"TIMBER" CFA CH Loveybug TimberBay of Bluedreamer. He is our current SIRE
ABOVE IS ONE OF OUR PAST KITTENS- NOW FREDDIE NIMBUS OF INSTAGRAM!
Past Kitten, now in INDIANS with Theresa
Hello! Welcome to BlueDreamer Ragdolls of Kansas City.
Thank you for stopping by!
We are a small TICA registered cattery (soon to be CFA registered, as well!) family show/breeder located in South Kansas City, Missouri. We strive for excellence in health, socialization, temperament and conformation. We show in CFA, since there are several local shows here every year, but also enjoying starting to show in TICA, as well.
Our cats/kittens are raised in our home with children and dogs. Kittens are whelped in our bedroom and spend their first few weeks right next to me. When their eyes open, and they start to move about, we move them into the living room, where they quickly become accustomed to the sights and sounds of everyday living. Until they transfer from our hands to yours, these sweet babies are held, stroked, snuggled and loved. They will be well socialized and of good temperament. Each kitten will be de-wormed, vaccinated, fecal-tested on schedule micro-chipped and vet-checked TWICE before going home. We are here for the lifetime of these precious babies.
All Bluedreamer Kings and Queens are DNA tested for HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), Mucopolysaccharidosis VI and VII, through CFA Neogen (http://www.catdnatest.org/ ). And YES, documents are here onsite to view. Kitten families receive a copy in their packet.
Do your homework and a lot of research! There are many breeders out there using other registries, such as ACA. There is no guarantee of lineage, no breed standards and their cats/kittens are not eligible to be registered with CFA or TICA. Also, listen to what you feel when you speak to another breeder. Are you feeling unsettled? Are there red flags? Is there something that makes you hesitate? I encourage you, to keep looking if you ever feel something is not right, even if you are in complete infatuation with a picture! (It's happened to me, too.)
We have been asked if we carry the "RARE" Mink, Solid or Sepia Ragdolls. Since these are not true Ragdolls, not included in the breed standard, and not eligible to register or show, we do not. Our respect for the breed and the others who have worked to hard to establish the Ragdoll breed, does and always will come first.
While we are just getting started with Ragdolls, we have bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for several years. The key to success is having a mentor. My Ragdoll and Cavalier breeder friends are priceless. I appreciate the wisdom of Kansas Ragdolls, House of Steward, and Rosecottage. We are also huge fans of FLOPPYCATS, where you can find a treasure trove of everything there is to know about Ragdolls.
A note on contacting me. I admit it---I can be incredibly SLOW to respond to initial contact emails and applications if things around here are really busy. We have our church, kids at home, college and post-college, elderly parents who need our time and attention. I work PRN as an occupational therapist and professional speaker. This allows me to devote much more time to the things I really love to do. Some weeks I work very long days and others, I don't work outside the home at all. Persistence pays off when attempting to get my attention! We are a small cattery, and plan to remain small, therefore we only plan a few litters a year. Everyone who adopts one of our kittens is very important to me and is welcomed into the Bluedreamer family!