Mystra – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

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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”.

Mystra - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month Mystra_6months_06The most interesting thing about the mouse was when I was sick, she noticed something was wrong and brought the mouse to me, stayed by my side, her and the mouse.

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).

Mystra - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month Mystra_140704_12weeks_11When 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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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. What a pretty little darling Mystra is! Queen of your house, queen of your heart… and clearly a budding superstar!!! Thanks for sharing her beautiful pictures and your story with us! 🙂

  2. Teresa Reid says:

    Mystra is absolutely GORGEOUS, ADORABLE, and EVERYTHING you could possibly want in a sweet Ragdoll. She seems like the poster-girl for Ragdolls with all their wonderful traits. Love that she hunts and fetches for you. Our Maine Coon and one Ragdoll here do that and it is so endearing when they bring that prize and lay it at your feet! Best wishes to you and your sweet girl for a long and happy life together.♥♥♥♥

  3. Marilia Veras Gama says:

    Thank you so much for the kind comments. Glad you liked the photos and story.
    That first photo was the one we saw when selected her, yes, we feel in love for her then. 🙂 It’s really a blessing to have Mystra in our life. Agree with Patti, life is never the same once you get a Ragdoll! ^^

  4. Patti Johnson says:

    Mystra is truly STUNNING! I just adore her cute little face with that white chin. Adorably charming! And her mittens are so precious! She sure sounds like a joy to have in your life and I’m so very happy for you and your family! What a great kitteh you have there! Life is never the same once you get a Ragdoll! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    P.S. Lurve the pics. Soooo beautiful! Oh, and THE MOUSE…too darned cute and sweet! 🙂 <3

  5. Wow- what an adorable kitten. If that baby picture is the one you saw when you selected her, I can see why! Mystra’s personality sounds like it matches her cuteness, too. You’re so smart to start the grooming stuff early- will make things much easier in the future! Thanks so much for sharing Mystra’s story and pictures – best thing I read all day!

  6. omg she is just beautiful! and she sounds so sweet and funny. it’s amazing how they choose something out of all their toys that they just love and really make a part of them. so sweet how she brought you the mousey when you were sick. cats are such wonderful friends! thanks for sharing mystra’s story with us. very cool name she has too!

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