In 1997 I discovered this wonderful breed of cat while surfing the internet. I had lamented about the independent qualities of cats and wished there were more people oriented cats in the world. That is why I became so excited to find this breed. I found a breeder of ragdolls in my town and became acquainted with her cats. It was natural for me to become a breeder of something I was so thrilled to discover.
In the years that have passed since then I have learned much about the cattery business and how it is nothing of what I thought it would be like. There is much more work involved and it is far more expensive than I could have ever dreamed, but what compels me about this business is how worthwhile it feels to provide a wonderful companion animal for people in search of that special pet who will love them as much as they love him. This is the reward that makes it all worthwhile.
As my knowledge grows about this breed and cattery, I have taken up showing so that I can better understand the standard and how to breed that perfect ragdoll. Showing is the best way to find out if your cats are meeting the standard in conformation and temperament. I have met many wonderful breeders who are willing to share their hard earned knowledge and years of experience with me. Thank you Linda Kauffman, Jill Hill and Misty Sabbe for picking up all those ragged pieces.
My two daughters are an enormous support for this cattery. They take it upon themselves to make sure each kitten gets plenty of socializing. The kittens run loose in the house when they are over 6 weeks of age in order to fully adapt to the normal household environment. The collies and parrots train the kittens to accept animal diversity (haha).
My personal interests aside from the cats involve landscaping and gardening to an extreme degree. I work part time at the hospital as a Medical Technologist. I enjoy fun excursions with the kids and long walks in the woods with the dogs. I am deeply committed to a relationship with Jesus Christ and owe all credit for everything to him.