Since i was a child all i wanted was a Ragdoll cat

@jugsjugs (13045)
December 29, 2010 12:24pm CST
I do not know why, but it is one breed of cat that is a huge cat fluffy calm cat.Well for christmas that is what i got from my husband and my children.I had been feeling abit of a loss after one of my cats died a few months ago, so they thought they they would go out and get me a cat that i have always wanted, even though i have other cats that are alot older.We have named him Winter, as it being the season and he is a Red Pointed Ragdoll.He is getting on really well with all the other cats which is really great.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Dec 10
hi jugsjugs Merry Christmas and a happy new year. I have heard of ragdoll cats but have not even seen a picture of one. I am told they are nice and fluffy and very sweet natured. It was nice of your husband and children to give you what you have wanted for years. sounds like you all had a lovely Christmas. I am glad your new addition is getting along so well with your other cats too.could you download a picture of him after awhile. wouold love to see him. take care jugsjugs
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
Hi Hatley, i am going to get my daughter to take a few pictures of him, then i will put them on here for everyone to see.He is a white fur ball with a great nature.He loves to play with all of my cats and also likes to be held like a baby.My husband says that he is a mummys boy, as he never leaves my side,lol.
@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Dec 10
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR Jugsjugs. Great to know that your long desired dream of having a Ragdoll cat is fulfilled this Christmas and it really is a pleasant news. I saw one of those at Pantnagar (it is a north Indian place in hills and has cold winters) when one of my cousins got married and they settled there 15 years back. I have a faint memory but it had lots of fur and stripes. I was quite younger and was scared of it as it used to move about freely in the house. Hope yours is definitely a better one than the one I have in my faint memory. Cheers, theSids
@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
He is a ball of white fluff with the ears and tail being redish in colour.He has a great calmnature, he also likes a game as he is a kitten, he also likes to get fuss of people that come to see me.You can tell that he is my cat as i am the one that is with him all of the time, so if i go out of the room to the loo he will come with me or try to find me.He is a cat that likes company all of the time.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
29 Dec 10
What a sweet gift for your family to get you. Sometimes getting someone an animal as a gift backfires. I am sure they knew that since you have wanted one for a long time, that wouldn't be the case. Sometimes the new cat doesn't fit in with the others and there is no way to forsee that. I am glad you got lucky and he is getting along with the others.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
Ragdolls are known for being calm, so i knew that he would be ok with my cats, however the other cats love him, as he knows that they are the older ones,lol.I now have 5 cats and they are all great, three of the cats are lap cats, so i have to try to make a fuss sometimes of all three that way they are all happy, the other two are not lap cats as they like to sleep where they want and have a fuss when they want.He even gets cleaned by our oldest cat and he in turn cleans her.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Awww! What a sweet thing your husband and children did for you on Christmas! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas,Jugsjugs! I am glad to hear the other cats and Winter are getting along! I love that name Winter! I hope soon you can post of photo on Mylot of Winter! I know all your friends would love to see him! Happy New Year to you friends and family!
@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
We had a really great Christmas.When i see my daughter taking photos again i will get her toput a few photos on here of my bundle of fluff.He has really settled in well and he is a great cat.Now i am stuck at home he is going to be a great companion to have, as he loves a fuss as well as he is so funny to watch play.
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
29 Dec 10
I had to look that one up, as I've never heard of these cats. They are beautiful! And such nice temperaments. That was wonderful of your husband and children to give you one as a gift. He will bring you years of love and companionship, much better than an inanimate gift! I hope you and Winter and the family are all happy together!
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
Winter has really settled in well with the family and he has taught one of my cats how to play again, which is really nice to see.He is a ball of fluff with a great temprement.He loves all the people that come to see me, as he tries all of their laps as well as gives kisses to as many of the people as he can.
• Pamplona, Spain
12 Feb 11
Hiya jugs, Really pleased that you had another new Cat for Christmas. Winter that is a really lovely name for a Cat. I like the way you describe him too and he is getting on so well with all the other Cats you already have. Most have been the best Christmas Present ever for you. I have just been looking at some photos of one and they are really really nice ones I can tell you. In the Photo is just how you described it huge fluffy and calm that´s what these ones look like that I can see here now. Take care have a great Weekend jugs.
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
13 Feb 11
A shame she passed, but her health wasn't good and a kitten would've been too much for her to handle, she needed another older, affectionate cat, not a playful baby.
• Pamplona, Spain
13 Feb 11
Hiya Elic, Sorry to hear about that maybe if she could have had one someone could have helped to look after it too. Even it was an older more affectionate Cat it might have made her feel better as well. Cats are very good company at the best of times.
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
5 Jan 11
That's so GREAT! I had a friend who kept saying she wanted a Ragdoll kitten, but she didn't NEED a kitten - and she passed away before she got one.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Feb 11
Hiya Elic, What a shame Elic. I fell in love with a little kitten in a Pet Shop Window it was in one of those glass things that I really dislike to see them in. So cold and so inhuman glass cage things. The Kitten would come up to me through the glass and purr like crazy and rub her face against mine through the glass of course. Just her way of saying hello. Of course I did not want to get attached to it so I stopped going there for a while as we are not allowed Animals here because we are not Flat owners. Same happened to me with a little Puppy I loved it to bits an Ayrdale one and I had to stop looking in that Window. But I still really dislike those cold glass cage things they put them in.
