Hello Dear Barbara,
I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to share a funny Idaho story with you. One of Idaho’s favorite activities is to steal things from unsuspecting individuals and unusual places and then stash them next to his food dish.His latest caper involved removing the inserts from my rubber boots and running around the house with them before depositing them in his private “treasure chest”.
I have absolutely no idea how he even discovered them since the boots have been in the same place ever since Idaho joined our family. I’ve attached some photos of him in the act but I’m not sure that they clearly represent the activity.
I also attached a picture of him sleeping in/on my printer…a newly discovered napping place for him! I can’t even begin to tell you, dear Barbara, how much joy this little boy has brought us and continues to deliver day after day. Thank you for doing the most amazing job imaginable in raising these precious babies!
Well, we’re having the time of our lives!!! Dinah has adjusted so well and I wanted to let you know that she is doing great. She and Spooky have become best friends and they play so cute. He’s very gentle with her, but she’s not so gentle with him.
She has adapted to us just like she’s been here forever. We’re having a ball. Only one problem, she’s getting spoiled rotten!!!
She’s having a great time and so are we. We know you miss her, just know she’s in good hands and she very happy. We’ll keep you informed on everything. Thanks again and God Bless. Love, Lanny
It has been 6 months now since I was blessed with Belle & Luna! Here is a current photo of these two amazing girls!! : ) Luna (my babysitter) follows me everywhere I go and is the eternal gift of giving love. Constantly giving and needing loves and pets and snuggles! She is amazingly loving and loyal! Belle is extremely loyal herself however she is a bit more independent than Luna (a bit of a joker actually) and needs and gives love on HER time not mine! lol You definitely pegged their personalities to a tee!
Belle however gets a bit jealous of Luna and her cuddles and will come over and nudge Luna out of the way of my petting hand and slither right in to position of the caresses. Priceless is the look on Luna’s face when she realizes what Belle just did and she will look up at me with the most pathetically precious eyes as if she is saying “Hey mom, you gonna let her do that?” lol Beyond adorable! : )
At bed time Luna snuggles in to my upper body and lays her head on my shoulder and looks so deep in my eyes it’s almost like she is looking in to my soul, Belle likes to snuggle in to my legs or in the crevice of my back and puts her paws around me. They both like to take their paws and very gently caress my face like I do theirs, amazing gentleness! Belle is a bit more vocal than Luna.
Belle definitely lets you know when she is not happy, she does this little chatter thing, looks up at you and pouts and walks away, will stop after a couple of steps, look back at you for a second then put her head down and continue to walk away. Just like a kid. The both of them Purr, no change that, both of them have this motor that gets running when you pet them, to the point you have to turn up the TV. Fun to get them both purring at the same time, it’s musical! They are so purrfect! : )
Neither of the girls have ever had an accident from the day I got them, I have not one scratch or scuff on any piece of furniture, they show the utmost respect for their environment and this was all taught to them before I even received them! Boy does that say a lot about their breeder and the environment they were born and weaned in! You my lady are an amazing “cat lady” and should be very proud of not just the exquisite beauty of the felines you produce but the temperament and manners is unprecedented! Belle and Luna have changed my life and you are responsible for this incredible change! I could never possibly express in words my thanks and appreciation for what you do but I hope you realize in your heart your impact on other people is heaven! : )
I will continue to update you on Belle & Luna as they reach their adulthood! Luna at 9 months is 14.5 lbs and Belle is 15 lbs, they are going to be some pretty big girls!
Thank you so much Barbara for my new family!
Lori in Minnesota
I just wanted to let you know Gus is doing wonderfully, and he’s the most amazing kitten! Such a love-bug, always wanting to be held, cuddled, and rubbed! Gus is incredibly smart! I could call ‘here kitty’ until I was blue in the face and he’d just stare at me, but if I say “come, Gus”, he always comes straight to me, trilling and wanting a cuddle! And what a floppy boy he is! He often asks to be held and carried, and becomes such a soft, relaxed noodle in my arms that I must hold him carefully so he won’t ‘slide’ from my hands! He’s such a Ragdoll! And what a sweet-talker! From little chirps to sweet trills, he’s constantly charming me with his soft-spoken chatter.
