. I begin researching cat breeds and it struck me the resemblance of Ragdolls to my precious Serena. From that moment I was Ragdoll-researching like it was my duty in life. I found a breeder, and my kitten, and my heart began to heal. Sadly, before I could really celebrate my new kitten the breeder emailed me and gave me some horrendous news. He said my kitten had died. My world came crashing down again. Twice in a few months time had my heart been broken to its core. I was scared to start searching for another kitten should the Universe decide to take it from me again. I cried to my family for support and advice and they said to keep on my search and I would find what I needed. And then I did.
I stumbled upon another Ragdoll breeder less than 2 hours from my home who only had one kitten left. A female. A blue-eyed, seal bi-color four-legged Angel. The breeder (Sunny Shores Ragdolls) had named her Cairnn and she was 6 weeks old. She was born on October 20,2011 and the breeder said that I could take her home in January 2012. My heart was not so heavy with sorrow anymore. The light of my life would soon be nestled in my arms. I requested pictures of my sweet kitten from the breeder every week and would smile just looking at her picture online. January came, and it was time to get my baby girl! I knew I wouldn’t be keeping her name Cairnn but I was still debating on what to call her. Low and behold this little fluffball would suggest one herself. I stopped off at a store on my drive back home and inside her brand new carrier the little kitten had created a disgusting mess bigger than herself. I have never in my life been so grossed out and dying of laughter at the same time. I got a jug of water and used some paper cups to clean her off. I cleaned out the carrier, and the few spots on my leather seat of my Audi, and off we were back home. It was that moment that decided her name. Her name is Audi.
Audi has been my little sidekick ever since. She just turned 2 years old in October. She follows me everywhere I go, like my shadow. She follows me to bed, sleeps there all night, and she’s at my feet when I wake up. I’m a late sleeper and she’s usually still sleeping when I get up! But if she does happen to be awake first she makes sure I know she’s ready for breakfast! She chirps at me until I follow her downstairs. Chirping is an incredibly smart way to get a human to do whatever a cat desires. It’s too adorable to ignore, and doesn’t annoy you like some cats “caterwauling” or yowling can. Sometimes I wake up to find a mouse toy at the foot of my bed, which signifies that my charming furry friend went “hunting” downstairs overnight and “caught” a gift for me. Other times, when I’m about to leave for work or school she’ll attack my leg in a desperate effort to get me to stay and play with her. Her favorite thing of all time is a plastic bag. She will spend hours playing and napping in any bag she can find…whether she fits in it or not! When she was still a kitten she had a penchant for finding any blanket, sheet, comforter, or pillow and burrowing herself in it so that only her eye was left exposed.
She’s a hysterically funny, captivating little soul. She is always keeping me smiling. She is my best friend. She truly is a gift from Heaven to heal my heart and help me flourish.
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 pretty kitty! Love that her name is so clever too!!
What a sweet, gentle darling Audi is!!! I’m so glad she came into your life 🙂 Losing a beloved kitty is so painful. Each time it happens seems even worse than the time before… we mourn them as we do family and friends because they are our constant loving companions. The best medicine for that grief is a little “fur ball” who needs a good home. They give us so much and ask so little <3
What a beautiful story! Audi is beautiful! I have two Ragdolls…..Bella, a seal tortie point and Sebastian, a seal mitted. They really are quite amazing!!
Oh what a sad and great story at the same time. Audi looks just like my boy Finn! I love the mask too. They look like little raccoons. What a little sweetheart. Is she a big girl? Curious how much she weighs. Finn is so huge. I wonder if all Ragdolls chirp. My other kitten, a blue bi-color, chirps like crazy. They are a riot, aren’t they?
So sorry about your sweet Serena and that you had your heart broken all over again when your little kitten died. So happy that you persisted and got your Angel, Audi. She is truly a precious little girl and it is so obvious you are the center of her universe with her bringing you her toys, her chirping to you, and the sweetest photo ever of her holding on to your arm. If that isn’t the cutest thing ever I don’t know what is. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful girl with us! ♥
oh my, she is just a precious little princess. thanks for sharing your story and i’m so happy that you got another kitty. life is always better with them around.
Isn’t it amazing how things do seem to work out, even if it we have some heartache along the way? Audi is just wonderful- I love her mask and pink nose. Chirping is my favorite cat noise, too. Emily trills and chirps her way into getting what she wants all the time. Thanks for sharing Audi’s story- especially about the origin of her name- yikes!
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! It truly touched my heart. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Serena and the little ragdoll kitten you fell in love with…
I am so happy that out of all of that heartache came a special love with your beautiful Audi! She is GORGEOUS! How could anyone deny that beautiful innocent face? I love her little mask. Adorable!
The pictures are so beautiful of her — what a precious bundle she was as a kitten! Sooooo darned cute! 🙂
Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3
I’m so glad you found Audi and your heart is healing and full of love.She is just beautiful !!!
What a sweet kitty! She is adorable and you can see that she is very happy to be with you!! Thanks for sharing your little angel with us! 🙂
She is beautiful! I love Seal Bicolors!
Sorry about your other kitties:-( ((((HUGS))),
NOTE: Please don’t let her play in plastic bags, she could easily suffocate. I know you wouldn’t want that to happen, nor would I. So for her safety, please don’t allow her to play in them. However, I think it’s okay to play in bags that aren’t plastic.
Ps: I have two Ragdolls, one Blue Bicolor male (Nico), and one Blue Mitted female (Anya). I once had a Sealpoint Ragdoll male (Tadpole), I miss him!