My love and passion for Ragdoll’s is established and I will never look back. My goal is to breed first for health, temperment and then beauty. We feed all our Ragdolls high quality food, supplements and practice strict hygiene. Its also important tome that I build a good relationship with my prospect family’s and continue to provide life long support to my client family’s, life long.
A little about me and my background with Ragdolls….. My love for Ragdolls started when I was just a child. My mother acquired a ragdoll when I was a young and we always had a cat, not just any cat but a Ragdoll cat . From growing up with these graceful creatures, I was captivated by there true loyalty, character, goofy behavior, and beauty. The puppy cat!!
As an adult, married and now have 3 children of my own, I was again on the hunt for another ragdoll to be apart of our family to grow up with my children. We found `Truffles` She was a Seal point Ragdoll, whom I bought from a back yard breeder.
I must say that at first, my husband was not keen on her being apart of our family but as he discovered how incredible this breed of cat was, his opinion quickly changed. Truffles was always around, even when I had 25 people over for a Christmas dinner, this cat would hang out with everyone, like she was part of the party. She could even open door handles and always greeted us at the door.
At a young age of only 1 year old Truffles suddenly passed away, she was diagnosed with stage 4/5 heart murmur and went into cardiac arrest. From this tragic experience I learned just how important it is to buy from a reputable breeder that tests their animals for congenital diseases and avoid having a beloved pet die from circumstances that could have been prevented, just by being an ethical breeder.
To ensure that my ragdolls are healthy, I test all my breeding cats for not just heart problems (HCM) but also, kidneys disease, retinal disease, and enzyme disease. From this I can ensure that my Ragdolls are healthy and most importantly the kittens I place with family’s are in prefect health.
Often, people ask me why I breed Ragdolls, and I always say because I love the breed. And what I love specifically about the breed is, I love there dog like behavior while being not so dependent like dogs. The Ragdoll is companion, a puppy cat, without the dog maintenance. I love that their fur is actually hair, making the texture extremely silky soft and they don’t have an undercoat so this prevents the hair from mating and no dander.
I love there big bone structure and there trusting and loyal personality’s. I love the shape of there round blue eyes and there quiet voices. Every Ragdoll has a different character, they are certainly playful and play just like a regular kitten but also tend to chase there tails, carrying things in their mouths and are simple a companion type breed, following your around the house, snuggling and really being a genuine friend.
Having kittens in our home always is a joy for all of us. My kids especialy get so much joy from having all our ragdolls in our home and as a bonus the ragdoll kittens are well socialized from my lively children…lol
An eventhough breeding sounds like so much fun it is quite the responsibility. I make sure all my cats are fed high quality food daily with fresh water, their litter is cleaned every day to keep hygiene( imagine how much poop I scoop)!!! ALOT!! And more costly expenes are spent on makeing sure my ragdolls have regular vet visits, deworming, shots, fecal tests, blood tests, flea treatment, DNA testing for color and diseases any money put away incase of an emergency with queen birthing which can cost thousands of dollars. Breeding isnt done to make a profit but for the passion of what you do everyday, while providing healthy ragdolls to family’s who can emotionally invest in there cat, not worrying about and underlying health concerns.
Thank you for reading “About me”, and Ragdolls` If you have any questions please feel free to go to my contact me page where you are able to ask anything you like. I will try my best to get back to you within 48 hours.