A Kitty for our Babe

Hello friends, meet Lucca!


For Harlow's first Birthday, we got her a kitty. He is a breed called a Ragdoll, and here's a lil about their characteristics..


"Personality is what matters, and the Ragdoll is named for its temperament. The Ragdoll is supposed to be like a child's ragdoll and many will go limp in your arms and flop like a stuffed doll when cuddled. In general, the Ragdoll cat is a loving, quiet cat with a very laid back disposition. If you are looking for a very active cat or a talkative cat, a Ragdoll probably is not the breed for you, although kittens and young adults can be very rambunctious and most Ragdolls are always willing to play. Ragdolls are known for their tolerant attitudes with other animals and especially children and many will allow themselves to be dressed in doll clothes and carried around by youngsters with absolutely no resistance. They are often compared to dogs because of their friendliness and intelligence and have even been taught to play fetch.
Ragdolls are one of the largest breeds of cats, and are slow to mature physically, obtaining full growth between 3 and 4 years of age. Altered adult males may reach 15 to 25 pounds; females will weigh about 5 pounds less. The Ragdoll's fur is rabbit-like, medium long with minimal shedding."
Since this is my first go round as a cat momma (without parental guidance), I thought this would be the perfect kitty for Harlow (and J & I as first time cat owners). Li'i needed a companion too! Lucca is only 12 weeks old and already the size of our 5 year old dog. Oh, and here's a little story made me giggle ..when John showed a buddy at work Lucca's picture, the guy said "he's cool, but if I was going to get my kid a cat I'd get a kitten..." HA! Yeah, I guess he does look like a LION already! I think we have a big guy in our future! Anyhow, if I could describe him in a list of words it would look like this:
Soft
BIG
Talkative
Sweet
Always Near
Playful
Loving
Funny
Nocturnal...very very nocturnal

So far he has been pretty sweet, and yes sometimes his kitten rambunctiousness comes roaring out in the middle of the night, which I am trying to be patient with. But, this little guy never stops purring, I swear. Any kind tips on keeping them off the table (yuck) and our brand new dining table chairs would be much appreciated though!

Here are some photos of our new little guy who we all are very in love with!

 

^^Lucca's first day home, and his first few minutes meeting John.. instalove?









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