Roxi Blu – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

Roxi Blu - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month This story begins because my love, Halley Mae, a longhaired calico, passed away on April 1, 2013 from cancer.  Needless to say, my entire family (extended included) was completely heartbroken.  I think I’ve only ever been that sad when my dad passed away and my daughter, who was a preemie, was very sick.  Our Halley Mae was a rescue that had obviously not been taken care of prior to coming to me.  We loved her for over 12 years, and made sure she was treated as the princess she was.

After her passing, we IMMEDIATELY started looking for a new baby to bring into our home.  We still had Precious, a tuxedo kitty, and Buddy, our Chihuahua / Terrier mix, who was 16 years old.  While we were on our search another tragedy struck!  Buddy passed away on May 7, 2013.  We knew he had been sick, but honestly, one can never prepare themselves for such a tragedy.  Two babies in nearly a month – just gone.  We were just devastated, but it made our search for a new baby even that much more important.

Roxi Blu - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month Queue the happy section of this story!!  I went on a massive search for the perfect Ragdoll breeder.  My distant cousin had a Ragdoll cat and from the moment I learned of her stories I knew that one day I had to have one!  I found a couple of breeders in my area (central Florida – East coast) but I just never clicked with any of them.  They seemed to be all business and nothing else.  They didn’t want to tell me anything about their babies except for their cost and what they came with.  I then learned of TICA through your website (among many other things) and found a breeder in Tampa, Florida, which is about 2.5 hours from me, who was registered with TICA.  Floppy Cat RoxiI reached out to her and was very happy to see her response, which was asking me all about who we were and why we were interested in one of her babies.  We exchanged a few emails before she agreed that we would be great parents to one of her babies.  Misty’s Ragdolls in Tampa, Florida is amazing.  She answered questions for us, one after the other.  She replied with in depth answers and offered many suggestions for introducing our new baby to our resident kitty.  The only unfortunate part was that we were number 11 on her list because her babies were so sought after!  We immediately placed a deposit and decided that we would just sit and wait.

Roxi Blu - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month Imagine our surprise when in early July I got an email advising that she had a baby available for us!!!!  She said that her liter had already been spoken for but one girl hadn’t been chosen so she would be available at the end of August if we were interested.  I believe my exact response was “OMG – YES!!!”  

Fast forward through the longest nearly two months of our entire lives and ***drum roll please*** – meet Roxi Blu!!!  =) She was born on May  28, 2013, and is nearly 16 weeks old.  She LOVES to FLOP!!!  She also loves to play in her “bowl” and in her little cardboard house.  She’s DEFINITELY not quiet, as I’d read she may be – but her little meow is just gorgeous.    She resided in her safe room 100% of the time for the first week, but she was SOOO ready to come out!  She would cry at the door anytime someone wasn’t in there.  We slept in there for another week, but after that she’s just roamed the house.  Our resident cat still isn’t very fond of her, but I think they are learning how to co-exist. I’m not sure they’re ever going to be BFF’s which is really sad, but they definitely aren’t hurting each other – so we’re okay with their status at this moment.

Roxi Blu - Ragdoll Kitten of the Month So – what does Roxi love to do?  Literally climb the walls.  She’s not yet learned that she isn’t a bird. HA!  She loves to climb the walls for absolutely no reason at all – other than to make us laugh.  She likes to puff up and hop all around and run through the house like a mad kitty.  We love it!  It’s Kitty Olympics 24/7 in our house.  She loves playing with the fly toys, the Burgan Scratcher, and most of all her kitty tree.  Even when she sleeps, her little legs are constantly moving.  Speaking of sleeping – she loves to snuggle at night.  She crawls all over us and purrs at max capacity until she can get buried into the sheets in our bed.  So sweet!!! She’s been such a joy.  I swear I had no idea what I was missing without her in our lives.

Visit Roxi’s YouTube channel.

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  1. What a beautiful face .And Ragdolls mature slow,so she will still be very kitten like.My youngest male Doll Ceasar is the same age as your little beauty.He still plays,cuddles,nuzzles like the day he came home to me,Many Happy Healthy Loving Fun years to you and yourpretty Baby Girl/From Lisa ,Murphy Bo Dee and MY Baby Ceasar my 2 Ragdoll Boys.

