Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Renato Needs a Home!

Renato is a purebred, TICA registered Ragdoll. His color is Sealpoint + Mitted, Sealpoint+Mitted=Sealpoint Mitted.
Or Seal Mitted; your choice.

He is a super sweet and loving boy, he likes other cats, kids, and dogs. He is very submissive and doesn't fight back; I would like him to go to a home with cats that are submissive and non aggressive, same for dogs. He has good litter box habits and is litter box trained, he likes car rides, but doesn't really care for the cat carrier; he won't try to bite or scratch or anything, but he will try to climb out, he doesn't mind the vet and is good with strangers and sees everyone as his friend. He is an indoor only cat, but likes to walk outside on his harness and leash. Like I said, he is an INDOOR only cat and because Ragdoll cats don't fight as well as other cats, he must be kept indoors at all times!! No exceptions! I will refuse to sell him to you if you declaw him! He uses a scratching post just fine! 

He is $850. I will not go lower than $800. Ragdoll cats are the 5th most exspensive breed in the world, but they're worth their weight in solid gold! I ask for this price because he will come already neutered, shots up to date, TICA papers, and he will come with toys, transition food and litter, a litter box, a towel he loves, and a folder for his papers, a health guarantee from his breeder, his rabies tag; that is good until 9/24/2015, and a contract from his breeder that is in my name, and all of his vet history (papers). But over all, you we get your pre-spoiled bundle of love, ready for you to love! 

I will not ship, nor will I allow you to adopt him if you are not in the USA. If you fly and bring him back with you then that is fine, but I will not allow him to fly by himself; animals have died from it. I am not responsible for him after I hand him over to you; you pay everything from there words on; vet bills, food, litter, treats, toys, etc. I will refuse the sale to anyone who I feel isn't the right home for Renato, I will refuse the sale too if you fail to give me some info on yourself, I will refuse the sale if you fail to send me updates (photos must be included!) on him for the first 2 years of him being with you, please keep me updated on him for the rest of his life if you can! And I will provide you with info on him!! :-) I am very easy to work with!

If you are interested, please state your name, email address, and questions to nicoandanya@gmail.com !


Ragdoll Mommy~

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Renato Needs a New Home! Help!

Handsome Renato needs a new home. If you know of someone who needs a loving lit'l boy that lives in Florida, please email me at nicoandanya@gmail.com Would like $800 for him. If you know of a good cat selling website please let me know! Thanks!

Ragdoll Mommy~

Photohunters: Morning

Morning in Maine.

Ragdoll Mommy~

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Long Time No See



It has been a long time since these two came on the blog!

Ragdoll Mommy~

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oh MY Cat.....

Oh Renato. He had yogurt all over his face. Ears. Body. Toddlers love him, LOL.

Ragdoll Mommy~

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ragdoll Cat Colors/Patterns Explained

Someone a while ago asked me what colors and patterns Ragdoll cats can come in, now mind you, I am completely aware of all of the patterns and colors, so  let the true expert on Ragdoll cats guide you to your desirably colors and patterns, shall we begin? 


Ragdoll cats come in 3 main patterns, and they are Bicolor, Mitted, and Colorpoint. Bicolors can come in  4 varieties; Van, True, Mid High White, and High Mitted.

This is a Van Bicolor. ( Van Bluepoint Bicolor). Van Bicolors are less popular than the True Bicolors, and are not accepted in all of the cat fanciers associations for showing, but are always welcomed to get a pedigree on them and be able to be registered. A Van Bicolor means that the cat has coloring on it's mask (face interrupted by an inverted white "v" on it's muzzle), ears and tail, never are they allowed to have any coloring where there is white and absolutely no white where there is coloring. Confusing? No, once you get the hang of it and become an expert like me.

