late husband, Ron, was an avid cat lover and we adopted
a few household pets early in our marriage. Eventually,
Ron became interested in the idea of showing cats, so
we researched the different breeds for about a year and
finally decided that the Bombay was the breed for us.
Kats'n'Klamms Cattery was established in 1982 when we
purchased Gotagato Fifth Generation of Miraj, an eight-month-old,
show quality Bombay male, who was our foundation male.
The first time we EVER showed a cat was at the The International
Cat Association's (TICA) Annual Awards Show & Banquet
in Dallas, TX. Bouncer, as we fondly called him, made
it into five out of 10 finals and, needless to say, we
were hooked on showing! We decided Bouncer needed some
girlfriends, so he was shortly joined by Cinn-a-barr Kiann
of Kats'n'Klamms and Midinite New Dawn of Kats'n'Klamms,
and they became our foundation females. We had a rather
successful breeding program and through the years, we
have had numerous Regional and International winning Bombays.
We were thrilled when SGC Kats'n'Klamms Mary Kay was TICA's
20th Best International Cat in 1987. We were even more
ecstatic when her daughter, SGC Kats'n'Klamms Genji was
TICA's 2nd Best International Cat two years later! We
had several winners after Genji, but none who placed as
high as she did.
our involvement in cat shows I developed an appreciation
of all the breeds. I became a judge in The International
Cat Association in 1989. Since then, I have judged all
over the U.S., Canada, Europe, and even once in Mexico
City as a guest judge for another cat association. Because
of my work and judging schedule, plus the fact that our
daughter was in her teen years, Ron and I decided to retire
from raising and showing Bombays in the mid-90s. In 2001,
Ron and I began discussing returning to raising and showing
Bombays, but shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with
and died of cancer. I lost interest in the cat fancy and
resigned from judging in 2003, but in 2008, just for fun,
I went to TICA's Annual Awards Show & Banquet in Dallas,
TX (life has a way of repeating itself). I realized how
much I had missed all my cat fancy friends, so by the
end of the weekend, I had committed to returning as a
judge AND had a commitment from a fellow Bombay breeder
for a female kitten, Vindouro Kaliente of Kats'n'Klamms.
Kali did extremely well as a kitten, became a Supreme
Grand Champion as an adult and was a Regional Winner as
both. I have since added Securitazz Kismet of Katsnklamms,
a Bombay female imported from Sweden, and Chagall's Mahalath
of NFusion, a chocolate tortie Burmese imported from Denmark.
These are the three girls who currently make up my breeding