From early childhood I have had a lifelong association wit various domestic cats and also a Manx. My husband and I purchased our first Burmese in 1983. In 1985 we began showing, after purchasing two further neuter boys, both of whom were absolute family favourites with their wonderful temperaments. Further kittens were bought in 1999 and later and so continued the showing. I had made up my mind around this time that I would like to breed these gorgeous cats, however this did not occur until 2006 when I purchased my first two breeding girls and began breeding under the Sukimah prefix with some success on the show bench. Stewarding followed, which I found a most rewarding experience, and one which enhanced my appreciation of other breeds. This in turn led to me studying for an all shorthair judges license. For some years now I have been and am the current secretary of the Burmese Cat Society of Australasia, and previously I was the treasurer for quite a few years. For a period of time I was also the minute secretary of the Newcastle & Hunter Valley Cat Club Inc. I am a current member of the NSW CFA Inc Management Committee and a member of both the Compliance/Education and Judges subcommittees. In my private life I work as the fulltime practise manager of an accountancy practise. Among some of my interests outside of breeding and showing cats, are car hill climbing, reading, gardening, my family and simply spending time with our beautiful cats.