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  1. #1
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    Default Purebred male 1y/o ragdoll in Raleigh, NC

    I'm so sad to be posting this, but unfortunately Dexter is just not working out with our existing cats.

    Dexter is a one year old purebred (according to old owners) ragdoll. We adopted him from the pound about two months ago, hoping to have him join our 3 cats. He's absolutely 100% as sweet as can be, but seems to have no other cat social skills. Our dominant cat beats up on him when he doesn't heed clear warnings to stop invading his space, and Dexter "plays" with the other two more submissive cats until they are screaming bloody murder. They can hiss, growl and swat, giving all the normal signals to stop playing so rough, and he just seems to think it's all part of the game.

    He's beautiful, sweet, affectionate, and loves to play, but we feel he would be happier and less stressed in a one cat household. He loves the dog to death (though dog never chases cats) and would likely get along wonderfully with any well mannered dog.

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    Taking a nap
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    Playing hide and seek with the dog
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    My friend is looking for a ragdoll...she would give him a great home...I am sending her the link/pics! Thanks.



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    Awww... I wish I were closer, he'd fit right in with the two Shelties.
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    Oh he is gorgeous! I have two purebred (from a breeder) Ragdolls, and he definitely looks pure to me. If I could add another boy to my house, I'd take him in a second. He sounds like he just needs some more social skills and he'll be fine! Someone needs to get this little guy.
    -Kady



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    OP:

    Can you PM me your email or phone number... I have someone that may be interested.
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    My friend told me about your post and encouraged me to log on here and contact you. My ragdoll, Mocha, passed away in August of heart failure, and I have been wanting to get another ragdoll at some point. I do have one other cat, a ragdoll mix, but she is soooo laid back that I think she would be fine with another cat, even an energetic playful one. Ragdolls have a tendency to be "in your face" cats, so your cat would likely do fine with other pets who understand the ragdoll temperament. I also have 4 dogs who are used to cats, so he would have lots of friends around here. I am an animal behaviorist by trade (www.petbehaviorist.com), so you can believe me that he will be given a very good home.

    Please email me or call me if you would like to discuss further. I am not too far away (Northern Va) and we could arrange to meet half way (I think Raleigh is about 4 hours away) if you decide we are a good fit. Thanks for considering us and good luck with everything!

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    I can't take him as I'm seriously allergic to cats - I just wanted to chime in and say I've never heard of the breed before but he is just gorgeous!



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    is this kind of like the breeders of dogs who sell labradoodles and peekapoos, PUKE!
    looks like a himalayan cat to me.



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    oh sorry! didn't mean anything negative towards your cat, just the designer breeders trying to make a buck one way or another, but he looks purebred. never heard of a ragdoll. i thought it was a dog when i pulled up the post.



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    Quote Originally Posted by horsecrazykid View Post
    ...just the designer breeders trying to make a buck one way or another, but he looks purebred. never heard of a ragdoll. i thought it was a dog when i pulled up the post.
    The Ragdoll cat breed has been in existence nearly 50 years. Just because you never heard of it doesn't mean you should jump to conclusions with negative assumptions.

    Here's some history of the Ragdoll for you (if you want more, just hit up Google.com, which would be a good idea for anything you've never heard of before launching into derogatory remarks):
    http://www.ragdoll-cats.com/history.htm

    OP, I hope you find a great home for that adorable guy! He's going to make someone very happy.
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    i did google it and what i found was mixes. nothing about the breed, before i posted.



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    oh yeah i see like the shiloh shepherd!! i wonder if they have their own registry too? as i thought!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    The Ragdoll cat breed has been in existence nearly 50 years. Just because you never heard of it doesn't mean you should jump to conclusions with negative assumptions.

    Here's some history of the Ragdoll for you (if you want more, just hit up Google.com, which would be a good idea for anything you've never heard of before launching into derogatory remarks):
    http://www.ragdoll-cats.com/history.htm

    OP, I hope you find a great home for that adorable guy! He's going to make someone very happy.
    Uh, yeah, everything Liberty said. This isn't a designer breed. And so what if it was a 'designer breed'? Does that mean he's not entitled to get a good home?
    Please Google more thoroughly before you bash someones pet they're trying to find a home for.
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    Thumbs up

