Maximus - A Seal Mitted Ragdoll Cat with a Blaze
This is Maximus! A.K.A. Max, Maxey, and Mr. Fluffernutter! He is a seal mitted Ragdoll with a blaze. His coloring at first reminded me of peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Years ago there was a t.v. commercial about a fluffernutter sandwich made with those ingredients! That is how I came up with Mr. Fluffernutter! I have always loved cats and have owned many over the years, but never a purebred cat. It had been about 4 years since my last cat had passed away. My husband and I had 2 Great Dane dogs at home, Sam and Lily. Sam was not doing well. We knew at age 11 1/2 our Sam would not be with us much longer. I started thinking about getting a cat, and began "looking" at local shelters and online rescue groups. That is where I came across the Ragdoll breed. After doing some research on this breed, I decided I had to have one of these beautiful cats! I decided to get my cat from a breeder. After much more research, we ended up choosing The Dollhouse Cats in southern Indiana. The breeder, Amanda Krone, was very nice to work with, and always kept me well informed and sent me pictures on the kitten's progress every step of the way. Amanda is taking a break from breeding Ragdoll cats right now, and might possibly start her breeding program again in the future.
Maximus was born on Christmas Eve. 2015, so he just celebrated his 1st birthday on 12-24-16 and weighs in at 12 pounds! We brought Max home in April 2016 when he was 16 weeks old weighing 5 pounds. He adjusted very well to our home, and didn't even mind our dogs! We did end up losing Sam in June 2016. Now it is Max and our Lily dog who will turn 7 years old in March. With this year being his first Christmas being around a Christmas tree, we decided to downsize to a table top tree. He did very well. We had to spray him a couple of times to train him to leave it alone. We used the spray bottle method in regards to teaching him to stay away from other situations where he could get into trouble. He is a very quick learner! It only took a couple of sprays of water and he caught on real fast!
Max is such a delight to have around. He follows me everywhere! It doesn't matter if I leave the room for only a minute, he has to "help" me to do whatever it is I am doing! He is such a character. He has a toy box in the living room which he will go and pick out a mouse, ball, or his little stuffed red dog and carry it around and/or play with it. He especially loves chasing the laser light! He is not only a beautiful cat to look at, but very fun to watch! He is my alarm clock in the morning. He will keep walking across my body, or take his paw and gently touch my face until I get out of bed to feed him!
I was truly hoping for a "lap cat" which Max is unfortunately not. He will sit near us and likes to be petted, but not necessarily picked up and held. He will tolerate it for a very short time, and then wants to be put down. We recently switched his food from kitten food to adult food. The transition went well. We also just got him a water fountain which has made a considerable difference in the amount of water he drinks. He is definitely drinking more!
I do still miss having a "lap cat" and am seriously considering adding another Ragdoll cat to our family. Wish me luck for a snuggle cat!
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