RagaMuffin Kitten Blog

The Amazing Raisinette

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 this was the year to go. A cat show friend (and fellow veterinarian) was going as well. We made plans to meet at the

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Storm Phobia

  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 that some kitties can become frightened. So what

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No More Cats! (said no cat lover ever)

  author Patti Grow, cat lover   It was deep into the weeks of winter in 2020, and I knew in my heart that my days with my beloved 18 year old Simon Cat were drawing to a close. He was suffering from kidney failure, and I felt that he would let me know when

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Retirement with Labradors

  Lots of changes in my life in the last few years.  Just over four years ago, I retired from competing with my Labradors. Instead, I chose to pursue becoming an American Kennel Club judge of Labrador Retrievers. Since then, I also wrapped up my Labrador breeding program. I donated or sold most of my

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RagaMuffin Rat Catcher! Say What?

I have a large specially fenced  yard for the cats. It has shrubs, hosta , cat houses and and a cat door into my house. The cats love it in good weather and some like it even when the weather is less than ideal. The RagaMuffin breeding males and the rescues have free access at

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Best Family Cat

author Stephanie Valligny                       iCandy RagaMuffin lover The Great Kitten Search started this past spring.  I had decided to go through a breeder after having some mixed results at the shelters.  Over the years, we’ve had a variety of cats ranging from an old battle axe

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First Cat Show After COVID

  I have not been to a cat show since February 2020 due to the pandemic. While there have been a few shows scheduled more recently, I have not considered going until now since I am feeling more confident with a current vaccination status. So, I entered RagaMuffin cats in an upcoming show. I had

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Adding a RagaMuffin to the Family

iCandy Beef Wellington author Regina Zilberg       iCandy RagaMuffin lover        Believe it or not, I never liked or wanted any pets. Not even a turtle or a goldfish. Not even when I was a kid. All the extra cleaning and noises… who wants the trouble? However, a couple of years back,

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