So how did all this come about? I guess you could say it was partly my mother's fault. Many years ago while peacefully napping in my bassinet, my mother's beloved Siamese, Catherine, decided said bassinet was a fine place to deliver her and Mouse Trap's kittens. Since that fateful afternoon, I've always shared my heart and home with Asian (Thai/Siamese) cats. Throughout college, marriage and motherhood, I maintained my love of cats and quietly held a torch for my dream of breeding pedigreed cats.
In Spring 2002 I dove in head first. I began my journey into Burmese-dom with a stunning sable show kitten that I named Thistle. The day I brought him home, he changed my life. My 5-year old daughter, Melissa, thought he was adorable and looked somewhat like a Pug. I had never experienced living with a Burmese Cat and was soon to learn about the depths of their affection for humans. After a night or two of Thistle burrowing under my bed covers to sleep curled up next to me, I was in LOVE. 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 never looked back. My Cattery continued to grow and improve along with my knowledge and experience in breeding pure bred cats. I began with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, added knowledge from various Veterinary manuals and 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.
In 2016, I made the jump into working with the Bombay breed as allowed outcross for Burmese in CFA. I acquired my first Bombay stud from my dear friends Troy Weier and Brian Tripp of Rokstarr Bombays. I adore my funny little copper eyed Bombay, Usher, whom I affectionately call "Ooshey". I have also acquired two beautiful Bombay queens named Sia and Marin, of Carney Cats Cattery, thanks to the incredibly generous Roy Carney of Iowa.
In 2017, I met the love of my life and partner in crime, Alex. He has a deep affection for cats and adores my Burms and Bombs, when they aren't walking on his computer! We travel with cats and deliver kittens together up and down the West Coast. He helps with cat duties and has even built me new cattery spaces for my Dads and Moms.
In 2021, I officially retired from my Career as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, Covid-19 is quite real, folks. Alex is semi-retired from Residential Housing Construction and now spends his time working as a Consultant for Boundless Energy Residential Solar Installations.