Arista, is the “legal name” given to her by her Breeder. When I asked the Breeder how she arrived at that name, she stated that she got it from “Aristocrat” due to her looks. From that time forward I named her AristaCat which I still call her today. We purchased AristaCat from KrystalBlue Ragdolls is a small in home cattery offering kittens from Champion lines in Traditional colors.

and were impressed with how much the Breeder loves cats and cared for them. She did not believe in declawing her cats, and neither did I. So AristaCat still has her claws which I trim about every two weeks myself. Would purchase from the Breeder again due to their love of Ragdolls and concern about the home environment that their cats are placed in. We have fed AristaCat Natural Balance Original Ultra® Whole Body Health® Chicken Meal & Salmon Meal Dry Cat Formula from the time we got her at the age of three months since it’s a kitten and adult cat food as well. AristaCat was born on July 22nd, 2015, no longer a “kitten”. The two things that she likes better is the “scratching bed” that sits in a bay window and her “cat tower” which we extended by adding a shelve on the wall that enables her to climb within a few inches of the ceiling onto a small loft where she often lays while we watch a movie, etc.

Having loved cats all my life, I began a diligent search for the “perfect cat” for my wife and I in our retirement years. Ragdolls seemed to be exactly what I was searching for, especially when I saw the picture of Arista as a kitten on the Breeder’s site.

AristaCat loved to climb into my shorts while I was going to the bathroom as a kitten, but now she’s gotten to large to fit! See the photo…

One series of three photos show AristaCat as she begins to take a ‘catnap’ until she’s completely gone.
Some other photos show her as the Vet’s where she climbed on the scales to be weighed all on her on. The “taking a bath” photo was taken one day after her first birthday, while the others were as various stages of her during the first year of settling into her forever home. AristaCat has lived up to all expectations as a Ragdoll with one exception, “Ragdolls do shed – a lot”, which was not what we where reading online about the breed. However, with all her other attributes, we have learned to live with the shedding by grooming her once a week with a “grooming tool” and a brush afterwards. This cuts down on the amount of hair and grooming that she’s required to do as well. All in all, AristaCat is one fine Ragdoll Cat!

Ragdolls are “people cats”, they love to be around their “humans”. AristaCat is a “talker” as her Breeder stated when we got her as a kitten. She continues to carry on “conversation” with different sounds and meows almost every time we are around or come into a room. She follows me from room to room, and cries when I go out of the house with loud cries according to my wife. Then she lays at the door where I went out until I come back in… All in all, I love my cat, and she apparently loves me as well!

Gary B.