In May, 2016 I received a phone call from a friend who breeds Ragdoll and Ragdoll/Himalayan cats. She had a male kitten who was a ‘poor doer’ and she wanted to know if I had any interest in taking him in to keep or to get treatment and then find him a home.
Hello. I’m Leah. My husband Chris and I adopted two ragdolls, our first of this breed, on February 26, 2018. The “guys”, as we refer to them, are brothers and were born on November 27, 2017.
“Does your wife know anyone who would like two Ragdoll cats?” A question set to my husband that would change our family and hearts forever.
I’ve always been an animal lover but considered myself more of a dog person than a cat person. (I know, *gasp*). When my daughter was sixteen, she wanted a kitten more than anything and although we struggle with pet allergies, we finally relented and let her bring home a mangy little thing (barn kitten perhaps?).
My fiancée and I found our first Ragdoll, Henri on Craigslist. Back then they just called him “Ragdoll”. He had been living outside, when a family let him into their garage to feed him and give him shelter.
It has taken me a while to be able to sit down and write the story of my beloved Ragdoll, since I’m still unable to come to grips with his terrible death on September 21, 2018. He was exactly 18 months old and was born on March 20, 2017.
Three years ago, I received a list of cats in danger at a New Orleans animal shelter. The rescuer who sent me the list wanted me to look at a stunning cream Maine Coon, but I saw the Flame Bi-Color Ragdoll and his one-eyed Seal Mitted Ragdoll brother.
Emma is my very first ragdoll. I had been wanting one for 15 years and finally decided that it was now or never, as I’m not getting any younger. She is now almost 3 years old.
I had been looking into getting a Ragdoll for a few years. After reading many books and watching several YouTube videos about the breeds description, I found a breeder that was not too far from me…
These littermates brothers were the first Ragdolls to grace my home. I’ve grown up with all sorts of cats – I “acquired” my first cat when I was just shy of 5 years old.