Diego – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

Diego – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

Post written January 2016

Diego - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month I googled the breed to learn more about them and thought to myself, “I need to have one”. I searched online for a ragdoll breeder to buy a bicolour one. I found a breeder close to me, but she dind’t have a bicolour kitten available at that time but she said she has a gorgeous seal mitted mink with a blaze available and she sent me a pic. It was love at first site, when I saw him I knew I needed to have him. Right there and then I told her that I wanted him and sent her my deposit. We kept in touch for almost a month, she sent me updates and pictures of him. At first I wanted to call him shadow coz of his colour and I knew that ragdoll are known to “shadow” their people, but when I saw the last picture the breeder sent to me I just thought he looked like a Diego, and from that day on he became my little Diego.

Diego - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month 2Diego is a little more than 4 months old now, he was born on September 10, 2015. He’s becoming more beautiful every day. He is very mischievous, but in an endearing way. He wants to be at the center of everything and follows me around or his brother, Ghost (my Persian cat). Diego and Ghost had been a bonded pair from their very first encounter. On the day that I got Diego, I brought him straight to my room, I was planning a gradual introduction because I knew that that’s how cats are supposed to be introduced with each other to avoid conflicts. But Diego accidentally escaped my room and met Ghost in the hallway, there was no tension so I thought I’d just let them smell each other, but to my surprise, Diego head butted Ghost and Ghost just licked him and they started playing. And from then on, Ghost had been taking care of Diego, grooming him and playing with him, I’ve never seen a more bonded pair. I love taking pictures of them snuggling or grooming each other, well, mostly Ghost grooming Diego.

Diego is also very friendly, not only to me, but also to everyone who comes to my house. He has this need to be on or around people. Every time I sit or lie on the couch, it won’t take long before he’s already on top of me, no matter where he is or what he’s doing, such a snuggle bunny.

Because of Diego, his loving nature and his unbelievably soft fur (as soft as a mink fur stole), I am now in love with the ragdoll breed, so much so that i just put down a deposit for my second ragdoll, this time a traditional bicolour one, from the same breeder. I’m hoping to have it sometime within the next 2 months.

Diego - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month 2

Diego - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month 2

Diego - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

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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. Teresa Reid says:

    Love your wonderful story about your precious little Diego. He is just gorgeous and so adorable. That photo at the bottom of the page with him striking such a cute pose just melted my heart. So wonderful that he and your beautiful Ghost became fast friends right off. That’s a miracle. Your Ghost must be a very loving and giving soul. Used to have Persians myself and always loved their sweetness factor.

    Thank you for sharing your Diego with us and can’t wait to see your other new little baby when he/she comes home. Wishing you must joy and happiness with all your kitties. ♥♥♥

  2. Thanks for sharing the darling pictures and Diego’s sweet story! 🙂 He is a precious kitten and Ghost is an amazing brother!

  3. Karen Jones says:

    OMG!!! I just died and went to kitten heaven when I saw that face! Diego is SO darn adorable! What a cutie pie! I am amazed that your two bonded so quickly. Mine never bonded quite that well, they tolerate each other but that is about it. They are more jealous than anything, and one is mine and the other is my sister’s cat. We just happen to share a house. Next time, we plan on getting two at the same time so we don’t have so many problems with getting along 🙂

  4. ABarletta says:

    O M G !!!! First, the name “Diego” itself is adorable. But it actually matches his personality! Diego is GORGEOUS. And that he has such a sweet disposition is icing on the cake. Ghost is gorgeous also. I am envious that Ghost and Diego bonded so quickly and so well. I have had up to three cats (not floppies) at one time, and they never bonded like that. Thanks for sharing Diego’s story. Enjoy your furry fellows.

  5. barbeesmith says:

    Adorable bonding story! My 8 year old is still grooming his 3 year old brother! Such sweet behaviors. You have a darling kitten there (You can see video on Instagram @nashvillecats) Blaze babies are the best!

  6. Sandra Johnson says:

    Loved the story of Diego, Ragdoll Kitten of the Month! More inspiration for me to start my serious search for my very own Ragdoll kitten (or two!). Diego and his housemate kitty, Ghost, are wonderful!!! Eeeeeeeee!!!

  7. Patti Johnson says:

    OMG! Diego is ADORABLE & STUNNINGLY HANDSOME!!! The pics are absolutely beautiful. I lurve how he and Ghost bonded so quickly and their pics together are just wonderful!!! CONGRATS on your first Ragdoll and how awesome that you are now getting a second Raggy! YAY!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful story about your Diego with us. He’s a charmer (I can tell from his pics), that’s for sure! Lurve his blaze and his mittens so much! What a great addition to your family!

    Wishing you, Diego, Ghost and your new Ragdoll many years of good health, love and happiness together!!!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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