Finley – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month
Finley – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month
I have been a cat lover for most of my life really, it all started as cats just being cute, to being fascinated with their behaviour, and eventually deciding I wanted one for myself. I watched a lot of cat videos on YouTube, and shows on animal planet (My Cat From Hell, Cats 101). Since I’m eighteen, and still live with my parents, I’d already decided it’d have to wait until I moved out when I was about 14. Just because I made that decision though, didn’t mean I wasn’t going to research cats and everything about them, and through Cats 101, I decided the Ragdoll would be the perfect breed for me.
Last year, the kitty fever really hit me; I wanted a cat, and I wanted one right now. This meant I had to convince my parents; something I thought impossible, but because I really wanted it to work out, I did everything I possibly could, and tracked my progress on a blog. After two months, I had my mom convinced, two months later, my dad finally said yes, and I started contacting the breeders I’d already researched the same day. To no success… But then my mom swooped in and saved the day; she’d found a breeder a mere 15 minutes away from us, who had a ten day old litter of fuzzy babies.
I met my baby the day afterwards, and immediately put a down payment on him; I was in love, and I can proudly say, I still am, and I know I always will be. If you live in the Netherlands, and you’re looking for a kitten, I would definitely recommend Cattery From Shelby’s Meandros to you, because they couldn’t of done a better job taking care of my boy. They are so kind and compassionate, and let me visit him every week; a truly amazing experience, I got to see him, hold him and bond with him since he was the tiniest baby bean at 11 days old.
My not so little Finley Bean was born on the 22nd of April 2015, which means that if this gets published, he’ll turn one this month! His second name is pretty self explanatory to me; he was so, so tiny when I first saw him, and looked just like a bean. I have no idea where I found the name Finley, but I knew it was just right the moment I saw it. He is truly the sweetest cat I know, although I might be (probably am) biased; he flops with the best of them, purrs like a motorboat, and takes even more naps than I do.
Fin is such a mellow kitty; I can do almost anything with him, although bathing is still, and probably always will be out of the question. Like any kitten though, he has his hyper moments; runs around the house, jumps up and off the bed, airplane ears included. He has an obsession with feathers, fuzzy pompoms and feet; licks them, bites them, lays on them and chases them around the house when he can.
If you want to know more about Fin, or see more of him, we have Instagram (@finleybean), a blog (finleybean.com), a Facebook page (Finley Bean) and a YouTube channel (Also Finley Bean), although the last one barely gets used.
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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,
What a handsome kitten! Sounds like you were bitten by the Ragdoll bug – once you’ve had one share your life, you will never be able to imagine your life without one. They are just amazing little creatures.
I can’t even imagine owning a different type of cat now I have Fin! Honestly, his personality is just perfect for me, and I can’t wait to welcome a second doll into my heart, as soon as I’m able to! 🙂
What a darling! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story and the precious pictures of Finley with us!
Thank you! 🙂
We’ve (kerbykitty) been following Finley since before he came home! Hard to believe he is already going to a year old! Glad you shared your story here!
Aww thank you <3
I can see why you fell immediately in love with Finley. He was an adorable kitten. He has grown into quite a magnificent fellow! Love his nose markings. It’s almost like his face had been folded in half because both sides match so exactly! Congratulations on a job well done. Good research and patience, not to mention working on your parents so effectively! Enjoy your beautiful boy. Maybe consider getting another floppy. They are great in twos!
I actually didn’t know what his markings would look like when I first saw him at 11 days old, but I’m so glad I chose him! Thank you for the compliments, and I’m planning on getting a second floppy as soon as I can, but that’ll probably have to wait until I move into my own place 🙂
Greetings to you and your adorable (and VERY HANDSOME) Finley Bean! The pictures of your Baby Bean are so adorable and the additional photos of him growing older are just GORGEOUS! Wishing your Beanie Boy a VERY HAPPY 1st Birthday next week!!! YAY!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Ragdoll story with us. Very impressive with how much knowledge you absorbed and how persuasive you were to get your parents on board The Ragdoll Love Train! Pawesome job!
Wishing you an your Sweet Finley a long, healthy and very happy life filled with lots of love!!!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
Thank you so much for the compliments Patti and Miss Pink Sugarbelle! <3
You and Finleybean are most welcome, Milou!!! 🙂 <3