Missy – Ragdoll of the Week

Missy- Ragdoll of the WeekI have always been a cat person.  I grew up around cats on the farm.  I had my very own cat named Lucy for sixteen years.  She became a special part of my life.  My husband and I tried to have children for a long time.  Lucy helped fill the void all of the years I remained childless.  She was a loveable calico lap cat.  I had never experienced such a deep loss of a pet after she passed.  I knew I wanted another cat.  I almost got another calico cat that I found on Pet Finder; however the resemblance reminded me of Lucy.  So I wanted my new kitty to be unique.

One day I happened to look through a Cat Fancy magazine and learned about different breeds.  I was intrigued by the qualities of the Ragdoll breed.  They have stunning blue eyes, soft rabbit like fur that does not matt easily, and have a docile temperament.  I researched more online and found the Angel Kissed Ragdolls website.  It is a small cattery that raises their kitties inside their home.  I fell in love with the pictures of the beautiful cats. My kitten was born on October 7, 2012.  I was so excited to meet my new kitty and picked her out from the litter beforehand.  I anxiously waited for three months to bring her home and it was right after Christmas. My Ragdoll is a precious gift to myself that has brought me so much joy.  I named my kitty Missy.  I did not care that she was the runt – I knew she was meant to be mine when she walked right over to me and I held her in my arms.  Missy is my petite baby girl and she is healthy.  There was another adorable kitten from the litter and I wondered what happened to her.  I was amazed to have stumbled across her owner when she posted her Ragdoll Kitten of the Month story on the Floppy Cats website – how awesome is that!

Missy- Ragdoll of the Week
Michael and Missy

True to the nature of the breed, Missy has such a sweet disposition and flops like a rag doll when I carry her.  Every night before I go to bed, I pick her up in my arms as she stretches and relaxes her body.  As I wake up, she says good morning with some petting and snuggling.  She greets me at the door every day when I get home and follows me around the house.  I think the Ragdoll breed is truly remarkable.  It is fascinating how their beautiful fur changes color as they mature.  Missy is now two years old.  I just love my seal mitted Ragdoll.

Just about seven years ago my husband and I expanded our family through the adoption of our son.  That was such a surreal experience seeing him for the very first time after much waiting and anticipation.  Michael is gentle with Missy and enjoys having a pet around too.  We consider her a part of our family.  Missy is definitely the little princess in our home.  I look forward to many joyous years together with all of my beloved family members.

Missy- Ragdoll of the Week

Missy- Ragdoll of the Week

Missy - Ragdoll of the Week

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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. I’m sure Lucy is smiling down on you with your adopted children, Michael and Missy 🙂 I wish you all a world of happiness together!

  2. Love your story and seeing pictures of your beautiful Missy! Thank you for sharing. Mary

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    What a beautiful story! Very sorry for the loss of your Lucy and know you will always keep her with you in your heart. Missy is gorgeous! Love how she is a princess and can tell she loves that attention. Your sweet Michael is just adorable and know he will grow up loving her as you do. Many blessings to you and your family for a long and happy life!♥

  4. Patti Johnson says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious Lucy. <3 Thank you for sharing such a lovely Ragdoll story with all of us! Missy is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL! Lurve the pics. Sounds like a perfect match and fit with your family!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Pink Sugar (who sez "Meow Missy! We are birthday buddies as I was also born on 10/7/2012!") 🙂 <3

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