Calvin – Ragdoll of the Week!


This post was originally published on March 15, 2010.

I received my ragdoll, Calvin, in October 2009 for my birthday! His birthday is July 23, 2009. I got him from a breeder, Soulmate Ragdolls, in Salisbury, NC. I would definitely recommend this breeder!! She is great!

I became interested in Ragdolls by doing research on the best breed to be around children, which I chose Ragdolls. I found a breeder in the same state as we are. I have always loved the longer haired cats and wanted a gentle soul for my family. He has the bluest eyes and his fur is soooo soft and bunny like.


Calvin is sooo laid back and loves our children. His favorite, is my 8 year old daughter. He meows every morning at 630am, on the dot!, to wake her up for school. We don’t need an alarm clock anymore. (and we really don’t) LOL! Calvin actually sleep in one morning and my husband was late getting up for work.

He follows my daughter everywhere and if he isn’t sleeping with her, he likes to sleep at the end of my legs/in between, cuddled up.

Calvin loves bath water! He paws at it as we are filling the tub up and sits on the edge of it smiling, wanting to jump in so bad. He has gotten his paws wet at times, so he has clean paws. LOL! I find that silly about his personality. He also loves to jump up at the ice maker when we try and fill our cups. If we don’t know where he is at, we just get a cup and start filling it up with ice and he runs downstairs and acts wild! LOL! He is the best. 😉


He throws fits sometimes when we are gone because he will have his water bowl dumped out across the floor and his food scooted too. It’s funny. I think he just has a running/scooting party when we are gone! I have seen him do it before and it is too funny. He runs and slides behind it. Silly boy! He just loves to be around the family and if we are outside, he scratches at the door, like a puppy, and then just sits and waits for us to come back in.

Calvin is definitely part of our family. He is a sweet boy! 😉

Calvin is the full brother of’s Charlie.

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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,

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  1. we had a mink ragdoll and he was the best cat I have ever had.. the sweetest little guy and our dog’s best friend. a 8 months old the was already very big.he got out of the house a week before Christmas and was attacted.. we miss him dearly!!!!

  2. What a cute little clown!!! Your pictures and story are awesome – thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Nanette Harms says:

    Calvin is beautiful! I loved your story…especially the ‘auto wake up’ and bathtub time. It is just like our (soon to be 6 month old) Leo. Leo follows me around – he knows my morning and evening routine and if I dare to change it, he might be heading upstairs while I am heading to the bathroom and he u-turns with a ‘what the heck?’ look on his face. It is so much fun to have a ragdoll in your life, isn’t it?

  4. we live in banner elk nc. do you have any radoll kittens available this summer? If so, please let me know. thnaks, mary

  5. Christina says:

    That’s so great that you have Charlie’s bro as a ragdoll of the week! He’s gorgeous.

    1. Yes, it was fun. I sent an email to Lora and asked if she would ask their siblings parents to contact me (she didn’t feel comfortable giving me their information). Unfortunately, I only got two replies. One was Charlie’s brother and one was Trigg’s. I would love to hear from the rest of them, though. Trigg’s brother is like his identical twin but with no mitts.

      1. Christina says:

        That’s so cute, what a nice idea. I would love to see more of their brothers too, especially Charlies because I’m curious if any of them have blazes. Teddy has one brother that looks exactly like him…I’d love to get some pics from his owner. I’m going to email Raquel about it!

    2. Calvin's Mommy says:

      I thought it was neat when I received the email about his brother too! 😉

  6. Aww! He is just so handsome! We are getting a Ragdoll kitten from Soulmates also. Our kitten is related to Charlie and Trigg and your cat also. We have a daughter that is 8 and this kitten is for her. We can’t wait to get her.

    1. Calvin's Mommy says:

      You will absolutely love your Ragdoll. We are hoping to get one more at the end of the year. Your daughter will love the kitty! They are sooo gentle and are great with children.

  7. OH MY hes sooo cute and adorable just want to steal him from you hehe

    1. Calvin's Mommy says:

      Thank You. He is a sweet kitty and growing so fast!

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