Our Cattery

Oliver, traditional blue high mitted bicolor

Sonya G.

About

I work from home as a graphic designer and a face painter, and own Sonya Rae Studios, dba Creative Illusions Face Painting & Henna. I spend time at home refinishing furniture through our company, Junk Rejuvenations, and love creating something new from someone else's junk. We have five kiddos, ages 13 through 25, and two amazing grandsons, so our jobs are never done, nor is life ever boring!

It was a cold winter day in Texas when I arrived at a shelter to pick out a kitty. I sat on the floor in front of the open cages, and Chandler walked over and plopped himself on my lap. The owner told me this was a snowshoe baby, about eight months old, who was rescued from a ravine near their facility. Chandler rolled over on my lap and bared his belly and purred and purred. He was the softest and most relaxed kitty I had ever held - so silky. He went home with us that night. Afterward, with further research, we determined that he was not a snowshoe at all, but a Ragdoll. It was love at first touch! He has since passed on, and after years of rescuing and fostering, and lots of consideration, I decided to start breeding as a hobby. 

Our sweet, but hefty blue bi-color boy Oliver, and our adorable seal mitted Stella were the first to steal our hearts. In addition to our Ragdolls, we also have a rambunctious female Pug, Maycee, and stunning black male German Shepherd, Max. Our oldest daughter just added the cutest blue merle Aussie, Sadie, and we are all in love. We also fostered for Barkville dog rescue group, and a portion of every kitten sale is donated to local cat rescue groups! Giving back to our community is important to us.

Our kitties are underfoot and have 24/7 access to their humans. Babies and momma are separated from the other furry members of the household in the nursery, and kittens are introduced to the household when they are around eight weeks of age and vaccinated. We love our fur babies as much as our human babes, and they are very spoiled! We have a "Stud room" and a "kitten room" with lots of vertical climbing spaces and even a Parakeet for entertainment. Our Ragdolls are HCM and PKD negative through genetic testing.

Our small cattery is registered with TICA under the name FURRYTAILRAGS. This is my fairy-tale life with Ragdolls, hence the play on words when I created "FurryTail" Rags. Our goal is to provide healthy, well socialized and loving Ragdolls that feature the best traits of the breed. We are committed to finding only the best homes for our babies and we look forward to meeting you!