Here are some of the cats that built the foundations of my cattery.
This is Grand Premier Morningside Tristan. In mid 1970 he was purchased from Dorothy Otten of Morningside Cattery in Jonesboro, Georgia. Dorothy was a client of mine and a long time breeder of Burmese, Siamese, and Colorpoint Shorthairs. I told her I wanted a pet Burmese-not a cat to show or breed, just a pet. She let me take my pick of the males in a large litter and I chose Tristan. Six months later she talked me into entering him into a show. Tristan and I both loved it and my career as a Burmese breeder/exhibitor was launched. I named the cattery Panthat-melding the words Panther and Cat.