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REGION 6 - MIDWEST REGION

Canada (East of the Western border of Manitoba and West of the 90th meridian), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (North of the 38thparallel), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin

This edition I asked Sandie Morris about her Manx.

Hello Mema,
Hello Sandie,
 
MMQ: Where are you located?
SM:  I live in St. Joseph, MO which is 50 miles north of Kansas City.   As previously mentioned, this is Region 6 (Midwest).
 
MMQ: When did you start showing your Manx?
SM:  I have been showing Manx for approximately 25 years - always in Premiership. 
 
 
MMQ:  Sherman Ross told me that you were showing Manx Premiers.?
SM:  The first twenty years I showed Sherman and Sandy Ross' Tahame Manx, having met them through Leslie Falteisek lo those many years ago. 
 
MMQ: Which of the early Manx do you remember most?
SM:  I was the proud owner of Tahame's Tuppence, a litter brother of Shamen who was, of course, the first male Manx DM and the only Manx to sire 16 Grands to date.  Tuppence had a bit of a tail but otherwise looked just like his famous brother.
 
MMQ:  I have only seen their pictures and they were beautiful Manx.
SM:  Over the years I showed many Tahame Manx and in 2000 showed CH, GP, RW Tahame's Cookie Cutter to 5th Best Cat in my region in Premiership.  Cookie, by the way, was Shamen's 16th Grand and she granded on what would have been his 20th birthday under, to make it perfect, Leslie Falteisek.
 
MMQ:  Besides showing the wonderful Manx, what sticks out in you mind these past years that the Manx have brought into your life?
SM:  I have twice visited the Isle of Man, most recently in 2001 and would go back in a minute if I could find someone to accompany me who would drive on the wrong side of the road.  It is a fascinating and beautiful place.
 
MMQ:  I would be the first to offer, but I don't know about that driving on the opposite side of the road, when we visited London it was hard to remember to watch for cars coming the other direction and I was only walking across the road. <g>
 
MMQ:  I imagine that the breeders who have been graced with your expertice in showing their Premiers to such great sucess are clammering for your showing their Manx?
SM:  Since Sherman closed Tahame Cattery I have been showing cats from the Gale Thomas Goodman/Susan Murphy alliance.  Two years ago my Katskans Sundowner of Ballamoda was Region 6 21st best cat in Premiership and this year I am showing Katskans Lucy of Ballamoda and she is doing quite well.
 
Here is a picture of  Lucy (CH, GP Katskans Lucy of Ballamoda), Blue Patched Tabby Spay.            
 

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MMQ: Ballamoda is a Irish name?  How did you choose it?
Sandie:  :.....Actually it is Manx.   I noticed it on a road sign in East Foxdale, on the Isle  and it just stuck in my mind.
 
 
MMQ:  thank you for your sharing some Manx history.
Sandie: It was my pleasure.

Feedback, submissions, ideas? Email mema@manxbreeder.com
 

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Edited by Margaret [mema] Messer-Quick.