RAGS (RIP)


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Picture of RAGS  (RIP), a male Maine Coon

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"Thank you Rory & Family"

Home:Franklin, IN  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 8 lbs.

Thanks to my fellow oranges @ BOCU

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"Thanks to my fellow oranges @ BOCU"

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A younger happier time.

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"A younger happier time."

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Thank You Tundra ~DG#6 for this Keepsake

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"Thank You Tundra ~DG#6 for this Keepsake"

Thanks to Big Harry & the Old Furts Group for this cool Picture.

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"Thanks to Big Harry & the Old Furts Group for this cool Picture."

Another lazy day in paradise

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"Another lazy day in paradise"

I am Rags and I would love to be your friend.

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"I am Rags and I would love to be your friend."

I see something down there Mommy.

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"I see something down there Mommy."

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The family of Wanda 2000-2006, Norman DB#93 2001-2013, Tess 9-10-2005 to 9-15-2012, Rupert, Mitchell and more!
The family of ♥ Tony ♥ , ♥ Anna ♥ , ♥ Greystone ♥ , ♥ Sammy ♥, ♥ Stormy ♥  and more!
The family of Lady, Baby, Sammie and Cesar
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The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
The family of Bliss (My Cherished Angel), Penelope and Minuette
 

Nicknames:
Ragamuffin , Little son

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Sun Sign:
Birthday:
May 28th 1996

Coloration:
Orange & White Tabby

Likes:
His Dad

Favorite Toy:
anything with dad on the other end !!!

Favorite Nap Spot:
Dad's chair or the couch

Favorite Food:
Hills Prescription Diet

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
This is the story of Rags "the factory cat" As told by his Daddy. To tell Rags story, it is necessary to tell you a little about where he come from. At the time I worked at an engine rebuilding factory.There were several areas of the factory, teardown, assembly, Machining & ect. Teardown was, as the name suggests, where the core engines were taken apart into the separate components. These came from Junkyards & garages of all sizes. They were dirty & very Greasy. Most of the core was kept outside in various stages of disassembly. This area became a habitat of many cats & smaller wild creatures. Most of these cats were wild & could not be approached, Much like the guys that worked in that area.But every so often one of the cats would get brave & take a hand out from the guys. The smart ones learned that food handed out was easier than food chased & caught. During the summer the cats stayed outside, & would never come inside.As winter wore on the outside area was snow covered and it was very cold. This Cat got brave enough that not only was he accepting food from the guys,But he moved inside & decided to stay there. Sleeping indoors+ hand outs=(smart cat). On the day I heard about "THE CAT", word had gotten to the machining are that one of the wild cats(as they were called) was walking up the main asile of the factory. It was lunchtime,and he wanted lunch, he was headed for the breakroom. One of the foreman saw him & said "get that cat & toss him outside before he gets ran over by a forklift". Now I am sure he was trying to be kind, but this brisk February day it was about -5 degrees outside & about a foot of snow on the ground. Having heard this I went in search of "The CAT". What I found was a small greasy thing that didn't look much like a cat. He was the color of dirty motor oil from the nose to the tip of the tail. To put him outside in the weather could have been a death sentence.Being the cat lover that I am, this WAS NOT gonna happen. I wasn't sure what to expect when I tried to pick him up, but if I could got a hold of him,I was gonna try to save him.Since he was to greasy to hold on to I got a handful of shop Rags & went after him. To my surprise he let me walk right over & pick him up. I thought Great, now what do I do with Him.Out side was not an option, so living only a block away from work, I told my boss I would be back in 15 minutes. To this day I think that cat knew that he & I were meant to be together. I put him inside my coat with his head sticking out. We walked past machine making so much noise that you could not hear yourself talk. He never moved. I put him in my garage (heated of course) & went back to work. I never meant to keep him, we had 4 cats already, so I found him a home before the day was over. I had agreed to clean him up & see that he didn't have any health problems, before sending him to his new home. It took 4 baths in dawn dish liquid to get all the grease off of him, He even threw-up black crud for 2 days from trying to clean himself. By the third day he was the beauty you see in the pictures. And I had fallen in love with this affectionate beautiful creature. I had to tell the would be owner that I was keeping him. My wife knew he was staying when he went from "THE CAT" to RAGS (which by the way is short for shop rag).

Forums Motto:
I\'m too pretty to be bad !!!!

The Groups I'm In:
!!!"PETS OF AMEOWICA"!!!, "Cobblestone Square", 10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, ♣ Furiends'N'Fun ♣ , ♫ THE KIT KAT CLUB ♫ ®, *** WE LOVE OUR TROOPS***, AC & DC, Bogey's Paw Helpers, Brilliant Orange Cats Unite, Cat Cuties, CREAMSICLES - Calling all orange & white kitties!, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™, Fluffy Cats, Fuzzy wuzzy, Navin and Buds, Olde Furts, Orange & Orange and White Kitties Only!, PAWS Angels WAGS for Kindness, STOP ANIMAL ABUSE NOW!, The kool kitties klub, The Pampered kitty's group

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Another Request:Pietro is going downhill fast









I've Been On Catster Since:
March 4th 2006 More than 8 years!

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I have gone

December 5th 2013 8:13 pm
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My dear friends, I left dad & mom this evening .
I am a young & pain free again. Gone to see
My siblings@ rainbow bridge.

 

A happy holiday !!

July 7th 2013 11:32 am
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Just a note to thank all my wonderful friends who left me gifts for Independance day.
It has been a very busy weekend , & my human mom just checked in .
Sorry we did not get here in time to reciprocate !!
I Luv my Purrrfect pals !!

 

I can not believe

May 28th 2013 6:43 pm
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I am so happy to be celebrating my 17th birthday with so many wonderful catster friends.. You are all wonderful. Thanks for all the gifts, paw-mails & comments. My Furiends are the BEST !!!

 
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