Sunday, July 17, 2011
Ragdoll: The Perfect Reader's Cat
"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction~Mark Twain
Ragdolls are a long standing favorite among cat lovers. The breed originated from a non- pedigreed white angora female named Josephine who shared her favors with a seal mitted male and a black cat.
The main draw of ragdolls is their wonderful docile personality and the way they go limp when you hold them, which makes them perfect to cuddle with when you're reading. The 'I'm big boned not fat' cliche applies to ragdolls. These cats are big. Some get up to thirty-five pounds. They take four years to reach physical maturity. They are very laid back and gentle. A good kitty for families with children in the house.
Their coat is medium length and has a rabbit-like texture that doesn't require a lot of attention.You can run a damp cloth across it to pick up any shedding. Brushing or combing once a week with a steel comb is recommended, with special attention to their leg pits.They have the Siamese point markings--unless they are mitted or bi point--along with beautiful blue eyes.
These cats have few health issues.
For an opportunity to win a package of soft toy mice for your cat just leave a comment. I'll announce the winner next Sunday.