Introduction: Like most children, I always had pet cats at home, though my first pedigreed cats were two Siamese. The first one I actually showed was a Blue Tabby Point called Budaya Blue Charro in 1979. Breeding: My cat breeding career moved in a different direction when I fell in love with British Shorthairs and obtained my first Blue girl, Barraby Miss Tiggywinkle in 1982. My prefix is Romsey, but I made a decision to stop breeding because I didn't like parting with the kittens I had bred. As a result, I moved into the area judging instead. Showing: My first British kitten won Best Victorian Bred Entire Kitten at her first Royal Melbourne Show in 1982. However, the best British I bred was Romsey Rum Tum Tugger, who did extremely well as a kitten in his first year on the bench in 1985. Clubs/Registration councils: I am and have always been a member of the Feline Control Council of Victoria, though I have other related interests in the cat world. I have been Vice President of Shorthair Cat Club and for a time in the mid–1980's I put a lot of energy into Yarra Valley Cat Club. Judging: Before I moved into judging, I stewarded for a number of years, but did my Group 3 (Shorthair other than Siamese–type) judging course in 1990. I have since obtained my Group 2 licence in 2004 and my Group 1 licence in 2010 making me an all breeds judge. I judge frequently for many clubs within Victoria, interstate and overseas. I judge frequently for many clubs within Victoria, interstate and overseas. I believe strongly that if a cat or kitten does not want to be shown, it should be left at home. This benefits the cat, the steward, judge and the owner in the long–run. No–one wants their cat marked "UTH" and the cat, who is the main concern, is happier.