Ragdolls and Persians
are Special and Unique
at Plush Palace Cats
in South Alabama!!
We are located 10 miles west of Dothan, Alabama...
1 mile off Highway 84...between Dothan and Enterprise.
"KITTEN PURCHASE INFORMATION"
is located near the bottom of our "Kittens" page.
Who can resist a fuzzy Kitten?
Nothing can quite match the joy and enchantment that a fuzzy new Kitten brings.
They are adorable bundles of fur and frolic. Curious, cuddly, playful Kittens have long
been the pets of choice for every type of home---from the bachelor pad to the family abode.
Katelyn Loves All The Babies!
What's so special about Ragdolls?
Cats are one of the easiest pets to care for. They can amuse
themselves for hours, are fastidiously clean, and do not
require a lot of maintenance. With their silky, non-matting
coat, grooming a Ragdoll is a breeze. Simply brush them
with a steel comb a few times each month. For owners with
allergies, Ragdolls are a good bet because they tolerate baths
well when started at a young age. Simply bathe them twice
a month to keep allergens down.
Ragdoll owners receive an endless supply of love and affection from their Ragdolls. They will fill your life with a special warmth because of their presence. Ragdolls have a playful nature and are eager to interact. They get along with people of all age groups and lifestyles. They want to share in everything you do. Ragdolls will meet you at the door when you arrive home. They will invite you to play and amuse you with their antics. They will snuggle up lovingly beside you and comfort you when you are sad.
Ragdoll owners readily admit they are captivated by their Ragdolls' sweet temperament, beautiful coat, generous size, and amazing blue eyes. They are truly adaptable cats and special loving companions. Whether you adopt one, two or more, you will truly enjoy the companionship of a Plush Palace Ragdoll Kitten.
One look into those big blue eyes is all it
takes to fall in love with the Ragdoll !!
Plush Palace Silvermist
Proudly owned & loved by the Andersen Family
See our "Kittens Page" for more pictures of Misty
and many other "Kittens In Their New Homes".
Persians are Adorable and Glamorous!!
Silver Shaded Persian
Persians are people-oriented and love attention from their owners. They are incredibly observant and curious. They say curiosity is a sign or intelligence. Persians have it! Persian Kittens are quite playful, but they are not totally overwhelming like some other breeds of cats. They are full of energy and love to play and to be played with . Most adult Persians are content to relax and snooze---preferably in your lap.
The Persian cat is an extremely popular breed. Persians have long, soft, luxurious coats and large, round expressive eyes. Beneath all that beautiful fur is a cobby, well-muscled cat with short, thick legs. The Persian has a round head and a short nose. Persians have been bred in an ever-increasing range of colors and patterns. With the exception of solid white Kittens, eye color depends on the color of the hair coat.
A well-groomed Persian cat is a miracle of matchless grace---a river of silk and softness. This glorious coat is the lure that has drawn many a cat-lover into the Persian's life-long service. The ideal Persian owner is someone who has time to keep their cat properly groomed. Persians need to be combed and brushed regularly to prevent mats and tangles. Bathing your Persian once a month will help keep its coat looking, feeling and smelling great. Begin grooming your Persian while it is still a Kitten, just to get it accustomed to the idea. Done regularly and with love, your Persian will come to regard its grooming sessions as just another way of being the center of attention---which is what is really wants anyway! Persians capture attention because of their beautiful looks, but win hearts with their sweet, gentle personalities. They are quiet, docile and sweet-natured. A Plush Palace Persian Kitten will bless your home with a special love and companionship for many years to come.
Plush Palace Nursery
How old should a Kitten be when it goes to a new home?
by Barbara C. French
First printed in CATS Magazine, February 2000
"Separating a Kitten from mother, siblings and familiar surroundings
at too early an age can cause undue anxiety and stress at the least,
and serious medical problems or even death in the very worst cases."
To learn more about the potential problems of
early separation, click on the link listed below.
Brad playing with the Kittens
Bringing Home a New Kitten
With a little knowledge and preparation, bringing home a new Kitten can be a great experience. The most important thing to do, before taking home a new Kitten, is to prepare in advance. Like babies, Kittens are liable to get into all sorts of interesting situations. It is important to safeguard your home before your new Kitten arrives. Give away all poisonous plants. The Humane Society of the United States has an extensive list of these titled "Common Poisonous Plants" at www.hsus.org. Store cleaners and chemicals in a safe place. Put away breakable heirlooms. Secure blind cords out of reach to prevent strangling and pick up all small items that a Kitten might swallow. Electrical cords are another source of danger. Keep your Kitten away from extension cords. Inquisitive Kittens may chew cords or play with them. Keep the doors closed on your washer and dryer and always know where your Kitten is, before you turn your dryer on. Also, make sure you keep the toilet lids down. Candles are another common household danger to cats. Never leave a lit candle unattended. Heat sources such as fireplaces, wood burning stoves, kitchen stoves, and ovens are also dangerous to your cat. Kittens especially like to explore, and they will find hazards that you never even knew existed.
