Your rag doll cat is probably a very important and always present figure in your life, every time you turn around you will probably see the rag doll following you or lying on the ground, ready to be stepped on if you step back without looking.
The rag doll is truly a breed that loves people, or at least loves attention and affection, dare to ignore it for any length of time and the rag doll is sure to let you know. Most ragdoll cats are likely to be easy to train, at least easier than most other cats.
It is important that you leash your ragdoll, as I am sure you know, ragdolls are meant to be indoor cats, not outdoor cats. How many times have you panicked when you thought your rag doll had gotten away and run away, only to find it half an hour later huddled in some unexpected place?
Yes, rag dolls don’t belong outdoors, they may be intelligent creatures, but they also completely lack common sense half the time. With a rag doll cat, there is no street intelligence, they will happily run down the road, approach any dog, cat or other animal they can find, or worse yet, jump into any puddle of water. They seem to love water, it is not strange that rag dolls try to get into the bath or shower with their owners.
Your ragdoll cat may be the cutest cat in the world and is obviously very sweet, but it can also be very annoying. If they weren’t following you all day, then you wouldn’t have to accidentally step on a fluffy tale or paw inadvertently. And if they didn’t insist on laying down on your laptop, every time you want to work or surf the net, you’d be so much happier.
Ragdolls love spending as much time with you as possible, they would never put you aside if they had the chance, and they absolutely hate that you leave them alone, all those meows are not in vain, they really don’t want to be left alone, and will insist cause chaos if left for an extended period of time.
Your ragdoll cat can feel very lonely and very depressed if you go out to work every day for a period of time, this needy behavior is often the reason why the ragdoll cat may end up in rescue centers so frequently. People are simply not aware of the care that such a people-oriented cat needs.
The rag dolls are huge cats, especially the males, but the females are big enough too; they just eat and eat and eat, every time you enter the kitchen the rag doll is right behind you, like a tail, assuming that since you are in the kitchen you must be making food for it.
Of course, all your food is their food too, and you won’t hear the latter if you’re trying to eat a good piece of fish, without giving it to your ragdoll cat. The rag doll just doesn’t give up, it offers you lots of hugs, you offer it food.
The rag doll cat is charming, a sweet, laid-back and loyal pet, buy yourself one that will get on your nerves one day and you will love it the next. Purrfect.