Gus loves playing ‘Peek-A-Boo’! When I go into the kitchen, he’ll peek his adorable face over the sofa arm – just ears, eyes, and barely his nose showing. When I say “I see you Gus!” he’ll quickly duck, only to peek over the arm again!
‘Aunt Nonni’ (my friend Sonya) visited yesterday, and after a cautious inspection, he charmed his way into her heart… although at first sight of him, she was already head-over-heels crazy about him! He impressed ‘Aunt Nonni’ when he popped out of his litter box and wiped his clay-dusty paws on the toweling around his box!
Each day brings another new and amazing thing, and while I never think it possible, each day, I love him more deeply than the day before. I’m doing everything I can think of to give Gus as much happiness as he gives me 🙂 and I do know that so much of his loving personality is because of you and the loving way in which he was raised! Thank you, Barbara!
We love you!
Suzanne & Gus
Rosie is quite the little lady, and very curious about everything. No box is left unexamined!
Her favorite thing to do is make sure we wake up bright and early for breakfast. If she feels you are trying to ignore this … she will come up and tap you until she gets her way.
She loves to play and treat time rides high on her list of favorite activities. In a nut shell … she is doing awesome!
This is Wyatt & Howie who is just the most WONDERFUL kitty. He is just gorgeous and is a total buddy.
He loves everyone, loves to play fetch, and follows me everywhere. He now wears a bell.
He also remains quite the talker. His favorite word is chicken which starts a flurry of chatter until he gets it.
I always say chicken over and over in the morning to get my son out of bed. We call it the Howie alarm.
Thank you for allowing me to adopt this wonderful member into my family. He is the sunshine in my life, the reason I wake in the morning, and come home early at night. He is always waiting for me at the door when I come home even if I was only gone long enough to check the mail or empty the trash. He always acts as if he hasn’t seen me in days. I love that feeling!!! He keeps me company and I would have to say sane.
We do so much stuff together, mostly because he always follows me around the house. I go to the kitchen and turn around and he is sitting behind me just looking up as if saying “Is it dinner time again?” He never lets me out of his sight for long. When he thinks it is bedtime and I get up, he runs past me and jumps up on the chair I keep beside my bed so he can get up there, and jumps up on my bed and lays on my pillow. His little motor just a running. I can hear it from one end of the house to the other.
He is so comfortable here now and he loves to sprawl out on his back and his legs going every which way. He is truly an angel in my eyes, and I thank you for allowing him to be with me.
Thank you very much,
Isabella (Izzy) helped decorate the tree this year. We decided not to put any breakables on the bottom branches. Untangling the lights was a bit of a challenge as Isabella was particularly interested in this procedure. Her help with the Christmas wrap was not appreciated, but we couldn’t fault her enthusiasm. She loves Christmas and is Jim’s constant companion.
She has brought Jim much joy !
UPDATE, 1 YEAR LATER…………..
Just thought you might like to know that I celebrated my first birthday recently. I’ve grown quite a bit since you put me on that plane. What an experience that was…thank heavens I flew first class. I’m weighing in at about ten pounds now and they say I am a real CATch.
I have everybody pretty well shaped up around here. I’m really quiet most of the time, but when I meow they jump! I had a little trouble with the lady who comes to clean every week. She had the gall to mess around with my litter box and take some of my things. She tried to make up to me by putting some of my sand back. However, the next time she came, I was ready for her. I jumped in my box and stayed there until she moved on. I mean, REALLY, is nothing sacred anymore?
I like to play with mousey. I throw him in the air and if he complains, I hide him under the throw rug or slide him under the closet door. I just ignore him until he learns his lesson, but after awhile I let him loose. Sometimes as a special treat, I take him up on my cat tower and toss him over the side.
Well, its about time for my nap. I always answer the doorbell when it rings and last night was a fright! Kids coming to the door begging for food. Some were even dressed up like cats. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Have they no shame?
I am enclosing the picture taken on my birthday. Is it any wonder they call me Purrty Girl?
A Kitty & his Kid…….
A Kitty & his Kid, a year later…….
