Our love of Burmese began when we welcomed Sophie (Blue Burmese) into our home. An incredibly intelligent little Madam, Sophie soon took over the household and had begun running our poor moggies ragged with some of her antics. We went back to the Breeder looking for a friend for Sophie – we saw Lui (Seal Burmese) and knew he was a perfect little friend for Sophie.
We had what we affectionately called “NASCAT” – this involved Sophie and Lui flying at full speed around the house – up the hall, around the bedroom, back up the hall and around the lounge in a circuit – continuously until they were ready to nap. One of their awake periods was at midnight when we were trying to sleep.
The Burmese bug had well and truly bitten – we decided that we would look into the possibility of becoming breeders.
We approached Lyn and Lew Clarke of Recherche Burmese about the possibility of obtaining a Breeding Queen. We went to visit one day where we saw a little bundle of trouble in the form of a chocolate Burmese (our first memory of her was watching her climb up Lew’s inside leg)
We returned several times to visit this little ratbag and decided that she was definitely the one we wanted to begin our Breeding Program with.
Recherche Yedida aka Izzie joined us in May 2013. If we thought Sophie and Lui could be naughty, Izzie just added a new dimension to naughtiness. The rangehood, top of doors and the top of the kitchen cabinetry were all places she managed to conquer very quickly.
LEFT Lui Runner-up Best Neuter/Spey Kitten – at New Zealand Burmese Cat Club April 2012
RIGHT Lui with his rosette for “Best Burmese Exhibit in Show” — at Canterbury All Breeds Cat Show June 2012.