I recently published a request on our Facebook page, asking if anyone had a Ragdoll cat-focused YouTube channel to please reach out to me. I want to start featuring different YouTube channels that have Ragdoll cats – so readers can learn about them. Here’s another!
Hello, my name is Sean Rutkowski and my channel is CatsOnTV. My family of 5 Ragdoll cats and I live in Lake Tahoe, NV. You will have the opportunity to meet and get to know the personalities of each cat in my videos. My boys are Slider, Snow, Binks, River and Frazzle is the only little girl.
Meet the Cats
My family of Ragdoll cats are between 10 and 13 years old. Slider was the first cat of the group. I searched the internet for 6 months trying to find a Male-Cream Pointed Ragdoll. I was searching for a particular look to replace my very first Ragdoll. (1990 – 2000). His name was also Slider.
I found Slider#2 at Hushabyerags in CA. He had just been born and still needed more time with his mamma. The current Slider is the most amazing cat I have ever owned! Slider goes skiing, biking, rock climbing; and goes in the car like a dog. Fortunately, he is very comfortable in his harness. Slider started to compete in TICA cat shows and He was a natural and earned the award of Supreme Grand Champion – Alter, in just a few years. Maybe we’ll do a show again sometime.
The next cat in the family is River. He came from Seattle where he lived in a house with all girl cats. River started to get possessive of his territory and then became a little mean to the girls. He started to get hyper-focused, and then would go into attack mode. River was also an amazing show cat and reached the TICA title of Quadruple Grand Champion-Alter. River is now 100% retired from cat shows.
Next is Snowie. He comes from HushabyeRags. I decided Snowie needed to be with his big brother Slider. Snow has always been a quiet, shy, and timid little Ragdoll. The two bonded and now little Snowie’s confidence has grown a lot, hanging with the boys.
Snow was a really slow growing cat. His head, tail, and body were always out of proportion. Then between 4 1/2 to 5 years, he filled out! Snow also entered the cat shows to be alongside his brother. Snow began competing, and in 2007 earned Champion status. In 2008 my little Snowie was named the Best Cream Pointed Ragdoll of the year, and again in 2009.It was a fun time at the cat shows with Slider, Snow, and River. My good friend Summer also went with all her cats.
It wasn’t long before my family of 3 would grow by 5! There was an emergency at the cattery where I needed to rescue some kitties; all by 8 am the next morning! Included in that group were: Sliders Mom (Anne) and Dad (Binks), plus Snows Mom (Frazzle), along with Gwen, and Star. I scooped up the cats and headed back to Tahoe. Anne and Star went to Seattle to live with my Mom; and Gwen lives close by with a wonderful family.
Frazzle took no time at all to let the boys of the house know who was in charge now. Frazzle is Snows Mom and his Dad is Binks. She is the Alpha Female of the house. I treat her like a Queen and she loves it. Binks is the oldest cat in the house, but still acts like a giant kitten. Binks does not like to be picked up, but he is the best cat to cuddle with on his terms.
Most of the videos I produce are informational, like “HOW TO Build……… but with 5 cats in the house, they fall under the category of comedy and entertainment as well. I have over 90 videos now, but I’ve picked out a few you might enjoy previewing.
- How to Build a King Size Cat Box
- How to Build a Grass Garden
- How to Build a Cat Walk
- How to Use a Shedding Blade
- How to Give Your Cat a Shower
- Cats vs Vacuum
- The Mouse in the House
The most popular videos on the CatsOnTV channel are in the category of HOW TO Build Cat Trees. The examples range from a Small Basic Cat Tree; including several designs and sizes, (medium, large, extra-large), but for those who want to go even taller, the giant cat tree video: How to Build a Six-Foot Cat Tree, should cover anyone’s needs on the topic.
A new focus of CatsOnTV is going green. Currently we offer some solutions that can help keep waste from the landfill. My videos “How to Recycle Empty Cat Litter Containers” and “How to Build a Cat Tree From Recycled Materials” are two examples. I’ve got other ideas in the pipeline and will be working to get those produced as soon as possible.
Do you have a YouTube channel dedicated to your Ragdoll cats? Shoot us an email and we’ll tell you what we need from you.