Polly – Floppycat of the Week

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This is Polly, she’s is a rescue tortie ragdoll. She is 8 years old.

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We wanted to get a cat and call it Polly (from the Nirvana song) when we saw Polly advertised, that was already her name, so it was meant to be!
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We got her when she was 15 months old. Her previous owners said that their older cat didn’t like her, so that’s why they were rehoming her.
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We brought her home and slowly introduced her to our other 2 cats.

We did lots of research on how best to do this. We gave Polly her own bedroom, with everything she needed in it. We then had a stairgate on the door so our other cats and Polly could meet safely for the first time. Our boy cat, Shadow was accepting of her. Ellie, the other girl was, less accepting.
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Polly would meow and cry when she was in the bedroom by herself so I went and slept in there with her and she’d snuggle herself right up to me every time. One-night though, she clawed the carpet so bad, we couldn’t open the door! That is when we decided to let her out the bedroom to explore the rest of the house, and meet her new housemates.
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We soon realised the real reason the previous owners wanted to rehome her- she was very poorly. She had very loose smelly stools and was losing weight. We had numerous vets’ trips and tried all sorts of treatments and medications. Eventually the vet said to try ‘sensitive’ food (she only eats dry food; she won’t eat the wet pouches the others eat) it worked! She started gaining weight (she’s now 7kg worth of fluff)

 

She makes us laugh on a daily basis. We joke that she has no brains, but I think that’s just a ruse.

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She is so beautiful and spends a lot of her day asleep, upside down in strange and wonderful positions.
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She is amazingly patient with our two young children, especially our 3-year-old who always wants to pick her up! She meows at my 3-year-old but never scratches him.

She adores the attention our gentle 6-year-old gives her, but mostly she loves me, her mummy and sleeps on my feet almost every night.

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She has been known to have ‘tortie-tude’ and will go from enjoying being loved to biting and kicking you in less than 3 seconds!

She loves to play. With anything and everything. Especially balls, shoelaces and toilet roll tubes.

She will often ‘kill’ toilet roll tubes, leaves or a child’s toy or sock and bring it to me in the middle of the night. As i said, she makes us laugh on a daily basis.

She is often confused by the world, she chases everything and nothing, she pounces on her adopted brothers and chases her own tail. She’s a bit like a dog in that respect.

She has some nicknames that she goes by including Polly Pocket, No Brains and Polpock.

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I love her so much; I hope you enjoy seeing photos of her.


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  1. Please, what are the best grooming brushes and/or combs for my Floppy Cat, Prince Rousseau of Russia House of the Order of the Fuzzy Pants!!! Lol. Whew!!
    He’s 10 years old, a blue, mitted Ragdoll, whom I’ve had four fabulous years. He is my heart.

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