What is Ragdoll Cat & Floppycat of the Week?How does your kitty become a Floppycats’ Cat of the Week?
Ragdoll of the Week or Floppycat of the Week on Floppycats isn’t a contest or really a selection process – as long as you follow these guidelines (that keep us sane), and submit your story and photos in full, your kitty will be next in line for Ragdoll of the Week or the Floppycat of the Week. If you are interested in submitting your kitty as Cat of the Week, we welcome you to share stories and photos of your cat or cats with us and Floppycats.com’s readers.
We know that not every Floppycats.com reader has a Ragdoll cat. And we’re not Ragdoll cat exclusive, so we started a Floppycat of the Week so that readers that don’t have Ragdolls could share their kitties too! Or readers that do have Ragdolls and other kinds of kitties, could share their whole house of kitties individually.
What makes a kitty a Ragdoll of the Week or Floppycat of the Week?
Ragdoll = Papered Ragdolls that were purchased from a reputable breeder
Floppycat = Any other kitty that is a wannabe Ragdoll, a half-breed, a domestic short hair – basically any kitty that is not a papered Ragdoll cat[We make this distinction between purebred Ragdoll cats and non-purebreds on purpose – so new visitors to the site really understand the differences – over the years of operating this site, I have found veterinarians, rescues, and more are so quick to label a cat a breed when they are not a purebred or are a half breed – which then confuses their owner and more]
Please note: The only limitation for Ragdoll or Floppycat of the Week submissions is that your kitty needs to be at least 1 year old. If you’re kitty has passed (has died) s/he is still welcome!
Is your kitty not old enough to be Ragdoll of the Week? You can always submit she or he as (Ragdoll) Kitten of the Month instead!
If you would like to submit your kitty as Floppycat/Ragdoll of the Week, please send AT MINIMUM a 500-word story (the story can incorporate the answers to the questions below to help you come up with material – 500 words is about 1 full page on Microsoft Word) as well as 5-8 images of your kitty (appropriate to the story makes it more fun!) to info [at] floppycats.com or please use the form below to submit everything.
The limit is 8 photos. Please select the photos you want to appear on the site, and DO NOT send extra photos to choose from. Please note: you are NOT limited to 500 words – you are welcome to submit a story of 4,000 words, for example. We just require the minimum of 500 words.
Some easily can write 1,000 words about their cat – others need some ideas on what to write about. Here are some questions you can consider addressing when writing your kitty’s story:
- How you got your (Ragdoll) cat – was it rescued or from a breeder?
If you got your kitty from a breeder, who was it and would you recommend them?
- How did you become interested in (Ragdoll) cat?
- How old is your kitty?
- When was your kitty born?
- Have you had your kitty its entire life? In other words, since s/he was a kitten?
- What does your kitty like to do? Or not like to do?
- Is your kitty on YouTube? Share a link to his or her channel with us!
- How did your kitty get his or her name?
- Do you recommend any food, toys, beds, etc. to other (Ragdoll) cat owners because your kitty loves them so?
Please know these questions above are just guidelines – the only thing to really follow is 500+ words and 5-8 photos, the rest can be what you want. Some people send answers to the questions above – but that’s not the purpose – the purpose of those questions is just to get you thinking about what you want to write about – you don’t have to respond to all those questions or any of them. It’s meant to be written as a story, not a Q&A session.
If you’d like to have your Ragdoll cat featured, please know we look for photos that are close-up portraits of excellent quality, in sharp, clear focus and without flashbulb effects. Also note, you must own the copyright to any photos you submit or provide the appropriate copyright info and permissions from the person that does.
Want to share a video or two with your story? That’s fine too – but please first upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and then send us the direct link to the video on YouTube or Vimeo, so that we can then just embed that video on the site. We are not able to download and upload original video files.
Not sure if you should participate or don’t know if you want to? If you have additional questions, just let us know!