  2. So adorable- I just want to smoosh that little face with a kiss. Two of them must be more than twice the fun. I have an older kitty, too, who just tolerates Emily. I’ve always wanted two kitties who were close and played and slept together. Thanks so much for sharing Roxi Blu with us!

  3. floppycats-reader says:

    Love the pictures of her!

  4. Teresa Reid says:

    First am so sorry for your double loss. Can’t imagine how devastating that must be, not to lose only one, but two pieces of your heart. Your new little sweetie, Roxi Blue is just adorable and beautiful. I watched her movies too and she is a real go-getter cutie! Know she has filled some of your heart back up with joy. Wishing you a great long and happy life with her. Can’t wait to see her as she grows. Love that puffed up side-ways thing – isn’t that just the cutest thing ever? Thanks so much for sharing her story with us. ♥♥♥

    1. Tara Jones says:

      Hi Teresa,

      Thanks so much for the condolences. Losing our two babies so soon together was a heartbreak I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get through to be honest. The loss of Halley was enough to throw me over the edge. I hate to take several days off from work (I work from home)because there was absolutely no getting away from her memory. While I will always miss & love Buddy & Halley – but we are so thankful to have Stinky, Roxi & Mocha Beans. They’ve added such life in our house and lives. I’m so happy to work from home now so I’m able to be with them 24 hours a day!


    1. Tara Jones says:

      Hi Crystal!
      Thanks so much! She’s 14 months old now, but still acts like a kitten during hers and Mocha Beans’s 10:00 kitty olympics every single night! HA!

  5. Patricia McDermott says:

    omg she is a beauty!! thank you for sharing your story. she reminds me of chiggy.. those eyes!!

    1. Tara Jones says:

      Thanks, Patricia!! =) She is beautiful – inside and out. She is SUCH a DIVA!!! Hilarious! She prances. HAHA!

  6. Tara Jones says:

    Yay! There’s my Roxi! Since this article was written, we’ve welcomed another Ragdoll into our home – Mocha Beans, who is a seal mitted baby. She and Roxi and the BEST of friends and we are so happy we decided to get two Ragdolls and only wish we’d done it when we got Roxi. 🙂

    1. Patti Johnson says:

      Hi, Tara:

      Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I am sorry for the loss of your precious Halley Mae & Buddy. Our condolences to you.

      Roxi Blu is so BEAUTIFUL! What a gorgeous girl! My hubby and I were oohing and aahing over her photos! lol 🙂

      And a BIG CONGRATS on your new baby, Mocha Beans (lurve that name, btw). So happy that she and Roxi are thick as thieves. She sounds just as sweet and beautiful as Roxi.

      Big hugs!

      Patti & Pink Sugar (my Blue Lynx Bi-Color Princess) 🙂

      1. Tara Jones says:

        Hi Patti!

        Thanks for your response! I’m so glad others can see the beauty I see in my Roxi. 🙂 Mocha Beans (with the emphasis on Beans because it sounds cuter – LOL) and Roxi are inseparable! It is so cute of them to follow us around the house and get tripped up over each other. Roxi is now 14 months old and Mocha Beans is 9 months old. Our DSH, Stinky is 9 and tolerates them but could care less about either one of them. 🙂 I don’t know how to post pics on here so unfortunately I can’t share pics. 🙁 I’m on Facebook under the user name of Madys2Moms if you’d like to visit. I have a million pics of all of them. 🙂

        1. Patti Johnson says:

          I’ll find you on FB! 🙂 <3

          1. Patti Johnson says:

            Hi, Tara!

            Just sent you a FB friend request and message. Also, check out our friend Teresa’s (Reid) Heart Of Grace FB page! 🙂 <3

    2. Teresa Reid says:

      Can’t wait to see Baby Mocha too!

      1. Tara Jones says:

        Hi Teresa,

        I don’t know how to post pics on here, so you can see them on FB with the user name of Madys2Moms if you’d like. 🙂 Mocha Beans and Roxi are such amazing additions to our family! WE are so lucky!!!

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