First of all hello to all the readers from Floppycats. My name is Álvaro and I am from Colombia, but I live in Finland working and studying here. I have always liked cats even if I have always had dogs when I lived with my parents. One of the things that I liked the most about cats is that they usually show an enigmatic behavior and that they can be cute but also independent. When I began to make some research on the type of breed that I wanted, I got very interested about Ragdolls not only because they look so adorable but also because they are very sociable. After I talked to a work mate that also had a Ragdoll I decided that this was the type of cat that I wanted to have with me as a friend and companion.
I took my decision to buy a cat very seriously. I bought the Ragdoll Guide ebook on Amazon and I took a look at Floppycats. I wanted to know everything about Ragdolls to be prepared for my dear new family member. Then I contacted a local breeder in Turku, Finland. Her name is Anne Röntynen from Salo. I would totally recommend her. She is a fine lady that loves her animals and takes good care about who the new owner will be. I actually had an interview with her and she checked my background and I also made all the questions I had in my mind.
My kitty was born last April 2018 and his name is Misterio (like mystery in Spanish). I gave him this name because I think it sounds enigmatic just like Misterio’s eyes. He is a little bit shy but also a loving boy. He likes to jump to my bed and be close to me when I am taking a nap. Then he proceeds to hold one of my arms and lick it or give me a little bite. Pure cat love! He also likes to jump a lot (over the tables, the refrigerator, my laptop, etc) that I knew Misterio really needed a cat tree even if I am currently living in a small student apartment. I often let him wander on the corridor but whenever someone from the other apartments leaves he runs back to my room.
He also likes to jump over my clothes after I come back from the laundry. He also loves to “hunt” small things that he finds on the floor. I have bought him some rubber balls to play with them and also I have bought him a couple of cords of different colors because he really like them specially my shoelaces.
Like many cats, Misterio is a very curious boy. He likes to explore the closet and put his face on my shoes and sometimes he hides his toys inside of them. His favorite places in my apartment is the bathroom and his tree.
Misterio has been a very nice companion and I am currently learning with him since this is the first time that I am a pet owner on my own. He is on Instagram as @Misteriodeturku. I have bought everything he needs (toys, food, sand) on Zooplus.
And fortunately he adapted very quick to his new home and also to the food brand and sand that I bought for him. I have used Royal Canin food and treats and Trigerino sand for his box.
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