The Ragdoll is described as ‘astonishingly equable’ and this is a thoroughly agreeable, relaxed, affectionate cat to share a home with. Rarely do owners have just one Ragdoll however, their beautiful appearance and gentle, languid nature is irresistible!
Ragdolls are curious, and quite inclined to assist in your day-to-day activities, but would prefer to sit on your book or paperwork or watch from a sunny spot whilst you garden, rather than anything too strenuous.
For some time, there was some hype that the Ragdoll was excessively floppy, that they had a lower pain threshold and would simply ‘flop’ when picked up, which some people took to mean they would make excellent playthings for children! This is not the case. Ragdolls are not floppy and have the same pain threshold as all cats, and certainly will not tolerate being treated as toys by children (or anyone else!)