Kitten’s and their families

Updated December 30th, 2021

I received this though Whats App and copied and pasted with permission.

[12:57 p.m., 2021-12-29] Linda +Private+ Mabel: Words cannot describe how thankful we are to Lori.The love and care Lori provided for our Mabel is evident in how trusting loving gentle and healthy a kitten she is. Our kitten Mabel was given an exceptional health check from our vet. Mabel was litter trained well and has had no accidents at home. Mabel demonstrates all of the wonderful ragdoll traits such as gentle, loving and ‘floppy’! Her ‘mink’ coat, characteristic crystal green eyes and beautiful markings draw comments by all who meet our Mabel. She has bonded with all of our family members and at only 4 months has already trained to sit and stand on two legs on command, she’s currently learning to shake a paw and fetch!The love Mabel has already brought into our home in this short time is immeasurable. The gratitude we hold for Lori is immense. From start of the adoption process to end (and beyond) Lori was kind, informative and very transparent. The FaceTime moments for us to get acquainted with Mabel while she was still with her mother in Cranbrook were wonderful. The thoughtful adoption kit given with full medical information were professional, helpful and thorough. Mabel is our second ragdoll and Lori should be very proud of the litter, love and training she provided while they were in her care. With sincere thanks, Mabel’s adopted family in white rock bc[1:04 p.m., 2021-12-29] Loralie Meeuwsen: Oh my🥰, thank you soo much for this beautiful review 💕, I will respect your privacy requests.I wanted to keep her for my breeding plans, but I had already kept from a earlier litter. She and her siblings are all amazing. Knowing how they are turning out definitely helps in our future plans.Thanks again, Happy New Year. 😊


victoria Dec. 17 at 3:47 p.m. ( Email received Copied and Pasted Oliver’s family renamed him Leonard or Lenny for short. )

Dear Lori,
Wow! Where do we begin?
From the moment we picked him up and took him home to Nelson, it has been nothing but absolute joy and happiness!
Leonard is so well adjusted, so social, so loving and has fit right into his surroundings with so little effort. And too cute for words!!! Our two older ragdolls, Farley and Olive simply adore him.
Thank you Loralie, it’s so obvious that Little Lenny was cared for and loved before he came to his forever home. Keep up the great work…
My husband Norman and I feel very lucky to have one of your
Kootenay Ragdolls.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, take care and stay safe
Victoria & Norman

I received this through Facebook Messenger December 1st, 2021

Our dream of owning a Ragdoll kitten came true this Sept. when Lori delivered Kiki right to our house. Kiki settled into her new home so quickly which makes it abundantly clear that she received a lot of loving care and attention right from the very beginning. Kiki is a very relaxed,healthy, playful and happy little girl. She makes us laugh a lot even when she is being a bit of a rascal. Lori keeps you informed as the kittens progress with almost daily updates of pictures or videos. That is when you begin to wonder with excitement which one of those cute balls of fur will be yours. Truth is it doesn’t matter which one because each one is so beautiful. Anyway Kiki arrived with a shopping bag full of toys , her special blanket (which she still takes many of her naps on) and also a neatly assembled binder containing all Kiki’s health records etc. So when you purchase Kootenay Ragdoll kitten I assure you that any future assistance required is just a phone call away from Lori. Lori is definitely the best of the best! We highly recommend Kootenay Ragdoll to anyone searching for a reliable cattery. Thank you Lori for choosing and trusting Kiki to our loving care. She is the perfect companion for us.

😻, thank you so much for a beautiful review. Do you give me permission to copy and paste on my website and Facebook page?😀

Yes I do Lori because I didn’t know how to do that for you. I’m sorry that it has taken me so long to respond. We really appreciate all you do.

(I copied and pasted from a email)

To:Loralie Meeuwsen Sat., Nov. 27 at 3:48 p.m.

Hi Lori, 
Just wanted to share a few photos with you and write a review!

