Sugar – Ragdoll of the Week

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Hello everyone! My name is Sugar. I was born on August 12, 2013 in Britt, Iowa and then by a small twist of fate, I landed in a New Jersey pet store. On November 9, 2013, a beautiful Saturday afternoon, my mom took a drive with her friend to grab some coffee. During their drive, her friend needed to stop in the pet store. So she browsed the store as he shopped. I was in that store that day, along with many other cats and dogs looking for a home. I was almost 3 months old. My mom has always loved cats, but hadn’t had one since childhood because she worked all the time. But on this glorious day, she took one look at me and it was love at first sight! She asked the staff if she could take me to the playroom to get to know me and within an hour, I was in the car and on the way home. Now my mom works from home and now has plenty of time for me! We are so grateful to have found each other and we are so happy!

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It’s funny…my mom had never even heard of Ragdoll cats. Can you believe it? Was she hiding under a rock? Nevertheless, she dug up all the information she could and learned all about me and my breed in no time. She named me Sugarplum Coconut (Sugar for short). Everyone thinks it’s a girl name, but I get where she’s coming from. I’m white and super sweet. It makes sense! When I was a kitten, I used to try to run outside and look at the birds in the trees, but I don’t do that anymore. Now I stay on the balcony and get some fresh air that way. I even sleep in the flower box, which is now known as my hammock. I also go out for walks and to the pet store in my stroller. Sometimes I jump in my stroller and meow to remind my mom to take me out.

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My favorite thing to eat is fish, but I do switch it up because I want to eat a healthy, balanced diet. I prefer dry kibble, but if you give me soupy canned food by Weruva and BFF, I’ve been known to lick the sauce and nibble at the rest. What can I say? I crave the crunch! Right now I’m loving Natural & Delicious dry cat food. I must admit, I love all varieties…not just the fish. If my food dish is empty, I hunt my mom down and cry. Then she says, “Tell Mommy what you want Sugar”. Since I’m a smart little fellow, I walk her to my empty kibble dish and wait till she fills it again. Right now I weigh 14 pounds.

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I love to scratch everything, but when I hear my mom say “Not My Furniture!”, I just run to my own furniture and scratch there instead. Between you and me, I just do this for attention. I do it mostly when my mom is on the phone, so she has no choice but to pay more attention to me. I’m a sneaky little guy, but it’s so much fun to be sneaky! In my house, I have several cat trees, scratchers, comfy beds, toys, etc. You name it, I have it. I even have a teepee! I’m spoiled, but not a brat. As a matter of fact, I’m a super sweet boy. Everyone says so. I’ve even turned cat haters into Sugar lovers. What can I say? I amaze people because I’m super smart, super vocal and super loving. I can even say “Hello”! My mom tells people that and they don’t believe her, until they hear it for themselves! Then they are just amazed. When I hear music, I like to sing along. I go to the window and sing to the neighbors. I like to stay active, so I play ball, do jumps, run through the house, hunt and chase my mice. I also like to sneak into my tunnel and play hide and seek. Mr. Gray is my favorite mouse. I hunt him the most.

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When I get tired, I like to curl up onto a yoga mat and do some stretching and laying around. I sleep a lot too. Which, by the way…I’m about to go do right now. It’s been my pleasure to speak to all of you! Thanks for taking the time to learn all about me! Have a PURRfect day!

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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. Teresa Reid says:

    Hi TinaD,
    Your method of getting Mr. Sugar used to his stroller is PURRFECT! Thank you so much for the suggestions. Will definitely have lots of free time during the winter months to get them used to the stroller inside. Maybe by the time Spring rolls around, they will feel happy about getting in it and it won’t be traumatic for them. That’s what I’m hoping cause every time we go out for a walk with my husband and I, am always wishing that we could take the girls along!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us. Wishing you and your sweet Sugar a very happy holiday season!♥♥♥

  2. Hi Teresa,
    I wheeled Sugar around inside the house for quite a while before I attempted to take him outside in it. I just take him from room to room with the top open. He hangs over the front cause he likes to watch the front wheels roll. You should get your kitties used to being in the stroller that way and then try up and down the driveway like you said. Little short trips are best so they don’t feel trapped for long when they are zipped inside.

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    What. beautiful boy you are sweet Sugar. Love your story so much. See that your Mom loves thinks the world of you and does so much to give you a very happy life. Love all your pretty photos too. Wishing you so much happiness! ♥️♥️♥️

    1. Thank you so much! Hugs and happiness to you too!

      1. Teresa Reid says:

        You are so very welcome TinaD! Can’t get over how gorgeous your Mr. Sugar is! How did you get Sugar to like riding in his stroller? I have one but have only used it to take them to the vet since I could get 2 of them in it together. Would love to take the 2 Ragdolls out for a stroll but didn’t want to stress them out. Maybe a little bit at a time just up and down the driveway to see how it goes. Think that is awesome that Sugar begs you to take him out! ♥♥

  4. omgosh! thanks for sharing your great story about Sugar. She reminds me of butterscotch pudding with whipped cream. she is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you! I’m loving the butterscotch comparison. I think Sugar just got a new nickname! I will be calling him that too from now on.

  5. Awwww, what a very lovely story! Mr. Sugarplum Coconut, you have a beautiful name and it’s PURRFECT for you!! What a beautifully handsome kitty you are! And how lucky you were to meet your mom on that awesome day and find your human soul-mate and furever home!!! YAY!!! So very happy things worked out so well for you and your new momma! Sounds you two are a match made in Heaven!!! 🙂 <3

    You sound just delightful, fun and amazing! Lurve your pics! You have the prettiest coloring! (Way too pretty for a boy kitty like yourself!) So glad you enjoy your life and that you can spend so much time with your momma each day!!! 🙂

    Wishing you and your momma many more years of good health, love, happiness and purry adventures together!! 😉 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle (another Sugar!) 🙂 <3

    1. Hello Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle! Beautiful name by the way!! Thank you so much for the compliments and kind words. We think you are awesome too and are proud to be part of this wonderful community. Big hugs n luv right back at you xo
      Tina and Sugar

      1. Awwwww, thank you so much Tina! (A long time ago we had a small 1/2 Serengeti and 1/2 Desert Lynx kitteh girl who was polydactycl…big mittens with five toes each and we called her Tiny Tina. Small world.) 🙂 <3

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