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
13 Feb 11
A shame she passed, but her health wasn't good and a kitten would've been too much for her to handle, she needed another older, affectionate cat, not a playful baby.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Dec 10
cool but never heard of a ragdoll cat is it real? do you have apic of it
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
I am going to get my daughter to put a few pics up on here for me when she has her camera out again.Yes a Ragdoll is a real breed of a cat, Winter is a red pointed ragdoll.White ball of fluff with red pointed ears as well as a red tail.Ragdolls are known for their laid back calmness as well as being very loving and he is all of those.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Feb 11
awwwwwwwwwww Ic and I dont thinnk i have ever seen one.
• United States
29 Dec 10
What a wonderful gift. It shows how much you are loved. Winter sounds like a lovely name also. Enjoy your new cat, family and Happy New Year to you!
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
Winter is a great cat, he is having great fun teaching one of my older cats how to play again and now we have our older cat acting like a kitten all over again, it is great to see.It will be my 40th birthday this year and i have told my husband it would be great if i could have another Ragdoll as that way i could call it spring or summer,lol.
• United States
29 Dec 10
Jugsjugs- What a wonderful Christmas gift! I hope you all have a long time of enjoyment with one another. And what a wonderful name! It reminds me of the wizard on Rudolph. We have been thinking about possibly adding another bundle of fur to our home but Lightening is a handful herself. Namaste-Anora
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
I thought that there maybe a few problems with the other cats with the kitten and there are none at all.You always have a boss cat that eats before all the other cats, so i knew that if they were all going to eat in the same or different areas then the boss would put the kitten in its place, however they are all getting on really well.It helps that Winter is so laid back in his ways, as well as that he is use to noise from childrenbefore he came here as i have 6 children,lol.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Dec 10
I'm glad u got what u had been wanting for so long. I think winter is a great name for him. Happy new year.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
It was a great gift and he is a great cat.I told my husband as it is my 40th birthday this year i would love to have another one, so that he had a cat of his own age to play with as my other cats are getting old and they get tired easy playing with him, however when they lay down to go to sleep he seems to lay with them as well, just waiting for them to wake up i think for another play.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Cats do not always agree that the living conditions to which they are welcomed meet with their approval, especially if there ae other cats already there. So not only did you get a beauty but he lives up to his breed's claims of a calm temperment. Enjoy
@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
He is a very loving cat and he is like a ball of fluff now.He is a very calm cat, he has come into a house with 6 children and there are always noises here and yet he is really calm, never jumpy.He sits with me all the time and if i go to the loo and he realises that i am not there he will come looking for me.
@Memnon (2173)
29 Dec 10
I'm glad to hear that he fits in well with all of you. We have recently adopted a BSH from the RSPCA called Axel. We have had him 4 weeks and he's still skulking behind th eTV. I guess that it will take some time to bring him out.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
I had a kitten once that use to do nothing but get behind tv units and sofa, it took a few weeks and one day it started to sleep on my bed, so i got closer to the kitten and made a fuss of it, now she is fine, but she was an out door kitten when we got her and that is all she had known.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Awes... that is really sweet I really like kitten. Winter is such a pretty name too...the long winter months. Seems fitting for a cat. I think it's great that he is getting on really well with all the other cats. I am sure that makes your day!! :)
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
Winter has settled in really well and he enjoys playing with all the other cats which is great.He is a very friendly as well as loving cat and he is great with the the litter when it comes to him going to the loo.He eats really well, the vet gave him a good health check and everything is great there as well.
@hotsummer (10378)
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
ragdoll cat, is it a doll or a cat? i do love cats too. they are cute. but usually in the philippines we don't buy cats. if we want cats we just adapt some stray cats. that is how neighbors usually get a cat. but we usually just feed them but don't actually let them inside the house or let stay that long in side. we just have them sleep outside the house. like anywhere around the house, the garder or they even just climb up the room and sleep there. but if the cat is so cute like what you have i would definitely care for it more and treat it like part of the family. but i don't have the time to care for any pet actually. so i just want to feed just one cat and that's it.
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• China
30 Dec 10
I envy you so much,got a sweet home and get what you wanted so long.Glad to hear that the little kitty get along well with the other little creature.Love their little fuzzy foot little fuzzy head and soft belly.Oh gosh i just can't resist their cute_
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
30 Dec 10
What's a ragdoll cat? I really like cats especially kittens. I wish that they will never grow up so that they remain cute forever. Cats are good but they are be quite noisy when it comes to time for mating. U are really a cat lover and your family member knows u best when it comes to what u like. It's a nice name for the cat because he's bringing u some warmth among the cold weather, but also bringing u some coolness in the summer, with his name.
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• United States
30 Dec 10
I think Ragdolls are so pretty. I used to work at an animal shelter and there was a kitten there that was a ragdoll. He was the most lovable kitten but always seemed to have a cold. Sadly when they took him to the vet he tested positive for feline AIDS and the vet recommended euthanasia so he would not suffer. It was so sad to know that beautiful little cat had to be put to sleep. I love their blue eyes and fluffy coat.
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@GardenGerty (96669)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Dec 10
How thoughtful that they pay attention to what you really want. I bet your kitty is lovely and cuddly. Winter does seem like a good name that is unique and will always have memories for you.
@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
I think that it is great that he went and got me a gift without me knowing until he went to get it.I think that it is great that he gets on with all the other cats that we have as well as that he loves the noise that the children make.He is really loving and calm, he is also another lap cat.
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@GardenGerty (96669)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Feb 11
I have two cats all over me most all of the time. Cats are really love.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
30 Dec 10
What a wonderful Christmas present...and something you really needed. I love the name. Best of luck with the new addition.
@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Feb 11
Winter is so laid back for a kitten coming into a house that has other cats as well as noise from 6 children it is great.Winter loves a fuss no matter who it is from.Winter is a great companion and with all the fluff he is a great warmer as well.