Cats are the second most popular pets worldwide, with dogs being the first. They are popular for a reason as they make for good pets to have around the home and can also bring other benefits such as the ability to keep rats and mice at bay. One of the main reasons for having a cat around the home is to have a companion that will be happy to sit on your lap and spend time with you. While most cats are quite happy to do this, some tend to be closer to their owners than others. One of the friendliest cats around is the ragdoll and they make for very devoted companions indeed.
The ragdoll is a large cat but despite this, they are also among the friendliest. Their owners often consider them to be more dog-like in their behavior as they follow their owners around the home almost like a lost puppy. They are also well known for their tendency to go completely limp when picked up, whereas other breeds are more likely to remain rigid and even try to struggle.
The ragdoll is a hugely popular cat around the world and it is easy to see why when you meet one. In addition to their lovely personalities, they also come with some interesting facts.
Ragdoll Cat Fact #10: Originate from California
Most cat breeds are quite old with lineages dating back hundreds, if not thousands of years. This means that most breeds have their origins in countries in Europe and Asia, but not many from America. Some cat breeds are fairly new arrivals and some of these have their roots placed firmly in the United States. The ragdoll is one such breed, having originated in California in 1963.
The brains behind the ragdoll belonged to a lady by the name of Ann Baker. She was hoping to create a breed of cat that had a docile personality and a long, beautiful coat. She managed to achieve what she set out to achieve, and the ragdoll was born. Ann was protective over the formula that led to the ragdoll and nobody knows which breeds were used to create the breed. Regardless, the ragdoll quickly became very popular and they are now among the most well-loved of all breeds in America.