This is a True Bicolor. (A Bluepoint True Bicolor). Nico (pictured above) was a True Bicolor. True Bicolors are the original Bicolor; hence the name,( "True Bicolor" does not mean a real Bicolor or a show quality one). True Bicolors are accepted in all of the cat fanciers associations, but it wasn't until 2008 that CFA accepted the Bicolor Ragdolls, this is one of the major reasons why I hate CFA and will never support them, to me that is like switching from Florida to Florida State, eww to both. I am with the TICA and will always be. True Bicolors have coloring on their mask (face interrupted by an inverted "v" of white on the mask), ears, tail, and a saddle, a saddle is on every True Bicolor and they may have white spots on their saddle (these spots of white are only accepted on the saddle and never the tail, mask, or ears, nor are the ears, mask, or tail to have any coloring other than their true coloring; you will not understand what I am saying until we get to the colors. If I counted that correctly, Bicolor Ragdolls have fought 36 years to be accepted in CFA (1972-2008). 

I struggled beyond measure to find a photo of a Mid High White Bicolor. I succeeded by only one photo. This is a Mid High White Bicolor, (Bluepoint Mid High White Bicolor). Spelling out "Mid High White Bicolor" is quite a mouth full, so I will say MHWB (Mid High White Bicolor) for they're description, MHWB is not an actual nick name, but how about it. MHWB(s) have coloring on their mask (face interrupted by an inverted "v" of white on their face), ears, tail, and a broken saddle, a broken saddle is a saddle that maybe made up in patches rather than one whole thing, e.g; a True Bicolor has a whole saddle. MHWB(s) saddle is broken up by their main white on their back, or MHWB(s) may have huge white patches on their back, or just in general a small saddle. MHWB(s) may have colored elbows, but this is undesirable in the show ring and is classified as a mismark. All Bicolors should have white elbows; unless it is a High Mitted, I will get to them later. High Mitted Bicolors, Mid High White Bicolors, and Van Bicolors are general not accepted in shows; they leave that to the True Bicolors. ;-)

This is a High Mitted Bicolor. (Sealpoint High Mitted Bicolor). High Mitted Bicolors are more than often referred to a Bicolor (of any variety) that has Mitted parents, so Nico was classified as one, but only genetically! Nico was genetically "High Mitted" but a True Bicolor over all. High Mitted Bicolors do not fit the breed standard and are not accepted in shows. High Mitted Bicolors have coloring on their ears, mask (face interrupted by an inverted "v" of white on the mask, however their mask is larger with a smaller inverted "v", and does not fit the Bicolor standard at all), a colored tail and a saddle on the back, High Mitteds have coloring on their front legs up until mid front leg or they may have coloring on all of their front legs until going to their paws, hence the name; High Mitted. 

This is a Colorpoint. (Sealpoint Colorpoint). Colorpoint Ragdolls have coloring on their mask (face), ears, legs, paws, and tail. No white is allowed anywhere on their coat. Colorpoints have lighter bodies where there are no points. Tadpole was a Colorpoint (Sealpoint Colorpoint, like the one pictured above).

This is a Mitted. (Sealpoint Mitted). Mitted Ragdolls have coloring on their mask (face) with a white chin, colored ears, a colored tail, and colored front legs up until their evenly matched white mittens or "mitts" as some people and breeders call them, Mitted Ragdolls have a white stomach stripe from their white chin up until their crotch, and white boots (hind legs), some Mitted Ragdolls may have the traditional colored mark a crossed their boot ankle ( I call this their boot length lol, but it is actually called a honk), breeders are working hard to breed out this old and traditional mark, judges in the show ring generally find the honks undesirable and are now counting it as a mismark. If I ever get into breeding Ragdolls, I will most definitely work with the honks, some breeders continue with the honks and I'm glad, as I find them very historical and attractive. Anya has one honk and it is perfectly marked, but due to the matter that she only has one is classified as a mismark, Renato has one honk like Anya too, but his goes down way too far and is just a mismark. But I love both my babies for who they are. Mitted Ragdolls may have a blaze on their foreheads, there are 4 types of blazes; Hourglass (my all time favorite, and I will totally own one one day!!) Star, Diamond, and Broken. I will show pictures of each blaze later in this post. 


