Welcome to the wonderful world of Bambole Ragdolls…
Our story starts with buying an animal magazine (March 1991) and reading about Ragdolls. The breed sounded so inviting that I called the cattery in the USA right away. Did they have any available kittens ? They did ! So I made arrangements to go and visit this cattery and see just what a Ragdoll was.
Fantastic is the first word that comes to mind to describe this unbelieveable cat. After seeing all the cats and kittens I decided to get 2. Since they had to have a rabies vaccine and would have to wait a month before travel…. I went to visit my family in Bermuda.
After the wait I returned to the USA. Went back to Old Lyme, Conn. and collect Rascal and “R” Mandy from Barbara McKee of Hemlock Trails cattery. I have since bought many Ragdolls from this cattery and have always been very happy with them. Barbara, Howie and I have been friends 21 years now.
In this adventure I had the help of my son Sean. He had the same passion for cats that I have always had. We also attended many shows together to help promote this beautiful breed. At first it was just to show the public because the Ragdoll was not recognize yet. We were also invited to many t.v. shows so the public could get to know our cats. I still breed my beautiful cats. Without them I am sure life wouldn’t be the same. I need to keep going even though Sean is no longer with us. He was killed in Aug.2001. I believe life goes on and one day we will all meet again…….
And yesterday, like today, my Ragdolls, with their fantastic charater, have helped me through a very difficult time. Giving me the strength to face life once again with serenity.
I couldn’t imagine life without my beautiful Ragdolls. Like the saying goesin English ” Ragdolls are addictive !