- 21 October 2008
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Ps. not a massive fan of cats but they are some pretty cute photos
Hey Gav, you have a Ragdoll! Julia alerted me today (I havent posted much lately as too busy) but we have just taken delivery of a 12 week old Ragdoll. Now, I think yours is a Blue pointed Raggie? Just so we can compare, this is our now 15 week old Raggie.
Hi Prospector, your Ragdoll is very cute! What's his/her name? He/she looks strikingly similar to the kitten we almost chose (we had first choice of the litter). But I ended up choosing Pixi as her markings are almost identical to her father, and that is the 'look' I liked. I'm not sure if Pixi is "Blue Pointed", I'll find out and get back to you.
I think the colour around your Ragdoll's face, ears and tail will get darker over time (Pixi's has, and so has her parents). If you want some earlier photos of Pixi to see the difference, PM me your email and I'll send them to you..
When Pixi was younger, she LOVED chewing everything in sight. She was more mischievous than others in her litter, so you might not have this problem as much as us. She would chew everything, especially TV/computer cables. .
She loves playing with cardboard boxes, so we leave a few in our spare room for her to play with (plus she has a heap of toys that my partner bought).
As I was telling Julia, Pixi can be quite rebellious. When we'd tell her off she would give us a dirty look as if to say "f*** you, I'll do what I want". It's hard not to laugh! She loves playing chasey around the house, she'll jump at your leg then run away wanting you to chase her. Then at other times she lives up to her breed name "Ragdoll" and simply flops on your lap and wants cuddles.
I was always a "dog" person and never liked cats either. That changed when my parents got their Ragdoll.
.I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.
Interesting combination, springhill. Hope you'll be making an early start on the training!
How is he/she doing so far? Looks about 7 or 8 weeks? How is the toilet training going?
No, not at all commenting about the combination, springhill. Rather, that both breeds are - in different ways - inclined to be strong natured: therefore they need to be well trained in order to be a polite member of your household and when out in public.She's 3/4 staff, 1/4 heeler. Are you thinking this is not a good combo Julia? The owners wanted the pure bred mum to mate with another pure bred male, but looks like some other cheeky doggy got there first.
There are different views about puppy classes. Personally, I'd never put my puppy in them because they are usually pretty unstructured and the puppies are encouraged to roll around and play with one another. Now, you might think, hey that's a really good thing for their social development, but you have to balance that up against the puppy getting the idea that it's always good to rush up and engage with every other canine creature it sees when you begin to take it out in public. This can be very difficult to counteract and will depend on your puppy's basic disposition.Puppy classes are on the agenda for sure i think it's important to have a social and structured start,
I'm assuming the puppy is going to be in the house with you.haven't toilet trained a dog before so any advice on that would be helpful!