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Heart Disease in Cats

  I recently had an inquiry from someone interested in acquiring a RagaMuffin kitten from me. Pretty typical email. When I responded with general information that I always respond with including waitlist information, price, testing including echocardiograms on the parents, and other details, I got a surprising response. It appears the inquirer got the impression

Heart Disease in Cats2021-12-02T01:12:21+00:00

The Amazing Raisinette

RagaMuffin iCandy Raisinette at Cotton States Last weekend I took a trip to Atlanta for the Cotton States cat show. I've always heard what a great show it is, but have never made it there. I decided at the airport this was the year to go. A cat show friend (and

The Amazing Raisinette2021-11-09T03:03:04+00:00

Senior Cat Dental Woes

  My RagaMuffin Nougat is ten years old now. He has always been happy and healthy. Long retired from the show ring, he is not retired from the couch or the cat yard. Like all my cats, he gets regular grooming including nail clips and comb outs. Once a year, they each get a formal

Senior Cat Dental Woes2021-11-01T01:37:08+00:00

Learning is Forever

  Now that I have sold my veterinary practice, I want to maintain my license so I can help out another veterinarian if the need arises and do the routine care of my own animals. To keep my license, I need to continue taking approved continuing education. It has never been an issue for me

Learning is Forever2021-10-24T17:58:54+00:00

So Ya Wanna Be a RagaMuffin Breeder?

  A number of years back, I was emailed a handout to help explain to people about the challenges involved with breeding RagaMuffins or any other  cats. This was meant to eliminate surprises new breeders may encounter. The goal is to help one decide whether or not breeding is an adventure to pursue. I have

So Ya Wanna Be a RagaMuffin Breeder?2022-01-19T16:06:20+00:00

Windsor Brave and Loving

Author- Catherine Foldesi                      RagaMuffin lover      We have only had Windsor (iCandy RagaMuffin's Solo and Kahlua) for less than three weeks but in this short time he has captured our hearts more and more each day, and seems to have a power over all of

Windsor Brave and Loving2021-08-29T02:28:44+00:00

CFA Cattery of Excellence

  I was recently scanning  a RagaMuffin cat page on Facebook. A poster posed a question concerning how to evaluate a breeder. I think that is a valid question. After all, so much is done on line these days. RagaMuffin kittens may be placed on the other side of the country or even on another

CFA Cattery of Excellence2021-08-22T19:58:07+00:00

Adding a New Kitten to the Family

  It’s an exciting time when a new RagaMuffin kitten joins the household. A bit of planning will help things go smoothly and reduce the stress for the new kitten as well as any existing pets. The first thing to consider is a place where the new kitten will go for a couple of weeks

Adding a New Kitten to the Family2021-08-11T16:44:03+00:00

Not All Goes As Expected

RagaMuffin Brulee was due to have her kittens on Monday. This was her third litter. The last litter produced six kittens with no issues.  She went through the day hanging out around me. A couple of times she climbed into a birthing box on her own. Around 7 pm she had her first kitten and

Not All Goes As Expected2021-10-09T00:27:56+00:00

Storm Phobia

  RagaMuffin Crispy is afraid of storms Most of the time when one thinks about a pet being scared during a thunderstorm, it is about dogs. But, cats, too, can be afraid of storms. Between the noise of thunder, the flash of lightning and the change of barometric pressure, it is no wonder

Storm Phobia2021-07-22T17:47:03+00:00