For the Love of Ragdoll Kitties: Share Your Ragdoll Cat’s Unique Story

Post Published on September 8, 2016 | Last Updated on April 1, 2021 by Jenny

Astrid, Blue Bicolor Ragdoll Cat. Photo by Narelle

Share Your Cat’s Story wants to hear your Ragdoll cat’s story! Send us your submission for Ragdoll of the Week or Ragdoll Kitten of the Month to share the history of your beloved pet with a community of Ragdoll cat lovers.

The Ragdoll cat information and anecdotes that you share are a great opportunity for other pet owners to gather tips and new ideas, to discuss similar experiences, and to share in the common bond of a love of Ragdoll kitties – remember that the more you share, the better the responses will be! This is also a great way for potential Ragdoll owners to get ideas for Ragdoll cat names.

If you are interested in participating in one of these submissions, here are some general guidelines:

  • Story – Submit a 500-word story (roughly a page in Microsoft Word) about your kitty. You are NOT limited to 500 words – you are welcome to submit a story of 4,000 words, for example. I just require the minimum of 500 words. For ideas on what to write about, see questions below.
  • Photos – Send 3-8 images of your kitty (appropriate to the story makes it more fun!) to The limit is eight photos. Please select the photos you want to appear on the site and DO NOT send me extra photos to choose from. A few other photo guidelines to keep in mind for sending pics of your Ragdoll cat:
    • Please do not embed your photos into a Word document and submit them that way – unfortunately, we have no way of extracting from the Word doc, so we will have to email you back to get the photos individually. Rather, please attach each item individually in one email.
    • Please know we look for photos that are close-up portraits of excellent quality, in sharp, clear focus and without flashbulb effects.
    • You must own the copyright to any photos you submit or provide the appropriate copyright info and permissions from the person that does.
    • To send multiple photos via your iPhone – go to “Photos” and then go to the album where the needed photos are. Then click “Edit” in the upper right hand corner, select the photos you’d like to send (you can’t send more than five at once, so be sure to limit it to five), and then click on “Share” – then click on “Mail” and add our email address:
  • Videos – A Ragdoll cat video or two is not required, but definitely welcome – especially if they are related to your story! Please first upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and then send us the direct link to the video on YouTube or Vimeo, so that we can then just embed that video on the site.
  • Ragdoll of the Week – The only limitation for Ragdoll of the Week submissions is that your kitty needs to be at least one year old. If you’re kitty has passed (has died) s/he is still welcome!
  • Ragdoll Kitten of the Month – If your kitty is under one year old, you are welcome to submit their story for Ragdoll Kitten of the Month. Kitten of the Month is currently set through October 2016, so if your kitten will be over age one by that point, just go ahead and submit to Ragdoll of the Week.
  • Original content – can accept original content ONLY – so if you have your Ragdoll cat’s story on another website, for example, you will need to submit a unique version of it here.

In your 500-word story, we would love to know about your own history with Ragdolls, the unique personality of your cat and any recommendations you can pass on to fellow Ragdoll owners. Think of including this kind of information:

  • Where did you get your Ragdoll from? Was it through a breeder or a rescue?
  • If it was a breeder, please include the breeder’s website address, if they have one. Would you recommend that Ragdoll cat breeder?
  • How did you become interested in Ragdolls?
  • How 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?
  • What does your kitty like to do? Or not like to do?
  • Why did you give your kitty his or her name?
  • Are there any products you would recommend for Ragdolls – whether they are treats, food, toys, bed, scratching posts, etc. – because your kitty really loves them?

Your pet’s story will be featured on this site and be shared with the community of visitors. When your cat or kitten’s story is finally published, will send you the URL address, and you can forward the page to your friends and family to show off your all-star kitty!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact about your Ragdoll’s story.

What makes your Ragdoll kitty so special to you? Submit your story to us!

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7 thoughts on “For the Love of Ragdoll Kitties: Share Your Ragdoll Cat’s Unique Story

  1. Patti Johnson says:

    Great reminder, Jenny! If only I weren’t so lazy….lol. One day I hope to submit a Ragdoll Of The Week story for our Miss Pink Sugarbelle. Just have to be in the right moment and seize it!!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  2. Karalee says:

    Samson and Minou hate to be brushed as well, and can get quite squirrley. Usually holding them firmly by the scruff and hissing at them gets them to submit long enough to get the worst of it out.

  3. Kari says:

    take her to a groomer…. let them know her issues tho, but they normally have two people to do them.. makes it A LOT easier. Also they can shave her too, like a lion cut.. while you work on getting her used to being brushed over the next few months.. get her while she is eating and not paying all attention to you!

  4. Pat Mattos says:

    Try the zoom groom first to get her used to the grooming process. Make it special time for the two of you, then graduate to other gentle brushes such as the shedding blade (available at Petco and Petsmart) which is used by many groomers. This is NOT the zoom groom, it is a wonderful tool that my Serena even allows me to use on her. When you get to the shedding blade, that may get some of the mats she already has. From there, see what she will tolerate. Some of my cats love the rake I got at Petco or Petsmart. Other like the small cheap plastic combs you can get at any drugstore. Also, if you are using a large electric razor to get those mats, try getting a moustache trimmer-relatively cheap at Rite Aid, CVS or Walgreens and they allow you to move quickly and get the mat. Some that are really tight to the skin will still take a bit, but it is easier.

    I hope this helps. It will take time to get her used to the grooming routine.

  5. Jessy says:

    My tortie point siamese hated being brushed and wouldn’t let me. However, she would pretty much melt when I scruffed her – giving her pills is a piece of cake because of this! So I tried firmly but gently scruffing her and brushing her. Worked great! After a few times she realized it was actually nice and now I don’t have to scruff her.
    Good luck!

  6. Barbara Starr says:

    I purchased an adult ragdoll. She was three years old when I purchased her. I purchased her from a breeder who waned to sell her because the breeder wasn’t able to get her to sccept a male. She is A sweet cat except she won’t let me comb her. She has gotten matts because it is so difficult to groom her. I have had to use a electric razor to shave them off. Can you give me any suggestions on what I can do to solve this problem.

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