Ruth and Naomi – Ragdoll Kittens of the Month

Submitted Dec 18, 2018 Hello, I’m Aleisha. This is the story of how I became the proud owner of two beautiful Ragdolls, Ruth and Naomi. I’m a student and still live at home with my parents. Unfortunately over the past year I’ve had some bad issues with my back. Due to these issues I was spending most of my time at home, and a lot of that time lying down. I wanted someone to spend time with so I approached my parents about adopting a cat. My father, who isn’t a huge fan of cats in the house, reluctantly agreed, and I began to look at local shelters and rescues for my future furry friend. After finding two kittens online and trying, unsuccessfully, to reach the rescue that was housing them I continued searching. I stumbled upon an ad for JoAnn’s Ragdolls in Newburgh Indiana. Now, in the past, I’d researched some breeds online and I immediately fell in love with the Ragdoll breed. I never believed that I would own one, much less two of the breed! Needless to say, I contacted the breeder and she had two 5 month old cream Ragdoll sisters available. We set up a time and drove to Newburgh to pick out one kitten, but there was a major problem, we just couldn’t come home with only one! that proved to be an impossible!
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Ruth and Naomi on their first day home
  Upon our arrival to their new home they were scared at first, as would be expected, but they quickly overcame their fear and apparently deemed our modest home worthy of their feline presence. They then immediately proceeded to take complete control of their new domain. Because they look so much alike I wanted to name them something unique and different, as well as something that just seemed to naturally go together. I chose Ruth and Naomi because of the Bible story in the Old Testament book of Ruth. It seems to suit them.
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Naomi round her a place to hide… In my mother’s purse😁
Ruth and Naomi are 7 months old now. They are extremely intelligent and so sweet! I can honestly say I’ve never owned nor seen a cat to equal these two. Though they look very similar, their personalities are completely different. Naomi is always the first to jump right in the middle of things, and she gets offended if you accidentally leave her out of the “excitement”. Ruth is naturally more nervous than Naomi. She is much more cautious in her approach of anything new. Though she will eventually end up right in the center of the chaos, she takes her sweet time getting there. For example: Naomi loves to chase, pounce on, and smack the vacuum cleaner while it is on. Ruth, on the other hand, will sit at a safe distance and then proceed to chase, pounce on, and smack at it after it’s turned off. To Naomi there’s just nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned belly rub. While Ruth, although not opposed to the occasional belly rub, would usually prefer a good back rub while she gives your forehead, nose, or chin a thorough bath. They would rather me bring them home a new box than any toy I could buy. As soon as you walk through the door with a box they automatically assume it’s theirs and lay claim. They enjoy playing with pieces of paper, bottle lids, and any kind of string or rope. They get bored quick on their own and expect you to entertain them with their makeshift toys. Their antics keep us in stitches. Watching them run through the house chasing one another and play fighting is extremely comical and has had me laughing aloud more than once.
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Ruth and Naomi playing in some old boxes we were throwing out
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They love to snuggle together
I never would’ve dreamed that two cats could’ve made such a positive impact on my whole family, and not just any two cats, but two very special cats. I realize that this may sound strange to most of you reading this, but with my father being in the ministry for almost 30 years, I’ve been taught to give everything careful consideration and prayer. No matter how little or big the decision. As I began my search for a cat I prayed that God would lead me to the right one for us, and I believe, with all my heart, that He did. And to think! He gave us two! A double blessing! The way these girls follow us around endears them to us all. They meet us at the door when we get home, snuggle with me on my bed, and just want to be right with us at all times. They have brought more laughter to our home in the short time they’ve been with us than we’ve had in a long time. Every day is a new adventure with these two. Not a one of us, including my father, would take anything for them. I thank God for my girls.
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They decided that the baby blanket I just finished making was for them
I would like to say that I highly recommend JoAnn’s Ragdolls in Newburgh Indiana . Her cats are extremely healthy and happy. She does not leave her cats caged. She treats her cats and kittens as part of her family. She truly cares about where her cats are placed and she has been available for any questions I’ve had. I’m very grateful to her. I’m highly pleased with my experience and would recommend this breeder to anyone interested in adopting a Ragdoll kitten.
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  1. Hi Aleisha! What a beautiful story you wrote about your kittens — thank you so much for sharing. Your babies are so precious and I really love their names! It truly is amazing what a special cat or two can bring to your life, isn’t it? I hope your back issues get better soon!

    1. Wendy,
      Thank you for wonderful comments about my girls. It is truly amazing the difference these two have made!

      Thank you for the well wishes concerning my back issues. I’m pleased to say that I’m definitely on the mend now! All thanks to the good Lord.

      Thank you

  2. Thank you soooo very much for your super pawesome love story about your two baby girls, Aleisha! I have fallen instantly in lurve with both the GORGEOUS & STUNNING & SUPER ADORABLE Ruth & Naomi after seeing that first sweet pic!! Lurve the story of why you chose their names! They sound delightful and charming and quirky and so much fun!!! (I have a special spot in my heart for The Cream and The Flame Raggies!) 🙂 <3

    ADORE all the fabulous pics! Just delighted you had such a positive experience with your breeder, too! YAY!!! 🙂 <3

    Wishing you all many more years of good health, happiness, love and purry adventures together!!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3

    P.S. I am so very sorry to hear about your back issue. Hope you are on the mend and aren't suffering with too much discomfort at this time. Sending you some extra healing and comfort prayers & blessings right meow!! 🙂 <3

    1. Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle

      Thank you for the super sweet comments about my girls. They are delightful, charming, quirky, and so much fun! I wanted my story to portray these attributes of my sweet girls. Im glad you enjoyed reading about my girls.

      Thank you for you concern about my back issues. It is so very sweet of you! I am so happy to say that I am definitely on the mend. God has helped me so much! I am extremely grateful for your prayers.

      Thank you

      1. Ps
        I’m assuming Miss Pink Surgarbelle is the name of your cat. I think that name is adorable!

      2. Aleisha honey, YOU are certainly most welcome!!! I am SOOO VERY HAPPY to hear your back issue is on the mend!! YAY!! 🙂 <3

  3. ABarletta says:

    Aleisha, Ruth and Naomi are gorgeous! Your way of telling the story of how you came to get them really peaked my interest and I just had to read on. I am so happy you took both of them — kitties are more fun in sets! Glad to hear your dad finally came around and that you and your parents are really enjoying your new fur babies. Thank you for sharing this delightful story. It is such a gray, dreary day here in Westchester County, NY. Seeing these two adorable faces really brightened my day. (Without their collars, how can you tell them apart….?). Happy tails!

    1. ABarletta,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments. I’m pleased that you enjoyed reading about my girls.

      It was extremely difficult to tell them apart at first, but after a while it got easier. Although the look very similar, their personalities are as different as daylight and dark. Ruth is very prissy and walks daintily across the floor. Naomi saunters through the house as if she owns the place. You can tell by their eyes… Ruth always looks as if you caught her doing something she shouldn’t do(most of the time that is the case haha!) At times I still get them confused though.. especially if I can only see their backs.


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