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.

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:

JudgeFinal Placement
D’Ann Kovic AB (All Breed)1
Mark Coleman AB1
Vicki Jo Harrison AB1
Nancy Nolen AB1
Toni Jones AB1
Pascale Portelas AB1
Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz AB1
Marylou Anderson AB1
Rene Knapp SP (Specialty judge)3S
Fate Mays SP1S
Kim Tomlin SP1S
Ana Maria Sosa SP3S


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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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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