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shumami wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 6:01 pm
Ragdoll. Hands down the best loving cat.

They are basically big loving babies the entire time and they don’t have an undercoat so they are easy to groom. Yet they look as fluffy as a Himalayan.

I have two and they are more like dogs than cats, esp male ones.
+1, I have a ragdoll and a dog . The ragdoll is almost too affectionate in that it always wants to sit on laps of people even visitors and wants to jump on the bed and basically comes whenever she's called.

The dog is just stupid in that it just begs for food or want to go out and won't stay on couch for long just to hang out as it wants to play with its toys
xxxray wrote:
Jan 17th, 2018 7:07 pm
If you want a loving animal get a dog. I would say 80 % dogs are friendly, loving , while cats its 20%.
Again depends on Breed, ragdolls are much more affectionate than any dog I've had
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I have a ragdoll, best pet ever. I mean nothing can be a dog, except a dog...

But if you want a low energy, BIG & FLUFFY, dog-like, easy to groom, loving, mild tempered, and clingy cat... get a Ragdoll.
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I adopted two short haired cats from the shelter (so who knows on the breed), bonded siblings, one male one female. Both are neutered. They were approximately 4 months old when I started fostering, they are now 9 months old.

The female watches me from afar, sometimes jumps on my lap and sits. Rarely purrs.

The male, possibly the runt, follows me, everywhere. He is a purring machine. Purrs very loudly and all the time. When I am occupied (computer, TV, on phone, cooking, cleaning, etc.) he whines, paws at my legs, jumps and paces on me. When I am in the washroom, he meows and scratches the door. When I am cleaning and put them in the bedroom, he meows and scratches the door. When I leave home, he whines and scratches the door. He kneads on my face and neck in the morning, and when I'm on the couch. He does have a medium risk heart murmur, the vet said it is hard to predict what will happen during the growing phase, but it might not be an issue if he reaches adulthood. Worst case scenario would be immediate heart failure.


Is there a way to ease the restlessness from the male? I started fostering and adopted because I was off work and starting a new job 6 months later. I start work next week and will be gone from home much longer then usual.
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coriolis wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 11:57 am
I adopted two short haired cats from the shelter (so who knows on the breed), bonded siblings, one male one female. Both are neutered. They were approximately 4 months old when I started fostering, they are now 9 months old.

The female watches me from afar, sometimes jumps on my lap and sits. Rarely purrs.

The male, possibly the runt, follows me, everywhere. He is a purring machine. Purrs very loudly and all the time. When I am occupied (computer, TV, on phone, cooking, cleaning, etc.) he whines, paws at my legs, jumps and paces on me. When I am in the washroom, he meows and scratches the door. When I am cleaning and put them in the bedroom, he meows and scratches the door. When I leave home, he whines and scratches the door. He kneads on my face and neck in the morning, and when I'm on the couch. He does have a medium risk heart murmur, the vet said it is hard to predict what will happen during the growing phase, but it might not be an issue if he reaches adulthood. Worst case scenario would be immediate heart failure.


Is there a way to ease the restlessness from the male? I started fostering and adopted because I was off work and starting a new job 6 months later. I start work next week and will be gone from home much longer then usual.
One of my cats was the runt that also had a heart murmur (and my shadow), but turned out fine. I'm sure your kittens will be fine. It's not like you were at your home 100% of the time.... or I assume you weren't. The good news is they have each other and they are bonded. They'll probably spend most of their time entertaining each other.

One thing you can do is leave out some of your clothes (preferably already worn so they smell like you). The kittens will snuggle with the clothes, so it acts as your stand-in when you're not home.

I did this when I went on vacation. I gave my keys to my friends (who lived in the same condo) to check in once a day to feed them and empty the litter. I also left them a fridge full of beer/wine & treats and said they can play with my consoles, watch TV, or whatever. I left out my clothes around the house too. When I came home my jacket's sleeves were tied in knots at the shoulders and wrists and my pants were all knotted up too. I call my friends asking what happened and they told me my runt was nuzzling in my jacket, but kept burrowing into the sleeve. They didn't know what to do because it looked like he was stuck. Slowly, his head pop out of the sleeve. Then his paw and other paw. Eventually he slid out. They said it looked like the jacket gave birth to a kitten. Fearing he would get stuck again the tied up all my clothes! Moral of the story: Maybe stick to t-shirts...
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Rescue tabbies are the best kitties. And getting two close in age or brother and sister. Alyce and Sydney close in age but they lovr each other like bro and sister. Most loving cats. It all how you treat them. I am easy going, relaxed and so are my kitties.
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xxxray wrote:
Jan 17th, 2018 7:07 pm
If you want a loving animal get a dog. I would say 80 % dogs are friendly, loving , while cats its 20%.
Yup. Cats like to be worshipped. Especially Siamese type breeds. I'd say the percentage of friendly is 20%, but loving, 5%.
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anastasia1009 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 10:18 pm
Rescue tabbies are the best kitties. And getting two close in age or brother and sister. Alyce and Sydney close in age but they lovr each other like bro and sister. Most loving cats. It all how you treat them. I am easy going, relaxed and so are my kitties.
I second this. We rescued a feral tabby kitty. He won't stop cuddling at night (not that we want him to). All I have ever heard from tabby cats are good things. Male or female.
Coincidentally, we also have a Norwegian cat, someone posted earlier that they were loving cats, ours is a jerk Face With Tears Of Joy but we adopted him from previous owners that could no longer care for him. That may have been a factor to his behavioural issues, maybe wasn't raised right and enabled to do bad habits ?
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shumami wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 6:01 pm
Ragdoll. Hands down the best loving cat.

They are basically big loving babies the entire time and they don’t have an undercoat so they are easy to groom. Yet they look as fluffy as a Himalayan.

I have two and they are more like dogs than cats, esp male ones.
Can you tell me which breeder you used? You can PM if you like.

Thanks
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Anikiri wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 11:14 am
I have a ragdoll, best pet ever. I mean nothing can be a dog, except a dog...

But if you want a low energy, BIG & FLUFFY, dog-like, easy to groom, loving, mild tempered, and clingy cat... get a Ragdoll.
Can you tell me which breeder you used? You can PM if you like.

Thanks
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Just go to the shelter and play with different cats, pick them up, hold them, etc. It's very easy to pick out the affectionate and loving cats. No matter what you do, please don't get a cat from those sketchy, amateur Kijiji breeders.

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