Mimi – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

Mimi – A Seal Lynx Bicolour Ragdoll Kitten

Submitted May 18, 2017

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Mimi is my beautiful 8 month old, bicolour kitten. Everyone says they see lynx in her pretty markings. I love her more than anything in this world. Her daily priorities include: chasing rolled up tinned foil balls, sleeping, having cuddles, stretching, yawning, having more cuddles, eating, chasing flies, and having more cuddles. I would like to nominate Mimi for kitten of the month because when my fiancee died suddenly on March 29th aged 39, her unconditional, overwhelming love saved my life. The joy of her gives me a million reasons to be grateful and to keep going.

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Mimi is excited and delightfully impatient for us to start every new day together. It’s so infectious. She finds different ways to get me out of bed each morning. These include: sweeping the bedside clock off the night stand with her tail and scratching the bubble wallpaper with her claws, to biting my nose until I hide my face under the pillow and kneading my chest with her paws, with or without pajamas! You can’t help but smile. Imagine crying yourself to sleep and waking up laughing. That’s Mimi. When Olivier died I felt like time had stopped and all the love in the world had gone away with him but this affectionate, curious, playful little kitten sees beauty in everything. Caring for her and getting to know her good-natured, comical character has brought love and laughter into my life every day.

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Mimi thought she had won the lottery when she was allowed to sleep in our bed every night. We always play for while before lights out. Her favourite bedtime games are: chase the laser pen and catch the duvet toe monster. When she’s ready to sleep, I feel her soft, tentative footsteps climbing up and onto my pillow. She starts purring the second her long body is stretched out fully, just millimeters away from my head. It melts my heart. I had nightmares for the first few weeks after Olivier died but every time I cried out, Mimi was always there, protectively pressing her warm body or her loving little face against mine. She never left me. I’m so grateful for her.

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Mimi thinks I can’t see her when she hides behind our curtains or crouches inside the mouth of her play tunnel. Her striped, quivering tail gives her away every time. She loves to pounce on a passing foot or a stray ping pong ball. When well meaning friends and relatives over water the large yucca plant we have growing in the living room, Mimi likes nothing better than to climb into the soil and dig. I think the temptation of all those earthly smells becomes too much. I know that she’s been digging when I play “follow the brown, wet footsteps” all over the house. Mimi likes to sit inside bags, drink the water from my glass and play fetch like a puppy dog.

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She continues to inspire me every day.

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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. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved Oliver. *BIG HUGS* <3

    I just adore the look of Mimi…she is TRULY STUNNING! Those matching dots under each eye look like little twin beauty marks! So adorable and definitely something I haven't seen a lot of! Makes her very unique with her beauty!!! <3

    I am so happy that she inspires you to keep moving forward and getting up out of bed each day to take care of her and yourself. She's definitely a one in a million kitty! Her personality sounds delightful! So happy she is your soul-make kitty! <3

    Wishing you both many, many years of good health, happiness, love and purry adventures together! I know Oliver is looking down on you both with lots of love! <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  2. Your Mimi is so precious and thank you for sharing her and your touching stories.
    Pets really can fill our hearts with love and help save us in terrible times.
    Blessings to you and Mimi regarding your incredible loss.
    I’m so sorry for that sudden loss and thankful you have each other.

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    Am so sorry for your loss of Oliver. The photo.of you, Oliver and Mimi is beautiful and really appreciate you sharing it with us. Mimi is your little angel keeping your heart afloat. She will help you get through all this by being there for you every day and making sure you feel very loved. And, as you said, she even brings you laughter too. It is so amazing how our kitties feel what we need and then are exactly that. She is a very beautiful girl! Please know that I’m sending you positive thoughts for healing.of your heart. ♥️♥️♥️

  4. ABarletta says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your losing your fiancee. I am glad that little Mimi gives you the love and comfort you need during this awful time in your life. She is beautiful. If a cat can look like a human, Mimi looks like Elizabeth Taylor! A loss such as yours is impossible to comprehend. I hope in time that you will find some peace. I hope you and Mimi have many joyful years and adventures ahead of you.

  5. thanks for sharing your story. she is just precious and i love those marks around her eyes. cats are so wonderful!

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