While researching about the different breeds, I’ve read Ragdolls are usually sweet, playful, but not hyper active crazy-ninja like. They are usually recommended for a first cat. The temperament and those gorgeous blue eyes closed the deal for me.
Then I started contacting Ragdoll breeders, looking for a female and was very lucky to find a place about 2 hours away from our home: Furreal Ragdolls. The owner was extremely kind and helpful and I’d definitely recommend adopting a Ragdoll from Furreal. They had a female seal mitted and she was the cutest thing in the picture. I wanted to hug her. We visited her once and brought her home in a second visit some time later.
We named her Mystra and she quickly got used to the house. Her absolutely favorite toy is a little mouse in a fishing pole. Doesn’t matter when or what she’s doing, if you show the mouse she will hunt the mouse.
She also seems to use the mouse to communicate, she drags It to a food bow for example, maybe saying “thanks” for the food or maybe saying she wants more food. She’s very possessive with the mouse, likes to walk around the house holding It in her mouth and making a deep sound, like saying “mine, my mouse, won’t let go”.
She also likes the cat tree a lot. It’s her favorite spot for a nap, followed closely by the nightstand by my bed. I got her a cat bed, but she doesn’t even get close to It. She doesn’t seem to care for catnip either.
She sleeps at the nightstand by my side and comes to say ‘hi’ in the morning with purring and ‘massage’. She loves to play for short periods of time at full energy level, including jumping, running and rolling when she catches the mouse (THE mouse). Then she sleeps for hours.
She doesn’t like strangers too much and normally hides when somebody she doesn’t know well comes to visit. Her hiding place is under the bed. But she’s not scared with us, we can pet her and hold her in our arms (sometimes only for 15 seconds, sometimes more).
When she wants love, she makes a cute sound and falls on her back, belly up. She knows we can’t resist and will pet her. I love how her fur is soft and fluffy, kinda like a bunny. I groom her once or twice a week, trim her nails and brush her teeth. She’s very calm and let’s me do all this without a problem, as a reward I give her some treats.
She follows me around the house anywhere I go, some people say if you have a cat you’ll never be alone. Ever. Not even in the bathroom.
She’s very educated, always uses the litter box, scratches the scratchers only and never the couch, learned quickly. She’s also big and heavy and jumping over the counter is not what she does best, not a very athletic cat, hehe.
It’s been a lot of fun to have Mystra in our lives, we love her very much and she is the queen of the house.
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