On this day in 2006 our ‘little boy’ was born!!..four years ago!!
What is a ‘ragdoll cat?’
‘The Ragdoll is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat. Developed by American breeder Ann Baker, it is best known for its docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature. The name "Ragdoll" is derived from the tendency of individuals from the original breeding stock to go limp and relaxed when picked up.’
A ragdoll cat is a large ( up to 30 pounds) minimal shedding, non-matting loving bundle that has been equated to a feline equivalent to a dog. They follow you everywhere..even to the bathroom.
Since we were without a canine companion and we discovered that this breed was as close to a dog you could get..we were sold…
We found a ragdoll breeder on Vancouver Island in the town of Sooke, British Columbia..
On March 7, 2007 and we took the ferry across the Georgia Strait and went to pick up our new addition…he was suppose to go to another family but they changed our minds…lucky us!!!
he meowed all the way home..a very vocal little boy…oh my goodness..what have we done..???
he adjusted pretty well once he figured out where his litter box was..and he loved to sleep in what we called ‘the rabbit hole’..that is him in between the couch cushions in the bottom left picture…or he would just hang over the edge of the chair…..
please sir..can I have some more!!???
we took him camping with us..he was none too pleased with that idea…psycho kitty…we are hoping he will be better next time around??..in the big box on wheels!!
fast forward four years..and one ‘brother’ added to the family..Oliver is the boss..and Tucker knows it..the cat gets fed first..he was here first and that is the pecking order!!..we think Oliver thinks that the dog is just a big cat???
the two of them are best buddies…or at least we think they are??
Happy fourth birthday PO!!! ( short for Prince Oliver)