Punkin – Ragdoll of the Week
This is my Ragdoll Isabell Pumpkin (a.k.a. Punkin), she is a mitted cream point who is my best friend. I have been an animal lover my whole life, but cats were always my favorite because I had several as pets growing up. A few years ago I was reading about Himalayans and stumbled on some information about Ragdolls. After I spent hours reading about how affectionate, loving, and perfect these cats were to have as a pet I knew I wanted one. For the years between then and now I dreamed of having a Ragdoll as a pet, I truly wanted to understand these cats.
Then when I moved to a new state I had trouble adjusting, I am painfully shy and have anxiety so it’s not easy for me to make new friends and for a while I was a little lonely. Then my boyfriend told me he would get me a cat, any cat I wanted as a Christmas present to help me feel more at home. I instantly thought of Ragdolls and it didn’t take long to sell my boyfriend on the thought of getting one. We have 3 other cats all siblings named Moe, Larry, and Peanut that were born and raised in the house so we needed a cat breed that would adjust easily and not mind being with a family of older cats. Once the decision was finalized we started looking for places to get a kitten and to our surprise Ragdolls were created right in the area where we live so it was easy to find breeders.
Then on December 9th we went to Ragnarok Cattery to find a kitten, my boyfriend thought we would be driving all over looking for the perfect cat, but the instant me and Punkin met I knew she was mine and I was hers. We brought her home that same day and the whole ride home and for a few hours after we got there Punkin slept in my lap. I had a feeling in my heart she was special, but I still worried my expectations of her being my best friend were too much, after all you can’t force friendship. During the first week we had Punkin home I coddled her, making her beds on my pillow with a blanket, feeding her treats, bringing her toys, and just following her to make sure she was adjusting okay. Then by the second week the tables had turned, she was following me, bringing me toys, and coming to see me when she woke up from a nap to find herself alone. By December 24th I had no more doubts, everything I had thought I knew about Ragdolls was true, and they really are the best cats.
Punkin had fallen in love with me and I with her, we even napped together that Christmas morning. Not long after that the other cats accepted Punkin as a part of the family and actually started benefiting from her friendship. Larry had some trauma with a bad vet when he was little so he is weary of people, but ever since Punkin came along he has been being more social. Peanut who was used to being the only girl since her mom passed now has a best friend to spend time with. Moe is so in love with Punkin’s beauty we joke about him being her boyfriend. I know in my heart of hearts Punkin was the best addition to our family and to my happy surprise she really has become my best friend. She follows me everywhere, greets me when I come home, and every morning I wake up she is right there waiting for me to pet her, but the cutest thing is when Punkin begs my boyfriend to open the bathroom door while I am in the shower just because she needs to be near me. It’s this loyal quality that causes people to compare Ragdolls to dogs, but I think Ragdolls are just smart and they know if they love you, you will love them. I mean who can resist a big fluffy baby blue eyed cat purring in your face and following you everywhere? These cats are made for love and that’s is why I value having a friendship with a Ragdoll, it’s rewarding and remarkable to know that you have not only a beautiful pet, but a smart, loyal, loving best friend as well. Punkin just celebrated her first birthday and I can’t wait for all the years I get to spend with her. You can follow our daily activities on her YouTube channel Cutest Cat Ever “Punkin” or see her photos on Instagram under the name punk_kitty.
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,
Dear Punkin: I have a secret crush on you. You are smart, tenacious, adventurous, and BEE-YOO-TI-FULL!!!
I hope you scare that mole into San Bernardino. Please be careful. Moles are mean and have sharp teeth.
I haven’t been able to drool over you lately because my mom has been cleaning the house. I love it when she bleaches the floor because I can roll and roll and roll on it. I love the smell of bleach in the morning!!
If I had a car, I would like to drive up Mt. Rubidoux with you. My mom had lots of adventures there when she was a teenager, but she blushes and says she can’t remember any of them. I don’t understand humans.
Maybe I can see you tonight if we don’t have to go bed early.
Purrs and headbutts,
Your a very handsome Raggie! I was in love with Moe, till he broke my heart when he started going to visit my parent’s roommate’s cat. So now I am just a young kitty single and ready to mingle. LoL! I would love to take a drive with you or maybe go for a walk on the beach. 😉
I love playing outside and going on adventures. My mom keeps a good eye on me when I am in the yard because I am a very curious kitty and I tend to get myself into situations. Dad helps too, but I don’t like to listen to him that often because I have more fun with mom. She taught me how to use my furry feet as socks (you know, those weird bag things humans put on their feet) to slide on the freshly cleaned tile floor. It’s so much fun!
I saw you subscribed to me on YouTube and left me a comment there, I will go check it now. 🙂 I hope your having a purrrfect day filled with cat naps and treats!
Purrrs and headbutts! =^.^= ~Punkin
Thank you all for reading Punkin’s story and leaving such lovely comments. Punkin and I both appreciate all the kind words. <3
I hope everyone takes a minute to go see Punkin on YouTube. We post new videos daily and even tried to help Jenny by making a video about this awesome website. 🙂
I hope everyone and their kitties are happy and healthy! Hugs to all!
=^.^= ~Punkin and her mom
Going to go and subscribe to Punkin’s YouTube channel right now and watch some videos! Punkin is so darned BEAUTIFUL! 🙂 <3
Thank you! 🙂 Punkin loves making videos and we are getting really good at uploading 1 a day so there is a whole bunch to enjoy. If you want to see her best videos watch the playlist ‘The Best of Punkin’ she does some randomly cute things that are sure to make any cat lover smile. Thank you for spending a few minutes to give Punkin some attention. I hope you and you furry friend have a lovely day! 🙂
=^.^= ~Punkin’s mom
Punkin is very beautiful-just want to pick her up and cuddle. 🙂
Hi Punkin, I know you and your mom from youtube, I love you and admire you! you are one of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen! I hope you’ll be friends with my cats, Nikki the tricolored ragdoll and Kathi the black cat!
It was so great to read your story and see your photos! your mom surely is proud of having such a wonderful cat!
Gigi mom of Nikki the ragdoll
on youtube: gigi101060 please find me and my fun-stories of my silly cats!
Punkin is so beautiful! I love the photo of her in the grass and the one of her with her brothers & sister. Thanks for sharing your story.
Punkin is SO VERY BEAUTIFUL! (Got a special place in my heart for the Flame Raggies. I think they are so lovely!) Thanks for sharing her story with us. The pictures are wonderful and your catio is AWESOME! 🙂 <3
Punkin is SO beautiful!!! I’m glad to see all your kitties are a happy family 🙂 Thank you very much for sharing your story and pictures with us!!!
What a beauty! Plus, it sounds like Punkin has the personality to match her good looks. Lucky you-lucky kitties! Thanks for sharing her story.
Punkin is just precious! Thank you for sharing your wonderful story!
Punkin is beautiful. You did a great job of showing the various facets of this lovely lady’s personality. I love your catio.
One of William’s grandparents is from Ragnarok. May you have as many happy years with Punkin as I’ve had with William.