Your rag doll cat is probably a very important and ever-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 back away without looking.
The ragdoll 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 ragdoll will surely let you know. Most ragdoll cats are likely to be easy to train, at least easier than most other cats.
It’s important that you leash train your ragdoll, as I’m 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 escaped and run away, only to find it half an hour later curled up somewhere unexpected?
Yes, ragdolls don’t belong in the great outdoors, they may be intelligent creatures, but they’re also completely lacking in common sense half the time. With a ragdoll cat, there is no such thing as street smarts, they will happily run down the road, approach any dog, cat, or other animal they can find, or worse, jump into any puddle of water. They seem to love water, it’s not uncommon for rag dolls to 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 he can also be very annoying. If you weren’t being followed around all day, then you wouldn’t have to accidentally step on a fluffy tale or paw without realizing it. And if they didn’t insist on lying on your laptop every time you wanted to work or surf the net, you’d be a lot happier.
Ragdolls love to spend as much time with you as felinely possible, they would never leave you alone if they had the chance, and they absolutely hate it when you leave them alone, all that meowing is not in vain, they really don’t want to be left alone, and they will insist on causing chaos if you leave them for too long.
Your ragdoll cat may become very lonely and very depressed if you go out to work every day for an extended period of time, this needy behavior is often the reason your ragdoll cat may end up in rescue centers so often. People are simply not aware of the care required for such a people-oriented cat.
Ragdolls 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 him.
Of course, all your food is their food, too, and you won’t hear the last of it if you’re trying to eat a nice piece of fish, without giving it to your rag cat. The rag doll just doesn’t give up, he offers you a lot of pampering, you offer him food.
The ragdoll cat is a charming, sweet, relaxed and loyal pet, buy one that makes you nervous one day and loves it the next. Purrfect.