Alpacas & Ragdoll Cats

Rainbow Bridge

‘Where pets go in Heaven to wait for their owners’

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Whiskernook Beau Jangles  12/31/1999 – 10/3/2013

Beau was my heart and the most special Ragdoll I will ever have.  He was my second Ragdoll and my first show cat.  He is the reason I started breeding these wonderful cats.  He thought he owned me and was always near me, on my lap most of the time.  He was very easy-going with all the other cats and kittens, but he was very clear that my lap was his property and that he was the number one in the household.  Beau travelled with me to many shows, which made our bond that much tighter.  Through those shows, I met many Ragdoll breeders and got the encouragement to start a breeding program.  Beau was an alter, but I looked for his personality traits in my breeders.  I miss my boy so very much and think of him every day.  I love all my Ragdolls, but none will every take Beau’s place.  R.I.P. my sweet Beau-Beau…

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Biff  4/2002 – 9/20/2013

Biff was our stalwart livestock guardian dog until the end.  An Akbash Dog, Biff was bred to guard livestock and took his work very seriously.  He never stepped foot into our house until he was nine years old, and then only in the summer when the bugs bothered him.  He lived for many years in with the alpacas, and would run loose every night to patrol the property.  He was aloof, yet loved us in his own way and truly adored our neighbor and farm-sitter, Marnie.  He often visited her and brought back things from her yard, as if to keep her close to him when he was here.  Biff was very effective and we never saw any wildlife around our farm.  We truly miss him and that deep bark that told us all was being monitored.

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Romantic Rags Melody 6/28/2004 – 7/10/2013

Melody did very well for a number of years, considering she had kidney issues caused by a congenital deformity.  She was one of our sweetest Ragdolls, was a wonderful Mama cat and a great pet.  We miss her every day.

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Whimbrel Marissa 12/2/06 – 9/13/12

Sweet Marissa left us too soon. She was a beautiful, quiet Ragdoll who passed on her beauty and bunny-rabbit fur to her kittens. We miss her funny little habits and sweet meows at mealtime. R.I.P. Marissa.

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FossMtn Daphne 7/23/2002 – 2/4/2012

Sweet Daphne left us quietly when her damaged heart finally gave in. Born with a hole in her heart, the vets’ didn’t give her much of a chance as a kitten, but until the last couple of months, she lived a happy life. She loved the outside enclosure and spent most of her time out there during the summer, peeking out through the weeds that made it a ‘cat jungle’. Now she is at the Bridge, where she can play with no shortness of breath and hang around the flowers forever.

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Storybook Rory 8/3/2001 – 12/24/2010

Rory left us on Christmas Eve, after suffering from a debilitating condition that eventually made it so he couldn’t walk. He was mentally with us until the end and his passing has left a huge hole in our lives. Rory was the epitomy of a collie – loyal, kind, brave and beautiful. He was the fulfillment of a dream I’d had from childhood after reading Albert Payson Terhune books and watching Lassie on TV. He was the best of the best and I miss him terribly. May he rest in peace with Princess, who he always felt was like his mother.

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JimmyMack 11/21/2001 – 3/11/2010

Jimmy was our first stud boy and then retired to be our sweet pet. He was the epitomy of a Ragdoll – he was a lovebug, a flopper and had blue eyes that all Ragdolls envy. He had kidney failure at too young an age, but left behind many kittens, grand-kittens and great-grand kittens – two of which live here, Keziah and Delilah. I miss seeing him in the bathroom closet where he loved to sleep. Now he is hanging with the rest of the crew, waiting at the rainbow bridge.

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Princess the Pyr 1997? – April 2009

Our sweet Prinny left us to guard the farms in Heaven. She was such a great, sweet dog who was our pet, Rory’s ‘Mom’ and a farm guard who barked at any intruders, helping Biff during the day while he took his rest. Now she is free of pain and back to her old self, waiting for us at the Bridge, and watching over all the lambs, goat kids and crias there.

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Blue Moon 3/17/1999 – 10/14/2008

Blue Moon was our first Ragdoll and is greatly missed. He became ill very suddenly with a red blood cell disease and we couldn’t get him well. He loved the outdoor enclosure and spent most of the summer days out there.  He was very tolerant of all the Ragdolls who came after, but I’m sure he would have loved it if it had stayed only he and Beau!  R.I.P. Bluey.

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