Corky, Our Beloved Ragdoll Cat
Corky, the Ragdoll Cat
When we moved into our home in the summer of 1988, a stray or lost kitten decided to move in with us! He was so skinny and little that he was able to squeeze through the space between the backyard chain link fence and gate. We were in the family room, emptying boxes, when through the open sliding glass door came the scraggly kitten. At that time he was a little "puffball" of long, white fur and startling blue eyes. Who could resist him? Surely someone must be missing him, we thought. He was wearing a flea collar. We put up ads in the neighborhood and in the local paper, plus informed animal control. We also took him to the vet, who thought he was about four months old, and started his immunizations. No one claimed him, and so he joined our family and our other cat, Tootsie. We decided to name him Corky, after the famous surfer.
(All photos by SharpLee on HubPages.)
Ragdolls are "Floppy" Cats
We believe Corky was a blue point Ragdoll, and he certainly fit the looks and temperament of the breed. The Ragdolls are known to be friendly and loveable. They are called ragdolls because they will lay or "flop" like a ragdoll when being held or just relaxing. Our Corky would "flop" in hilarious positions whether inside the house or out. No matter where he was, he always looked comfortable! He made us laugh over and over.
Corky in the Grass
Corky was very sociable and would go outside in the morning and wait on the grass by the sidewalk where the neighborhood children would pass by on their way to the elementary school, which was just one block away. He sat there with his silky long coat and big blue eyes, waiting for the kids that would pay him a bit of attention by stopping and stroking him.
Most of the neighbors on the street knew him, and we found out he would even go into the houses of those that let him!
Wish You Were This Comfortable? - Corky in the Chair
What a Stretch
Where's his head?
Is He Really Asleep?
This is really how we found him sleeping. Notice our normal cat, Tootsie, curled up asleep!
Sleeping WhereverClick thumbnail to view full-size
Corky would relax or sleep anywhere, and not worry!
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We'll always remember Corky, and if we ever have a chance to adopt another Ragdoll, we would love it!