Kingston – Ragdoll of the Week
Here is a story of our ragdoll Kingston … King for short.
After having our beautiful Nova.. we decided to add another raggie…. this time my son requested we get a male. We had never had a male cat before so this was a first for us. We started a new year 2017 with bringing King home on Jan 2/17. He came from the same breeder we used with our beautiful Nova .. Chatabelles. Nova is a seal point and King a blue point.
We had a few days with King in a safe room and slowly introduced Nova to him for short periods of time. We exchanged scents and fed them behind a closed door. I do believe this eased their transition of acceptance.
You truly never know how kind your cat is until you add another one .. and Nova is amazing with King.
King is very vocal and will meow loudly… she will stop what she is doing to make sure he is okay. Both King and Nova share the same father.
At first Nova would hiss but day by day this decreased.. they still play fight but overall are doing well together. From day 1 and still today ,King is the most loving affectionate cat we have ever had . He purrs loudly, follows me everywhere, loves to sleep with me.. and will let you hold him and relax and flop just like ragdolls are known for. King will just jump next to you on the sofa just to be near your you.
This is our first cat that thinks he is a dog.
We cannot have any food on our counters… he will look for scraps of food in the kitchen and will even pull down the tea towels onto the floor so he can survey them with his nose in the hopes that he scores a few crumbs of food!!! When you came back from grocery shopping King is the first to lend a helping hand lol.
King loves to play fetch and he is truly a sweet boy. He has gotten big very fast but still plays like a kitten , tunnels and tents or anything he can hide in are his favourites. Time with his humans is time well spent …. he has a calming effect and will change your mood instantly.
Within 2 months of having King home he started having loose stools and then episodes of vomiting. He was diagnosed with a mild case of irritable bowel syndrome. We changed his food many times and our vet requested we try hyper-allergic food … we tried this but the vomiting was increasing. We had to put him on steroids a very low dose…. and finally he is doing well. We hope as he gets a little older he outgrows this … We feel really bad for him as he was very young when diagnosed. This doesn’t stop him in anyway other than his frustration of having to use a slow feeder bowl. Did I mention that King eats like a race horse and will meow like crazy to get his food .
Having 2 ragdolls has added double the happiness in our home. They are the most loving companions and King being the best first experience… with a male cat. For those of you thinking of adding another ragdoll to your existing one …. just do it …. they will double your happiness like ours did..
For more adventures of both our amazing ragdolls follow NovaandKing on instagram …. thank you for reading our story of a boy named King
Josie …. proud mommy of two sweet ragdolls… my sidekicks
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Oh what a handsome boy!
What a wonderful story, Josie! Thank you so much for sharing your love of Kingston & Nova with us! They are both just absolute STUNNING kitties! So glad they get along. So sweet that Nova watches over him. So sorry your boy has IBS and I hope he can outgrow that! What you must have gone through trying to find the right solution to help control that condition. *BIG HUGS* <3
Kingston sounds like such a lovebug. He truly is a Puppy Cat! The kitten pics of him are so adorable and I just lurve his sweet face so much! 🙂 <3
So happy you have doubled your pleasure and fun by adding this amazing boy to your family! Wishing all of you many, many more years of good health (and a cure for Kingston's IBS), happiness, love, and purry adventures! 🙂 <3
Big hugs & lots of love!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3