Hi, I am Ragdoll Mommy from my blog , Life with Ragdolls.
I had a handsome and very loving, Sealpoint Ragdoll cat. His name was Tadpole, he was the sweetest cat with the sweetest personality! He would follow me around EVERYWHERE, I went! He was my baby boy, and I truly cannot stop missing him! He had the prettiest killer blue eyes!
Tadpole was an outside cat, however I do not recommend having your Ragdoll cat outside, unless you ARE supervising it! That’s fine. But if you aren’t, then your cat is likely to be killed by a car, or “cat napped” (AKA stolen). Ragdolls are not “Street smart” and because of their loving nature, most Ragdoll cats will go home with just about anyone! That’s why it is very important that you keep your Ragdoll cat indoors only!
The reason why Tadpole was an outdoor cat is because his former owner had him outside his whole life, and I didn’t want to put him indoors…… That wouldn’t be fair to him. So I just let him stay the way he was, after all he wasn’t declawed. But a year later, Tadpole got Feline Leukemia and ended up passing away. Now I so wish I had kept him indoors!
I regret that a lot.
Tadpole was not a show quality Ragdoll, however he was more than that…… He was MY “special” baby!
I first fell in love with Tadpole in 2004, when we moved to Bonifay, Florida. Tadpole was probably about 14 years old at that time, maybe even older. He lived on a farm with three other cats, Thunder, Socks, Bubbles. Tadpole 14 years, as mentioned above. Thunder about 12 years. Bubbles 10 years. Socks about 8 or 9 years.
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Bubbles was my female tabby cat, who was declawed.
Thunder was my male black cat, he had claws.
Socks was my tabby male cat, he also had claws.
Tadpole wasn’t declawed.
Tadpole was probably born in 1990 or 1989. He died in 2005.
It took me from 2005 to 2012 to get another Ragdoll, I just couldn’t accept the fact that he was dead. That’s almost 7 years. I still can get over him!
In fact, EVERY Tuesday I have a post about him on my blog, called “Tadpole Tuesday”, Tadpole was also the reason WHY I created, Life With Ragdolls!
Tadpole will ALWAYS have a “special” place in my heart, that NO one can ever replace!
I hoped everyone loved Tadpole’s story!