Ragdoll cat 

“Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can.”

-Ilona Andrews



There is no ugly cat because all cats are elegant and gracious, gifted by intelligent brain and self-confident nature. In the age of constant division on those who love dogs and those who love cats, it seems that cats have no chance against the man´s best friend. The dogs will be always on the top of our animal admiration, but cats will always keep their fame, as the most mysterious members of our pet family.


What is so special about cats? Simply all. They have been born to provoke our orders, to challenge our patience and to give us a bit of worshipping when we deserve it. The love of cat can’t be taken for granted because cat will chose who to love and how to love. The love of cat could be only deserved.


Have you ever heard for cats that are the inspiration for tabloids and fake news? The Ragdoll cats have been described as the result of Alien influence while some have claimed that those dreamy cats are successful product of CIA department for genetic engineering. Nevertheless, their beauty is almost perfect like their home of origin, California:” In the family of cat breeds, Ragdolls are among the younger siblings. The cats were first developed by breeder Ann Baker in Riverside, California, in the 1960s. Baker’s foundation stock consisted of Josephine, a domestic longhair whose white coat concealed the genes for either a seal mitted or black tuxedo pattern, and various other longhaired cats of unknown ancestry that she owned or found in her neighborhood. Baker selected for cats with gentle, placid personalities, large size, and beautiful long coats characterized by a Himalayan pattern, the name for the ´points´ seen on Siamese-type cats. The result was a cat she called the Ragdoll, for its propensity to flop happily into the arms of anyone who picked it up. Later, Persians, Birmans and Burmese may also have contributed to the Ragdoll’s development.”


The real beauty of Ragdolls is not their physical glamour but friendly nature and almost-a-dog character. What does it mean? It means that having a Ragdoll cat brings so much joy because this cat is not a spectator but a participator in family activities. The Ragdolls love people and they will show their love each time they see their beloved members of the pride. In spite of many other cats that love their solitude and independence, those lovely furry dolls enjoy the company of people and they do not hesitate to express their loyalty and friendship.


Who would ever accuse them to be a product of Alien project on the Earth or even the CIA dream work? I guess that the breeder Ann Baker has made the first step in the direction of fantasy. She claimed that her cat Josephine has been hurt in one accident and that after it, all her followed kittens have been special and they formed the new breed, Ragdolls, passive and cute. It is obviously that Mrs Baker, known as a Persian cat breeder, did not want to share her own secrets and eventually encourage the new breeders to start the business with mystical Ragdolls. Her stories have inspired many other tales and gossip on the road so people start making the plots. Everyone has wanted to take a part in controversial discussion about the origin of those cats but not everyone understood them and who they really are.


The problem with Ann Baker was that she has made people mad with her aggressive ideas about Ragdoll cats and their genesis. It was no CIA experiments but one simply mating of many different breeds, resulting with one perfect offspring: dog-like cats. They have every single positive attribute of Burmese, Birman, Persian and Siamese cats but they are still so unique. One would say that Baker had a luck to get the right proportion of each breed´s great genetic material that has been imprinted in beautiful Ragdolls that have conquered the human hearts.


The Ragdolls are ideal for family with children and other pets since they are very friendly and socially active cats. They do not mind being involved in children playing or even playing with other pets. Their temperament is balanced and they show the high level of patience and loving aura. Those semi-longhaired cat with mesmerizing blue eyes are relative healthy cats that live between 12-15 years but they may be at risk of developing Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or Feline mucopolysaccharidosis. That is why is recommended to pick up the right breeder if it happens that you want to buy a kitten. They are also one of the biggest domestic cat breeds but their coat is not as demanding as it seems. It requests a bit of time and care but it is enough twice-a-week grooming. The Ragdolls are known to come as Pointed, Mitted, Bicolor and Van. The Pointed are usually those with dark face, ears, legs, feet and tail. Mitted Ragdolls are similar like Pointed but with the white mittens on the feet or with white star on the nose. Bicolor are the super combination between dark and white color. The Van Ragdolls have dark ears and tail. The right Ragdoll is always the one we fall in love with and that has nothing to do with the magical appearance of those cats.


For every future friend of the Ragdolls, I believe it is crucial to keep in mind that these cats must be kept indoor since they are too trusting to be let alone outside. They are very friendly oriented but their easygoing personality is at big risk in the mostly negative surrounding. Beside it, they need to be taken care of in an appropriate way and that includes dental and nutritional care.


In the USA, many Ragdolls rescue groups try to find a new home for the abused or abounded Ragdoll cats. If you have a big heart and you are striving for a new and honest pet friend, I suggest you to knock on the heaven´s door and to adopt one furry doll with the ocean eyes.

Do not let them be lost in the darkness of human ignorance and cruelty. With every basket of love you give them, you will get the whole  paradise back.



  1. Beautifully written with knowledge of cats habits and spiritual links to those amazing and marvelous creatures.
    Love it. 😼


  2. Sarah’s delightful and enchanting article brought to mind the Swedish film ‘A Man Called Ove’ (2015); based upon the novel of the same name (2012), by Swedish writer Fredrik Backman (born 1981). In the story, a ragdoll cat is the principal ‘unkempt feline’ that melts the heart of the grumpy old man, Ove.

    Ove is a curmudgeon; the kind of disgruntled old man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse. People call him ‘the bitter neighbour from Hell’.

    However, behind the cranky exterior there is a tale of sorrow. So, when one autumnal morning an extroverted young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.


  3. What a beautiful article, Sarah !

    Ragdoll Cats and all Cats are amazing creatures ! They are so loving and so passionate ! They express love and gratitude all the time with their heavenly and unequaled purr !

    As an avid Cat and Animal lover, I can avouch as to Cats’ amazing attributes ! The way they butt their head against your head or your nose, and the way they come on your lap or your face and purr is unparalleled !

    Please adopt a Cat today if you can ! Not only will you save him/her, but you will also reap the rewards more than tenfold !

    Thank you, Sarah, not only for your amazing article, but also and more importantly for your big heart and your being an avid animal lover and advocate ! Bless you always !


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About Sarahowlgirl1982

I am a master of Political Sciences, with special focus on Security Studies, Islamic Counter Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. I enjoy discovering and commenting things which are " in the air" but still not spoken.I also do like science writing and planing to move myself into the pure science journalism !