About Me, Jenny Dean, Creator of Floppycats.com


Ashley and Halston
Ashley (left) and Halston (proper)

After years of begging my mother for a Ragdoll, I received my first Ragdoll cat, Skittles (age-appropriately named), once I was 8.

Jenny and Skittles
Me with Skittles

He was a present from my maternal grandparents. He died at 2 years outdated of FIP.

Jenny and Skittles
Jenny and Skittles (my first Ragdoll that died of FIP at 2 years outdated)

Christmas 1989, my dad and mom gifted my brothers and me two Ragdoll kittens – Rags and Cosby.  Cosby died at 10 months outdated of FIP.

Marsh, Cosby, Spencer, Jenny, Rags and Snickers
The day we received rags. I’m holding Rags. My older brother, Marsh, is holding Cosby, my little brother, Spencer, is within the field, and Snickers is the GSD.

However Rags lived to be 19 years outdated, so I began this web site in 2008. After finishing my Grasp’s levels in August of 2004, I returned to Kansas Metropolis as a result of I used to be loopy about Rags and had missed him dearly once I was away. 

Jenny with Rags Circa 1990
Jenny with Rags Circa 1990

My Mission on Floppycats

Rags died in March 2009 once I was 29.5 years outdated, and he was 19.5 years outdated. 

It was a large loss for me on the time. Nonetheless, he’ll all the time be my inspiration to maintain going with Floppycats – it has morphed through the years into what I’m proud it’s right this moment – a spot the place cat house owners communicate and assist to make their lives extra joyous and harmonious with their feline counterparts.

Jenny Dean with seal mitted Ragdoll Charlie
Jenny Dean with seal-mitted Ragdoll, Charlie

In August of 2009, I discovered Charlie’s photograph on Soulmate Ragdolls’ web site and adopted my Charlie and Trigg in October and November of 2009, respectively.  They’re my present Ragdoll cats. We do have lots of Ragdoll cats in our household:

My mother had 2 Ragdoll cats – Murphy and Caymus

My sister has 2 Ragdoll cats – Ash and Addie

My cousin Jill has 2 Ragdoll cats – Huck and Harlow

My cousin Mary has 2 Ragdoll cats – Birch and Fred

My mother’s an identical twin, my Aunt Jean has 2 Ragdoll cats – Maddie and Hobbs

My Aunt Nicky, my mother’s different sister, has 1 Ragdoll cat – William

You will note all of them featured right here on our website and on our FbPinterestTwitterInstagramTikTok, and YouTube.

Jenny holding Murphy and Caymus Ragdoll Cats
With Murphy and Caymus in my arms

What You’ll Discover on Floppycats

During the last decade+ of labor on Floppycats, I’ve interviewed many veterinariansreviewed a whole bunch of merchandisewritten just a few books, and met some improbable cat house owners.

Jenny Dean Floppycats Founder with 4 Bluedreamer Ragdoll Kittens

Utilizing all of this info, I’ve been capable of write a substantial variety of guides and opinions associated to Ragdoll cats and cat possession usually. Floppycats is designed that can assist you with all types of points or considerations about your kitty and supply some inspiring concepts for cool merchandise to strive, methods to play together with your cat, and extra.

I gained’t ever make a medical suggestion, however I could typically share my expertise with my cats. I’m not a veterinarian or different skilled medical skilled, so it’s not my place to present medical recommendation. Nonetheless, some posts on Floppycats cowl medical points – in these, I’ll have both interviewed a veterinarian or supplied hyperlinks to the respected websites I’ve used to confirm any info within the article.

Every part on the location – whether or not it’s medical or not – is completely researched. I’ll present my opinion the place acceptable however by no means depend on it alone! Considered one of my elementary beliefs is that every one cats are particular person and distinctive, and what works for some won’t work for others. So, I keep away from giving particular suggestions until backed by an authoritative supply.

I do draw by myself experiences as a cat proprietor, although. So a lot of my guides are written primarily based on the trials and tribulations I’ve gone by way of with their very own lives, together with adjustments I’ve made to their weight-reduction plan and what I’ve discovered from their conduct.

When reviewing a product, I’ll clarify whether or not the product is one thing I’ve been supplied or bought myself. And I solely settle for merchandise to evaluation on the situation that I may give a good and unbiased evaluation of the product – I gained’t ever say one thing is nice if it’s not!

Useful Resouces for Cat Lovers

Floppycats has a whole bunch of posts devoted to residing extra harmoniously together with your cat. You’ll discover concepts and countless inspiration from cat product opinions to Ragdoll cat details.

All Ragdoll Assets

All Ragdoll Colours & Patterns

All Cat Product Evaluations

Jenny Dean Floppycats Founder with Bluedreamer Ragdoll Kittens

Don’t Be Shy; Say “Hello!”

I’m excited you’re right here and hope you’ll share your (Ragdoll) cat love on the location!

All are welcome right here – whether or not you have got a Ragdoll or not, you might be welcome to be right here and hang around with us =).

Ship me an e mail, and I’ll reply! One factor I can guarantee you of is that I’ll see your message. You’ll be able to attain out to me by way of my contact web page.

Napa's Introduction to Rags
Me Introducing Rags (Ragdoll) to Napa (German Shepherd)

The Floppycats’ Group

Due to social media, particularly Fb, the Floppycats’ neighborhood has grown through the years. Included under are some screenshots from our cat-focused Fb group the place readers can ask questions, share insights, share images, movies, and extra with fellow cat house owners. I completely love our neighborhood that steps in to assist at any time when they’ll.


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