Yes, yes, I've been holding out on you guys - please forgive me! ;o)
It has been said that Ragdolls are like potato chips, you can hardly have just one. Well, we have been thinking/talking about getting a new little brother or sister (although I am a total sucker for little boys!) for Boo for quite awhile... and the time finally seemed just right to start looking in earnest. Although health and personality will always be our primary considerations, of course, I had taken quite a fancy to the Ragdoll color/pattern called blue lynx mitted. (Boo is a seal bi-color. For a look at all the various colors/patterns available, please look here... and here!) So, with the decision finally made to add a new kitty to our family, I made it my mission to try to find a blue lynx mitted kitten from a very responsible, very reputable breeder. (A good article on that subject is here.)
1 week old newborns with their sweet mama (Ragdolls are born all white, and their color[s] develop slowly over a 3-4 year time span; yes, that's YEARS!):
This is his VERY handsome daddy, Maxwell. (Also a blue lynx mitted; so Bentley should look a lot like this when he is all grown up!)
This is his very beautiful mama, Ceraphina:
Here's a picture from the car trip, me and my beautiful new baby!
So now we are home and settling in... and this baby is simply amazing. I told Gail it's like he has been sprinkled with pixie dust! He's HILARIOUS, so silly, so playful and SO active (think perpetual motion!), but yet he's also a little lap snuggler and a major purr-box! Boo isn't quite sure WHAT to think, yet, but I have a feeling they will soon be BESTEST BUDDIES!
Here are some pictures of Bentley taken yesterday and today:
And just because they are too cute not to share, here's a few "LOL cat" pictures that my darling niece made from two of Bentley's baby pictures!
And because no post made by me on Ragdolls would be complete without a few recent pictures of Bentley's wonderful big brother, Boo:
UPDATE: March 4, 2010
Boo and Bentley are doing GREAT! I couldn't be more pleased!
Here, see for yourself! :o)