Post Published on January 4, 2016 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
Boston – Ragdoll of the Week
My parents had been in love with my Salem since we got him in 2006. I decided as a Christmas gift in 2007, I would get them a ragdoll cat. I contacted my breeder Leona DeMartino of Cats Cradle Ragdolls Capecod Cats on Cape Cod MA. She had just had a singleton (only one kitten) born who was a blue mitted male. I of course said yes immediately. We picked him up when he was 12 weeks old and brought him up to them,when we visited them at Thanksgiving as an early Christmas present. They live in upstate NY and we live in Boston MA. See the pic of Boston in the Christmas stocking. My parents instantly fell in love with this little boy. They decided to name him Boston after where he came from and to follow suit with my cat’s name Salem. He is also a step brother of my cat Salem. Same dad the Great Catsby but different mom’s at the same breeder. Boston’s mom is Sassy Lassy of Cats Cradle Ragdolls Capecod Cats
Boston has grown into a gorgeous boy , he has a brother tabby cat Rascal who he spends his days with. They love to lay in the sun on my parents bed and play with all their toys.They also love looking out the window into my parents back yard and watching the birds and squirrels. The cats also have a cat tree downstairs to look out the window into the backyard. Boston’s favorite toy is a stuffed squirrel , named Squirrely.
My parents travel to Arizona every winter to a warmer climate. Last year they asked if Boston could stay with me while they were in AZ as they weren’t quite sure about having him travel that far. Boston came to stay with me and my 3 Ragdolls, brother Salem (9), Logan (6) and Bruin (3). I was hoping for the perfect ideal situation. They got along ok, but not the greatest. It was very stressful for me, my cats and Boston. Boston became the dominate cat and would slap at the other cats if they came near any toy he was playing with. Also sometimes just batting at the other cats as they walked by. His brother, Salem picked up on this habit and now often will bat at his brothers as they walk by. I loved having him but, Mom and Dad were so happy to get their boy back when they returned from Arizona. (see pic).
Well Boston is now going to take the cross country trip with Mom and Dad and his dog sister Isabelle as my parents know he was a good traveler to and from Boston last year. Rascal will be staying with an Uncle as he does not travel well. It will be very interesting trip for them. My husband and I are traveling out to see them for Christmas so we will be able to snuggle and shower Boston with our love, while our babies are at home.
Boston is truly loved and is surely a typical Ragdoll, He loves to be brushed and flops all the time especially anytime my mom sits down to show his love for her.
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