Before you bring your Kitten home, set up a "Safe Room" for the new arrival to call his own for a while. Your Kittens
"Safe Room" is very important and will greatly help to ease the
stress he might experience in his new environment. This gives him security, privacy and facilitates the settling process. Put everything the Kitten will need in this room. Let the Kitten explore his room on his own. He'll probably be a little on edge and may hide, or he might start exploring and sniffing right away. Be patient and give him plenty of time to adjust. Cats are by nature, very territorial, which means that having a place to call their own is very important to their emotional well-being. Your Kitten is already in a state of stress from being given up for adoption and separated from its litter mates. Being brought to a strange new home only increases that stress. Your goal is to help make your new Kitten feel comfortable and safe, as quickly as possible. You should spend as much time as possible
in the "Safe Room" with your Kitten, but you should never try to force it out of hiding. The Kitten will let you know when it's ready to explore more of the house. Please do not feel it is cruel to confine your Kitten to a single room for a few days. It is actually a great kindness to allow your new Kitten to claim a small, new territory at its own pace and without competition. Some Kittens may hide under the bed for a few days; others will be ready to come out into the new house and go exploring after just one day. The important thing is to let the Kitten emerge whenever it feels ready.
On pick up day, you will be given information on how to slowly and safely introduce your new Kitten to other pets in your home. Before your new Kitten arrives, be sure your other pets are free of disease and current on their vaccinations.
Once you have Kitten-proofed your home and set up a "Safe Room" it's time for Kitty to come home. For young children, few things are more exciting than a new Kitten. Establish guidelines for your children ahead of time. Observe each time your child interacts with the Kitten until you are confident with the level of gentleness and safety.
Three Ragdolls...Three Times the Fun!
Moving In Supplies
Your new Kitten will need some "moving in" supplies. It's a good idea to buy everything you
will need ahead of time. Take a trip to your local pet supply store and purchase the items listed below.
Bring your new Kitten home in a cat carrier. Cat carriers are a safe and familiar place for your
Kitten when you visit the veterinarian or travel, and can keep your curious Kitten out of trouble
when need be.
This can be elaborate or as simple as you want. When you arrive at home, show your Kitten its
Litter and Scoop
Stick with the same type litter your Kitten was using before you brought him home. This reduces
the number of changes it experiences in such a short time. Clay clumping cat litter is not recommended for use in homes that have young Kittens. If a Kitten walks through a wet patch of clay litter and then licks his feet, he could ingest the clumping material. This could lead to a serious blockage of the intestinal tract.
Food and Water Dish
Use bowls from your cupboard, or buy ones specifically designed for pet use. Do not use plastic bowls.
They retain food odors and harbor harmful bacteria that can make your Kitten sick.
Purchase the same type and brand of food your Kitten was eating before you brought him home. Switching brands or types of food can make a new arrival confused or stressed and could cause an intestinal upset leading to more stress. You will be given information on how to transition your Kitten slowly to a new type of food, if you choose to do so. However, to ease stress on your Kitten it is very important not to make this change immediately or within the first month.
Kittens love to sleep, and they tend to make their bed anywhere that looks comfy. There are many types of cat beds available. Establish a sleeping place for him right away, but think before you make that spot your bed. Once he gets comfortable, your Kitten may sleep there for the rest of his life...so be sure that would be Ok with you.
Cat toys are a must for any cat owner. Give your curious and active Kitten fun and safe outlets for play. Choose both solitary and interactive toys. Whatever type you choose, you must make sure they are safe for your Kitten. Be sure they do not contain anything that can be chewed off or fall off and become a choking hazard.
All Kittens scratch as part of their natural behavior. Whether homemade or purchased, give your new Kitten legitimate places to scratch in his new home. Your Kitten is using scratchers now, but being moved to a new environment may cause need for some additional training from you. You will be given information entitled "How to train a Cat to scratch the scrathing post."
Although cats are clean animals and they bathe themselves daily, your Kitten will need some basic grooming assistance from you. Start a regular grooming regimen when you bring your new Kitten home. The earlier you start grooming, the more readily he or she will adjust to it. You will be given information and techniques to help you with the grooming of your new Plush Palace Kitten.
All Things Bright And Beautiful
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
--Cecil Frances Alexander
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