So I had always loved the look of ragdolls but had my domestic shorthair Tiffany since 1996. I adored my old tuxedo through our children growing up with her, but she unfortunately lost her fight to kidney disease May 7th 2013. Probably the hardest I’ve cried in my life.
In my grief I was looking at Ragdolls online and my husband passed by saying “hey that’s a cool looking cat”….thus the decision to find one started. So through research and digging I came to Addie Griffen’s website. She had 2 litters on ground 3 weeks apart. I quickly made my deposit and got pictures of potentials. Miah was the only girl in the litter and I wanted another girl, so it was kismet. Her name is spelled with and H on the end for a reason. My super smart hubby suggested using our family names and trying to combine letters….. So that’s where it’s from Mary, Ivan Andrew Heather!!! Clever and including all in our new family member.
So the wait began and the planning started for Miah. This is how a found floppy cats. I have gained such knowledge and like a bond with all the Ragdoll owners and enthusiasts. I purchased Ragdoll Kitten care guide and got going. To date I have purchased a lot of suggestions and products tested on floppy cats. I have the infinity scratchier and karma cube, highly recommend and love. The scratch lounger also, I truly believe the more the better. Neko flies a definite must and toys toys toys. She has a thing for the nerf like soccer balls small enough for her to pick up and run with.
Miah is eating weruva wet 3x’s a day now and I am using up merrick dry then no more. I read catinfo.org and I am totally convinced in the wet diet, with whole life dehydrated treats. After the loss of my tiffany I want to stack the deck in this little girls favor.
Miah has been a total epitome of a ragdoll cat as described. Not scared of a thing, loves all who enter the house, follows me or my husband all over the house. Plays hard is so curious and completely amazing kitty. I have never encountered a cat like this and she is a blast. Adaptable, sweet, fun cracks me up with her clumsy wipe outs when she gets crazy.
My husband made her the most amazing all natural cat tree of wood, real tree and jute rug and rope. She is definitely one spoiled girl. I followed advice to not use carpet as I wanted her to appropriately pull her claws and not confuse her.
I know a lot of people have two cats, but I just want to say I had one before and had zero problems. I think they become part of our world and Miah seems very fine with ruling the roost alone.
So that’s our Raggie Dean story…. One of her numerous names that change and evolve daily.