Star – Ragdoll of the Week
Star – Ragdoll of the Week
My cat story might be a little bit different but I would like to share it with fellow cat lovers. I’ve always loved cats since I’ve been a little girl. To be honest this love grew further when my older cousin got a cat. He’s a beautiful mix of Persian and Calico. I was hooked and began begging my parents for a cat as well. This went on for a quite a few years and I kept on persuading my parents to give in. My parents do like animals but I don’t think they ever had any experience with cats. My mom actually grew up with dogs and my dad had fish. Even though my dad wasn’t opposed to the idea too much, my mom was a bit apprehensive. As a family we moved around a lot during my childhood, so looking back it would be hard to own a pet I guess. I still fed my soul of its cat love by helping rescued cats and playing with them wherever I found them.
When I was older and after finishing high school and college, I still hadn’t given up on my dream of having my own cat. Luckily my prayers were answered. One of my older cousins contacted me as he knew I loved cats. His son had developed allergies and he reluctantly came to the decision that the cat had to go. I was his first choice and as family he thought it might work out well. I didn’t hesitate or think about it any further before I said yes. I did think of how he would fit into our house and I was sure we had the room. My parents finally gave in as well and my dad was quite happy about it too. We’d seen the cat at my cousin’s house before and it was literally love at first sight for me. At the time, I didn’t know he was a Ragdoll and had not even heard of the breed. This obviously all changed as soon as I got him and researched as much as I could before he came to my house.
I renamed my cat Star as he’s literally the star of our family now. He was born in June, 2011 in Oklahoma and is a Blue Bicolor. My cousin got him from a breeder as a kitten so he’s a pure breed Ragdoll cat. I’m happy to stay he fit in right at home and didn’t have any problems re adjusting. He responds quite well to his name and I think he secretly knows he is the center of attention. My cousin got him from a breeder in Oklahoma as a kitten so he’s a pure breed Ragdoll cat. He’s an adorable and fun loving cat. He’s very affectionate and quite attached to me as well. In the morning he follows me as I get ready for the day. During the night he sleeps on my feet and is my personal heater. Living in Chicago this is important. So far, he’s just an indoor cat but I try and get him to exercise around the house. He doesn’t really use the toys I got for him but he does love wand toys. He’s also a bit crazy about the laser dot pen I have. I hesitant to use this with him all the time as I’m worried it might damage his eyes. I’m also pleased to say both my parents love him to bits now and it’s safe to say that’s he’s won them over totally. They actually protect him more than I thought they would and play with him whenever they can. He’s also won over my aunt, who wasn’t a cat lover. By the end of her visiting trip, my aunt re named herself as his grandma. I think all cats have this effect regardless of what they are or look like. My only slight regret is that I didn’t get to have him as a kitten or get to experience that joy. However I can’t complain as my dream of having my own cat is complete.
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he is so beautiful. thanks for sharing his and your story. i love the photos too especially the one of him on the stairs!
Star is GORGEOUS! What a lovely story! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!! I’m so glad you got to have your wish for a cat granted and it sounds like Star is the purrfect kitteh for you and your family!!! Wishing you many years of happiness and good health together!
Lurve the photos. He’s such a cutie patootie pie!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
aww thank you so much for reading his story. I’ve enjoyed sharing him with you all. Star is definitely naughty but loving too. He gets into all sorts of trouble but I still find it adorable. I’m extremely thankfully that my parents love him now too. Thank you for your good wishes. I hope you and Sugarbelle have wonderful memories and the best of health too. Lots of love and hugs to your Miss Pink Sugarbelle too.
Awwww, thank you so much, Faiza! Everytime I see those pics of him (keep looking at them again and again!) I smile. I just lurve his face and expression! It’s adorably endearing and just melts my heart. BIG HUGS!!! 🙂 <3
Your Star is absolutely gorgeous! Especially love the photo of him between the rails. What a beautiful face! Wonderful that you got your kitty finally and can relate to that. When I was little, my father wouldn’t let me have a cat, so I played with every cat I could until I finally got my own. It’s so great that he is now the Star of your family and can definitely see how everyone can’t help but fall in love with him. Thank you!
aww thank you so much for reading his story. I’ve enjoyed sharing him with you all. Star is definitely naughty but loving too. He gets into all sorts of trouble but I still find it adorable. I’m glad that now we are both ‘grown up’ we got to have cats in our lives. I’m extremely thankfully that my parents love him too. I absolutely love your display picture. Your cat looks gorgeous too.
Oh my, your Star is gorgeous! Love the story about how you got him. Or, how he got you! I agree with Lynn. Please keep Star an inside only cat. Coyote, hawks, all sorts of predators and even diseases are out there just waiting. Walks on a leash and harness sounds ideal. Enjoy your precious Star.
Thank You for your advice Barletta! I feel so lucky having him in my life now!
Oh my- Star really lives up to his name! I can tell from the pictures he knows he’s the star of your household and you are all his fans. Please keep Star an inside-only cat. Cats are much safer in the house. Maybe you could teach him to go for walks with a leash and harness? That’s what I do with my Emily. Thanks so much for sharing your beauty- you (and Star) are so lucky to have found each other!
Thank You for your concern Lynn. I will be following your advice and keeping him indoors. Our backyard is near fields and is pretty open, so it’s dangerous for him. I’m so thankfully to have Star in my life. Lots of love and Hugs to Emily.