Jingles – Ragdoll of the Week

Jingles - Ragdoll of the WeekJingles – A Seal Mitted Ragdoll Cat

Originally published Oct 6, 2014

Jingles was the sweetest, kindest animal I have ever met.  She entered our lives 6 years ago when our children were just 5 and 9 years old.  Many of you who are familiar with this site may know here as the cat who was killed by the Bath and Body works air freshener but she was so much more than that.  I miss her everyday but would like to share some of her wonderful qualities with the readers of this column.  Jingles cuddled on my lap every day, unless I was wearing shorts , she much preferred pants!  If anyone in the house was upset Jingles would go to them and lie with them.  Jingles found it uncomfortable to lay on my son, his lap was too small and he moved too much.  But she did like to lie beside him and put her paw on his arm.  When my son was younger and got it trouble I would send him for a short time out on the stairs.  But, when we got Jingles she would go and do the time outs with him on the stairs so they became much less effective!  Jingles got up from her nap at about 3:00 every day and went to the window to watch for my son.  My son would get home from school around 3:30 and she would be waiting.  We were always greeted at the door.  Finally, Jingles was an incredible athlete.  She loved to play catch and could jump very high to catch the ball or mouse.   I really wish I had videotaped some of her leaps and twists in the air.  Often Jingles would come in the living room with a ball in her mouth, drop it in front of us and wait for us to throw it.  We always asked if she was “Ready” as she loved to hide around the corner swoop in and grab the Jingles - Ragdoll of the Weekball out of the air.  Sometimes she brought huge balls up in her mouth.  We often wondered how she was able to fit it in her mouth.

I have lots of pictures of Jingles and a few videos but the videos were too large to upload.  We have found memories of Jingles chasing my son on the other side of the front room window.   My son would run from one end of the window to the other and Jingles would chase him, meowing and purring the whole way.  They both loved that game!

When my daughter played the piano Jingles would circle the piano bench and then jump up and wrap her body and long fluffy tail around my daughter.  She would continue to step under my daughter’s arm and across her lap and purr the entire time.  I guess she really liked the music!  Here is the video:


Jingles - Ragdoll of the WeekWe will miss Jingles sweet, funny escapades forever. She was my best friend and I miss her every day.  I have a chronic illness and need to rest most afternoons.  Jingles was always willing to go for a siesta and kept me from feeling lonely while my family was at work or school.  She was truly a very special cat.

We are now busy hunting for a new Ragdoll kitten to join our family.  We are having a bit of a difficult time finding breeders in Alberta, Canada.  We have driven around the province looking for a good reputable breeder that will have kittens now or within the next 6 months. Perhaps we should look at getting one shipped to us?   Please feel free to email me or comment if you have suggestions.

Jingles - Ragdoll of the Week

Jingles - Ragdoll of the Week

Jingles - Ragdoll of the Week

Jingles - Ragdoll of the Week


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  1. Teresa Reid says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Jingle’s story with us. Am so very very sorry for your loss and can’t imagine how devastating it was. Jingles was a gorgeous, sweet and kind soul. Love all the beautiful photos and video you shared with us. Know your search for a little Ragdoll will find you the purrfect little companion for your family. Have you thought about checking the rescues? They have such wonderful kitties who are there because of unfortunate situations. They are just waiting for someone to find them and give them a loving home such as yours. ♥♥♥♥♥

  2. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures and video, Janice. Jingles was such a beautiful girl and looked just like my boys, Gizmo and Moosie! I do remember your story. Many kitties have been spared a terrible accident because you warned us all about dangerous air fresheners. Please see my October 6, 2014 post (above) for suggestions on finding another special Ragdoll to fill your home with joy.

  3. She was so beautiful! I own a Sealpoint Mitted one too. So sorry for your loss. <3

  4. What a lovely baby! I am so sorry for what happened to Jingles and the grief you’ve suffered! Please consider adopting from a rescue organization – Ragdoll Rescue if you can find one, but don’t overlook PetFinders and your local shelters. Somewhere there is another wonderful baby like Jingles who wants to be part of your family…

  5. Loves Andy says:

    Witnessing the special and trusting love Jingles shared with your family makes knowing about her loss more excruciating. I know that any kitten lucky enough to be adopted into your family will fall deeply in love and develop into a wonderful family member in his or her own right. I wish you love in your search. Your new baby will choose you, as much as you choose her/him.

