I first read about Ragdolls in a Cat Fancy magazine
that my sister bought for me in 1988 while I was in New Mexico. My sister
knew that I loved large, sweet cats and she had found the article very
A Cream Mitted Male
When I got back to Northern Virginia, I called some breeders and
asked about getting a breeding female. I was told I had to have my own
male, so I did not pursue it until later. In 1989, I saw an advertisement
for IRCA Ragdolls in Northern Virginia and called the couple. They said I could purchase a
female from them and breed to their males.
I visited their cattery and was told if I would help
them with their cats, I could have a little female with whom I had fallen in
love. I agreed and we took our precious baby home. The next weekend
my daughter and I went to help them only to find that their temporary mobile
home had burned down. The man's wife was in the burn ward in Washington,
I then took complete charge of the remainder of the
cats who were in a house they were building. The man stayed at our home.
When the females came in season, I was told who to breed, and it was from these
breedings that I got my first breeders and started with Ann Baker.
After a couple of years, I placed those breeders and
bought other Ragdolls. In 1993 I met Ja Neil Cillessen and purchased
Dollhouse Daisy from her. She in turn introduced me to Sue Bugdin from
whom I purchased Ragmar Blue Thunder. Daisy and Thunder then became
the backbone of Dollheaven.
The Lord has truly blessed me and my cats as I have
dedicated my cattery to Him - hence the name Dollheaven.
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