Emma – Ragdoll of the Week

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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. She was born on 1/9/16. She is a seal point.

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I had googled “ragdoll cats near me” and found a breeder in my state. The breeder asked me a lot of questions in order to determine if she would be willing to let me buy a kitten from her. I liked that she was particular about where her kittens went. I even went back to this same breeder 2 years later to adopt another ragdoll. Ragdolls are addicting!

I brought Emma home at 4 months, fully vetted, spayed, and microchipped. She was coming in to a home that had one other pet at the time, an ailing 18 year old calico cat.

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I knew I wanted to get another kitten at the same time as her so that she wouldn’t be a lonely kitten. I luckily met a local woman who does cat rescue, and she gave me a male tabby kitten that was just 2 days older than Emma. The 2 kittens joined the household within 3 weeks of each other.

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Emma is timid. She is the cat who will hide if strangers come to the house. This frustrates my visitors because they admire her beauty and want to touch her fur, but she has to slowly warm up to you first. I don’t mind this because she is my cat and is very affectionate with me.

She spends a lot of time grooming herself. My favorite grooming tools for her are a steel comb and the EZ Groomer. She loves to be brushed and will purr and groom herself while you brush her.

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Emma loves to stalk and eat bugs. She has also recently taken an interest in mice. Around here, when the weather gets cooler, the mice try to move indoors. That’s a wrong move for the mouse if you have a bunch of cats! She can hear one in the basement now but she hasn’t caught it yet.

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Emma is one of four cats in the household. She is the “spokesman” of the group and will alert me if the food dish is nearing empty. She sits right next to the dish until it is replenished to her satisfaction. To her, being able to see any part of the bottom of the dish means it’s too empty for her liking.

Emma does not care for any roughhousing. She has 2 kitty “brothers” and 1 kitty “sister”. She will cry out if the other cats are being too rough with her. I think the others might enjoy teasing her a bit just to get a reaction out of her.

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I liked watching her color darken over the past 3 years. Initially she was mostly white with just a black nose. Now as a mature 3 year old, her face is dark and she has a lot more shading even on her back. I love her beautiful blue eyes!

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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. Emma is absolutely exquisite, such a pretty face with those beautiful eyes. I really love the name Emma and I had planned on calling my female ragdoll Emma-Rose. But as fate would have it, I was destined to fall in love with a male ragdoll and that’s how he ended up with the name Fluffy…

    I’m not surprised that Emma does not care for roughhousing, she looks like such a sweet dignified young lady, especially in the close-up (third photo from the top). What a face!!!

    Lots of Love to you and your gorgeous kitty’s
    Pam & Fluffy (who is walking over the keyboard as I’m trying to type)

  2. ABarletta says:

    Thank you for Sharing beautiful Emma with us. I love that she has “siblings”. I especially love the photo of the three kitties. Next fav is the male tabby sitting with his leg over Emma. Just precious.

    1. Nancy Henn says:

      Thank you. Me too. I have one of the four of them looking out somewhere. I love that photo of Simon with his leg over Emma too. Simon is the man of the house!

  3. Thank you sooo very much for such a very lovely story about your precious & STUNNING girl, Emma (lurve that name, btw)!! WOW! SHE IS GORGEOUS! Those blue eyes of her in that lovely dark face…WOWZA!!! SOOOO MESMERIZING!! 🙂 <3

    Lurve the pics of all your beautiful kittehs!! So glad you have a houseful to keep you and each other company! Emma sounds just delightful, loving and charming! Lurve that she is the vocal one of the furry group! 🙂 <3

    You certainly got very lucky finding such a wonderful breeder and first Ragdoll kitten! YAY!! So happy that you found Emma and she has YOU! Sounds like the perfect soulmate match to me!! 🙂 <3

    Wishing you all many more years of great health, happiness, love and purry adventures together!!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE & HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Jenny, and all the rest of the Floppycatter Family!!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. Nancy Henn says:

      Thank you Patti and Miss Sugarbelle! Happy New Year from Nancy, Emma, Simon, Everett, and Sylvia. ‍

      1. Truly a pleasure! Thank you so much! Simon is GORGEOUS and I lurve that photo of him with his leg over Emma, too! Just adorable and the look on their faces in that pic says it all. BIG HUGS!! 🙂 <3

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