Casper – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

I would like to introduce you to my 18-week-old Blue Point Ragdoll, Casper.

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month looking at camera

Always Wanted a Ragdoll

Since I was a young girl, I’ve wanted a Ragdoll, but they were not easy to find in the late ‘70s in Illinois. We had a few domestic shorthairs throughout the years and many dogs. I currently have a 5-year-old Goldendoodle, Taffy. We said goodbye to her brother Teddy in January after he developed a brain tumor, and Taffy was depressed and lost. Over spring break, I watched my pastor’s dog for a week, and while my girl loved to play with her new (very large) friend, she wasn’t happy to share my attention 24/7.

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month with dog

I decided to finally search for my dream kitty since Taffy loves playing with and nurturing smaller animals. Memorial Day Weekend I was able to bring Casper home, and he fit right in. Taffy treated him as her baby, and Casper was used to dogs in the breeder’s home.

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

Diagnosed with Ringworm

Unfortunately, 10 days after bringing Casper home, he developed a ringworm lesion. The breeder claimed it wasn’t from her cattery, but at that point, he hadn’t been anywhere but her home and mine, and my house had been ringworm-free until then. For this reason, I would not recommend her to others.

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month in cage with ringworm

My elderly and immunocompromised mom lives with me, so when he was diagnosed on June 13, the vet recommended we keep Casper in strict quarantine until he was clear so as not to risk infecting us or the dog. He spent the next six weeks in a jumbo dog crate with three times a day snuggles and loving with only me when I would clean his crate, change his litter, administer medication, and feed him while wearing gloves and an isolation gown.

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month smelling nose

Free of Ringworm

A week ago, Casper was finally cleared (on July 21), and he is just thriving! He loves to snuggle and lie on my chest to watch TV. He’s constantly giving “kisses” to me and my mom, and he and Taffy groom each other. His favorite toys are his feather wand and a crinkly Jackson Galaxy butterfly. He also loves his tunnel.

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month sleepy

Play Time Again

Taffy loves having a playmate again, and with him being smaller than her, she acts motherly toward Casper, including gently putting him in his place when he gets annoying! They sleep together with me, wrestle, and play fetch with me.

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month getting loved

This beautiful boy has brought so much joy to our home after losing our beloved Teddy in January. It has been so much fun to watch Casper grow and change! He is very smart and already understands “no” and comes when called. He knows that when the dog comes in, she gets a treat, so he is at the door, and if I don’t have his treat ready at the same time, he starts talking up a storm!

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month in vase

He’s a very vocal little love bug. I’ve always been more of a dog person but this boy is changing my thinking. Casper truly made my dream come true! I love my Taffy girl, but I also love having a kitten! Both are so loving but so different. I have the best of both worlds!

Casper - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month sleeping

I love for all the wonderful photos and information shared. Our FB group rocks!!

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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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