Savannah (Sav) is our Ragdoll. She is 2.5 years old and an absolute diva.
Before Sav, we had a few different rescue cats, all beautiful, each with an individual personality. Sadly, during the first week of lockdown, our previous cat Lucy had to be put down.
The house felt empty, so my partner and I were keen to get a new cat, but due to where we live being on a busy road knew that finding a suitable indoor rescue cat could be a challenge.
We knew a little about Ragdolls - an old neighbour had one - and understood they were well suited to living indoors. More research about Ragdolls and kittens was then undertaken, and we found a great breeder on the other side of our county.
After a few long chats with the breeder and some video calls, we all got to know each other - trust from both sides was critical - and we finally were allowed to visit the cats and choose our kitten - Sav! She was born in May 2020 - a lockdown baby.
We picked Sav up when she was 12 weeks old, and she soon settled into - and ruled - our home. She was a crazy little fluff bundle who loved to explore. Climbing, playing, and scratching A LOT of walls and furniture! I was working from home, so luckily, I spent a lot of time with Sav as she grew and developed.
We found it amazing how Sav’s colourings changed over time. And when she was spayed, how her fur grew back darker!
We also have guinea pigs who Sav is very interested in - however, we keep them separated at all times as we are pretty sure Sav would like to ‘play’ with them, and seeing what she does to her soft toys Sav and the piggies are definitely better off living independently!
As mentioned before, Sav is a diva. She definitely knows what she does and doesn’t like. She loves to roll onto her back and have her tummy tickled - especially by my partner, and she collapses as soon as he walks into the room!
She loves to follow me around the house and nip at my ankles whilst I work at my desk, and she always wants to snuggle when I go to bed. She does also like to chew our hands and arms, which apparently is a characteristic inherited from her mum!
After spending time in our local cattery (we have a great cattery 3 miles away), she is becoming more of a lap cat, and when she feels like it will sit on our knees and curl up. She is also getting more vocal and squeaks a lot! Every time one of us coughs or sneezes - squeak! She is also a pro at peek-a-boo. Occasionally Sav explores the back garden on the lead, but she prefers the great indoors.
I created an Instagram profile for Sav - @savannah_the_ragdoll and love to post videos of her antics (my partner thinks I am crazy :-)).
We got married last summer, and our wedding photographer loved Sav, so we got some beautiful pictures of her. We had Sav and piggy cake toppers on our wedding cake, and they were also mentioned in our wedding ceremony!
She is currently being fed on Oscar Pet Foods dry food but loves treats of all kinds. She is fussy with food and a bit sensitive, but Oscar food really agrees with her.
Sav is a huge part of our life, and getting a Ragdoll was the best decision we made. We can’t wait to see Sav develop more and hope to get a catio this year to give her more opportunities to explore.