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.