    I think my cat is a Ragamuffin (like a Ragdoll but without blue eyes or color points) from what I've read. Anyway, this type of cat is very people friendly and to me more like a dog. Mine comes running to the door when I come home, and chirps rather than meows. Likes to be carried around, held belly up, and can be taken to the vet without a carrier. His fur is like rabbit fur. Likes water, belly rubs, and always seems to find to weirdest, most uncomfortable looking places to lie down. I had to laugh at the picture of the OP's cat in the sink. Totally something mine would do.
    From what I've heard these are all typical qualities of the breed/breeds. Oh, and they're called Ragdolls because they often go limp in your arms, very relaxed.
    Here's a link to my boy: http://pets.webshots.com/album/575306599CdhQRF
    Very cool breed of cat. If I didn't already have two indoor cats, I'd take him.
    Last edited by VTHokie; Oct. 29, 2009 at 09:34 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VTHokie View Post
    I think my cat is a Ragamuffin or Ragdoll from what I've read. Anyway, this type of cat is very people friendly and to me more like a dog. Mine comes running to the door when I come home, and chirps rather than meows. Likes to be carried around, held belly up, and can be taken to the vet without a carrier. His fur is like rabbit fur. Likes water, belly rubs, and always seems to find to weirdest, most uncomfortable looking places to lie down. I had to laugh at the picture of the OP's cat in the sink. Totally something mine would do.
    From what I've heard these are all typical qualities of the breed/breeds.
    Here's a link to my boy: http://pets.webshots.com/album/575306599CdhQRF
    Very cool breed of cat. If I didn't already have two indoor cats, I'd take him.
    Aww, your boy is adorable. He's most likely a RagaMuffin, or perhaps a cross breed, because Ragdoll's always have blue eyes. Here's a link to CFA's info. on the RagaMuffin, if you're interested: http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/ragamuffin.html

    This is my boy: http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/44...425x425Q85.jpg

    and my mom's boy:
    http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/10...500x500Q85.jpg

    Ragdolls are AMAZING cats, and I will always have one from now on. You are right in that they are very dog like, but they can still definitely be cats too (with your typical 'cat-itude').
    It's bred out of them to be mean (the well bred ones anyway), so you can never let them outside (I actually had to sign a contract when I got my boys from their breeder saying I'd never let them out), because they just don't know how to defend themselves. Here's a video showing how tolerant Brody is with my 6 month old puppy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMmjG4ZgHh8

    Sounds like the cat listed is very similar to my boy, and if that's the case, someone needs to get him quick!
    -Kady



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    diffuse01 - yeah, I went back and re-wrote my description probably while you were typing. He would be a ragamuffin instead of ragdoll for sure. No blue eyes or color points, but definitely everything else similar to either breed in "personality" and body type. He was a stray from a rescue organization, so I won't ever know what he is for sure.
    But he's an awesome cat either way! I agree that I will never get any other type of cat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by horsecrazykid View Post
    is this kind of like the breeders of dogs who sell labradoodles and peekapoos, PUKE!
    looks like a himalayan cat to me.
    The Ragdoll is a completely reputable, TICA and CFA recognized breed. It's nothing like a labradoodle, it's an actual, showable, well established breed.

    I have one myself and my parents have 4. It has been my experience that with SOME of the males they're a little on the "dumb" side when it comes to social skills. My male, Crosby, included. I am sure this kitty will do well in a household with relaxed but strong personality cats who won't get riled by him or fight back too much. Best of luck to you and if you need to, please seek out Ragdoll rescue because there are many across the U.S.-- this is a popular breed.

    And just for fun, Crosby...

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...mshandsome.jpg

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...ottomancat.jpg
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    We have two ragdolls and they are fabulous.

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    Thanks to everyone for the replies and beautiful pictures! I never thought a topic in giveaways would get so much interest.

    I'm in the process of contacting everyone who replied or pm'd.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post

    I have one myself and my parents have 4. It has been my experience that with SOME of the males they're a little on the "dumb" side when it comes to social skills. My male, Crosby, included. I am sure this kitty will do well in a household with relaxed but strong personality cats who won't get riled by him or fight back too much. Best of luck to you and if you need to, please seek out Ragdoll rescue because there are many across the U.S.-- this is a popular breed.
    I totally agree with this. My Brody is a bit.. on the 'duhhh' side with all things in life, not just socially. I bet if you could find this guy a home with a mellow cat, or even another Ragdoll, he would do fine. I know that Brody doesn't get riled up about ANYTHING. They'd probably be a perfect fit LOL.
    -Kady



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