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Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
Devout Agnostic
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Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
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Of interest to cat people. Keep in mind that developing a new breed often takes decades or even generations. From Wikipedia:

Quote:The Ragdoll is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat. Developed by controversial American breeder Ann Baker, it is best known for its docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature. The name "Ragdoll" is derived from the tendency of individuals from the original breeding stock to go limp and relaxed when picked up.

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History
In the 1960s a regular non-pedigreed white domestic longhaired cat named Josephine, who had produced several litters of typical cats, was injured in an accident involving a car and taken to the veterinary hospital at the University of California. Josephine was of a Persian/Angora type and had litters sired by several unknown male Birman or Burmese-like cats, one of which had the Siamese point coloration. Baker believed that Josephine was subject to a secret government genetic experiment during treatment at the lab, and claimed that it made Josephine docile, relaxed when picked up, and immune to pain. After Josephine recovered, her next litter produced kittens with similar temperament. When the subsequent litter produced more of the same, Ann Baker (an established cat breeder) purchased several kittens from the owner, who lived behind her, and believing she had something special, set out to create what is now known as the Ragdoll. The breed was selectively bred over many years for desirable traits, such as large size, gentle demeanor, and a tendency to go limp when picked up, as well as the striking pointed coloration.

Apparently, Ann Baker also made claims linking the breed's origin to Extraterrestrial intervention, but I havent been able to find anything on the web specifically about this or the government experiment claim that goes into any detail. surprising considering the high concentration of preference for cats within the conspiratard community. Please post anything of this sort that you can find.

The most striking points to me are that the cat was taken to a public university in California during the 1960s, and the outcome was increased docility and pain threshold. Medical experiments are most often done with rats and mice because their circulatory system and blood are so similar to ours, but for psychological or neurological experiments, felis catus is the subject of choice because of the similarities between our nervous systems.

Read More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragdoll

And video:
http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/cat...agdoll.htm
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
So, that would make Ann Baker the original crazy cat lady.. Anon
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
you're telling me aliens drove hundreds of light years to earth to mess with our cats?

Lmao
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Frigg Stuyvesant
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
Awwwwwww......Hugs

Cui Bono?
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-08-2012 11:10 PM)
So, that would make Ann Baker the original crazy cat lady.. Anon

I'll let you be the judge of that. She does not look so.... happy.

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LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-08-2012 11:17 PM)
you're telling me aliens drove hundreds of light years to earth to mess with our cats?

I am merely the messenger, reporting the allegations as they have been recorded.
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
lol
I think aliens have better things to worry about then our cats, Possibly dogs though
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I want one chuckle
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
I have one! And it's a monster. Is not normal cat, never stops eating, never stops fighting with my other two tabbies. Have to get rid of it, any takers?
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
Unbeliever  Wrote: (07-09-2012 03:22 AM)
I have one! And it's a monster. Is not normal cat, never stops eating, never stops fighting with my other two tabbies. Have to get rid of it, any takers?

I thought ragdolls were bred for their sweetness (being docile), hence the name.

I think Unbeliever is bs'ing or doesn't have a true ragdoll

Funny thread Lmao

vv
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RoseRed
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
I love Ragdolls! I want one so bad, but have my hands full as it is.

I'd love to have a Seal Mitted Ragdoll...though I think the 2nd pic. is of a Chocolate Mitted (it's a kitten, so I'm not sure if all it's color has come in).

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Rose_red RoseRed
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RE: Ragdoll cats: Extraterrestrial Hybrids or Secret Government Experiment?
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“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind”

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TitianWaves  Wrote: (07-09-2012 03:42 AM)
I love Ragdolls! I want one so bad, but have my hands full as it is.

I'd love to have a Seal Mitted Ragdoll...though I think the 2nd pic. is of a Chocolate Mitted (it's a kitten, so I'm not sure if all it's color has come in).

[Image: 440D_4FFA3580.jpg]

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They are so beautiful TW....

Made me smile

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hello earthlings......we have come many million lightyears......now take us to your pussy
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