The Ragdoll was given its name because of the way they go limp when you pick them up. This is a larger breed cat with a mellow temperament. Ragdoll's are very loving and adore spending time with their owners. They will seek out attention when feeling lonely and enjoy play time. A Ragdoll will be loyal to its owner and makes a fun-loving companion. This breed makes a great family pet since they are very tolerant of children. Who wouldn't want one of these adorable kitties!
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Kittens are all little when they are born. But if you haven't seen any from the miniature or dwarf breeds, you can find it hard to believe just how tiny these kittens truly are. This picture really gives a great example of their tiny size. There are several breeds to choose from if you are looking for one of these little kitties.
- Singapura - considered the smallest weighing 5-8 pounds when full grown
- Munchkin - has short legs and weighs 5-9 pounds when full grown
- Cornish Rex - has a feather like wavy undercoat instead of 2-3 layers of hair and weighs 6-10 pounds when full grown
- Devon Rex - considered the most intelligent breed with a waxy coat and big ears and weighs 5-10 pounds when full grown
- American Curl - has an outward curl on the tips of its ears which are very delicate and weighs 5-10 pounds when full grown
As you can see, these cats are quite a bit smaller than the average cat. No matter their size, they make great family pets and have lots of energy to play. If you are looking for a smaller cat, one of these breeds may be a good option. Check with a local breeder for availability of the breed you want.
Friday, February 10, 2017
I was reading about several breeds of cats recently. The Scottish Fold was among them. These cats have ears that fold forward instead of sticking up. This is caused by a mutation in their cartilage gene. While searching them, I found this adorable picture of a Scottish Fold kitten. You can tell that the ears are close to their head giving them a very round appearance. With their large wide space eyes and short noses, who wouldn't fall in love with them. All of the kittens in a litter are born with straight ears but at 3 to 4 weeks the ears will "fold" over. These cats are not very vocal but adore human companionship. They are hardy cats and easily adapt to any home environment. Providing stimulating play activities such as a cat tree will help keep them healthy. If you have the opportunity to see a Scottish Fold, enjoy the uniqueness of these beautiful cats.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
As I was searching on line, I came upon this picture. This regal cat reminds me of a king surveying its surroundings. The tuft of white fur under his chin, looks like he has a bow tie on and is dressed for dinner. He has almost a bored indifferent look, like he could care less what anyone else is doing. I often wonder what goes on in a cats mind when they look at us like this. Maybe I don't want to know. What do you think?
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Go Pet Club has come out with a great way to keep you cats active. They have added an IQ Busy Box on several of their cat trees. These boxes help keep your cats mind sharp and active. Each box has several holes in the top and sides. Two balls are placed inside for your cat to move around. Not only will they be able to play on the cat tree, they will have the extra challenge of trying to get the balls out of the busy box. The cat tree has definitely evolved!
Thursday, February 2, 2017
You may not think about your cats' paws all too often but here are some interesting facts you might want to know.
- Cats don't walk on the balls and heels of their feet- they walk on their toes. This is known as being digitigrade.
- Cats can retract the claws on their front paws but not on their back claws. This leads to their front claws being sharper than their rear claws
- Cats have 5 toes and 7 pads on their front paws and only 4 toes and 5 pads on the rear paws
- Their paw pads are usually similar in color to their coat. Example black cats usually have black pads and grey cats usually have grey pads, etc.
- Your cats paws have scent glands. This is one way they mark their territory.
- Cats sweat thru their paw pads. They will do this to cool down but will also sweat if under stress.