Skittles, age-appropriately named, was my first Ragdoll cat and was my favorite candy. I have to admit that I don’t remember him much or at all. He came from Hoosier Dolls Cattery in Dyer, IN.
My maternal grandparents’ bought him for me for my birthday. My maternal Aunt Nicky had a Ragdoll, who I was obsessed with (a sign for something to come) and I wouldn’t stop begging for a cat. We had a German Shepherd and had had GSDs, but I wanted a cat. My dad was the one opposed – he didn’t like cats, so he told me that he was allergic.
My mom felt strongly that I needed a cat, so she had her parents buy me a Ragdoll as a birthday present, so that my dad couldn’t complain much. And boy, am I glad she did – this website wouldn’t be here today…
His parents were Sugar Paw Bogart of Hoosier Dolls, a blue mitted Ragdoll cat and Raggles Garbo of Hoosier Dolls, a seal mitted Ragdoll Cat. You can see more in his pedigree. My sister recently went through a bunch of old photos for a slideshow at my brother’s wedding, so she came across many of Skittles. We scanned them as well as the correspondence with the breeder and posted them below.
Unfortunately, Skittles died of FIP at the age of 2.
My sweet Rags and his brother Cosby came into my life shortly after Skittles’ death – but Cosby died of FIP at 10 months’ old. My Rags, as many of you know, out lived them all dying of renal failure at the age of 19.5 years old.