We are Mark and Marilyn Barsaleau. We live in a small agricultural town in the San Joaquin Valley of California, by the name of Porterville. Mark is the son of a Veterinarian, and grew up in the country with many dogs, cats, horses and cattle. Mark is now retired from teaching high school for over 40 years.
Marilyn is now retired from working as a teaching assistant as well as a librarian for over 30 years. She has always had a special fondness for cats. She has also always had an interest in the Ragdoll breed, because of their docile and loving nature.
In 2002, after our two daughters grew up, married and left us empty nesters, we bought a beautiful place in the country, and decided to buy our first Ragdoll, Annie Rose.
We are so thankful that Annie Rose came into our lives. She was our inspiration to start our Ragdoll cattery. Within a year of Annie Rose joining our family, we purchased our first breeding pair of Ragdolls, and thus started Barsadolls Ragdolls.
Our desire and vision to this wonderful gentle breed is to raise quality kittens, that will bring joy and companionship to their forever families.