Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I never thought I would have two cats. I felt that Kennedy was enough cat for me. Despite that, I habored a fascination for Ragdolls but I never seriously considered acquiring one. To me, there are too many shelter kittens and cats to justify my purchasing a pure bred kitten from a cattery.
But the fascination continued to grow into a desire to own one of these breathtaking, blue-eyed beauties. I wanted a cat. Not just any cat. A Ragdoll. But I still held back. Until I stumbled upon Sweetheaven Ragdolls.
By that point, I rationalized that adopting an adult Ragdoll from a reputable cattery would eliminate any guilt I was feeling. Adults need love as much as kittens do, and I was more than ready to give it to one who will accept it.
Sweetheaven Ragdolls is a small hobbyist cattery run by Connie and Robert Walter in Ramona, California. After corresponding with them, I feel that they have set the bar for breeders of dogs and cats to follow as far as I am concerned. Through them, Bryan and I met and fell in love with Andre and he with us. There was no hesitation, no doubt. As cliche as it sounds, it was a match made in Heaven. With the Walters' blessings, and the generous wallet of my husband, my dream came true and Andre found his forever home on June 13th 2009.
I know I will always have a Ragdoll in my life, kitten or adult, and I know I will always have a Sweetheaven Ragdoll for as long as they are around.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Little Kennedy hanging out on his cat tree with his latest favourite toy - a catnip pillow from Sweetheaven Ragdolls, presented by Andre as a peace offering of friendship and feline brotherhood. He certainly loves that pillow, but he wasn't sure about Andre at first, stoned or not.
It is a week to this day since Andre came home to us. Despite the tense beginning on Kennedy's part, they have quickly grown comfortable with each other. Our darling Andre is just so gentle, sweet and loving, it is impossible to feel anything but love for him. Now both cats are like old friends, and it is hard to picture the huge fuss Kennedy was putting up - the hissing, growing, grumbling, and hiding - towards Andre.
I hope Kennedy will continue to develop a wonderful relationship with his new brother, and partake in exciting adventures together.