Lilly – Ragdoll of the Week
Lilly – Ragdoll of the Week
Miss Lilly’s former human (Kelsey who also follows you I believe) accepted an opportunity to go to China and teach English to a grade school. As she was unable to take Lilly and her family had plenty of Ragdolls, Kelsey put a posting on Craigslist for a rehome. I moved to Topeka for a promotion and finally had an apartment who would allow pets so I was searching for a Ragdoll as I have loved the breed for a long time. We decided to meet so I could see if Miss Lilly and I would be a good match. I drove all the way to Peculiar Missouri to meet them. As we met, I was instantly in love with her! Who adopted who is left for interpretation. 🙂 I needed Lilly’s companionship as much as she needed a good home.
Miss Lilly and I traveled back home to Topeka, KS and she cried all the way. I had everything ready, a mansion litter box, water fountain, new toys and waited to see what kind of food. Luckily, Grace gave me the type of food so she would have some to start with. When we got to the apartment, Lilly found a safe spot in my closet for like three days. I was so sad and was starting to wonder what I did wrong. I took her food and water in there to try getting her to come out. The next day, I took her into our Vet and made friends so we would be connected. And she was due for her shots, so it was a good time.
After some time, she finally came out of hiding! I made a Facebook page for her so Kelsey could see Miss Lilly is being well taken care of and loved. Lilly is a great companion….she greets me at the door when I return from work, she likes “talking” and “squeaking” hahaha and bunny kicks for exercise as she sleeps a lot. She enjoys being brushed daily and if I forget, she will rub on my hair brush to remind me. We have been working on tricks such as ringing a bell for a treat and jumping through a hoop. She’s doing better everyday!
The pet salon loves her. They say she is one of the best kitties that they groom. We do “brush outs” because Lilly likes it and she smells good after it, too. Plus, it’s good for me when we are traveling and she is calm when I pick her up. The groomer said they do not give calming additives, that Lilly is just happy to get away from the barking dogs! ha!
Miss Lilly is a snuggler. She always wants to be close and in the winter, under the blankets. When the weather is nice, she likes to go outdoors. I enclosed the balcony with bamboo and green outdoor carpet so we could be outdoors together. She loves it. Lilly also likes to play with the neighbor dog.
A few of Miss LIlly’s favorite items are: “The LitterHouse,” TidyCats Multi cat litter, any kind of running water fountain (She currenly has the Petco blue dish but we’re upgrading when we find a better one, for a new look), anything with catnip, her Tiffany Blue cabanna hut with removable pad for the carrrier when traveling and last but not least, for some reason she prefers Friskies over the fancy cat food.
Lilly’s Signature? The “Milk Mustache” we lovingly call it. 🙂 She is very spoiled and I love it. Well, this is Miss Lilly’s story. I try to post often on her Facebook Page. 🙂 Thanks for listening!
Pamela Hann, Topeka, KS
Do you have a Ragdoll Kitten or Cat? Consider submitting your kitty! Ragdoll of the Week submission guidelines
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,
she is so beautiful and i love her little mustache! she looks very happy and looks like she has a lovely new place and new mommy! thanks for sharing her story with us.
Lilly is beautiful! I’m so glad you found each other and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together 🙂 Thanks for sharing her pictures and her story!
Lucky you, lucky Lilly! She’s a real beauty and sounds like quite the personality. If you want to check out some fabulous water fountains- look at CatFountains on Etsy. Expensive but each one is a piece of art. My cats love them! Lilly’s catio is fabulous!
Her mustache looks like a tiny white butterfly landed on her!
yeah it does. or angel wings. so cute!
Lilly is beautiful and so happy that you adopted her. Love how you fixed your backporch. So pretty! Best wishes for a wonderful life together.♥♥♥
Awwww, thank for sharing such a wonderful story with all of us! Sounds like Lilly has discovered another Momma who has lots of love to give! You and Lilly are a Perfect Match. Lurve how she adores snuggling and has made herself right a home now. The pictures are wonderful! She is Truly Gorgeous and that Milk Mustache is MARVELOUS!!!!! What a Lucky Girl she is for having so many people lurve her so much!
Kudos on doing such a great job with her! I’m a fellow Kansan, too! (I live in Lawrence.) 🙂
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
Oh what a beautiful girl and such a wonderful story! She is a doll. So glad you found each other!
When Jenny posted that Lilly would be Ragdoll of the week Jan 26th, I made a mental note not to miss her, because I fell in love with her picture and her ‘mustache’! I love her story…I am sad that someone posted her on Craigslist (NO NO) but happy that you adopted her and love her so much. She sounds like a gem. I wish you both a very long happy life together with lots more snuggling ♥♥ She’s a beauty, and thank you for being the person that got her…!!!