Sookie – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month
Sookie is my 3 month old, seal colorpoint Ragdoll kitten. There is no real reason for her name, I just thought it would be cute. I guess the show True Blood inspired me slightly, but I just really liked how it sounded. She was born on March 6, 2014. I got her from Galaxy Rags, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her breeder is Judy Mackey, & I believe there is actually an interview on the Floppy Cats website between Jenny & Judy.
I’ve always been a fan of Ragdolls since the day I learned about the breed & their floppiness, sweet personalities, beautiful appearance, & their overall kind temperament. I don’t know when or where I first discovered the Ragdoll, but I’m positive it’s been for at least the past 10 years.
I’ve never been a huge cat person, or let’s moreso say that I’ve always been more of a dog person. I really love all animals in general. I have a yellow lab mix, Samson, & he is my absolute pride & joy. He’s been in my life since the day that he was born. My girlfriend & I both work all the time & while Sammy never destroys anything or generally acts depressed, etc., I just have been wanting to get him a companion since we’re both gone a lot. Puppies are a lot of work, while kittens are quite a bit easier when it comes to house training & all. I decided this past December (2013) that I was going to start saving my pennies & get my first Ragdoll kitten.
I went online, researched, & found Galaxy Rags in January. I emailed Judy, got some information & decided to send her the initial deposit. I couldn’t have been more excited. I knew that I wanted a female & I knew that it would be at least late February/early March before my kitten would be born. Even worse, I’d have to wait until late May/early June before getting her! I spent months emailing Judy about food types & brands that she preferred, what kind of litter would be best, how her spay went, etc. I’d email her for a picture even after she had just sent one. I’d always apologize if I was bugging her & she would always assure me that I wasn’t. I found Floppy Cats online & watched endless videos of Charlie & Trigg. I read numerous articles & reviews of toys, food brands, etc. Let’s just say that it was a very long couple of months.
Finally I have my tiny Sookie & she was definitely worth the time & money. She is the perfect addition to our family. Her & Samson get along perfectly, although he was a bit frightened by her for the first couple of days. She introduced herself to him with two very dramatic hisses. I think she used her entire lung capacity for those ones!
Sookie enjoys playing with pieces of yarn, her little crunchy foil ball, laser pointers, & my glasses of water that sit next to my bed at night. The only treats that she’ll eat are freeze dried shrimp. She likes it when I put my thumbs inside of her ears & use my index & middle fingers to scratch the outside part of her ears. She likes to sleep under the coffee table on top of a game box. I couldn’t be happier with this kitten. She’s friendly & social. She’s playful at times, but overall just very laid back. She doesn’t show as much interest in sleeping on my lap as she does in sleeping right next to me. I’m excited to see her personality expand & to learn more about her likes & dislikes. I’m trying to enjoy every moment because I know that she’ll be a full grown cat in no time.
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