In the early 1990’s
my husband and I were transferred from Texas to Leicestershire, England with his
job, which ended up being a 11 year assignment. We had taken our 22 Arabian
horses and five Miniature Schnauzer dogs with us, and the Reed Ark settled in the
Midlands of The British Empire.
We first got
introduced to the beauty and magic of Ragdoll cats when we traded a young
Arabian mare to a friend for two Ragdoll girls. It was then that we fell
totally in love with the personality and history of the breed. Shortly after
that we imported our first red male and his beautiful ’wife’ - a tortie colored
girl from the U.S. A few of their
offspring can still be found in some of the nicest cats throughout Europe.
We stopped breeding
after a few years until after we returned to the U.S. Now after 15 years we
started another Ragdoll family with my original lines and added the very old
British lines to it, along with
some of the newer chocolate and lylac colors and the lynx patterns.
Our mission is to
strive to breed for the very best type and temperament and health. We are very
careful where our Ragdoll babies end up and hope to stay in touch with
prospective new ’parents’. We stand behind our
cats by giving a 5 year Genetic Health Guarantee. All our breeding cats are
tested for genetic diseases such as HCM and we test every single cat on our
premises for FIV/FeLV and we have a FIP negative cattery.
The most important
part for us is that the adopting family is totally in love with their new baby,
then and only then will there be a lifelong relationship of mutual trust and