My experience with Kootenay Ragdolls has been a very positive experience and would gladly recommend Lori to anyone looking for a loving breeder of ragdolls.
We picked up Sierra from the Cranbrook airport where Lori was waiting for us with Sierra, who was 12 weeks old at the time. Having only a few hours till the flight back, Lori kindly offered to take us into town so we could grab lunch (the restaurant was closed at the airport) and take us back for our flight. At first, Sierra did not enjoy the car ride, but it was clear Lori does as much as she can to make the transition the least stressful as possible for Sierra.
Sierra adjusted quickly to her new home, is a fluffy bundle of curiosity and sociable with people she meets. She is a joy to have around the apartment. Lori is well organized, happy answer any questions and appreciates updates for the kittens in their new homes. I’m happy to have Sierra from Kootenay Ragdolls!


Thanks,Ee Ern

Alex is now retired and enjoying family life.

Retired King Alexander the Great  (Alex) Traditional Seal Bicolor, born May 10th,2015. He has the sweetest personality. Alex has moved in with Christopher and Bonnie Goss in Kamloops B.C. So far it has been a smooth transition.

July 19th, 2021 Update on Alex 🙂 Copied a E-mail 🙂

Hi Loralie, just a quick update on Alex. He is doing just fine and is becoming more comfortable with his surroundings. He has accepted us ( it took a couple of weeks) but is still getting used to the noises and everyday living of the house.
He follows us around and loves to be scratched and especially loves to be brushed.
He cried at the door when Chris went outside the other day and then stood up to look out the window to see where he went…so sweet.
We don’t know what his schedule was for eating but he seems to prefer to eat at around our dinner time (5:30-6:00). We give him fresh water and dry food in the morning and a bit of wet food at dinner time. He nibbles at the dry during the day and has some of the wet throughout the night. His dishes are completely empty in the morning.
We put his harness on the other day and he wasn’t too happy with it, he tried biting it. We’ll keep trying until he gets used to it.
We are so happy he chose us for his new family. We are having fun with him and hopefully he becomes more comfortable as time goes on. I know you said up to three months and we think he is progressing nicely.
I’ve included a few photos and as you can see, he has made himself at home❤️
Bye for now,
Chris, Bonnie & Alex😺

Stuart and Colleen Kamstra love him!! He is going on wonderful adventures, camping & smelling lots of campgrounds. lucky Merlin. More to add after the adventures!!

“Cash” We have had our little guy now for just over two weeks and we can’t imagine what it would be like without him already! Such a sweet, smart little kitten. Healthy as heck- and so social! Loralie is the best! From the emails and FaceTime visits from the time they are born, to the information binder, food and toys he arrived with- she puts her heart and soul into her breeding program. We are so happy we found her – and our new family member, Cash! Thanks for all you do, Loralie! We are so very grateful.
Chris & Leah Carlson

Here is Emily’s Kitten: Anubis he is in Whitehorse she says: He is absolutely wonderful and so so cuddly! follow everywhere! He’s playing lots with Ivy too! He’s wonderful, I love him so much!

“Ash” Review We have been so pleased with our experience with Lori and Kootenay Ragdolls. For us, the most telling testament to the love and care she puts into her kittens is that when our kitten arrived at the airport cargo area for us to collect, we were expecting him to be frightened and confused. After all, he had just been separated from his family for the first time and shipped in a crate in a small aircraft. Instead we found a very relaxed beautiful little kitten who was totally comfortable in his crate and with the whole experience. When we got him home and let him out of the crate he was immediately comfortable in his surroundings and ready to explore his new home. Only a well loved kitten would have the confidence to take that whole experience in his stride.
The care and attention that Lori puts into her cats is obvious. Right from the beginning when we found out we would be getting our little Ragdoll we were given frequent updates on how they were doing, with excellent photos of our cat along with the rest of the litter. We were kept up to date on his growth, vet visits and everything else that was going on. We also had a very enjoyable video chat during which we had a lot of fun seeing our cat interacting with his siblings and friends from a litter born just a few weeks later. When he arrived, there was a very neatly laid out binder with all of his health information, microchip details and other useful things for our reference.
Our cat has been nothing but a delight since he arrived at our home. We have an eight month old baby and the two are already good friends. We were worried that they would be wary of each other, but they are interested in each other and are both gentle and careful in their behaviour near each other. It is hard to stop them from playing with each other’s toys though! Our cat arrived extremely well socialised, litter trained and ready to become a part of our family.
We could not recommend Lori enough.


