Chief – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month


We lost our 16 year old toy rat terrier, Jenni, last summer and within two weeks, our rescue kitty, Meeko.  I was heartbroken and resolute that I didn’t want another pet.  Our lone rescue cat, Baby Kitty, who is 15 now, was lonely and lost after losing her “siblings”.

About six months ago, my husband saw a short piece on Animal Planet about Ragdoll cats.  He was intrigued and had me watch it.  Of course I was hooked and began my research to learn as much as I could about these cats before deciding if we should get a new cat.  I needed a very social and loving kitten so my existing cat wasn’t so stressed and threatened by a new addition.

This was Chief on the way home the day I picked him up.  Not even stressed... Wow
This was Chief on the way home the day I picked him up. Not even stressed… Wow

“Chief” is the result of my research and many, many emails and phone calls to breeders and referrals.  I settled on a registered breeder who also shows her cats and kittens, Denise Saunders with Regency Rags.  I was able to visit her home, meet her and her cats prior to choosing one of her kittens.  She was very helpful and answered all my questions as well as making sure that I understood the myths about this breed.  They are in fact a cat and not the perfect, non-shedding, no maintenance pet that the hype might indicate.

Chief @ the vet 2 days later for check.  He's definitely relaxed and calm and of course, very healthy.
Chief @ the vet 2 days later for check. He’s definitely relaxed and calm and of course, very healthy.

In the end, what I was looking for and have been able to adopt is a very social, sweet and playful kitten who just happens to be one of the most beautiful cats I’ve ever seen.  I am looking forward to not only enjoying his company and antics for years but also will try my hand in the show ring since he is a show quality alter.  Denise has managed to raise several generations of very accomplished champions and I was lucky enough to adopt a kitten from her “Bruno” which is my favorite male after all my research.  He is a “whole” male who will easily approach strangers and actually laid in my granddaughter’s lap for petting.  This is the perfect example of why I chose this breed and purchased a kitten.  Chief will look very much like his daddy and I am so pleased and excited for what will come in the future both in the show ring and more importantly within our family.  Much thanks to Denise for allowing me to bring him home and to my husband for helping to convince me to open my heart again to a very special kitty.

He loves to play
He loves to play

Chief is a joy and I am continually amazed by his sweetness and loving nature.  As you can tell, I am a true fan of this breed.

I am so pleased to have chosen a Ragdoll cat and love that he is everything I expected and more…

Chief now has a baby brother, Koda, who is a seal lynx ragdoll.
Chief now has a baby brother, Koda, who is a seal lynx ragdoll.
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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. Chief is a beautiful boy so lucky to be loved by you! Nice of you to get your sweet boy a companion kitty too. : )

  2. Chief is a gorgeous little boy and know you are so proud of you. Am glad you decided to get him and know he will be so happy there especially since you got him a new playmate. Thanks for sharing. He is beautiful and good luck with showing if you decide to do it.

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