I went to a cat show for the first time and learned that:
- people who display their pets at formal cat shows are pompous oafs, way too serious, and generally unpleasant.
- there is a breed of cat known as ragdoll,which are beautiful animals.
And they have a reputation as gentle, affectionate pets,* because they have been genetically bred that way.*
Now, I’m a kitty lover.
But I’ve never had (or wanted) a fancy pedigree cat.*
I’ve never believed any of the theories that a certain breed behaves in a certain way. I’ve known too many cats, and seen every variation of behavior/personality, across many different breeds.
Of course, all the Ragdoll fanatics and the websites devoted to them, claim that it’s a special breed, with a genetic tendency to be gentle, and go limp when you pick them up, and are just perfect pets.
Does anybody have experience with ragdoll cats? Ancetodal evidence gladly accepted!
This is GQ–and though I doubt we can prove the genetic basis to their demeanor, maybe we can at least gather some facts about ragdoll behavior .
- I’ve always had simple tabbies of no particular breed. I just want something soft and furry that purrs on my lap,(and maybe even lets me have half the mattress to myself at night