Hanibal – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

Hanibal - Ragdoll Kitten of the MonthMy little Ragdoll boy is called Hanibal.

I’ve always loved cats. I immediately fell in love with the ragdoll when I was watching a show on Animal Planet about them. I was about 15 years old at the time, and couldn’t afford such a beauty. I nagged my parents for a cat ever since my grandpas 2 cats died when I was little. Last year my best friend passed away, and I needed a little friend to love, and to keep my mind off of things.. so I got a kitty from a shelter. She was a one year old stray cat called Cotty. She was my best friend but unfortunately she got hit by a car about 3 weeks ago.. The whole family was in grief. My parents immediately wanted to get a new cat, and when I heard them talking about getting an indoor cat, I suggested a Ragdoll, and showed them every Youtube video and picture I could find. I gave them all the information about why I loved the breed and they agreed that they are fabulous cats. I started looking online for catteries and found quite a lot of them. The next weekend I made an appointment to go look at Ragdoll kittens in a cattery. That night, me, my mom, my dad and grandma went over to the cattery and fell in love. They were very warm and welcoming people, not to mention they had 26 price winning Ragdolls! I originally wanted to get a little girl, since my previous cat was a girl.

Hanibal - Ragdoll Kitten of the MonthWe asked if they had any kittens we could take home right away, and they handed me the sweetest, fluffiest little boy I had ever seen. I immediately fell in love and everyone agreed he would be our new member of the family. The  owners told us his name was Hanibal (All the kittens born that month got a name that starts with H) born on may 18th 2013 and he’s a lilac mitted little boy. His mom and dad even gave us some babyphotos off him.  If you’re from Belgium and looking for a good breeder, I definitely recommend Cattery BeverRagdoll.

We took him home and he slept in bed with me.

We’ve had him for 2 weeks now and he is absolutely the sweetest cat I have ever met. He still sleeps in bed with me every night, and I’m pretty sure it will stay that way. Every morning he wakes me up with his sweet, and pretty loud, purring when he cuddles up to me. He is very calm during the night, but once he wakes up he turns into a whirlwind! He loves running around chasing tinfoil balls, and pretty much anything that will roll.  If you want to see some of his mischief, visit his Youtube Channel.

He loves hiding under blankets and rolling around on the couch with his favorite toys.
And he loves taking selfies with my ipad! He is so curious, the least amount of movement triggers him to chase things.

We went to the vet a couple days ago, and she said he’s in perfect health. She also told us he’s gonna be a big boy, he already weighs  over 2kg at barely 4 months old!
He really loves these little mice we got at ikea that weren’t even meant for him. He even sleeps with them, but don’t tell anybody 😉 He also sleeps in the funniest positions, like cuddled up holding his own paws.
He is such a wonderful addition to our family, he is a very spoiled kitty who charms everyone with his big blue eyes. I hope you all love him as much as we do!

Steffi Vercammen

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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. Loves Andy says:

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story of healing. Thinking of the years of joy and love the two of you have ahead of you, together, makes my heart smile. I especially love the last photo of him sleeping on the leather couch. So beautiful! I too look forward to seeing how he changes when he is raggie of the week. Thank you for sharing your joy with us. -Betty

  2. Teresa Reid says:

    Awe! What a precious little angel! Love, love, love that photo of Hanibal asleep with his mouse in his arms. That is just adorable. So sorry for your loss of Cotty – that must have been so horrible, but am really happy that you reached out and found your sweet Hanibal. Know he will bring you many years of love and fun. Thanks for sharing your sweet story with us and let us see him as the Ragdoll of the week when he gets older. He is so beautiful.♥♥

  3. Oops! “Cute as a BUTTON” 🙂

  4. I hope Hanibal is bringing tons of joy into your life! He’s cute as a cutton 🙂

  5. Patti Johnson says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely story about Hanibal with us, Steff! First, I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend and the loss of your sweet kitty Cotty.

    Lurve the pictures of your GORGEOUS BOY, Hanibal! I also lurve, lurve, lurve that unique name! He looks adorable and sweet and sounds like a delight! I’m so glad there’s a Happy Ending to your story and that his name is Hanibal!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3

  6. Oh my! He is so cute! Lilac Ragdolls are rare! I love Ragdolls and have 2 myself, one Blue Bicolor male named Nico and his sister Anya whom is a Blue Mitted. I did have a Seal Colorpoint male Ragdolls who was named Tadpole too! 🙂

  7. freemsuz@comcast.net says:

    Hanibal is gorgeous! I agree, he’s going to be a big boy ♥♥ You’re both lucky! ♥

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