Occasionally, I like to simply publish a photograph of a champion show cat with their title to give readers an idea of what a top-quality purebred, pedigree cat looks like. In this instance I have chosen a cat from the Sal-Shire Ragdolls cattery. This cat is a CFA Grand Champion and a TICA Supreme Grand Champion. The cat’s name is DIVINE MSM OF SAL-SHIRE. She is described as having great boning by the breeder. I think that she was loaned to this breeder by another breeder or sold to them.
I like the fact that she appears to be quite active in the photographic studio. It’s quite important, I think, for a photographer to have an active cat because it is easier to create a more interesting photograph. Sometimes show cats simply plonk themselves down on the studio table and pretty well do nothing and therefore it is quite hard to create an animated face which is alert and interested in what is going on around them.
I guess for reasons of security and privacy, they don’t tell me where they are located. The procedure is that you contact them and then they contact you and you can go from there if you wish to purchase a cat from them.
As you probably know, the Ragdoll is one of the largest domestic cat breeds. They have an appearance of being soft and cuddly and their character is in line with their appearance. They are a semi-longhaired and a pointed cat breed meaning that their extremities are darker than the other parts of their body. Although you will see white fur on the extremities which interrupts the pointing. This is deliberate and is very typical of the Ragdoll appearance. It is called “mitting”. There are 3 basic patterns: two with white (mitted and bicolour) and one with no white (colourpoint).
They usually weigh in the region 15-20 pounds for adult males and between 10-15 for females. Perhaps it is fair to say that the Ragdoll is most suited cat breed for the modern era in which more people have decided to keep the cat inside at all times for their security and to protect wildlife. There’s been a big push by, primarily ornithologists, to achieve this.
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