Nala – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month
Our family just brought home our first Ragdoll kitten, Nala, in January. She was born November 11, 2012. We’ve been pet-less for about 5 or 6 years and when my wife said, “I think we should get another cat”; I was on task immediately to find another kitten, but what kind? We had a Birman years ago and from what I read online, Ragdolls seemed to have many similar characteristics including temperament and color. So, we searched online for Ragdoll breeders and found Hollywood Ragdolls 30 minutes away from us!
Suzanne had 2 kittens available when I emailed her, but the blue mitted girl we were interested in was having a potential owner visit later that day. I was bummed. I asked Suzanne to let us know if the other folks decide to not want the kitten we were interested in and get back to us. A couple hours later, she emailed and said the kitten we wanted was still available and the folks wanted the other kitten. So we made an appointment, hopped in the car, and checked out the breeder and her kitten. Hollywood Ragdolls is, in my opinion, a great breeder. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a quality Ragdoll. The downstairs area of her house was very clean and she introduced us to the sole male (her star) and the 5 females (starlets). All of her cats/kittens were beautiful, healthy, and playful. When I saw Nala, I immediately knew she’d be a great fit in our family. She was spunky and full of energy with the softest fur and sky blue eyes. She had a twin brother that we wanted to take home, but he was already spoken for. So after a few weeks, we brought Nala home and emailed Suzanne to be put on the waiting list for a seal male that we would name Simba (to finish off our Lion King naming convention and keeping with the “Hollywood” theme of the breeder).
Over the last few months Nala has really become a part of the family. We (and Nala) will be welcoming home her half-brother (a male seal mitted with a blaze) in June! He was born March 8 and is gorgeous, too! I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how Nala, Simba and the rest of my family (wife and 3 daughters) get along.
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,
What a great story and so glad you got Nala a little friend. It is so nice to hear about a good breeder when we hear so many stories of things that can happen. Your little Nala is just gorgeous and will be looking forward to reading about your Simba some day soon as well. Congrats and wishing you a great life with your new babies.
Wow! It’s a Ragdoll family reunion here. 🙂
What a beauty! That side profile shot is stunning. Thanks for sharing her, and your, story! Will look forward to seeing Simba as future KOTM!
Nala is so beautiful! What great pictures! My sweet hubby and I were ooh-ing and ahhh-ing over each one! 🙂
I think all of us Raggie lovers are truly blessed to have such loving companions. Can’t wait to see pictures and hear about Simba! 🙂
Glacier is Nala and Simba’s father. Nala is starting to look just like Glacier!! Simba is here and is also an awesome kitten. He and Nala get along like best buds. Maybe I can submit Simba for a KOTM 🙂
Jenny, Thanks for choosing Nala for KOTM!!
Nala is lovely – thanks for sharing and please tell us all about Simba when he arrives 🙂
Nala is a stunner! I second everything you have said about Suzanne and Hollywood Ragdolls, as I just adopted Suzanne’s former stud kitty Glacier (now named Loki) last month. I think he must be Nala’s daddy!
I went out to the cattery to pick him up and was introduced to all the kittens in residence. The home and cattery were spotless and all the kitties were obviously loved and well-socialized and blooming with health. I was so impressed by the whole operation. And I love my sweet, beautiful kitty with all my heart.
And I third everything you said about Suzanne and her awesome Hollywood Ragdolls!!! I just brought home Charlie … a blue-eyed white, born 6/6/13. Loki (formerly Glacier) is his daddy 🙂 He’s quickly acclimated to the family (I have two 11-yr old kitties, also), and is so full of spunk. Everyone who sees him falls in love with him.
Nala is amazing!