Sookie – Ragdoll of the Week

Sookie - Ragdoll of the WeekSookie is also this month’s Ragdoll Kitten of the Month!!  We were so backed up on submissions that she is also now eligible for Ragdoll of the Week and now here’s her updated story!  Read her Ragdoll Kitten of the Month story here: Sookie – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

Sookie – Ragdoll of the Week

Sookie is my one year old sealpoint Ragdoll. Her birthday is March 6, 2014 (a Thursday, trust me, I checked my emails daily for kitten updates).

After a long wait to find out that my kitten was born, followed by an even longer wait for her to grow up a bit, I was able to pick her up on June 4 (a Wednesday). After some initial warming up to two new human girls & her dog beast of a brother, Sookie has become the sassiest & most elegant member of our family. She is a very friendly & social cat, but not in the most normal ways that one would expect. She’s always in the same room  where people are, whether or not there are new faces present. Normally she’ll be just an inch beyond arm’s reach from any given human.

Sookie - Ragdoll of the Week 2She’s a huge fan of getting the pets, but likes to keep it an option. “Here scratch down my back as I walk by. If you do it right I’ll be back in a minute. Mess up & you’re getting the kitty stink eye.” Sookie doesn’t require a lot of attention & that’s what makes you feel extra privileged when she chooses you specifically to be petting her perfect Ragdoll coat. Sometimes I describe her as our very fancy & expensive living room decoration. I love that she is very friendly in the sense that I would let a newborn baby bury its face in her soft belly fur with confidence that it wouldn’t get “bunny kicked” or bit. She’s very laid back like that & really a sweet girl. She is also fairly lazy & has given up on most toys. I really think she’s just above such childish nonsense. It’s almost hilarious at this point to watch her bat a foil ball around for a minute or two & then glance up looking totally embarrassed to have been seen.

My favorite thing that Sookie does is aggressively try to lick something when I scratch her butt in just the right way. My face, the air, Sam’s head, the couch, an arm, etc. are all examples of things that will get hit with her sandpaper tongue when this happens. The process of sending a deposit for Sookie & then waiting to pick her up to be brought home was very long, detailed, & expensive one. A lot of planning went into Sookie, unlike the opposite situation relating to her younger cat brother, Sharky. We were up to a dog & two cats within hours of a Facebook post. Talk about rash decisions! It definitely wasn’t love & first sight with Sookie & Sharky but it also didn’t take long for her to take his annoying, tiny self under her wing. Sookie seems to be an old, wise soul at the ripe, young age of 1 year & I think that Sharky was a great addition to keep her feeling young & kitten-like at times. I couldn’t ask for all of my pets to get along better than they do. I truly love these little weirdos with my whole heart & can’t stand to think of a day without one of them. Sookie is my first cat & my first Ragdoll, an absolutely irreplaceable friend & part of my life. Again, a giant thank you to Judy Mackey from Galaxy Rags for being so awesome! 🙂

Do you have a Ragdoll Kitten or Cat?  Consider submitting your kitty!  Ragdoll of the Week submission guidelines

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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. Patti Johnson says:

    Wowee! Lucky you! Lucky Sam! Lucky Sharky! Lucky Sookie! What a great family of furrbies you have there! Sharky and Sookie are so BEAUTIFUL! I lurve the look on both of their faces in the photo of just the two of them sitting next to each other. Epic! 🙂

    Lurve Sookie’s quirky personality! That’s another thing I adore about Ragdools. They are each so individually quirky. My Miss Pink Sugarboo is very much like Sookie in that respect where she will lay down next to you just a tad out of arm’s reach. Almost to flaunt that “I bet you wish I would lay closer so you could pet me” look. lol 🙂

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful year of healthy growth and love and happines!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarboo 🙂 <3

  2. So glad to see Sookie again in all her growed-up glory! That picture of her sitting on Sharky is to die for. My girl, Emily, has a new 5-month old brother, Hunter, and is, at various moments, irritated and infatuated with him, depending on what he’s doing. Thanks for giving us an update on Sookie and your adorable family!

  3. ABarletta says:

    Both Sookie and Sharkey are gorgeous! Love their blue eyes. Sam the dog is a good guy for letting the felines rule the nest. Enjoy your wonderful fur family.

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