When Rags was around 14 years old, I remember Googling what the average lifespan of a Ragdoll cat was. I found that it was 9-15 years.
Many people have not heard of the Ragdoll breed; when they meet Zak the comment is always about how beautiful he is. I mention the breed traits.
Learn more about Ragdoll cat breed characteristics – including endless photos of Ragdoll cat patterns and colors.
Ragdolls were originally bred for the quality of going limp in someone’s arms when they are picked up—just like a cloth doll. Read more here.
Meet my beautiful boy, Jaspurr, a member of the Australian branch of the Ragdoll cat tree! We live on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales close to the Pacific Ocean.
Do you know how Ragdoll cats got their name? Click here to learn this and more fun Ragdoll cat facts!
When I was in my early 20s, my parents moved into a house and put in a pool. I had always been curious if Rags could swim like the dogs. But I never had the opportunity to put him in anything – so I never tried it. Until! my parents got a pool.
The origins of Ragdoll cat breeding are a bit nontraditional, with the first Ragdoll breeder, Ann Baker, turning away from traditional cat breeding associations to set up her own registry, the international Ragdoll Cat Association (IRCA), in 1971.
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See photos of the Lilac Ragdoll – Mitted, Colorpoint, Bicolor & Lynx.