Tessa & Mitzi – Ragdoll Kittens of the Month

Tessa & Mitzi – Blue Color Point Ragdoll Kittens

Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month Left to right Tessa Mitzi
Tessa and Mitzi

I’ve loved cats since I was a child, but I hadn’t heard of the Ragdoll breed until I was an adult. Several years ago I ran across a video of two Blue Color Point Ragdoll siblings lounging on a window sill watching birds – I was instantly enamored by their beauty and relaxed personalities.

Needless to say, I was hooked. I already had an adult cat at the time who was quite territorial, so I couldn’t act on my desire to get a Ragdoll. Sadly, our beloved family cat “Baby” was diagnosed with cancer the summer of 2016 and passed away in November 2016. I wasn’t sure I could move forward with getting another cat, because the idea of ever losing another pet was too painful.

However, the idea of never having another cat was even more painful, so we began to search for a Ragdoll kitten.

Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month Left to right Mitzi Tessa
Left to right: Mitzi & Tessa

I decided on a local Seattle Ragdoll Breeder called “RagdollSEA”. I got on the waiting list for a blue female, as none were available at the time I inquired. The wait time until bringing the kitten home was 6 months. Finally a litter with blue female kittens was born in February 2017, one of which was going to be ours.

Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month Left to Right Mitzi Tessa 2
Tessa and Mitzi

A few weeks before we were going to meet the kittens, my husband gave me the gift of a lifetime when he suggested we get two kittens from the litter. He knew how much I wanted a pair of Ragdoll siblings, but I hadn’t suggested it because it was on the high end of the budget. I contacted the Breeder and asked if she had another female available, and she arranged for us to bring home sisters.

We were getting a Blue Mitted female and a Blue Color Point female whom we would name Mitzi and Tessa, respectively.

Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month Mitzi 2

Mitzi and Tessa are now 14 weeks old and are sleeping soundly at my feet as I type this. Mitzi is the more dominant of the sisters, and Tessa seems content to follow her lead. When Mitzi eats Tessa eats. When Mitzi hops off the bed Tessa follows. Mitzi approaches new situations with great confidence.

Although Tessa often follows Mitzi’s lead she also has self confidence and is by no means a meek kitty. She will approach you for a snuggle, start up a game of chase or wake Mitzi up from her nap when she wants to play. Together they balance each other out perfectly, and are the best of friends.

Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month MItzi 3

I feel blessed to have these exact two kittens – they are just right for our family. We adore them both and can’t stop cuddling, playing with and taking pictures of them. They are two of the purest souls on earth – when they look at me with those mesmerizing blue eyes I feel like they are looking into my heart and soul. Their fur is indescribably soft. Petting them is addictive! My Ragdoll kitten dreams have come true.  

Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month Mitzi
Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month Tessa 2
Tessa and Mitzi - Ragdoll Kittens of the Month Tessa

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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. omg they are just delectable.. i want to kiss them all day!! thanks for your great story.

    1. Cinde Shields says:

      I actually do kiss them all day! Thanks for your sweet comment.

  2. Jamye Zerbe says:

    AHHHH such precious little babes you have!

    1. Cinde Shields says:

      Thank you Jamye, I do consider them my babies and feel blessed to have them!

  3. Sandra Johnson says:

    Your lovely kitty sisters are just adorable! From one Ragdoll ‘owner’ to another, enjoy! Your photos are exquisite, btw!

    1. Cinde Shields says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment Sandra, I appreciate it! 🙂

  4. Awwww, thank you so very much for the lovely story about how your Ragdoll Kitten Dream came true with the ever so GORGEOUS & ADORABLE Tessa & Mitzi! (LURVE those names, btw!) (Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your precious Baby last year. I know how devastating losing a beloved furry companion can be!) <3

    And…isn't your hubby AWESOME?!?! Surprising you with the gift of getting a 2nd Ragdoll kitten! Terrific! 🙂 <3

    The pics are amazing and I can see how easily you fell in love with these two baby girls! I absolutely adore how you expressed your feelings about these two darlings in the last paragraph of your story! 🙂 <3

    This pair of sisters sounds like the purrfect fit for you and your family! Happy Ragdolling!! 🙂 <3

    Wishing all of you many, many years of additional happiness, love, good health and purry adventures together! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. Cinde Shields says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment Patti 🙂 Your positivity always brings a smile to my face! If everyone practiced constant kindness like you, the world would be a much better place.

      1. Awww, thank you SOOO VERY MUCH for your sweet praise Cinde! Your kind words really touched my heart!!! BIG HUGS! 🙂 <3

  5. Nancy Harkness says:

    Your babies are beautiful. WE have two ragdolls of my own. Sophie is a seal and thirteen. Our Jedda is also a seal and just turned four. We love these guys so much. They are our pride and joy. Quick question, how do you get them to sit still to take such great pictures? Especially with such open, bright eyes.

    1. Cinde Shields says:

      Thank you for your kind comment Nancy. 🙂 I don’t really have secret for taking their pictures, I think they are just super photogenic. They do have naturally big eyes, which tend to get even wider when they are interested in something, such as the camera.

  6. freemsuz@comcast.net says:

    What a sumptuous pair of Kitties! They sound for sure like Dream Kittens ♥ Thanks for sharing them, made my day,
    and I bet they make yours everyday!

    1. Cinde Shields says:

      So happy Mitzi & Tessa brightened your day! They definitely bring me happiness!

  7. ABarletta says:

    O M G!!! I am smitten with your kittens. Tessa and Mitzi are exquisite little girls. I am confused about how kittens from the same mom and dad could be two different types, but I guess, thinking about it, children from the same human parents look different from each other too! I always love two animals are adopted/purchased together. I think it is a kind and compassionate thing to do for the animals, as long as they get along. And your little pussy pies sure do! Enjoy your fur family. Best, Annette

    1. Cinde Shields says:

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment Annette. The kitten’s Father was a Blue Mitted, and their Mother was a Blue Color Point, which is why they look different.

      1. Stephanie Anderson says:

        so cute!!! my blue point mitted came from a mom who he is identical to and a seal bicolor father! You never know what is going to come out until they are born.

      2. Tamara Blyden says:

        I’m curious to know if it is Kai and Yulia that your girls are from? I have a blue colorpoint boy from their Feb 2017 litter.

        1. Hi Tamara, Sorry this reply is a few years late, I saw your comment for the first time today because Jenny re-posted my kitten story. Kai is their father, but their mother is Kasia, not Julia. It appears that your boy is my girls half brother! It’s a small world.

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