Lila, Belle, Mitty – Ragdolls of the Week

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Left to Right: Lila, Belle and Mitty

I never thought I’d own three cats! The story actually starts 2 years ago with a black Persian and 1/2 snowshoe Himalayan mix. When Quigley, my beautiful black Persian, died. I wanted a companion for Mitty-my Himalayan mix. Matting is such a problem with Persians, even with constant grooming, that I started looking for other long haired cats. In my search, I came across Ragdolls. The temperament seemed to be just what I was looking for as well as the beautiful thick coats. My search for a Ragdoll turned up a surprise. There was a breeder within 25 miles of me-Bentley’s Rags in the Jackson, Mississippi metro area. Dottie, the owner, was in poor health and had several kittens that she had not been able to advertise. I was able to pick my Lila, a lilac point bi-color. She was 16 weeks old and was the one in the group that let me hold her and stayed with me. I brought her home that day. Mitty, who was 12 at the time didn’t take to her at all. In fact she hissed at her for a long time. Lila just ignored her. She is such a sweet, loving girl. Not a lap cat at all, but she sleeps on the bed with me at night-along with the other 2 now.

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Lila and Belle

Last year Mitty lost weight and hair. I though she was dying, so I felt I needed a companion for Lila who was close to her age and would be there when Mitty was gone. As an aside- I had to laugh when I thought of Mitty getting old. I’m 76, so these cats will be in my will! Since Dottie, at Bentley’s Rags had been in poor health, I searched the Internet and found Natchez Rags, in Natchez, MS. It is down the Natchez Trace from me and it took about 3 hours to go get Belle-my Southern Belle from Natchez. She is a mitted, seal point. Cindy Gwin is a great breeder and Belle had plenty of attention. She has a more outgoing personality than Lila, my lilac point. She also gets into everything! She is a lap cat. When Mitty, the mixed breed, isn’t in my lap Belle is. I just love them all.

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Mitty needed thyroid pills and is now doing well. I may have three cats for a long time! Belle was 1 in March, Lila will be 2 in April, and Mitty will be a grand old 14 in May.

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I’m happy to be able to tell you that Dottie is doing much better, so Bentley’s Rags now has kittens again. I would recommend both breeders. My cats came healthy and well socialized. I couldn’t ask for better company and Mitty even likes them both now-no more hissing.

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I recently purchased a Litter Robot after seeing it in your blog. All three cats are using it, and it makes a world of difference. I have put up the other litter boxes, because they aren’t needed any more and there is absolutely no odor in my house! Love it! Thank you!

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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. Hawkeyes mom says:

    You kitties are lovely! I really enjoyed your story. Thank you for sharing your story and the great pics!

  2. How fun to hear about Ragdolls in Mississippi since my father grew up there and we took many trips from California to Mississippi when I was growing up to see relatives in the Jackson area! It was great to hear about your three beauties. Lila sure looks a lot like my Emily- I love those Bi colors! So happy to hear there is a truce in your household and everyone is getting along. I’m sure Mitty couldn’t resist those sweet faces for too long!


  3. Teresa Reid says:

    Thank you so much for introducing us to your lovely family! They are all just gorgeous. Wishing you all a long and happy life together!❤❤❤

  4. What a Trio Of Beauties you have! Thank you so much for the sharing your kitteh love story with us! (And, please, accept my heartfelt and sincere condolences on the loss of your lovely Persian, Quigley!) *BIG HUGS*

    Your girls are SO GORGEOUS! Just lurve the markings on both Lila and Belle’s noses! Btw, your Kitteh Names are Super Pawesome (Quigley, Mitty, Lila & Belle)! So happy you have so much love in your life! You are very lucky to have three such wonderful and loving kitties!

    And you got a Litter Robot! Fantastic! So happy it has made your litter cleanup so much easier! (Hope you were able to use a coupon to get a bit of savings on it!) Yay, Jenny, for reviewing the coolest kitty products ever! 🙂 <3

    Wishing you, Mitty, Lila & Belle many more years of good health, happiness, love and purry adventures together!!!

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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