So how did all this come about? I guess you could say it was partly my mother's fault. Many, many years ago while peacefully napping in my bassinet, my mother's beloved Siamese, Catherine, decided said bassinet was a fine bed to deliver her kittens in. Since that fateful afternoon, I've always shared my heart and home with cats. Throughout college, marriage and motherhood, I maintained my love of cats and quietly held a torch for my dream of breeding quality cats.
In the Spring of 2002 I started working with Burmese. I began my journey into Burmese-dom with a stunning sable kitten that I named Thistle. The day I brought him home my husband said things like, "He's kind of funny looking" and "I can't believe you paid money for a cat". My husband, having spent a good portion of his life on a farm, had never experienced the Burmese Cat at this point in his life; however, he most definitely was a cat person. After a night or two of Thistle burrowing under our bed covers to sleep curled up next to us, my husband told me he thought the young kitten was sort of cute. At the end of that first week, my husband came to me with Thistle cradled in his arms, purring wildly, and stated... "He's worth every penny!" Our daughter, Melissa, also took great interest in this little brown cat that would follow her around and play fetch with her.
From that day forward, I have never looked back. Today, my cattery continues to grow and improve along with my knowledge and experience in breeding pedigreed cats. I began with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, added knowledge from various Veterinary manuals and other resources...combined it all with the love, dedication and years of experience of other breeders before me...so that now we have one happy cat lady doing what she loves, with the greatest of the cat breeds...The Traditional American Burmese.
PS. Melissa is now as attached to these little brown (and champagne and blue and platinum) cats as I am, she's always ready to lend a helping hand when it comes to cleaning litter boxes and taking care of kittens. Apparently, she loves animals as much as her mother does!
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