Ragdolls, Persians
 British Shorthairs
 "Special and Unique"
 Plush Palace Cats
South Alabama

Plush Palace Ragdolls and Persian Cats in Alabama

   We are located 10 miles west of Dothan, Alabama...
 just 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.

 
 

  Our Granddaughter Katelyn Loves All The Babies!
 
blue point mitted Ragdoll kitten
  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 once 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

"Misty"

Proudly owned & loved by the Andersen Family
 

See our "Kittens Page" for more pictures of Misty
and many other
"Kittens In Their New Homes".

                                               

 

British Shorthair
"TEDDY BEARS"
 

      
  Shaded Silver British Shorthair (Green Eyes)
 

No one can resist the charm and the even-temperment of British Shorthairs who are also affectionately called "Teddy Bears".  The chubby-faced British Shorthair with its chipmunk cheeks and happy smile is famous as the "Cheshire Cat" in Alice in Wonderland. The British Shorthair is described as a semi-cobby, large cat with a sturdy torso, firm muscles and a substantial bone structure. The British Shorthair has a short, dense, plush coat, making you want to bury your hands in its luxurious pile. This shorthaired breed is a low maintenance cat. A weekly brushing to remove dirt and grit and maintain a lustrous coat is all that is needed. 

The British Shorthair is a healthy cat breed which does not usually suffer from most of the genetic disorders present in the Feline world. The average life span is between 14 and 20 years. The biggest concern with "Brits" is their tendency to become overweight. These cats love food and with their sedentary ways can quickly gain weight. It is important to limit their treats and keep a careful eye on their portions and carlorie intake to make sure they do not become overweight. Their weight should come from their massive muscular bodies, not from an excess of food. They are a heavy, solid cat ranging from 9 to 18 pounds with males being heavier than females. Encouraging them to play burns carlories while toning their muscles. Teaser toys provide lots of gymnastic entertainment. Training your cat to fetch adds running to their day and chasing a laser light pen gives their muscles a work out.

This sturdy "Teddy Bear" with a happy smile and a plush, low maintance coat combined with a wonderful disposition makes them great family pets. They are known for their calm, easy going temperament towards children and all members of the family. They adapt well to apartment and indoor living and will be happy indoors provided they have adequate space for exercise. They are not hyperactive which means you will not find them performing acrobatics but they are playful and do occasionally have active moments. Brits can be allowed outdoors with supervision or into an enclosed, escape proof area. 

They are affectionate and friendly cats who like to cuddle up next to their owners, enjoying attention in an undemanding manner. They become very bonded with their human family but can often be shy and reserved with strangers. Aren't we all? These cats do not enjoy being carried around or handled roughly. Actually, all cats need to be handled gently. They love to relax and snooze which makes them ideal companion cats for persons of all ages, including the elderly. 

If you are looking for a healthy, low maintance, calm and easy going cat that can tolerate solitude, then the "Brit" is the ideal cat. They get along well with other cats and cat friendly dogs but are quite content with their own company. You can create an indoor adventure zone filled with toys, cat gyms and scratching posts to prevent boredom. Plush Palace British Shorthair Kittens will quitely amuse themselves in your absence and wait patiently for your return, always greeting you with a smile and lot of love and affection. 

Persians
 Adorable and Glamorous!!

 
 Shaded Silver 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.   

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 twice 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.  Plush Palace Persian Kittens 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.

http://www.breedlist.com/faq/young.html

 

 

 

Toddler Room in the Nursery
 

Our Grandson 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. 

 

Cat Carrier
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. 

Litter Box 

This can be elaborate or as simple as you want. When you arrive at home, show your Kitten its litter box.
 

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.  Corelle Ware bowls

are nice bowls for cat food and water.  They are light weight and do not break easily.


Kitten Food
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. 

Bed
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. 


Toys
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. 

Scratching Post

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."  
 
Grooming Tools 
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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