about TONKADELIC​

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Sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong. My own beliefs are in my song. The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then, makes no difference what group I'm in. I am everyday people! Yeah. Yeah. There is a blue one who can't accept the green one for living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one.


And different strokes for different folks. And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee. Oh sha sha… We got to live together! I am no better and neither are you. We are the same whatever we do. You love me you hate me you know me and then. You can't figure out the bag l'm in. I am everyday people! Yeah. Yeah. There is a long hair that doesn't like the short hair for being such a rich one that will not help the poor one. And different strokes for different folks. And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee. Oh sha sha. We got to live together! There is a yellow one that won't accept the black one. That won't accept the red one that won't accept the white one. And different strokes for different folks… and so on and so on.


After moving to Perth from the country in 2010 I wanted to buy a Siamese kitten for my family. I started to look for a kitten and found that the Siamese of today has extreme features for the show ring and was nothing like my Siamese cat Seiki that I had as a child. I went back to the drawing board and looked at a few Burmese who had a great personality but didn’t look quite right for me and then I came across the Tonkinese that looked just like my Seiki did so long ago.

So excited I raced out looking at all possible advertising to find a Tonkinese in WA but there was not one to be found. Finally I gave up and got two pure breeds that I could afford along with the freight from Victoria and had them flown at eight weeks old to Perth and hoping that they were what I expected. They were just beautiful and so affectionate I simply fell in love with the breed and was totally amazed that there wasn’t a breeder in Perth. I wanted all of WA cat lovers to have an opportunity to obtain a tonk here in Perth.

My family spent many a night choosing to watch our tonks instead of our television and found ourselves stealing cats from each other’s beds at night as there simply wasn’t enough Tonks to go around. Something had to happen as my two Tonks were purchased for my children and I didn’t even have a cat let alone a Tonk for myself, this was a huge problem for me!
Having dabbled a little in breeding with different animals including sheepdogs and chickens I decided I would love to have little tonks running around so I started to contact every Tonkinese breeder by email who would possibly sell me kittens for breeding my own Tonks here in WA.  Finally I came in contact with one breeder from Victoria in Angela Watson of Anjayma and one from Sydney in Trish Lynch of El sprite who were willing to help me with my breeding program.
Now some two years later having learnt so much from my wonderful mentor Angela Watson I have become successful at both showing and breeding Tonkinese kittens and cats. I now long for the day that a Tonkadelic kitten will take its place on the show bench and make WA sit up and take notice of the lovely breed of Tonkinese Cats.


Penny van Kampen
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