I first encountered Ragdolls at a cat show in my late teens and finally got my first Ragdoll Luka, a blue bi-colour when I was 20! From then I was sold on this breed!
These adorable Ragdoll boys are Dickens and Purrcival, aka Purrcy, and they have been delighting us for about 4 ½ years. They are littermates.
My husband and I decided to add pet(s) to the household shortly after we got married. We both grew up with cats and knew they would be the perfect addition to our growing family.
A cat seemed the logical answer to being lonely in a one bedroom apartment after I became disabled and unemployed. Even so it took me quite some time to find what I wanted.
I found not one, but TWO Ragdoll sisters in southern California. Their human mom had passed away at 86, and they were with a wonderful couple who were fostering them, along with many other cats. Their foster parents personally delivered them to our door in the Santa Barbara, California area last May.
My husband and I adopted our little Ragdoll girls Smoke and Mist in December from Lake Norman Ragdolls (Denver, North Carolina).
My Doll story starts very sadly; My elderly dad moved down to South West Florida to be near me a few years ago and rescued a beautiful little fur girl from a local shelter; the 1st kitten above!
My Mom had recently died, and she had always wanted a Ragdoll but never had one. One Sunday afternoon I was missing Mom. I picked up my laptop and Googled Ragdoll Breeders Central Florida.
Ever since I read the first words about this breed, and ever since the very first picture I saw of a ragdoll cat, I knew this was the cat for me. My husband and I went on a road trip to meet the kittens and choose the ones that would be ours.