Mr. Ragdoll – Floppycat of the Week
About 7 weeks ago, my husband and I visited our Tri County Shelter where we live to inquire about adopting a cat. We were allowed into the cat room where we saw many beautiful kittens and cats.
Just as we were turning around to leave, a lady opened a door to another room and said “we have a Ragdoll in here”. So we went into this room where we saw a Ragdoll who had been trimmed and shaved with a moderate lion cut in a little bed.
My husband reached down to pet him (his name at that time was Storm) and Storm licked my husband’s hand and started to purr. We went home that night and started talking about adopting this 15 year old cat named Storm.
We decided that we were seniors and he was a senior and we were a good fit for one another. That night we went to many of the Pet shops in our area and bought all sorts of necessities for a cat. The next day the Shelter was closed so we waited until the following day and called the Shelter and told them that we would like to come and pick up Storm and adopt him into our home. That following day we went to the Shelter and they had Storm waiting and all ready for us.
We decided to change his name to Mr. Ragdoll in deference to his age and out of respect for him. We brought him home and he was instantly our cat and at home with us. He has made us laugh and smile each and every day. He is a continuous talker — he chirps like a bird and other times he just meows and chats and yet at other times he yowls like a coyote when he wants attention or he thinks he is hungry. He has captured our hearts. We think he is related to Lewis and Clark because of his continuous exploring. He is a lover and likes to be held and loves to be pet. He follows us from room to room and one of his favorite hiding places is behind my husband’s shirts in the closet. He enjoys going out on the porch and talking to the birds or just talking to hear himself talk. He is a strong cat and yet so very gentle.
We had not ever heard of a Ragdoll cat until about a year or two ago. We read where they are a good companion cat and that is so very true. As a matter of fact, one of the vet techs at the Shelter asked me if we were retired and I said yes. She said she thought that was good because Mr. Ragdoll likes lots of attention. After my husband and myself, Mr. Ragdoll has a stuffed lamb with the same colors as him, who he sits with almost every day and during the night.
Mr. Ragdoll likes to have his paw touching Mr. Lamb’s foot and sometimes likes to have his body touching Mr. Lamb’s body. They have become best buddies. We love Mr. Ragdoll and he loves us and so all is well in our home 🙂
What a beautiful cat! So nice to have such a gentle companion around.
What a lovely story and match. This breed is truly amazing. I have had Siamese and Persian in the past and they were not as affectionate or gentle as a Ragdoll. I have two Ragdoll companions and during the quarantine, they were constantly by my side. It’s as if they knew I needed reassurance that nothing was going to happen to me. I live alone and I think they picked up on my stress and anxiety levels. Like Mr. Ragdoll, my Sachi (6) loves to be held, pet and doted on. Unlike his brother Sami (7), who is more of an independent soul, and a lot more talkative. We are truly blessed to have these babies in our lives. I am grateful everything day.