My passion for felines started at a very young age, but only became a reality when I visited my first cat show in 1991. Only a year after I became a breeder, and then climbed one by one the steps to becoming a judge: first clerking, then the foundation of a new CCA club. I participated in the organization of countless cat shows over the years, but I still look forward to it every single time, as I meet new and interesting cats and people at every show. You could say I was hooked ! My favorite breed is the Turkish Angora, not only for the beauty and elegance of this antique breed but also for the unique temperment. Cats became an important part of my life and like my real life work, plants and flowers as a florist and horticulturist.