Here is Bella she is in the Okanagan area. Bev just sent a text update. “Hi Loralie she is perfect. She has learned the top half of the house will venture down stairs next week. This week is be in same room as the dog without spitting. The dog so wants to play with her but not yet. They did well this morning but just a little more time. It is funny at night the dog is in her bed at the end of the bed and Bella is on the bed and both are fine with that. Couple more weeks and both will be good with each other. She is so smart. She has learned what No means already and has already learned not to be on the tables. She just found bugs on the patio door yesterday and loves that. So all is well. Thank You again for Bella.

Bella update Auguest 28th, 2021

Hi Loralie: Just thought you might like an update on Bella. She is fantastic. She is so happy and so smart. She has been a pleasure to train. She already has learned where she can and can not venture. She goes to the door and get her lease so I can take her out. We just adore her. With all the cats I have had I have never had one learn this fast. She is more like a dog she follows us every where and is not afraid of any situation. Her favorite is bug chasing with the dog. They compete on who gets the bug first. They have so bonded. I have attached some pictures for you.

Kittens From Lacy and April 2020 Litters

Coco, Jingles, Iver, Luckie, & October

Smokey, Tiby, Seymour, Mika, Nova, & Zoey

Margaret & Williams boy Seymour is a closet hog and has outgrown his bed.

Terry and Lisa’s: Mika and Coco

Ragdoll kittens

Seal Bi-color Male – Amber’s Iver

Thanks Amber I can see he is very loved:)

Red Ribbon (October) is Bella’s in Kamloops he is a Blue Bi-color Male

Blue Bi-color Male – Darcy and Meiri Richmond Luckie

Purple Ribbon is Heather’s in Delta she is a Blue Bi-color Female Jingles

Blue Bi-color Ragdoll Kitten
Jingles loves to watch Ice skating January 2021

Lacy and Moka’s 2020 Mink Kitten’s

Pink Ribbon – Blue Point Mink Female – Tracy in Langley “Tiby”

Tracy say’s “Tiby’s personality and gentle disposition is amazing” 8 months old in this picture

Red Ribbon, “Seymour” – Blue Bi-color Mink Male – William

Blue Ribbon “Smokey” – Blue Point Mink Male – Alan

Next bunch is Aspen and Alex’s 5 of 2020

Blue Bi-color Male – Flurry for Mark and Family in Victoria (2020)

(I Copy and pasted from a e-mail Mark sent to me, the last two pictures are from Mark.)

Hi Lori,

He absolutely loves playing, tummy rubs, chin scratches and has the sweetest way of reaching out and gently grabbing your face with his paws while staring into your eyes with his beautiful blues as if to say hello, it’s been a long time friend! He’s been known to do this even if you’ve only left the room for a matter of minutes!

We can’t thank you enough for your care and attention to how you breed, care for and raise your kittens and cats. They are all stunning and so well tempered – our little blue bi-color boy included!

Really appreciate your experience and expertise in selecting temperaments and pairing those to the families you’re placing kittens to. You were spot on with our little guy which has really helped smooth the transition for us all! He’s really attached to our daughter and her to him which is exactly what we were hoping for! We are looking forward to many years of them being best friends!!

Loved the messenger video chats, emails, pics and phone calls. We recognize how much work it all is for just one kitten let alone a litter or recently for you, three! We wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to highly recommend Kootenay Ragdolls to anyone on the search for the most amazing cat breed and kittens around! We can easily see ourselves being repeat clients in the future! We couldn’t imagine our home without our little guy and very likely a lovely little brother or sister for him from your amazing cattery!!

So privileged to help you preserve, protect and promote this beautiful breed! Believe me, we’ll be promoting our little guy and where he came from to everyone!

All the best and thank you for making the entire process enjoyable!

Including some favorite photos to date. Feel free to use them as you like!

Kindest Regards,

Mark and family!

Seal Bi-color Male Snowball – Olga and son in Vancouver

( I copied from facebook, last picture is from Olga. )

Olga I totally agree! We are also amazed every day just how amazing, gentle, soft, playful and loving our little guy is! He is very attached to my son and he loves everyone, including our puppy. He loves to be held. I never thought that cat can be that loving. Thank you so so so much! Olga you made my day, another very happy Ragdoll parent.

