We got Lilly as a companion for our first Ragdoll, Tyler. Tyler began attacking my legs (in a playful but painful way) every time I went to bed, and then he would meow endlessly and very pitifully, so we decided he needed another companion.
The first few days after we got Lilly were ROUGH! She was insanely hyperactive, tearing through the house, climbing the curtains and generally terrorizing our home’s inhabitants. I called the breeder (who claimed that Lilly was her favorite kitten) and told her that we were concerned. Her response was “don’t worry, she’ll calm down.” I seriously had my doubts, but she was right – Lilly did calm down…eventually!
Today, Lilly is the darling of our household. Her personality definitely leans more towards a Siamese rather than a Ragdoll because she’s very active (she climbs to the top of my bureau – 7 feet high - every morning and then dive-bombs onto our bed…it’s not a fun way to wake up!), she’s also very vocal and she doesn’t go limp when she’s held.
Lilly is, however, very affectionate and loves to flop over and have her belly rubbed. She’s probably the most intelligent cat I have ever had (and I’ve had many). For example, as a kitten she knew how to play ‘fetch’ intuitively, she knows how to get into things that completely stump our other cat, she knows our schedules and she ‘answers’ when we talk to her.
Surprisingly, for all her mischief, if I tell her not to do something, she immediately stops doing it and doesn’t sneak back to it when I’m not looking. Tyler is the complete opposite! Lilly is just so much fun to have around and I’m really glad we stuck through her ‘maniac’ phase because she is the sweetest and most special cat I have ever had. I love, love, love her!