Baby, our 16 year old Rag Doll, joined us for Thanksgiving in 1995. She was found sitting on my mother's window for two days crying for attention so my mom brought her inside to the screened in porch and promptly called me and said, "You must drive down to North Carolina and pick up the most beautiful cat I've ever seen and take her back to Virginia to live with you." As I already had nine cats at home, the last thought was that I needed another cat and that this was mom's ploy on getting me to drive down to see her for Thanksgiving.
My husband and I relented but finally gave in and when we walked onto the porch, I saw the most beautiful cat ever. There was Miss Baby (my mother was very Southern and called everyone Baby). She was 6 months old, round body, black, orange and beige head and the bluest eyes I'd ever seen. She walked over to my husband and, in her own way, announced she was ours. We drove her back home and she fit in immediately with her new brothers and sisters.
She has taught me a lot about Rag Dolls and now that I have my own professional pet sitting company; of which she is head cat, I love showing her photo to my clients and turning them on to Floppycats.com. Baby loves looking out the window at the bird feeders but prefers to sit in my office chair, knowing that's where my attention will end up. It isn't easy working on the computer while holding her but she will always win out, even if just for 15 minutes of loving before I put her on another chair. You can see her company photo at her Facebook page: AuPurr Cat Care. We always recommend long peacock feathers for playtime, they are her favorite toys.
My parents have both passed away but Miss Baby is here everyday to remind me of how much I miss them and that she is the most important family member in my life.
Sondi & Baby Moore