Shogun – Ragdoll of the Week

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My sweet, furry little man is Shogun and he was born on December 9th, 2015. He’s a beautiful flame point with lynx markings and my boyfriend and I love him to death!

I had been wanting a Ragdoll kitten for years but the timing never seemed right. We moved into a way-too-big-for-2-people house with many empty bedrooms and realized the right time for raising a kitten was now! I enthusiastically searched the internet for well-regarded Ragdoll catteries that focused on health and personality. After investing weeks into researching I was fortunate enough to find exactly what I was looking for only 20 minutes from home!

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The name of the cattery I was most drawn to is called Broadway Ragdolls. They are located in a quiet part of Long Island, New York, nestled in a lovely wooded neighborhood. According to their website, one of their litters had been featured on the Animal Planet show “Too Cute.” I downloaded the episode and was immediately in love. Being able to see the kittens and their parents on the show gave me such a unique opportunity; I was able to see what wonderfully healthy and happy kittens this cattery was breeding without even leaving my home.

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I combed Broadway’s website and devoured every word on every page. When I got to the section on planned future litters and available kittens, I was thrilled! One reservation slot was available for kittens that had been born earlier in the month. It felt like this had to be fate! I contacted the cattery owner, Clair Michaels, and made arrangements to send her a deposit. (She assured me that if I didn’t like the kitten in this litter, I could apply my deposit to a kitten in a future litter.) Clair was extremely patient and wonderful about answering my many, many questions. Although the kitten selections wouldn’t happen until the babies were 6 weeks old, she would regularly post pictures on Facebook so all of the future kitten parents/owners could watch the babies blossom. It was very exciting knowing that one of those beautiful creatures would be mine in the near future!

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Mid-January I was finally able to meet my kitten and fell totally in love! He was big, bold, and healthy. Claire let me know that he was an explorer and loved figuring out ways to escape the kitten nursery pen. In fact, once he discovered his way to freedom, he showed his siblings so they could get out too! This explorer/puzzle-solver aspect of his personality still defines him extremely well as we’ve watched him try to work doorknobs and open bi-fold closet doors. Living with Shogun is like living with a two year old human child. He’s constantly trying to find his way into everything and baby-proofing was a definite necessity!

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Shogun likes to spend his days lounging in his bedroom (you read that right lol) which is like a cat playground or playing with the millions of toys he has scattered throughout the house. My boyfriend works from home several days per week so they have lots of time to do “guy stuff” together as well. I’d say their favorite activity involves a Nerf dart gun and one happy cat chasing darts like crazy! It’s weird but they have a lot of fun doing it!

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Shogun has been an amazing addition to our home. My boyfriend and I both have grown children from prior marriages and can’t help feeling like this beautiful, loving animal is our “child” together. (I’m sure our friends are getting a little weary of our never-ending Shogun stories!) We’ve lived together happily for 5 years but somehow a silly, playful kitten has take us from being a happy couple to being a happy family!

Oh, and for more pictures, please visit Shogun on Instagram. His page is Shogun_Warrior_Kitten

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Lori Randazzo Messina says:

    Shogun is BEAUTIFUL. Both of my girls Zira and PheePhee are from BROADWAY RAGDOLLS. Claire is an amazing breeder and ALL of her kitty’s are absolutely gorgeous and have GREAT personalities!! Thank you for sharing Shogun and his story .

  2. Melanie Venturi says:

    Thank you all so much for the lovely comments 🙂 I’m thrilled that Shogun was featured and so happy to be part of the Floppycats community!

    1. Teresa Reid says:

      You are so welcome! So glad you and Shogun are here! ❤❤❤

    2. Hi, Melanie! I totally agree with Sweet Teresa (Reid)! Welcome! So happy you and your beautiful flame boy, Shogun, are officially Floppycatters now! YAY!!!!

      Big hugs & lots of love!

      Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  3. thanks for sharing your story. He is just stunning!! nerf darts!! i have to get some, that does sound like fun!

  4. This is the first time I have seen a Flame Point with Lynx markings other than my Boy Guimauve…I thought I was looking at him, Shogun & Guimauve could be twins! They are so similar, I was floored. Your Shogun is very handsome…congrats from one Flame Point/Lynx parent to another! Mine is a bit older having been born March 23. 2013, so he just turned six. If you’d like to see how similar they are, contact me at I’ll send a picture.
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Margaret Henderson says:

    Great name ! He looks beautiful and thank you for sharing him x

  6. Oh my- those Flame Ragdolls are certainly beautiful! His mane is a sight to behold! I just followed you on Instagram so I can see more of handsome Shogun. Thanks so much for sharing him with us!


  7. Teresa Reid says:

    Agree with everyone that Shogun is STUNNING! Thanks so much for sharing his story and all the gorgeous pics. Don’t EVER worry about telling kitty stories cause those who love you will understand and want to hear more. He is DEFINITELY your child! Much happiness to you all for a wonderful life together. ❤❤❤

  8. ABarletta says:

    Wow! Shogun is a stunner! His majestic beauty belies his mischievous personality for sure. He looks like a very elegant kitty but his personality sure sounds like it is all boy. Have you considered getting him a sibling? Thanks for sharing your gorgeous guy with us.

  9. Sandra Johnson says:

    Shogun is a gorgeous Ragdoll! Congratulations from one Ragdoll family to another! Our boy is a Seal/Bi-color, and what a joy he has brought to our household! His name is Hannity and he’s 6 years old, Mr. Curiosity should be his name!

  10. Awwwww, what a wonderful story about your beautiful (VERY HANDSOME) and awesome Shogun (super pawesome name, btw!)! Thank you so much for sharing his story with us! I absolutely adore all the pics of your big, handsome fella! HE is TRULY STUNNING (be still my heart, as I have a weakness for those lovely flamepoints!)! 🙂 <3

    So happy you found the Ragdoll of your dreams! The nerf dart game playing sounds like so much fun!!! How clever! 🙂 <3

    Wishing you, your boyfriend and Shogun many years together filled with loads of love, good health, happiness and most excellent purry adventures!!!

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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