Bombay Cat PASSION

This is a Helmi Flick photograph, in larger than usual format (for the internet), of this prize winning Bombay cat PASSION; full name: Toriland Passion of Chaparral (human companions: Jeff & Heather Roberts). The photograph is strictly ©copyright Helmi Flick. Please respect Helmi’s copyright – thank you.

Bombay Cat

At the Waxahachie Turkish Van Cat Connection show on 22-23rd November 2008 this cat was outstanding in the ALTER category, coming resoundingly top of that category. The judges and their final placements were as follows:

Judge Final Placement
D’Ann Kovic AB (All Breed) 1
Mark Coleman AB 1
Vicki Jo Harrison AB 1
Nancy Nolen AB 1
Toni Jones AB 1
Pascale Portelas AB 1
Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz AB 1
Marylou Anderson AB 1
Rene Knapp SP (Specialty judge) 3S
Fate Mays SP 1S
Kim Tomlin SP 1S
Ana Maria Sosa SP 3S

This cat has that magical combination of deep copper eyes and a patent leather, slick and shiny black coat. The Bombay cat is short haired and semi-cobby. Bombay cats are surprisingly heavy for their size. The head is round and the muzzle short but not snubbed like the Ultra Persian. This cat is moderate in appearance. However, apparently, in some organizations a more extreme appearance is desired (e.g. a shorter muzzle).

TORILAND PASSION OF CHAPARRAL is top (by a clear margin) of TICA Alter Standings as at 12th November 2008 and won best Alter at The International Cat Association’s 2008 Annual Championship Cat Show on August 31, 2008 in Arlington, Texas. PASSION is a very special cat.

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