I continued working as a dietitian and then as an artist for many years. Later some health problems arose that were a hard and slow period of my life. One day Andy and I spent a wonderful day shopping and walking on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. We talked about what we would do in the future if anything were possible. He would travel the world, retire, and do charity work. I would design and build houses and with our dream house I would have a cattery. We spoke of my love of cats. My beloved husband Andy turned toward me and said "If we can, we should look into it and start that now." He has seen how happy cats have always made me, and my need to return to a happy life. So together we have started Amalurra Cattery. It is my dream come true. Happy wife, happy life!
The next part of the journey to find Burmese cats has been just magical. I am indebted to the love and support I have received from Andy; our beloved children Alisha, Jeremiah, and Jay; and our incredible set of Burmese and Bombay breeders we are working with. I am surrounded by felines of the most wonderful breeds. My zest for life has come back.
We have had incredible luck getting started. Becky Drew welcomed us into her home to meet her cat family at Traditional Burmese Cattery. After talking and enjoying the cats and kittens, I brought up my dream of having my own breeding cats. Becky and I clicked as though we were long lost family. She was so sweet and took me very seriously. Soon she said she would get in touch with her mentor Brian Tripp of Evita Cattery. We immediately felt a good connection. With more incredible luck he offered to become my coach as a new breeder. We acquired my first stunning Burmese queen Sephra from Brian and Becky when she was 14 weeks old. To me, my Sephra will always be the quintessential Burmese female.
Marsha C. Panthera
Brian Tripp - Evita Burmese Cattery
Becky Drew - Traditional Burmese Cattery
Troy Weier - Rokkstar Burmese & Bombay Cattery
Suzanne Kuttnauer Berrin - Bon Marche Burmese Cattery
Cynthia Bailey - Pandora Burmese & Bombay Cattery
Marina Ivanitskaya - Sun Way American Burmese Cattery
Svetlana Revizorova & Andrei Fytsychsvu - Rangpurcat Cattery of the American Burmese
Bob & Elaine Gleason - Hullabaloo Cattery