Red Rose Melissa Darya of Jazzmania
Seal Colorpoint, one of Jazzmania's beloved Angels



My love for felines began as a child on the family farm where there were always at least 20 outdoor cats and kittens to be found. We would rarely see the kittens because the Moms would keep them hidden in the barn but at 6-8 weeks of age, they would come out of hiding and it was my personal mission to catch and tame each and every one! The only time kittens were permitted in the house was to lap up spilled milk from the kitchen floor when I "accidentally" on purpose knocked over the milk pitcher! I knew, even then, that one day I would have my very own indoor cat. My dream has more than come true thanks to Gail Bagley, who was my mentor almost 20 years ago at the beginning of my Ragdoll adventure. In addition to providing me with quality breeders, she spent hours educating me and sitting with me while my first litters were being born.

I have found the Ragdoll breed to be extremely loving but also feisty and lots of fun! They love to play and let me know when it's time which could be most any hour of the day or night. The adults frequently think they're still kittens and join in the fun. The kitties insist on being in the same room no matter what I am doing. When I am working in the office, they are curled up on top of the computer or desk, in my lap, or on one of their cat trees. When I'm cooking in the kitchen, they are curled up on the windowsill watching. And of course, the best time of all of is at night when they climb in bed to snuggle!

Working with this wonderful breed has been one of the most joyful and fulfilling experiences of my life. Each cat and kitten has a special place in my heart and it is my goal to provide each a good start in life and then see that they find their way into loving homes. My cats and kittens are never caged and much time is invested in their care and socialization. Pictures of my adults and kittens along with descriptions of their colors and patterns can be found in Jazzmania's galleries.


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