Ragdoll cats come in 6 different colors, 2 of them being incredibly rare. The colors are Flame point (now called Red point) Sealpoint, Bluepoint, Cream point, Chocolate point, and last but certainly not least, Lilac point.

This is a Bluepoint Ragdoll (Bluepoint Colorpoint), and it is mismarked being a Colorpoint with a white chin which is unacceptable. I often get a lot of comments over the internet or in person, asking if Anya is a Lilac point. No, she is not, Anya is a Bluepoint. First, Bluepoint is the most popular color and Lilac point is the rarest lol. Bluepoint is a cold blue-ish-gray tone to a slate color. Bluepoint is striking in the sunlight!! Another word for this color is Blue, so you can say Blue or the true meaning of the color, which is Bluepoint, I prefer saying Bluepoint. Bluepoint is the dilute of Sealpoint.

This is a Sealpoint Ragdoll. (Sealpoint Colorpoint). Another word for Sealpoint is just Seal, I prefer saying Sealpoint. Sealpoint is a dark brown to almost black color, it is super stunning. Sealpoint is the dilute of Bluepoint. 

This is a Chocolate point Ragdoll. (Chocolate point Bicolor). Chocolate is the second rarest color, second only to the Lilac point. Chocolate Point has another name to it too, and that is just saying Chocolate, I (of course) prefer Chocolate point. Chocolate point is beautiful and incredibly rare and very elagent. Chocolate point is the dilute of Bluepoint. 

Behold, the rarest color of them all. This is a Lilac point Ragdoll (Lilac point Colorpoint). Lilac point is a pink-ish beige color, and is the dilute of Chocolate point. There are 2 ways to say "Lilac", Lilac point or Lilac either or, I prefer saying Lilac point. 

This is a Flame point Ragdoll. (Some call it Red point now, but that is incorrect.) (Flame point Bicolor Ragdoll). Flame is the dilute of I-can't-remember, lol. I truly cannot, wish I could, but it is very complicated. 

This is a Cream point Ragdoll. (Cream point Colorpoint? Or Mitted? I cannot tell exactly). You can say Cream point or Cream, I prefer Cream point. Cream point is the dilute of Flame point. 

I will do Ragdoll blazes Friday.

Ragdoll Mommy~


Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

PhotoHunters: Yummy

Today's PhotoHunt is "Yummy". I don't always think lobster is yummy, but when I it is only at Red's Eats in Maine. ;-) Totally worth the 25 hour drive from Florida to Maine!! Note: I am not fooled by this; these lobsters in the picture were NOT from Red's Eats! That's why I refused to eat them, lol. 

And does anybody have any experience with lava lamps? I have owned 2 (one with lava (wax) and the other with glitter), and recently my actual lava one stopped working (lava will not rise and just sits there like a lump of shit). I got it at Good-cents (a variant of Goodwill, I guess you could say lol), and I think I've had it 3-4 years now? It generally takes 2-4 hours to get the lava to rise, but now it doesn't work; I left it on since 12PM yesterday and it is still on as I type this. I've never encountered this problem before and I'm super disappointed, because not only do I love lava lamps, but also because I love watching it (especially at night) and so does my cats. My lava lamp has not been shook, knocked over, etc. So I have no idea why its not working. Maybe its just it's time? If anybody can be of any help please let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Anya highly disappointed in her lava lamp. 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Friday, September 19, 2014

Looking Back

An older pic of Nico when he was 3 yrs (2011), and still lived with his mom in Boston (Orlando then). Aw, I remember when Nicks would sleep in dresser drawers. I sure do miss him. 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My 1ist Walk

Ragdoll kitten Renato goes for walk at St. Marks State Park in FL.

