This house sit we are the foster parents of 6 gorgeous cats. They are Lyn and David’s much-loved family.
They are Ragdoll cats fluffy, cuddly and very playful. I have not met this breed before so went to Google to find out about them.
“Ragdolls are a relatively new breed, developed in the early 1960s in the United States
( the history of the development of this breed is very interesting, go to this link to read more about Josephine the unusual cat that was the start of this breed)
The Ragdoll is likely the result of crossing several breeds over time; breeders speculate that Persian, Birman and Angora breeds played a dominant role.
Ragdolls were recognised as a breed in the United States in 1967 and in Australia around 1990. There are breeders in all states of Australia, however Queensland claims the dominant share. The Ragdoll derived its name from its habit of going limp when handled. This is usually when the cat is happy and content. There are currently no registered Ragdoll clubs in Australia.
Laid back and quiet with a very placid disposition. Although not a skittish cat, Ragdolls do have their active moments and enjoy a play. These cats however don’t display strong hunting instincts and are happy to lounge around waiting for some loving attention. Ragdolls aren’t a demanding cat and are not regarded as a vocal breed like Siamese. Tolerant of children and strangers, the Ragdoll makes an ideal pet for owners who have visitors or children dropping by.”
So here they are…
They are the friendliest cats we have ever looked after, they are more like dogs, when we go out they come running to the door to greet us and love playing. They have a variety of toys that we bring into the lounge in the evening and it is very entertaining to watch them play together. They all have very different personalities and it is fascinating to watch the interaction between them. They have accepted us and Jack says we are now part of their “pride”.
I am usually more a dog person, but these cats have quite stolen my heart and we really enjoy their company.