Perry – Ragdoll of the Week

Ragdoll of the week
First day at home on my lap!

I became fascinated with the Ragdoll breed after watching an episode of cats 101. I thought every aspect of the breed was perfect, from having a puppy like disposition, to those gorgeous blue eyes.

Unfortunately, I was unable to have a pet cat because my mom is allergic.

Soon after the fall semester of my senior year in college my living situation grew worse with each passing night being kept awake by a noisy tenant who lived directly above me. The lack of sleep was then compounded by the stress of the upcoming LSAT test and mounting school work. As the situation worsened I decided the only way to aid

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Perry loving the Karma infinity pet scratcher!

the problem was to spend the school nights at a nearby friends house. Due to the landlord’s inability to aid the situation I had no other choice but to sleep on my friends futon the entire semester.

I wondered how a feline companion would add joy to my then lonely nights away from home. So, I began researching the breed and found Floppycats on YouTube. Each day I would watch the videos of Jenny’s beautiful cats, Trigg and Charlie.  The joy they brought to her everyday life was contagious. From the first video I was hooked. I believe I drove my friends mad with all the cat videos I insisted they had to watch. “Not another cat video Caitlin!”

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Love at first sight

After a few months of intense interest for the breed I decided to start my search for a breeder. I did the standard Google search at first with no luck of finding a breeder. It was not until I read the “find a breeder” section on that I came across an excellent recommendation for Hollywood Ragdolls, a mere fifteen minutes from my home. I was so excited sitting at a computer at my college library that I wanted to yell “Hey I just found a Ragdoll cat breeder”! I emailed Suzanne right away! I then waited several months until my Seal mitted ragdoll with a blaze was born May 3rd. Consequently, the day after the anniversary of my father’s death. I believe he wanted me to have this kitten as much as I did.

I eagerly awaited kitten updates, videos, and pictures on Hollywood Ragdolls Facebook page. I was so excited when I finally got to take him home. After he got home it took a few days to come up with the name Perry. He got his name after my two favorite artists Steve Perry from the band Journey, and Katy Perry.

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Scott Loves Cats!

Perry is now one year old and the absolute joy of my life. He enjoys watching birdies out the window, boxes, cuddling, helping me with crafts, playing with his feather toy, being held like a baby so he can tilt his head back and see the world upside down, but our favorite game to play with one another is hide and seek. He’s actually pretty sneaky, but sometimes I surprise him! Oh, and did I mention chicken?

Do you have a Ragdoll Kitten or Cat?  Consider submitting your kitty!  Ragdoll of the Week submission guidelines

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Perry in his homemade cat bed
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Merry Christmas Perry
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Happy Birthday Perry! (Perry turned 1 year old on May 3, 2015)
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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. Wishing Perry a late happy first birthday… he was such a cute kitten and has grown into gorgeous catness! 🙂 If only every kitty in the world had such a wonderful, loving home! Thank you for sharing your great story and sweet pictures with us!

  2. Patti Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for sharing you & Perry’s Love Story with us! First, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. BIG HUGS! The timing of getting your new Ragdolly baby certainly sounds fated and I also believe your father’s spirit played a part in that! <3 <3 <3

    Perry is a gorgeous boy and he certainly has found a wonderful furever home with you! Lurved the pics! That homemade cat bed is gorgeous! I want one! 🙂 <3

    Wishing you and Perry a long, happy, healthy, love-filled life together!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  3. ABarletta says:

    Caitlin, loved reading your story. Perry is gorgeous and I love his humongous paws! He is quite the stunner. So glad your boyfriend loves him too. That really makes things even more fun. Enjoy your sweet boy Perry. Happy 1st birthday Perry!

  4. says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful boy with his one-of-a-kind markings! Perry is also a name close to my heart. As a child, my best friends dad’s name was Perry, and he was pretty special. I’m glad he gives you so much joy!! My 2 do too.

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