From the Author
In late 2004, my parents adopted two Ragdoll kittens from Kentucky when our family's Rags was 15 years old. We hadn't had a kitten for 15 years and moreover, we had never had a multiple cat household. We did have a multiple pet household - always a German Shepherd dog and a Ragdoll cat.
It was important for us to not only upset Rags, the 15-year old, but also to welcome, Caymus and Murphy, the kittens. We wanted to understand how to make it all work. So I asked breeders, vets and also fellow Ragdoll cat owners through my website (an informational website about Ragdoll cats) about best practices for introduction as well as food options, etc. Because of the research and approach, everything went well with introductions. The breeder had recommended two kittens because if we only got one, then the one would always bug Rags. Whereas if we got two, then they would play with each other and leave Rags alone.
After Rags passed away in March 2009, I became more serious about looking for my first kittens, Charlie and Trigg. Since I had just said good-bye to a 19.5 year old cat, I knew that my two juvenile delinquents would be totally different, but it wasn't until after they were home that I realized how very different it would be!
I wrote and published, A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home, two years after the death of my dear, Rags.
Much of what I experienced taking care of all of them (5 Ragdoll cats) is what I talk about in this book.
The generosity of Ragdoll breeders who I have communicated with either via phone, in person or through e-mail over the past 10 years should not go unnoticed, their generosity of spirit, unending love for the breed and their attention to the breed have in part made this possible.
In particular, I want to give a huge thank you to Peg Nelson of Meriwidoz Ragdolls (retired), Jeanette Gogan-Olivier of Angelight Ragdolls, Andra Schroeder of Little Apple Ragdolls, Debbie Le-Strange of GUYSNDOLLS Ragdolls, Melissa Keefer of Pretty Kitty Ragdolls, who helped give me additional information that I could add to this ebook.
My vet, KC Cat Clinic, a feline specialty practice, has also been instrumental in helping me gain knowledge about overall cat health, well being and care.
I hope you enjoy reading A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home as much as I enjoyed writing it.
From the Back Cover
This eBook will give you more confidence and awareness as a cat owner. Make the right decisions on what products to use and on the health of the cat. You'll also enjoy the invaluable rearing recommendations, Internet links and practical product reviews. Find out how to avoid the truly un-Ragdoll worthy products and much more!