Originally published May 24, 2010
I first learned about Ragdoll cats when I was given a subscription to CAT FANCY for my tenth birthday. I fell in love with their gorgeous blue eyes and sweet faces, and each month when the magazine arrived I would eagerly look for photos of Ragdolls (and would even skip to the back and read the Ragdoll breeder ads before the main articles!) Ten years later, my childhood dream came true and I adopted a beautiful Blue Lynx Bi-Color from Jazzmania Cattery in southern Pennsylvania.
Today Raina is three years old and the most lovable furrball ever! Like many other spoiled Rags, she is waited on hand-and-paw! Every evening, Raina settles down on the sofa, leaving the smaller loveseat for her human mommy. Even though she has a delicate tummy, but one thing that is never turned down is Halo’s “Liv-A-Little” freeze-dried treats (Raina heartily recommends them!)
Raina’s favorite activities are sleeping, bird-watching, bug-chasing. She has a custom-made piece of furniture the exact height of the windowsill so she can look out in comfort, and sleeps with me every night. Sometimes at bedtime she will creep up, utter tiny meow, and begin kneading with bliss. At this point I look into her wide blue eyes and tell her, “You are the best kitty in the world. What would I do without you?” And the purring begins.