We misplaced our cat, aged 12, final July, because of on-going pancreatitis and eventually coronary heart points. We knew we’d get one other kitty when the time was proper and so, began on the lookout for a breed that will be shut in character to the kitty that had left us – laid again, calm, affectionate…. we agreed {that a} Ragdoll can be the cat for us.

Getting a Ragdoll Kitten:

Quincy got here from a breeder right here in Cowansville, Quebec Canada known as Coco Ragdolls and I’d extremely advocate them.  Their kittens are introduced up of their residence, are socialized with canines, youngsters and different cats and don’t go away their residence till they’re sufficiently old.  We introduced Quincy residence final weekend at 15 weeks of age (he was born on April 28, 2021).

We had chosen a couple of names earlier than assembly him, however as soon as we laid eyes on him, we knew what his title can be. 

True to his breed, he’s very affectionate, doesn’t like closed doorways, needs to be wherever we’re and is a real purring machine, particularly at evening when he likes to snuggle up in opposition to us.  It appears he can’t get shut sufficient!

He will get into every little thing, drawers, dishwasher, fridge, closets…so now we have to always preserve a watch out for him…and his antics.   

He’s nonetheless somewhat clumsy or perhaps that’s simply what makes him so loveable, however although he’s solely been with us for lower than per week, he’s managed to knock down a couple of breakables whereas making an attempt to land a bounce. 

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Our house is turning into increasingly kitten proof as we (and he) uncover his favorite launching pads.

I’ve to say, he makes us chortle out loud not less than a couple of instances a day.  What a welcome addition, particularly as we begin to emerge from this pandemic.   

For his personal security, when now we have to be out, we go away him in a room that’s protected (no blinds, no glass, nothing that he can damage himself with). 

His mattress, litter, meals and water and some alternative toys are with him and he now settles down rapidly – it’s as if he is aware of that that is his “safe place” for a short time.

Today was his first nail reducing which went extraordinarily nicely. 

He’s a wee man, so we determined to make use of human nail clippers for now, so we could possibly be extra exact as we didn’t wish to lower into his vein.  In addition, the breeder gave us a trick which I’d prefer to share which made the expertise fairly straightforward. 

They instructed us to know his scruff fairly firmly, very like his mother would do.  As they’d predicted, he went fairly limp and the entire matter was over in a couple of minutes. 

They had even talked about utilizing a detailed pin or two (and should you google this, there are a couple of websites that point out that too).  We didn’t wish to go that route, a easy, agency grasp did the job.

His favourite stand-alone toy is the Tower of Tracks Ball and Track, which was really useful by one among your members. 

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Other favorites are his cat tunnel, accessible on Amazon and naturally something which we swing and which he can chase!!!!

We simply bought a leash and harness by RC Pets which I like to recommend – it matches nicely and leaves loads of room round his paws and neck…however not an excessive amount of room the place he may escape.

Another factor which we did was so as to add cardboard scratchers in each room, along with the tall pure sisal scratching put up – he’s used all of them, relatively than our furnishings or space rugs.

Right now, he’s fairly tiny, however so filled with persona.  We can’t wait to embark on many new adventures with our Quincy and his Goldendoodle brother, Winston.
Submitted Aug 12, 2021

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