RagaMuffin Kitten Blog
When I got my first RagaMuffin, one of the things I noticed on RagaMuffin breeder websites is that none of the cats looked alike. Coming from a background of pedigreed dogs, I found that odd. But, after consideration, I realized that this breed was still in development. When I made the decision to throw my
I bought a cute small cat tree on the Black Friday sales on Amazon last year. It was a mushroom, a butterfly and a flower, with the primary color being pink. I thought kittens would love it! When it came, I put it together. It was relatively sturdy for the price and size. What
Earlier this year, RagaMuffin iCandy Raisinette went to shows looking to earn points for her grand championship. It is a mountain to climb for sure. Coming from the dog world, it is very different. In the dog world, the title of champion is quite an accomplishment. It takes a good dog and judges that
I recently bred iCandy Toffee Crunch to Adoremuffins Walnut. I think they will make awesome RagMuffin kittens. But the expected litter has a downside. You see, Toffee has type B blood. She is my only cat with this. Most cats are type A, some AB. In order to safely breed a type B female
Putting together and developing a RagaMuffin breeding program is much more than buying a male and a female and allowing them to mate. There are a number of different factors to consider. First is always health. Starting with vigorous individuals with clear health testing (Health Clearances), current vaccinations and regular parasite control is vital.
When I was closing in on my 50th birthday, I was looking through a magazine called Cat Fancy that regularly arrived at my veterinary hospital. I have always had a passion for cats, so this was one of my favorite magazines to peruse. This issue featured a breed called the RagaMuffin. I read the
It’s been a while since RagaMuffin Nougat had a job. Actually, he hasn’t worked since before COVID hit. But, that changed last week. The animal talent agent emailed. It was a day both Nougat and I were available ( honestly, his schedule is pretty flexible). So, on his behalf, I accepted the work. Nougat
I got up one morning and proceeded to do my chores as usual. First things include letting the dog out, feeding the dog, and then going through the house feeding cats and scooping boxes. When I got to the nursery upstairs, I noticed right away that Gertrude’s solo kitten was not up in her play
Last Friday I hit the road in a packed vehicle with RagaMuffin iCandy Raisinette. It was the annual trip to the CFA North Atlantic Regional cat show and banquet. Believe me when I say it is a big deal in the cat world. First, the show is amazing. The decorations and rosettes are always
Last weekend, my friend Lisa and I packed up my Tahoe for a trip to New Hampshire in order to attend a cat show. It was RagaMuffin iCandy Raisinette’s first time out as a CFA grand champion and Lisa was looking for one point to complete her Oriental Short Hair Iceman’s grand premiership. The trip
I got an email the other day from the Cat Fanciers Association stating that this issue of Cat Talk magazine would be the last printed version, but subscribers would get it in both printed and digital this month. In the future it would be digital only. So, I clicked on the link to
What is a coefficient of inbreeding (COI) and why is it important? The COI is a measurement of the amount of inbreeding in a specific population. In my case, the population of concern is the RagaMuffin breed of cats. According to COI FAQS: Understanding the Coefficient of Inbreeding by Carol Beauchat PhD, “The coefficient
The first of the month is a big day here at iCandy. Every month for years. It’s the day I treat all animals to prevent parasites. The dog gets her heartworm pill along with her flea and tick medicine. The cats are on a program to meet their needs. The RagaMuffin males and neutered pets
Giblet was sixteen years and four months old when I said goodbye to him today. I was up during the night with him with an apparent cardiac episode. I loaded him up on pain medicine because I wasn’t ready, even though in my heart, I knew he was. It was hard. Really, really hard.