I am Bonnie Bertelsen. My husband, Paul, and I have always had cats in our life, but the majority of them have been strays and rescues. In 2002, I decided to start showing my cats. I started with HHPs in ACFA. I registered Bonnie's KATZ Cat Haven with ACFA and started showing HHPs. In April of 2003, I got a BSH Alter named Remington (Remy) and started showing him with my HHPs. While showing, I have been looking at all the breeds available and in 2006, I decided that I wanted a Ragdoll Alter to show. I started working with Lynne Chmelar of CelesTrail Cats to get a Ragdoll. Finally, in December 2007, I got my first two Ragdoll male Alters: Silvrstream (a blue lynx mitted boy) and Lionheart (a blue lynx bicolor boy).

In 2008 I decided that I wanted to breed Ragdolls because of their personality and beauty. I like that they want to be with you but not always on you. They will greet you at the door when you come home and follow you from room to room. They also like to purr a lot. They are a very beautiful breed. I also like that they get to be a large but very affectionate cat.

I registered my cattery with ACFA, CFA and TICA as AziziPurz. Azizi is Egyptian meaning precious so my cattery name means precious purrs. In August 2008 I got my seal mitted girl, Feathertail, and in October 2008 I got my blue mitted girl, Bluestar. They are my foundation gueens and will be able to have their first litters in 2009.

I want to thank Lynne
Chmelar from CelesTrail Cats for all her help with getting started with the Ragdolls. I also want to thank Shelley Wood of Arctic Blue Ragdolls for all her help with showing Ragdolls and getting started with a cattery. I wouldn't be where I am without their help and guidance.


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