Ava – Ragdoll of the Week
Some people make New Year resolutions to eat healthier, give up smoking, or improve their fitness. This year my resolution is to improve my happiness. The best decision I have made so far in my journey towards happiness comes in the form of a seven pound furry creature called Ava.
In mid-January I began the search for the perfect feline friend to keep me company during the day. I tried to keep an open mind about cat breeds; however ragdolls were always on my mind. I had an obsession with ragdolls when I was younger, and this obsession was reignited after binge watching Floppycat videos.
I have always felt compassionate towards older animals; I felt the need to give a feline somewhere a new lease on life, so I decided to adopt an adult ragdoll. For several months I looked through the animal adoption databases and classifieds; I live in a small city and local options for ragdolls were limited. Finally, I found my teeny tiny Ava in a classified section in another city. It was a three hour journey home, and the whole way Ava meowed, yowled, and hissed. I did not blame her; it must have been a frightful experience for her.
When we got home we placed Ava in a room that was set up with toys and food so she could acclimatise to the new environment. As soon as Ava’s pet carrier door opened out she pranced, and with her head held high she confidently sauntered through the room. Within five minutes of her arrival Ava acted like she owned the place, she demanded to be let out of her room to explore the rest of house. Ava is a confident girl who loves exploring, and she does not like anybody telling her what to do!
Ava has a “regal” demeanour, she loves being the center of attention, looking pretty (she is always grooming), and being heard by all her loyal subjects. Ava is a tiny girl, however she loves her food! She starts up her V8 purring engine as soon as she hears her wet food can opening.
A typical day for Ava consists of waking me up at 3am- still trying to fix that! Then she will have a mid-morning nap on the top tier of her cat tree bathing in the morning sun. She’ll spend the rest of the day sleeping, grooming, or stalking “prey”- she loves to play with her toys!
Ava is my shadow; she follows me around to see what I’m doing and is always by my side. She isn’t a lap cat, but when she does show affection it feels extra special. Ava has many quirks and she always finds a way to make me laugh, and if I feel sad it doesn’t last long when she is around.
Ava brings such joy and happiness to my life. What I love about Ava the most is that her love is unconditional. As cliché as it sounds when I look into her eyes I can tell this creature is completely loyal, loving, and has placed a great deal of trust into me. Every day I feel like it is a privilege to love and cherish this wonderful cat.
Although I am not the original guardian of Ava I have managed to get in touch with her breeder, and have been welcomed into the breeder’s facebook group. I would highly recommend Sempre Ragdolls in Sydney Australia, Haylee the breeder has a genuine interest in the well being of her present and past litter, and produces quite handsome and beautiful cats.
Love ya Ava,you and,your story so cute and SPECIAL.Bye now Lisa and the Boys!
Thank you all for the lovely comments about Ava and I, it was quite a delight to be selected for ragdoll of the week. For those who haven’t already, I strongly recommend submitting your story for rotw… it’s fun to write about your beloved feline, and it’s always interesting to read other cat stories. It’s so great to be a part of an international community that shares a serious love of ragdolls 🙂
She sounds like a real sweety.I wish you and Ava many many happy,healthy and fun precious years to come.I cant even imagine who couldn’t love a Ragdoll.I have two boys,that keep me on my toes,but cant imagine not seeing those handsome faces daily!Enjoy,Lisa ,Murphy BO Dee and Ceasar.
what a wonderful story! she is a beauty and yes, she looks like a princess. she is where she was always meant to be, it’s so great! thanks for sharing your story with us.
Thanks for the writeup on Ava!
So glad you and sweet Ava have found each other, she is lovely:)
So glad you and sweet Ave have found each other, she is lovely:)
Oh my goodness what a beauty Ava truly is! So wonderful that you sought her out and gave her a home. She is so blessed for that and you are doubly blessed to have found her and have such a loving relationship. Thanks for sharing Ava with us and your wonderful story. May you have many happy years together!
Awwwww, what a great story! Thank you so very, very much for sharing your Ava Love Story with all of us! She. Is. A. Doll. GORGEOUS! Her personality sounds wonderful (just like my little Diva, Miss Pink Sugarbella)! Ragdolls = Happiness! That’s for sure!
Wishing you and the lovely, lovely Ava many more years of love, happiness and cuddle times!
Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3
Ava is a beautiful girl I know the feeling you get when you look at these beautiful Ragdolls, I feel exactly the same about my Mozart. Hope you have many loving years with Ava.
Love this story! Sounds like both you and Ava had a wonderful outcome in this rescue. Her daily routine sounds very familiar! Ava is a petite beauty- thanks for sharing her.