QUESTION: Phyllis you have been raising & showing Manx for how long?
ANSWER: Longer than I care to think about,
but it has been so much fun.
QUESTION: I know you live in the North West in Washington State.
Did you get started with the Manx there?
ANSWER: We started small, with Cleomar EmAlia of Faerietail.
QUESTION: I see where you were going to school at the same time.
ANSWER: I started the Veterinary Technology Program at Pierce College at the same
QUESTION: Do you remember your first litter?
ANSWER: Emma gave us a litter of four kittens in
my first year of school, and during my second year, went to Georgia for a breeding.
We still have Piper and Hip Hop from that breeding.
QUESTION: Did you have time to go to school and show your Manx?
ANSWER: Emma went on to Supreme after being spayed,
as did Hip Hop. Piper is a Quadruple Grand and is now living the life of a retiree.
QUESTION: Your facilities are wonderful.
ANSWER: Once I graduated (with honors,)
MMQ: Congratulations, lots of hard work paid off.
PHYLLIS: Yes, Then I began planning my barn/cattery.
I'm sure the scope of the plan scared the husband!
The cats have a four-room apartment out there,
with heat, water, small kitchenette and isolation ward.
QUESTION: Your Manx are beautiful, do you have a favorite color?
ANSWER: I love all the colors, my main goal is to have happy healthy Manx
that are great representitives of the Manx Standard.
QUESTION: I see that you have some Silver Tabbies, did you start with them?
ANSWER: We have grown, adding some outcrosses and deciding
to focus on a certain color.
Now I have my silver classic tabby male, as well as two
black smoke boys to work with toward the silver classic
QUESTION: I was so proud of your accomplishments last show season. Top three Manx in your Region 2.
PHYLLIS: Thank you, it has been several good years of showing for Faerietail