Crumble – Ragdoll of the Week

Crumble Ragdoll of the WeekHow you got your Ragdoll – was it rescued or from a breeder?

I got Crumble from a breeder in Dorset, England.

If you got your kitty from a breeder, who was it and would you recommend them?

Her name was June Rigler of Ragtime Ragdolls. I would highly recommend her – she was very helpful and all the Ragdolls in her care were happy, healthy and well looked after.

How did you become interested in Ragdolls?

Crumble – Ragdoll of the WeekI have wanted a Ragdoll ever since I was little. I fell in love with them when I saw Homeward Bound in 1993 (I was ten) and decided then as soon as I got my first home, the first thing I would get would be a Ragdoll. I did, and I’ve never looked back since! Although I feel as if rather than moving Crumble into my home, she moved me into hers. She definitely owns the place!

Crumble – Ragdoll of the WeekHow old is your kitty? When was your kitty born?  Have you had your kitty its entire life?  In other words, since s/he was a kitten?

Crumble has not long turned two. I got her when she was 14 weeks old (the breeder doesn’t let them go any earlier). I had to drive three hours to Dorset (I live in Brighton) and when I arrived she was rolling around on the floor with a little boy kitten, chasing a ball and trying to outrun him. I remember how tiny she was and how she fitted in the palm of one of my hands. I’d already decided I was going to call her Crumble and had pre-chosen her already: I’d told the breeder I wanted a female Seal Crumble – Ragdoll of the WeekColourpoint and Crumble was the first one to come from that litter so had been ‘on hold’ for me until I could make the drive. My favourite part of meeting her was when she ran off chasing the ball and I went after her and called, “Crumble?” and she turned around and miaowed at me. She was definitely my cat then and there 🙂 My friend and I then drove her home and the entire journey she spent with her little paw sticking out from between the bars of her cat carrier, holding my hand.

What does your kitty like to do? Or not like to do?

Crumble – Ragdoll of the WeekShe loves to attack feet. I’d say that’s pretty much her favourite pastime. She dives on my feet and starts chewing away on them, and any attempts to get her off only seem to fuel her interest. She also insists on sleeping on my pillow, despite her own Crumble shaped pillow sitting right beside my head. She’ll start off on hers at bedtime, then gradually as the night progresses she’ll make her way slowly over to mine. Typically, by the time I wake up in the morning she’s sleeping across my face. I actually can’t remember the last time I didn’t wake up to a mouth full of cat hair. Crumble also enjoys a good pen chew, Crumble – Ragdoll of the Weekparticularly when I’m trying to study. She’s also very keen on being taken out for walks on her lead, and up until a few months ago she was a registered ‘Therapet’ at a local old folks’ home, where she was very popular indeed!

How did your kitty get his or her name?

I don’t really know why I’d settled on her name but that was going to be her name ever since I was a little girl. Initially I was meant to get two Ragdolls, a girl and a boy, and they were to be called Crumble and Puff. I decided I didn’t quite have enough space for Puff just yet, but I’m hoping to get him next year!

crumble radiator bedDo you recommend any food, toys, beds, etc. to other Ragdoll owners because your kitty loves them so?

Crumble’s favourite food is always whatever I’m eating, but she does also love Applaws natural cat food, and in terms of toys she’s currently loving her mesh tunnel which she got for Christmas.  She also always loves her sponge balls, which she carries around in her mouth and pretends she’s a dog.

Crumble – Ragdoll of the Week

Crumble – Ragdoll of the Week

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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. Hi John, they are indeed! Also available on Amazon and ebay. She loves them so much, I probably have about 30 of them in my flat now. Constantly tripping over them… but as long as Crumble’s happy, any potential broken ankles on me are irrelevant! 🙂

  2. What a glorious girl!! I can tell how absolutely adored she is by you and I’m so happy you found each other.
    It’s so lovely that you take er to cheer up others, and I can’t think of a better breed than the ragdoll for the job!
    Thanks for your beautiful story and pics.

  3. What a beautiful girl Crumble is!! She sounds like a wonderful kitty companion. Love your anecdotes and photos of her!

  4. I got my Ragdoll, Tinkerbell on Nov 5 2012, she was born on Aug. 12 2012 (easy to remember because it is also my grandson’s birthday). I got her from a breeder – Pretty Kitty Ragdolls from Vestal New York, yes I would recommend them in a minute! Tinkerbell has a lovely disposition and she loves to travel – we have taken her to our place in Canada six times and are looking forward to traveling with her again this year. She is a very good traveler and settles in well at the lake. One thing that she really likes is yogurt and enjoys licking the bottom of the cup. After my Sundae went over the Rainbow Bridge, I was looking for a Maine Coon when I discovered the Ragdolls! I searched for a local breeder and finally settled for traveling 2 hours to get her – I have never been sorry! She is the light of my life!

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