Casper, a Seal Lynx Mitted Ragdoll
My wife and I, we had been talking about getting a ragdoll kitten for a couple of years and about a year ago we decided to finally go for it. After a quick search on the Internet, we found a lovely Ragdoll Cattery Queenswood in Soest, The Netherlands, which still had some kitties available. Our eye fell on a sweet and tiny lynx.
So we like you to meet our Casper, a male seal lynx mitted ragdoll, born in a litter of six kittens, on the 29th of July 2016. Casper’s mum Quattro is a seal tabby point lynx mitted ragdoll and his dad Django is a seal bicolor.
After our initial visit to the cattery, the owner Jolanda, kept us regularly informed about Casper and his litter. We enjoyed seeing those pictures of the kittens growing up very much. We are really satisfied of the service, communication and care of this cattery.
During our first and second visit to the cattery, I experienced how hard it was to tell Casper apart from his brothers and sisters. They were all so fluffy and cute. On our way home, I realized how little I knew about cats in general and ragdolls in particular. So in order to be prepared and well informed about this lovely cat breed (and our new family member), some reading and research was necessary. That is how we found the floppycats.com website!
Casper is just over one year old now and we love him very much. He has become a real family member.
Because I am very much into photography, it was clear to me that I would document his life, as a kitten and later while growing up. I have been taking photographs and making short videos every day from the very first day he was with us. We realize how precious these memories are. All these pictures and videos resulted in being active on the most popular social media. Our favourite pictures are posted on Instagram and Facebook. The videos are uploaded to Casper’s YouTube. And as a central hub we have created even a website of Casper: www.iamcasper.com . Yes, I know, we have been busy, but Casper is so inspiring to us and we love to share all these great moments with our friends, family and with all cat-loving people. Most of Casper’s adventures are well documented on our social media, so take a look if you like! We love to welcome you all as new fans.
What Casper loves? Casper is crazy about fresh steamed chicken fillet, he loves to go on adventure with me, making bike rides in a bicycle basket and walking on the leash, jumping in high grass chasing bugs.
When Casper was still a kitten I also started clicker training to teach him different handy things such as sit, sit on stool (and wait!) – which comes in handy while preparing his food – high five, wearing a harness and so on. I made a very fun video to watch too about teaching him how to do a high five.
So what else does he love? Because Casper is mainly an indoor cat, we wanted to create a safe cat area on our balcony. We used a plastic mesh to make an enclosure and I created an outlook platform for Casper to relax on and watch what is happening in the neighborhood. He sits on this outlook platform every day! He simply adores it and we are very happy to see him spot birds and flies and to see how he relaxes and enjoys himself while being out there.
Is Casper a good sleeper? Oh yes, Casper is a champion in cat naps, especially during the day When Casper was a kitty, we wanted him to get used to sleep downstairs in our living room. We bought him a nice sleeping cushion, a sleeping bed and a cat tree with a soft sleeping platform on top. You could say he had plenty of sleeping possibilities. Nevertheless he started meowing when we went up to bed and also early in the morning, so we made a deal with him… now we have his sleeping bed in our bedroom and the doors stay open.
Sleeping routine is as follows: usually he wanders around in the house when we go to bed, he finds a spot to rest on the cool floor or on the staircase, and in the morning we always find him completely relaxed, with his paws up in his cat bed in our bedroom. It has become one of the very first things we look at when waking up: Casper completely relaxed and happy.
We think that is a great way to start the day!
Kurt & Peggy,
Humans of Casper
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