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HISTORY


In early 1960's, the Ragdolls were created by Ann Baker in Riverside, California. The foundation of cat was a white, longhaired, and somewhat like an angora type called Josephine. That belings to a neighbor, Mrs. Pennels. Josephine was a half feral, and she often produced the kittens. When Josephine hit by a car, and Ann's neighbor rescued her. Then they nursed her back to health staying indoor. At that time, Josephine was somewhat became a tamer. Her personality was the opposite. When she had her babies in the house, Ann was the first one who noticed something special about them. She came up with an idea to call them, The Ragoll Cats. The name of Ragdoll is truly deserved since they are easily trusting, go limp and relax their muscles when picked up. They are very affectionate, loving, intelligent, and somewhat like human shadows following you around. Because of their high trusting nature, and unable to protect themselves, they are expected to stay indoor all times.


 






POINTED

Mink, sepia, and solid colors are NOT RARE of the Ragdoll breed! If some
breeders say it, it is very wrong and harmful for our today’s established
Ragdolls. Please do not support this in your kitten purchase! Please
support only “blue eyed pointed” Ragdolls! Denny Dayton was one of the
first developer of our beautiful blue eyed pointed Ragdolls. He was at the
Congress in Denver, Colorado in 2010 and made a speech, “never use these
cats in our “blue eyed pointed” Ragdolls!






ABOUT RAGDOLL


Ragdoll cats are large, laid back, semi longhaired cats with beauty blue eyes. The
Ragdoll is a pointed breed, which means that the body is lighter in color than the
points (color on face, ears, legs, and tail). It has 3 patterns, 2 with white (mitted
and bicolor) and one with no white (colorpoint). Ragdoll is well balanced cat with
sweet temperament. Ragdolls are slow maturing, reach their full size and weight
at 4 years old. The color coat reaches full at 2 years old.

Ragdoll cats tend to be more interested and want to be close to humans. They
are known to run to greet you at the door, follow you, watch to see what you
are doing, flop on you, sleep with you, and choose to be where you are. Many
Ragdolls have taught to come when called and play fetch. They are gentle cats.
Their coat is minimal grooming. They should be combed with a steel comb on a
regular basis to find and remove any loose hair or tangles. Usually once a week
is satisfactory.

Ragdolls are like all breed of cats, will shed, usually with the change of seasons.
The undercoat (double coat) develop during cold climates. They shed when the
climate is warmer. Humans shed hair, too. Add the supplement in food / eat
highest quality food helps less shedding. Ragdolls are well behaved and easy to
care for, even busy and purrfect for our modern lifestyles. We, the breeders
usually make available kittens between 12 to 14 weeks of age. After 12 weeks,
kittens develop physical, and social stability needed for a new home, showing or
being transported by air.


POLICY INFORMATION

The pet quality kittens will be spayed/ neutered when they are about 11 weeks
old. It takes 7-10 days for healing. The kittens will be ready for new homes at
least 12-14 weeks old. Each kitten will have an exam, vaccination and
wormer. All my kittens/ cats come with a 2 year health guarantee.

I guarantee that the kitten/ cat is free if FeL, FIV, genetic or hereditary defect.
If the kitten/ cat should die of a genetic/ hereditary defect within two years of
purchase, I will replace the kitten/ cat with another kitten/ cat after receiving
proof of the defect in the form of a licensed vet’s report.

A deposit is required to hold a particular kitten/ cat for you. This is done on a
first come, first served basis. For pet quality kittens, the amount of deposit is
$200.00. Show alter quality, the deposit is $400.00. For show/ breeder quality
kittens, the deposit is $600.00. Personal checks are the only acceptable method
of payment for the deposit. Once the deposit is received, it is not refundable.
After the deposit is received, I will send an update picture every 2 weeks. I raise
my precious babies from birth and make sure all my kittens/ cats are much loved,
well socialized, and playful. I love spending time with them as much as I could!
They are the love of my life! Ragdoll cats are highly intelligent and like to keep
clean. Females like to follow you, want to be near and sit by you. They also like
to watch what you are doing. Males are cuddlier. I love to spend my time with
kittens/ cats as much as I can. We want the best health of our babies, it is
recommended not to visit until they receive their first shot at 9-10 weeks old.
It takes 10 days for the shots to become an effective for full protection. As
always, we are more than glad to email you an update photo. If you are
thinking about two kittens being close, I recommend two males. Males are
best buddies.

No declawing for any reason. Trim nails regularly as advised. Nails grow faster
during warm weather. Please provide at least 36” scratch post or taller. Cats love
to climb tall furniture and sleep on the round bed.

All my kittens/ cats are kept indoor at ALL times. They are gentle and can’t protect
themselves. They need to be shielded from danger and free of diseases.

No rabies shot is given before the age of a year old. One shot is given at a time
to prevent stress in the kitten/ cat.

It is NOT advised to give the FIP or the FeLV vaccination to kittens/ cats. If your
vet wants to test for FeLV, it is fine, but an indoor cat only does NOT need the
vaccination.

I encourage feeding kitten/ cat premium best quality food. Feeding the right food quality
makes a difference, it makes the cat happier too. Like humans, each cat has their
own preferences.

The pet price is included the spaying/ neutering, exam, vaccination and wormer. The show
price depends on the show alter, breeder, and show/ breeder quality and marking.
I
only ship the breeder, and show breeder quality kittens. Drive or fly here for
show alter quality kitten. For pet quality kittens, you have to drive here and pick it up.

I breed the parents that are DNA tested negative for both Ragdoll and Maine Coon HCM.

We reserve the right to refuse the sale of any kitten/cat for any reason, at anytime.


Please email me anytime if you have questions. I will answer as soon as I can. :)








 
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