Fun Times at Santa Paws

  Every year at this time, I look forward to the Santa Paws cat show in the Baltimore area. My cat show friends do too. It’s a competitive show that brings in some of the best cats in CFA. It’s also, for us, the start of the holiday season. This year was no different. Last

Fun Times at Santa Paws2023-12-10T02:09:58+00:00

RagaMuffin Coats

GC BWR RW iCandy Fudge Ripple- an excellent example of length, texture, and density of coat.   The CFA RagaMuffin breed standard calls for a coat that is medium to medium long in length with the texture being soft, dense and silky.  Sounds great doesn’t it? The truth is there is a spectrum

RagaMuffin Coats2023-03-29T01:58:43+00:00

Developing Consistency

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

Developing Consistency2023-03-29T02:00:32+00:00

Going for the Grand

  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

Going for the Grand2023-03-29T02:01:36+00:00

Complicated Litter Plans

  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

Complicated Litter Plans2023-03-29T01:48:30+00:00

Planning a Breeding Program

  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.

Planning a Breeding Program2022-08-20T01:29:11+00:00

Why a RagaMuffin?

  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

Why a RagaMuffin?2022-08-20T01:29:46+00:00

Nougat Goes Back To Work

  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 

Nougat Goes Back To Work2022-08-20T01:31:42+00:00

Sudden Kitten Illness

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

Sudden Kitten Illness2022-08-20T01:34:05+00:00

North Atlantic Regional Weekend

  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

North Atlantic Regional Weekend2022-08-20T01:38:15+00:00

Windsor! W is for Wonderful

      author: Cathy Foldesi                                                    RagaMuffin lover DOB: April 9, 2021 WINDSOR:  W is for him being an all around WONDERFUL kitty.                                                                               I is for him being very INTERACTIVE

Windsor! W is for Wonderful2022-08-20T01:44:29+00:00

iCandy Excitement

    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

iCandy Excitement2022-08-20T01:53:12+00:00

iCandy RagaMuffin Parasite Control

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

iCandy RagaMuffin Parasite Control2022-08-20T01:51:49+00:00

Is My Cat a RagaMuffin?

  One of the most common comments I see on Facebook is a cat owner posting a picture of their beloved kitty and asking if it is a RagaMuffin. The answer is virtually always going to be no. Same with other breeds like Maine Coons. Unless you go to a breeder for a pedigreed cat,

Is My Cat a RagaMuffin?2022-07-02T00:53:54+00:00

Raisinette’s Last Kitten Show

  In the cat show world kitties can be shown in kitten class from the day they turn 4 months old through the day before they turn 8 months old. Since Raisinette was born on 5/17, it means that she will age out of kitten class today! The top 25 kittens in each region at

Raisinette’s Last Kitten Show2022-07-02T00:56:05+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 Raisinette2022-08-28T02:13:10+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?2022-07-02T00:56:56+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 Loving2022-08-28T02:18:11+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 Excellence2022-08-20T01:50:36+00:00

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

No More Cats! (said no cat lover ever)2022-08-28T02:26:10+00:00