I first heard of Ragdolls when I searching to adopt & saw a Ragdoll mix. I researched Ragdolls, since I wasn’t familiar with the breed, or cats for that matter. I called to inquire about adopting her & wanted to schedule a time to stop by. I was told to wait until she was ready to leave her kittens to plan a visit, in one month. When I called back on the specific date, she had been adopted by another family. I was very disappointed.
I went on my quest to find a Ragdoll breeder. After countless searches, I found a breeder, Melissa Keefer, founder of Pretty Kitty Ragdolls. When I spoke to Melissa, I quickly had a connection with her & knew immediately she’s a reputable breeder. She had many adorable kittens to choose from. I initially inquired about a Seal Point Bi-color kitten, since I loved the dark bi-color faces, then I saw my boy – Blue Point Mitted w/Blaze – loved the mitts & blaze! I knew that he was the one for me. I mailed my deposit in the next day. Melissa was a tremendous help before, during the transition & to this day. We keep in touch, & I would highly recommend her!
He grew up to be a fine looking boy!
Coming up with his name was difficult. I was searching many sites & didn’t decide on a name until a month after I brought him home. We decided on Simba. The name suits him well with his mane & superior, yet gentle attitude.
I saw this on floppycats.com I just had to have it. I was entered in the contest, & since I decided win, I decided to purchase it anyways! Here is Simba sprawled out enjoying the luxury…
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I decided Simba needed a playmate when he was 8 months old. I have a little Seal Point Bi-color kitty (same breeder). I had picked out her name before I brought her home – Sasha. The two immediately bonded, with Simba grooming her in the few moments they finally met face-to-face. They chase one another around, as she is finally getting bigger & challenging him. Simba is a big boy now, weighing 12-1/4 lbs. now a little over 1 year old & daily exercise is a good thing.
Here are a few pictures of Simba adoring his new playmate when they first met…
Simba’s birthday – September 24, 2012….
Sometimes things just work out for the best & we have to experience some disappointments. I didn’t get the Ragdoll mix, but I have 2 wonderful Ragdoll kitties that I adore! I was lucky I committed to Simba that evening on the phone because I was told later that many people were disappointed that he was reserved!
My thanks to Jenny & all the readers for the great stories & advice.
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