Prince and Felix – Ragdolls of the Week
Prince and Felix – Ragdolls of the Week
Originally posted Nov 3, 2014 – rerunning it!
These are my boys Prince and Felix, two Ragdolls from Northern Norway.
After seeing a Ragdoll cat named Ugo Chan on YouTube, I knew that I wanted a Ragdoll. And after visiting breeders and looking around we found our seal colourpoint, Prince. We took him home and we fell in love with him, instantly. We soon figured out that he needed a friend, so we started looking and we talked to a breeder for a long time and finally, our seal mitted, Felix, was ready to come home with us.
Prince was so happy to get a friend, and they have been inseparable ever since.
One of the reasons that I wanted a Ragdoll was because of their dog-like personality. We loved the idea that people took their Ragdolls for walks, and we wanted to do the same. We started walking them outside the house, small trips at first and then longer and longer walks. We started to see how much they loved to come outside with us and decided to take them for hikes. And they loved it, and now they can walk for hours.
We have taken them with us everywhere since they were kittens, and they love to visit new places. They go everywhere: on hikes, fishing, to the beach, and of course, on an airplane if we visit family in other cities.
We have the best hiking buddies! They actually love to go fishing and are so excited when we get a fish.
They are now 3 years old, and they are so good when hiking; they don’t even need to go on a leash, they just follow us around like dogs! They love to run free but when we call them or start walking, they come running to follow us. So when we get far away from cars we take their leash of so they can run and play.
But they are both “indoor cats” and we don’t allow them to go outside alone, only together with us. And they are fine with it, they never show interest in going outside unless I take their leash out or ask if they want to go for a walk, then they run to the door.
They are both lap cats and sometimes it’s just a little too much with two big, fluffy Ragdoll boys that want to lie on your lap at the same time.
I also take my cats to cat shows, and they do great. The biggest show moment was when Prince won, “Best in Variety” and was nominated for best in show at Fife World show 2013 in Aalborg.
Their full names are International Premier (N) Ragstar’s Felix and Grand Internation Champion NO*Hekneby Cats Prince Charles. Some weekends we even go to a cat show first and then for a hike in the evening, and yes, the cats are a little dirty for the Sunday show, but they love it, and that’s the most important thing.
They have an Instagram account named Nordicsnowragdolls, where we share pictures and videos of the trips. Our Instagram account name came from the fact that we live in the Northern Norway and they love snow!
I was a dog person and grew up with German Shepherds, but now after having two Ragdolls I have to admit that I am a crazy cat lady!
Join Felix and Prince on YouTube as well!
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So good to see Prince and Felix!
I miss seeing them on facebook!
I don’t do instagram 🙁
But they are some of the loveliest cats I have ever seen.
And the scenery is always gorgeous. Such a fun family!
Loved seeing them again as much as I did the first time. The video is so pretty with the beautiful countryside and the kitties with their gorgeous coats just merrily walking along. Thanks so much for reposting it Jenny!
Love your story! They make such great travelling companions, don’t they? Just keep it up. I slacked with mine for a few years and he had no further interest in traveling or using a leash etc.
Gorgeous! Breathtaking pictures.
I enjoyed the pictures the first time and loved seeing them again! 🙂
OMG, what a great post and what gorgeous boys! Wish I could see these guys in person — they look so huggable!
What a great life !Your boys are very lucky and deserving of such great adventure and freedom in their life.Continue to enjoy your Special creatures,cause Ragdolls are Special and Intelligent and have so much to give back to their owners.Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!
I am very happy that my baby Ugo Chan inspired you and a lot of other people to get Ragdoll. Your boys are amazing! I also grew up with German Shepard! Both German Shepard and Ragdolls are very loyal and follow command very well. At least my Ragdolls :)))
Love hearing from you! I hope you’ll submit Ugo Chan as Ragdoll of the Week!
Oh how gorgeous!!!!! Love your boys and their wonderful videos and photos. Some of the most gorgeous photos and videos I have ever seen! So wonderful that you keep them safe and take them to so many wonderful places. You can just see the utter joy and satisfaction by how proudly they walk on their leashes. They are so blessed to have such good and loving parents who take them to so many interesting places. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful boys and congrats on Prince’s nominations! ♥
Felix and Prince are so beautiful! I can see they’re as happy with you as you are with them 🙂 Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures and videos to illustrate their story!
OMG! Prince and Felix are GORGEOUS FLUFFY BOYS!!!! The pictures and videos are adorable and priceless. What fun you have with them! Great story and thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! They are very lucky to have found such a wonderful loving home with you and your family!
Big Kram! (I think that means Big “Hugs”, right?)
Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3
wow, your cats are stunning and they look so happy. your country is so beautiful too. i would love to see norway in person, it’s one of my favorite places, it looks like another planet. thanks for sharing your cats and story with us. i love the pictures of them fishing. so cute!
So very glad you submitted Prince and Felix!!! Awesome story and of course pictures. We love your guys on IG (@amosdaragdoll). So envious of your surroundings that allow them to have their freedom. Thanks again for sending your story in!!!
Caroline Ragdoll !!! Love watching videos of her boys on Facebook!!!!
Jenny, I love all the Ragdolls you spotlight but Prince and Felix have been the most interesting yet!! They are pretty special cats and I loved the videos and learning about their adventures.
I follow your kitties on Instagram (I am “wknits” there and feature my Ragdoll Loki in my posts) — I love the photos and videos you post there: beautiful scenery and gorgeous cats. They are so obviously happy and healthy. I love watching them running. You can see the sheer joy they are feeling as they run.
Hey Wendy! We are @amosdaragdoll on IG. We have such fun on IG. Love Loki!
Wow- those pictures are breathtaking! Both the scenery and the kitties! Lucky you, lucky cats- sounds like a great life. Thanks for sharing your beautiful boys.