The end. ;-)

Ragdoll Mommy~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Handsome

Handsome Nico in June 2014. When he died, he brought 14,888+ visits to Life with Ragdolls. <3 We will never forget Nico, that's for sure. 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How HCM Destroys The Heart (in Ragdolls)

HCM is a form of heart disease. A normal cat's heart is about the size of a golf ball, when HCM kicks in, it is twice that size. HCM stands for Hypertrophic (heart) Cardiomyopathy (disease). There is many types of HCM, it is very complicated. Nico had Thromboembolism Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (THC), that is when a cat throws a blood clot, often getting lodged in one of their major vaines in their hind legs, paralyze in the hind legs happens,  unfortunately this is the worst case of HCM. When THC happened in Nico his eyes were black, his paw pads purple, his skin cold, his fur dull, and he vomited 5+ blood clots onto my bed, earlier the day he was euthanized. If your Ragdoll has THC, I beg that you put it down, because trust me -- Nothing should go through what Nico went through.  
Nico dying. And yeah he peed on my bed, but who cares? He "died" when I got out of the shower that morning. I brought him back to life, but that only lasted 15 minutes until we got to the vet, then he "died" again, but they brought him back. If cats do have 9 lifes, I could see Nico's flying by one by one. 

Compare this. Please beware of this, because I lost this
Note: his black eyes. 

In loving memory of Nico, who lost his battle to THC at the young ago of 5 years and 11 months old. 

Ragdoll Mommy~ 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Nico Monday: My Nickers

2 months ago, yesterday, I lost something special, something no one can replace, something that left paw prints on my heart, it was Nico. A noble soul, a dear friend, a soulmate for all eternity. Nico is loved n' missed. I'll never forget my Smuggington. 

RIP Nico 2008 - 2014~

Hugs to you always Nico,
Ragdoll Mommy~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Oh Florida


Last night, Florida won against Kentucky. Not by a lot, but it counts. I don't want to brag/be a sore loser, but I kept my fingers crossed, and they won. Yay. 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Saturday, September 13, 2014

PhotoHunters: Rose

Today's PhotoHunt is "Rose". Like this pink rose, but I love the roses in New England more. 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Well, That's Creepy....iPhone 4S Takes a Picture of Dead Nico

Taken last night by accident; was trying to use my flashlight on my iPhone, but the camera came up and I hit the take button. White cord in the photo was my earbuds. But look closer where the red arrow is pointed.  I do not have a crappy camera and it takes wonderful photos for being 3 years old. My camera doesn't make things come up in a photo, so this is for real? That cat is not my other cats, its Nico. Nico is dead....

What do you think? 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Monday, September 8, 2014

Nico Monday: I Used To Rule The World

Handsome Nico in June. I miss him. 💔💔💔

Hugs to you always Nico,
Ragdoll Mommy~

Sunday, September 7, 2014

We've Had Renato For 1 Week!

I've had Renato for a week today! 

From now on, I will not publish comments that I feel are rude or offensive, I keep getting comments from this one lady, who I used to comment on her blog, until she left me some nasty comments about Nico being cremated, I do not wish to be abused by her, nor do I want my feelings hurt, over my own personal opinion over what to do with my beloved cat. I do not support her opinion or anything, I do support my followers opinions, but she is not my follower, I do not like her the least  bit, I've done nothing but be nice to her and in the end she treats me like I have no feelings. 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Saturday, September 6, 2014

PhotoHunters: Gray

Today's PhotoHunt is "Gray". Gray, cold, foggy, November of 2013. 

Ragdoll Mommy~

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way

I miss Nico more than I can say, if you're going to purchase a Ragdoll, then I recommend that you do so, Nico was the best type of cat I ever owned, but please, please, please make sure that it's parents are negative/negative for this terrible and painful disease, called   Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Catch HCM in your Ragdoll before its too late, HCM means it's heart is damaged forever! There is no cure for HCM. 40% of Ragdolls are inbred, which means 30% of Ragdolls have HCM. Fight to end HCM. 
In loving memory of Nico, killed by HCM. Lived 5 years and 11 months. 

RIP Nico, mommy will always love you.

Ragdoll Mommy~