Hópihe – Ragdoll of the Week

Hopi2Hello everyone! My name is Hópihe. It means Snowflake in Hungarian. My best friends didn’t want to change my Hungarian name because they said I’ll be their Hungarian souvenir when they move back to Norway. I came from Daisydolls Cattery in Sopron, northeast of Hungary, near to the  Austrian border. I would truly recommend the folks where I came from. They were nice and helpful. They even delivered me to Budapest to live with my new best friends! Unfortunately, they have closed recently because breeding  takes tremendous amount of time and collides with their normal work. If you ask me, they should let my momma and pappa make more adorable babies!

I was born on 22nd of April 2012. Momma gave birth to 7 babies. I was the first and the biggest one! I stayed with momma until I was 13 weeks old. I noticed that my other siblings were sent away one by one and I knew that I had to leave momma soon. It’s not like I could drink her milk forever!

Hopi1I have been told by my best friends is that they were researching about my breed during their examination period. You know studying exams could be pretty boring. They have always wanted a cat in their flat and my breed pretty much suits their criteria. So, my female bestfriend searched for Ragdoll catteries in Hungary and as soon as she saw me, she knew right away that she had to buy me, no questions asked. Gosh, I’m always blushing whenever I tell this story.

I was brought to my new home in early August 2012. Oh dear, I was afraid that I wouldn’t fit in. Gladly, they welcomed me whole heartedly, even though I had cow-like markings. They thought I was cute and adorable. However,  it  still took me some time to completely open up. In the house, there was  another kitten which my new best friends rescued from the stairs of the apartment building. I was scared of the tiny kitten. He was hissing and growling at me. I didn’t do anything though, I even tried to kiss his little nose! He obviously didn’t like it.

hopi3As time passes by, I grew to love the other cat too. As a matter of fact, I can’t be separated from him. My confidence comes from him. We do pretty much everything together. We run all around the flat like crazy people do. I enjoy surprising my adoptive brother by jumping on him. I Iove his reaction so much that I have to do it again and again until he gets annoyed.

To be honest, I’m a pretty laid-back and quiet cat. I sleep as much as I can. I’m not sporty compared to my adoptive brother. However, when I’m having some quality time on my own, I like to play with my water bowl from time to time. I love to lie down beside the bath tub so I can see the water falling down on the wall. I also tend to eat some leaves from the Bonsai plant and some fresh flowers too, even though I’m not allowed to. I like to stare out of the window to spy on the neighbors. Also, I’m interested in technology. I own 2 Zuru robo fish and I like to catch them in the water. I also enjoy laser pointers and I can run fast like a cheetah, trying to catch it which I will never catch by the way.

Oh yes, I really like waking up my female best friend in any way possible, through poking, walking on her (I’m heavy) while purring loudly and by accidentally hitting her with my glorious thighs. I was called her “biological” alarm clock. You see, I need to wake her up 6 a.m. to give me my breakfast! But I have to admit, I love to curl up on her side of the bed to sleep. I love to eat dry food and my female best friend knows that I love to lick the  sauce of the wet food so she puts more water to it to make a soup. Oh boy, I like to run after my treats before it ends up under the sofa.

This is just a short autobiography. I’m satisfied and happy with my home because they treat me like a prince! Now, where have I misplaced my crown?


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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. Thank you for the nice comments:) He might not have the best markings of a ragdoll but he has such a beautiful face. 5 out of 7 kittens were sold for breeding and it was heartbreaking to see that he was the only one who didn’t get the appropriate marking, that’s why I chose him. My moggie has one too many inappropriate markings while my raggie has one too less:P

  2. Such a big beautiful baby and such a nice family 🙂 I love your cute story and wonderful pictures! Thank you for showing us a Hungarian Ragdoll with most unusual markings and coloration – GORGEOUS 🙂

  3. Hopihe- I wish I knew how to pronounce your name! You are very handsome and regal looking. I love the picture with you and brother! Thanks for sharing your story.

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