Seal Mitted Male Toby – Ilana and Family in Kimberly 

Below is 2019 and later

This Solid Mink Female is in Calgary living with Valerie and her family.

Solid Mink Ragdoll

Freya with her Family below. Mom says she is such a delight! Added January 5, 2019

Taken November 3rd, 2019

Seal Point Mink Female Beautie is with Irina and her family in Calgary,Congrats

Seal Point Mink (3)

Updated January 5th, 2020.  Lapochka is this little girl’s name meaning Cutie in English. They love her, they say “she’s great with kids and other pets. We enjoy every moment with her. Thank you so much”.

Seal Mitted Mink with Elaine in Cranbrook

Seal Point Mink Ragdoll Kitten

Xena is a traveler already and good at it. “She was awesome! She is such a sweetie!”

We got such a sweet baby girl from Lori! I totally recommend anyone looking for a sweet tempered kitten, to contact Kootenay Ragdolls. Lori is a wonderful breeder, and babies her kittens until it’s time to send them to their new homes. She delivered our kitten right to our home when I wasn’t able to drive to get her. Getting one of her ragdoll kittens was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Thank You Elaine, I couldn’t be happier knowing she has a great family. This is the best part of being a Ragdoll breeder, knowing I am preserving, protecting and promoting a beautiful breed.

Lacy and Moka’s Babies have gone to their homes  December 2019.

Blue Mitted Mink female is Invermere Bound: Congrats Suzy:)


Blue Mitted Mink Female is with  Mike & Natala in Vancouver 🙂


Taken November 3rd, 2019 above

Below November 9th, 2019 8.5 Weeks old

Hi Lori We wanted to send you an update on how Kicia’s is doing now that she’s passed 6 months. She’s been growing quickly and getting bigger and stronger by the day. We absolutely love her and can’t imagine our home without her now. She has anyone she meets wrapped around her finger 🙂 Some of her favorite places around the house are the windows and her bed in the entryway where she can keep an eye on everything. She loves tummy rubs and chin scratches and loves to cuddle when my alarm goes off every morning. She always follows us through the house wherever we are, and will meow if we leave the room or if she wants to play. She gets bursts of energy throughout the day and really likes playing hide and seek with Michael. The amount of toys she has keeps growing, but some of her favorites are the most simple ones- empty boxes and empty toilet paper rolls haha. Her coloring has really started to develop as she’s gotten older. Her face and legs have darkened while her eyes have stayed bright blue. She’s absolutely beautiful 🙂 We just wanted to thank you again for raising such healthy & loving cats. Kicia continues to amaze us with how smart, gentle and curious she is. We’ve attached some photos from the last few months. Feel free to post any that you like on your website.

Blue Bicolor Female is with Lindsy in Calgary 🙂

Taken November 3rd, 2019 above, below November 9th 8.5 Weeks old

Blue Bicolor Female Ragdoll

Solid Mink Male has gone to Fort McMurry. Congrats to: Rajih and his Wife 🙂


New picture November 3rd, 2019 Above, Below Nov. 9th 8.5 weeks old

Solid Mink Ragdoll

These two sister beauties are in Castlegar together. Congrats to Isis 🙂

Blue Mitted Traditional and Blue Bicolor Mink Females

Blue Mitted Traditional Female

Solid Sepia Mink Male is in Elkford Congrats to Brenda and Steve 🙂 “Spooks”

Ragdoll Kittens 8.5 Weeks Old

Sometimes the photo shoot is just over already, LET’S PLAY.



September 2019  

Below are Kleos babies


Jodie sent a email May 8th, 2021 This will be their 3rd ragdoll from Kootenay Ragdolls. I sure hope to make this happen for them. 🙂

Hi Lori,
We are wanting to add another lovebug(ragdoll) to our family. I know you do not have any little ones right now but, we would like to be kept in mind for an upcoming little girl.
Sophie and Chloe are doing fantastic and get along so well, it’s really amazing. 
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods🙂
Thanks, Jodie Vander


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