Basil is our first Ragdoll. We are absolutely delighted with the little lad. I have been owned by Siamese for the last 40 years here in Australia and in the UK.
Last year, I lost my 8 year old Siamese Casper to diabetes, so very young. His sister Abbie missed him and became even more clingy so I thought about getting another cat.
I love Siamese but they are very demanding vocal cats so I did a lot of research on other breeds and was very excited about Ragdolls. These beautiful cats seemed to be the perfect breed for us. We have a four year old English Staffordshire Bull terrier so we wanted a cat that liked dogs.
I saw an advert in our local paper for Ragdolls and rang the breeder to ask if we could come and take a look. We had the choice of a boy or girl so decided upon a boy. The lady isn’t a registered breeder she had two Ragdolls and wanted to have a few litters. Glad to say the kittens were bred indoors and had a lively family of teenagers to play with them.
Basil has settled in really well, my hubby Tony and I are retired so have plenty of time to look after our pets. Basil loves Ruby dog and bites her feet and beautiful Ruby stands very still so as not to tread on Basil. Abbie, the 9 year old Siamese is suddenly like a kitten again. We have two tall scratching/climbing poles and have ordered a 6 tier one with sleeping areas.