Welcome to Elian Rags cattery and our beloved cats. My name is Beverly Elian (British born), living in Bucharest, Romania, married to Alex and I have 3 children, Becky, James and Charles. Apart from our darling feline friends, we have 2 canine friends, Disco and Polka Dot.
I brought my first ragdoll home in 1998, Smudge, fell in love with him, then decided to breed these wonderful cats as I wanted to share the joy of having a Ragdoll with other people. In 1999 I bought my first 2 females, and have never looked back, enjoying the breeding and showing of these fabulous cats, and am seriously involved with this fabulous breed.
I have spent a lifetime learning pedigrees, going over cats, talking and learning from those who have the same breed and other breeders of different breeds. Every kitten born into our home is treasured and is loved, and when he or she leaves us we hope that the new owner feels the same as we do. Paramount is the temperament and beauty of my kittens and the wish for wonderful homes for them in the future. I only bring kittens into this world that I think will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and best examples of the Ragdoll breed. I support each family who chooses one of my kittens and let them know they are now a part of our extended family.
I am there if one needs to be re-homed and I support my cats by offering information or help to any one of them that needs it. I hold them when they arrive and leave this world. I share my knowledge and socialize my cats so that they will be the advertisement for my dedication. I don't keep track of the money and time I put in to my love of this breed, it would not be a true measure of how I feel. The price I charge for my pet kittens is never for profit, but investment in the next generation. I am not ashamed of who I am... I work hard at being a good breeder and encourage others to be the same way. I am a breeder and I am proud of it. If we don't support each other - we are doomed as a cat fancy. But not only do I have my beloved feline friends, showing and breeding has brought me some wonderful human friends as well.
A little about Ragdolls. They are like dogs, friendly, loving and are eager to be with their family members. They will greet their family when they come home, follow them around the house like a dog and are curious to meet their family's guests as they love to have anyone's undivided attention and care. I would not call them a 'lap cat'; they are too large and do not fit comfortably on a persons' lap, but are very content to be beside someone, sweet, gentle, and cheerful.
This site is designed by James Elian.