Maximus Feliciano – Ragdoll of the Week

Maximus Feliciano Ray

Max was 12 weeks when I purchased him. He was born Sept 15, 2016, I picked him up January 2017. I fell head over heels.

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I have a baby kitty all mine, he was my Christmas present from my husband. I finally got him to agree to a cat after much controversy. I had to do all the points of how good a cat breed this was, he wanted me to have a Himalayan.

I had purchased a few books one by Jenny, as I began to do my research on the breed. Max fit a Ragdoll temperament to a tee. He stood in my room for about 6 weeks when I went to work, like I read in the book.

I named him Maximus because he is my greatest love, Feliciano because he brought me much happiness its on his Dr records.

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Little did I know he was having visitors; my 27-year-old daughter and granddaughter were bonding with him too. He slept above my head and waited for me till I came home. Followed me around the house and when I called him, he came.

Every night when I went to bed, I called him “come on Max” he’d come fast. My family saw all these qualities and they were fascinated.

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My husband who was anti cat began to fall for him too and because he knew how much love I had for him; he began to allow himself to become attached too.

He travels a lot as he would do his packing Max would jump in his suite case. He felt close to him, and the fur all over didn’t even bother him too much. Plus, when he left it ease his mind that I had someone with me.

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He also knew I wouldn’t be away from home long as I didn’t like Max to be alone. I also created a Pinterest call “Maximus the growing Ragdoll” but I lagged after a while, there are pictures of him I need to complete it.

He would wake up with me in the morning watch me bathe. At night before we went to bed we played, he loved his teasers and balls, oh and the treats. I would shake the bag and he would come so fast. I bought a stroller and we went for walks.

I tried to leash train him but it didn’t work he was still so young. He really was part of the family and everybody loved him. I made celebrations for his birthdays dressed him on Halloween. I purchased a bracelet with his image. I took him for rides in the car with me, he really was the object of my affection.

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Perhaps I loved him so much, I wanted the best for him in everything from food to toys. He was vaccinated and on his second year I took him for an annual checkup. He got his second rabies shot which I learned it’s not good after the fact.

Then the vet said he needed a dental cleaning and my worst nightmare came when I took him for that dental, he died. She said the anesthesia was given and immediately he died.

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Omg, I was devastated. My baby my everything. Heart breaking crying for weeks I couldn’t believe it then I wanted to kill that vet. I went thru hell. I had to do some major soul searching and prayed and prayed.

I saw a therapist; I learned a lot about myself and my fears and death.

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During the time of his demise, I immediately called a breeder and bought Samuel who was born the day Max died, of course I had to wait until he was old enough. This allowed me my grief time. I grieved until the day I picked up Samuel.

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I learned of the fear I have been living with and if not for Max I would never know or understand this about myself. I have been afraid most of my life and my fear for his dental hygiene probably was more intense then what he actually needed at the time.

I have learned and made good of his death and I thank God for bringing Max to me and now Samuel. It’s almost one year, 3/29 he was 2 1/2 years and we loved each other. RIP my love.

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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. Dee Scherzer says:

    I am crying for you too! I totally get what happened to you. I recently just lost my blue bi-color Ragdoll, Milo. He had a cough that was an intermittent issue. I took him to his vet early last year and she had done a complete blood panel and x-rays. Then his cough cleared up and seemed to not be too consistent. Initially I thought he was trying to bring up hair until I realized his cough was different. Summer came and Milo seemed fine. Then fall came and when the house was closed, it started again. Once again, I took him back to his Vet and she did another round of blood work and x-rays and nothing showed. Well, within a couple of months Milo had a hard time breathing and the doctor gave him a steroid shot which only helped for 2 days. Well, to make a long story short, Milo was seen by a specialist and a CT scan was given and I was given the sad news that he had an aggressive cancer tumor which totally engulfed is larnyx. His outcome would not have been a good life for my beloved Milo and he had to be euthanized that same day. I never expected all of that to happen that day and be given such an awful diagnosis. I miss him so very much and cry every day for him.
    I was very fortunate to be able to get another Ragdoll by a wonderful breeder in Ohio who was going to keep this darling kitten as a pet for herself from her November litter. Her name is Bella. She is a 4.5 month old Seal point Ragdoll and just a living doll. We bonded immediately. She follows me everywhere, sleeps with me, fetches and brings her toys and drops them at my feet. I love her so much! She will never replace Milo, but I have so much love to give this petite Ragdoll. I hope I will have her a very long time.

  2. Omg! I am in tears & crying after reading Ragdoll Cat Of The Month, Max’s story! I am heartbroken for you & sobbing as this is exactly how I would feel & be if anything happened to my Oliver. He is my life & makes my day! I’m so sorry for Max’s loss, but so happy you got Samuel right away! I hope the two of you live a long, happy, healthy life! ❤️

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have a female seal pointed Ragdoll named Rosie who is six years old. Incredible – but when I viewed this e-mail I thought I was looking at Rosie – the similarity is almost unbelievable. I was very disheartened about what happened to Maximus and we also have been told by a vet that we should have Rosie’s teeth cleaned. We declined because of the necessity for anestesia and I am so glad now that we never had it done. The description of Maximus personality is also a dead on match for Rosie. I will be submitting her photos next month for Ragdoll of the month so that other people can enjoy her.

    1. Yay – look forward to getting Rosie’s submission for Ragdoll of the Week =)

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