Sookie 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.
She'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! 🙂
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