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Monday, August 30, 2010

That Crazy Cat!

I'm a cat person, always have been, always will be.  I grew up with lots of cats and a few dogs, but for some reason the cats stole my heart.  I know some people think they are sneaky, aloof or unfriendly, but I beg to differ!  We currently have one furr baby, whose name is Emme.  She is a Ragdoll (seal bicolor) and has the cookiest, craziest personality and is such a sweetheart.  Ragdolls are very large, laid back cats that don't have a mean bone in their body.  They are big, furry, floppy and have the most beautiful blue eye's you've ever seen!  You can read more about Ragdolls here.  

OK, back to our kitty...Our cat is pretty hilarious.  First of all, she plays catch.  Yes, she has this little crinkle ball (which is falling apart & I can't find a replacement) that she plays fetch with.  We throw the ball she goes running and sliding across the tile, pics it up with her teeth and brings it back.  So cute.  She is also our resident exterminator.  We live in AZ, so we have lots of gross spiders and bugs.  She finds them and chases them until we can run over and kill them.  She likes to dismember crickets, yep that is one of her past times!  LOL. Something else she does that I think is pretty crazy is that she can catch flies Mr. Miyagi style!  She will stalk it until she catches it.  It is crazy to watch!  She'll follow it around till it gets close to the sliding glass door and then she'll jump up and catch it with her front paws!!  Then she somehow manages to eat it.  Gross, I know, but hey we no longer need a fly swatter!  OK, on to some cute stuff.  She loves to sleep  up on the computer desk while I work and she loves to jump up on our bed for morning cuddles.  If you don't pet her, she will use her paw to very gently touch you on the arm and give this tiny squeak of a meow to let you know, "Hey, mom and dad, I need some love over here!"  She also LOVES to sleep in and chew on boxes.  She also has perfected the Ragdoll flop - which must be taught by momma Ragdolls, as they all do it - they like to sleep on their backs with their legs all splayed out.  It is hilarious.  Finally, she loves to greet our company.  She runs out, rubs up against them, gives them a sniff and a lick then trots off.  So bizarre, I seriously think she's half dog, but I promise you she smells MUCH better and never drools....well, unless I get out the Temptations cat treats!

So, as you can see, I love cats, especially MY cat.  So here's some pics of our beauiful girl...

Up on the cabinets.  Ragdolls are not supposed to be big jumpers, she obviously didn't get the memo!

The crinkle ball.  It's nasty, but I can't find one even remotely like it!

How can you not love a face like that?

Helping me pay bills.  If she could only get a job! 

Sleeping in daddy's XBOX box.  I swear it looks like she's smiling!

She was relaxing in the rocking chair while we watched a movie. 

Helping big brother sort the LEGO's. 

Here is one of her glamour shots (No, I did not pay for these!  She came with a whole set of them!)  She got these at about 6-8 mos old.  Notice how light she is in these pics compared to some of the newer ones - it takes 3-4 years for them to fully mature.  Her real name is Sweetshadow Whispurr of Echoglen.  Yeah, she doesn't come when I call her that! 

She even got to meet the class hamster.  Squeakers wasn't too excited, but Emme was lovin' it.  One time it got out of its exercise ball and she cornered it until we got there.  What self control, she didn't even take a nibble! 

The Ragdoll Flop. Chillin' in little brother's room.


  1. Your cat is adorable! I'm surprised she was able to get so close to the hamster. You won an award on my blog! Check it out and pass it on :)


  2. She is adorable! Cats all have their own personalities:) My husband calls our cat the doorstop cat because she really does not like to move a whole lot.

  3. Very pretty cat. My daughter has a Bengal that is a nut job. But we still love her.

  4. Melanie, SHE IS PRECIOUS and ever so beautiful...I always like the rag doll flop. My oldest daughter (11) loves to watch CATS 101 and she thought the Ragdoll cats were SO COOL. I will have to show her Emme when she gets home from school!

  5. Thanks for all the comments, ladies!! She is a pretty cool cat. We plan on getting a second one eventually :)...

  6. Stopping by from SITS. She is beautiful. I'm also a cat person & think they all have their unique personality. I have 1 girl cat named JoJo. I want more, but my hubby thinks 1 is good.

  7. So, what do you do with Emme when you work on the Tutu? My cat would tear it to shreds. You might try getting her one of the mylar crinkle balls. They make that noise and my cats play chase and fetch with them.


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