Originally Posted by katie=^..^=
Dear Carol -
That's one of Bobbie's favorite movies, too!
I graduated from HS in 1961 so you're a youngster to me.
1. When did you learn about Ragdoll or Ragamuffin cats and what attracted you to them?
2. Have you ever tried Feliway? If so, did it work for you the way you hoped it would?
Dear Katie, about September of year before last I began to have a very strong feeling that I was going to lose Mr. Butch soon
. I decided that I would go ahead and get a kitten so that when he had to leave me it wouldn't be quite so hard, and also as a companion for him since he seemed to be lonely. I was looking for a large, mellow and laid back cat since that was what Butch was, but Butch was a moggie that adopted me, so since I couldn't go and get another one like him, I tried to find a breed that had the closest match to his puursonality. I researched several breeds and finally settled on a Ragdoll because they sounded the most like him, except for maybe a persian in temperment, but where I live is very very hot in the summer and I didn't want to get a cat that I would have to have shaved every year. The most important thing to me was the temperment/personality and ragdolls are famous for theirs, as well as being easier to care for in the coat department. AND their fur is unbelieveably soft and much easier to groom
, also they are dependent on their humans, although Jasper can be very INDEPENDENT when he is miffed about something!
As far as Feliway, I haven't tried that because I haven't really seen a need for it, I was considering getting some to ease the "kitten introduction" but since the adoption fell through, I haven't tried it. If I ever find a cat/kitten that seems suitable as a companion for him, I may try it then.