Taking care of the Ragdolls

Taking care of the Ragdolls

Given that there are a dozen Ragdolls on this trip, and also that a number of them need specific medication, their owners Anne and Brian have helpfully provided us with labelled photographs of each cat, and corresponding information in our trip book. In addition, we have a ‘van plan’ of who’s in which compartment, just to be on the safe side.

Lining up the medication and matching it to each cat

Lining up the medication and matching it to each cat

Ragdolls are known for being docile, but it's amazing how completely chilled out this one is about using an inhaler

Ragdolls are known for being docile, but it’s amazing how completely chilled out this one is about using an inhaler

Meanwhile, the local inhabitant Ragdolls have given their approval of the temporary visitors and wish them well in their lives in France.

Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell




By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+00:00Sat, Sep 28, 2013|animal transportation, on the road, pet travel by road|0 Comments

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  1. fozziemum Sep 28, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Goodness all that organising is fabulous…must make the trip a challenge bit at the same time keep it very interesting..and boy what a patient patient getting the inhaler..beautiful pictures too 🙂 Safe travels everyone Hugs Fozziemum xx

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

      Courier M was so impressed by how calm they all were in taking their medication but then Ragdolls are very placid cats.

      • fozziemum Sep 30, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

        They are remarkably relaxed cats indeed but still to be so good with medication is wonderful.Dinnermintz…Ginger binger…was hard to medicate as a foster,had her back three times with a flu that would not resolve,due to having to dose her up on meds all the time she now hates being picked up..she thinks it means a tablet ..poor thing..i am suprised she was happy to be adopted by us third time round on foster due to me being the tablet meanie.and now just yesterday she let hubby hold her for quite awhile..we both just quietly stared at each other..it was amazing..so yes these kitties are fab for being so compliant as it can be a real trial to medicate them

        • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply

          Poor Dinnermintz – know what you mean about rescues remembering you because you have to do hard things to them. They generally do forgive you in the end – hope this is the start of the Ginger Binger’s big thaw…

          • fozziemum Sep 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

            It is hard..she had been in the iso ward three times and it kept bouncing around..so all the iso kittens went out to foster..us fostermums got the ominous task of the tablet dosing…by the third time back she went straight to Pickles and they were already firm friends..it was a done dal she became family..and we lost our 17 year old ginger female two months later..so it was meant to be that another female ginger entered our life..i do hope she is thawing..she is a snuggler and cudler but only with me and this latest cuddle was a big event 🙂 bless her Ginger Binger self 😉

          • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

            Great that Dinnermintz had Pickles to settle her in and show her the ropes before she went.

          • fozziemum Sep 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

            Pickles is still here 🙂 happy as ever it was Squash our old ginger girl 🙂 and she was everybit the uninterested 17 year old matron hahaa she used to just give me filthy looks when I came home with annoying little kittens hahaha 🙂

          • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm

            That’s why we call most of our animals Darling as we can never get names right 😀

          • fozziemum Sep 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm

            Hahahaha I do that with people 🙂

  2. baileyboatcat Sep 28, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Oh aren’t they beautiful! Very special kitties! =^.^=

  3. Jade Reyner Sep 28, 2013 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Wow, sounds like a military operation!

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

      Not to be taken lightly but they all gave courier M an easy time which isn’t always the case with cats and pills 😉

  4. easyweimaraner Sep 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    That’s a perfect idea with the photographs. I’m always impressed about Ragdolls, they look like aristocrats..or “aristocats” LOL

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

      You’re right Easy, they are aristocats but don’t put on airs and graces (much) 😉

  5. dogdaz Sep 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Great idea, the pictures of each. You amaze me.

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Ah, that was Anne’s perfect solution to the combination of animals on meds and different diets. It would have been a very complicated experience otherwise.

  6. Sheila Morris Sep 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Wow – Paw Snaps and Twirls to you for this trip – intense…awesome job! Safe travels.
    P.S. LOVE the header photo today!!

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

      12 cats with different diets and some on meds – sounds a headache but Anne prepared everything perfectly and Ragdolls are very gently cats.

  7. Boomdeeadda Sep 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    You all look so soft and cuddly. Have a lovely trip (lot’s of time for grooming).

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:39 am - Reply

      They have coats like cotton wool – gorgeous to stroke. The time while travelling was put to great use 😉

  8. LifeOfBun Sep 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Wow o_O that’s some responsability!

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:40 am - Reply

      It was! Luckily Anne had done most of the hard work for us and we just followed instructions 😉

  9. Savannah's Paw Tracks Sep 29, 2013 at 12:47 am - Reply

    that’s a lot of Ragdolls for sure! I have never seen an inhaler for kitties…thank goodness I guess….

  10. becomingcliche Sep 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    The photos are a brilliant idea.

    I’m not terribly familiar with Ragdolls. Do they tend to have health issues?

    • Animalcouriers Sep 30, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

      It would have been a mare otherwise! No, they don’t have lots of health issues, just 12 cats of varying ages (more old than young) and you often have special needs.

  11. Basil Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

    You are a van with a plan BOL

  12. Nylabluesmum Oct 1, 2013 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Oh Tinker Belee & toshie are beautiful!! I am amzied how calm that cat iz taking the Inhaler. I wish I could have one but I have issues with long furred cats….i would love to have a relazed cat like that!! 😉
    Your system for meking sure the cats were medicated properly is stellar!!! Well done!!
    Sherri-Ellen xo

    • Animalcouriers Oct 1, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Tinker and Toshie are blushing with pleasure at your compliment 😉 Shame you can’t cope with long hairs but there are so many gorgeous shorties in need. It was Anne who sorted out all the photos and instructions for the medication – courier M followed his instructions well.

  13. Unconfirmed Bachelorette Oct 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    So incredibly beautiful. Oh I just want to cuddle them!

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