    Jingles certainly was a beauty. It is amazing that the tiny kitten in the bucket grew up to be such a big, regal beauty! I love the way she slept under your son’s arms and tickled your daughter’s arms while she tickled the piano keys. She sounds like a one in a million dolly and your love shines through the entire passage.

    Thank you for sharing all of her story so openly with this community. Your experience has stopped me from bringing such products into my home, and I have related your message to everyone I know who loves their pets. I will never again shop at Bath & Body Works or Victoria’s Secret or purchase White Barn candles or products. Their negligence is abundantly clear.

    Sending you healing thoughts, I wish you peace.

    1. Thank you very much. We were very lucky indeed. We are looking forward to adopting a new ragdoll with his/her own wonderful character traits. Also thank you for not shopping a the. Ltd. I now get nauseas in a mall when I walk by Bath and Body Works and smell their scents My ten year old son asked me to never shop there again.

  6. Patti Johnson says:

    What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful Ragdoll! RIP, Sweet Jingles. There are so many people who will remember how you blessed their lives!

    Thank you so much for sharing some of Jingle’s love story with all of us. The pictures show was a special kitty Jingles was… What a beautiful little being! What a very special cat who was taken from you way too soon. This story continues to break my heart and makes me weep at the tragedy Jingles and your family had to suffer. So sad…

    Sending prayers of comfort, love and strength to you and your family!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Pink Sugar <3

    1. Thank you that was very kind

      1. Oh, I’m just in tears reading this tribute to your beautiful Jingles again. Such a tragic loss for you and your family, Janice. I hope that you have found a new Ragdoll love to bring more happiness and love into your home and life again. (I think Jingles would want that for you!)

        Jingles was an absolute angel and I’m sure she is watching over you and your family from up above every single day while romping and playing with all the other beloved pets (including several of my own) who crossed The Rainbow Bridge way too early…

        Big hugs!

        Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  7. Patricia McDermott says:

    thanks for sharing jingles story. i’m so sad that you lost her. i love the picture of her as a baby in the little bucket. she was certainly a beauty as a grown cat. i hope you find a new kitty soon and good luck to you. i will never forget this story.

  8. RagdollCatMom says:

    Jingles was such a sweet cat! My heart breaks thinking about how much you must miss her. Ragdolls are such special cats, they just have a magical aura about them and are so sensitive to their people. I’m blessed with three Ragdolls, and can’t imagine not having one in my life. I hope you find a special kitten soon to help heal your heart from the loss of Jingles.

    1. Thank you so much for your support It means a lot because the people on this site truly understand the bond between families and pets. They are truly part of the family

      1. RagdollCatMom says:

        P.S. Check for kittens at Chatandolls Cattery – I believe she is in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada. Very reputable breeder.

  9. Teresa Reid says:

    Oh my, I’m in tears now reading your beautiful memories of your precious Jingles! What a beautiful tribute. Know that she is looking down at you and smiling from all the happy memories you shared. Just love all the beautiful photos, especially that one on the pink blanket. She was truly very, very special indeed. When I think of Jingles, I will always think of her as that little precious baby on the sweet pink blanket. In the video, we all can see how much she loved your daughter and know that she felt that way about all of you too. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you all the very best in your quest to find a sweet baby. In addition to the breeders, there are also many Ragdoll rescues that have lots of babies needing a special family.♥

  10. knowltons4 says:

    She was certainly beautiful girl. I am so sorry to hear about her. I am on this site frequently but do not recall her story. What happened? Good luck in finding a new kitten. They are just the best breed!

    1. Thank you so much for your suggestions!

      1. Oops that last reply went to the Erin person

  11. I live in Calgary
    There are a few breeders in Alberta and BC.
    Currently I think Izzadorableragdolls has a good reputation.
    You might want to check out the Cat show in Edmonton Oct 25 & 26 as well
    Rocknragz is in Calgary. I have 4 of hers and one from Calirags in California.

    1. Thank you so much for your suggestions

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