Winkies has been the best we could have asked for! The whole family loves her, my kids fight over who gets to play with her next. She loves the toy, Cat Dancer.
You are a great breeder and our relatives that have seen her want to take her home.
Thank You for her, hope you like the pictures and we’ll keep in touch…
Alanna Wolff and Family
Lacey is doing so good. the kids absolutely love her, and so does Lacey to them, she is such a sweetheart and I thank you.
Even though I didn’t know you before we got Leo, I feel as though I have known you forever! I have looked at dozens of Ragdoll sites on the internet and just had a feeling come over me that you were the one! Boy was I right!
Getting our kitten from you has been a pleasure! Michael and I still talk about all the love and care you put into your kittens and how meticulously you had everything done for our kitten.
Not just basic things like the paper work but sending him with all the little extra loving touches, right down to the toys and his baby blanket! And let me tell you, IT SHOWS!
Leo has been so well adjusted right from day one! It has been obvious that he came from a loving breeder who truly cares about doing things right! We are so very in love with our Leo. He has been fun from the minute we got him! He is so affectionate, so smart and so sweet! He is a total love!
Everyone warned me he might cry through the first few nights but they were all wrong. From the very first night he just laid there and purred! He uses his litter box and scratching post and gives us no problems at all! The girls love him to bits and fight over who gets to hold him. Leo just purrs and lets them pass him back and forth and back and forth. He is always gentle with them! I can’t believe how beautiful he is.
Everyone who has seen him says he is the prettiest kitten they have ever seen! I am so thankful to see that there are still people like you in the world who are doing the best that can be done at what they do! Michael and I were just saying the other day, “With Barbara, Ragdoll breeding is something that she takes very seriously, something that she is passionate about and is committed to doing the right way.” I know we will have years of happiness with our Leo and will always be thankful for you, With love, Lynnette Winn
We were on your website the other night and our kitten was looking at the cute pictures of your kittens. She loved pawing at the little butterflies on the screen. It was so cute I took a picture of it. She was looking at her new sister to be 🙂
Thank you so much for letting me adopt Jaspurr! I am so fortunate to have him and Sadie. I dearly love them both. Jaspurr, with Sadie close behind him, follows me everywhere….even to sitting patiently close by while I’m in the shower, just waiting for me to finish. As a matter of fact, both Jaspurr and Sadie, together, give the word “underfoot” a brand new meaning; they are, literally, underfoot constantly.
I’ve sat down and meditated for years; now I find that I move more slowly and consciously in everything I do when at home, being always aware of each movement so as not to step on either of them. It takes the three of us to do anything and everything … even to making up the bed every morning (where we all sleep!). Our home life is quiet and peaceful and full of love.
Last night, they were waiting together at the window for me when I returned home. We three are bonding for life. Never have I had it so good!!
After dinner, both Sadie and Jaspurr sit on on my lap … Jaspurr up close and personal, laying his head on my arm…. Sadie either laying on my legs or wrapped around my shoulders. I already know this can’t go on forever as they will weigh too much when they’re fully grown, but it’s wonderful right now.
Anyway, I rock and they sleep, and we’re all happy. I heard Jaspurr purr last night for the first time and it touched my soul. I do believe he’s happy and has accepted his new home. He’s a very special cat and so very beautiful, too. Both he and Sadie have adopted me, as I have them, and we’re all happy. Thank you so much.
Mousse has settled in great and we are just loving him to pieces. He flew home without a single peep. Used his litter box right away and uses his scratching posts really well also. He has the most wonderful personality, he lets the kids carry him everywhere. Loves to chase everything across our wood floors and slide from one end of the house to the other. He would have nothing to do with staying in one room for more than a day and quickly acquainted himself with our whole house and our dog Riley. They became fast friends, although Riley thinks Mouse is a little to active for his 14 years. But when Mousse is ready to nap Riley always has a spot warmed up for him. He is incredibly mischievous and jumps into any open cupboard, purse, suitcase or box and has become quite an escape artist that we have to watch very closely every time we go outside. I can’t begin to thank you making our family complete again. Mousse almost has as many toys as the kids! He is also growing so fast!!