Tonkinese - How They Came Into Our Lives
When it was first uploaded in the early 1990s, the Mymystic web site was one of the UK's first Tonkinese web sites. It is still dedicated to providing information on the breed for all Tonkinese enthusiasts - if there is anything you'd like to see here please e-mail me.
Mike (my supportive and understanding husband) and I became Tonkinese devotees with the birth of our first litter on Christmas Eve 1991, from our gentle blue Burmese - Mistry (Chamboza Maiway). We quickly learned how very special the Tonks are. Mistry had seven stunning and precocious kittens; we kept three - Speckle, Caspar and Fable. Our logo, the Yin/Yang kittens is my drawing of Caspar (Lilac) & Fable (Blue). They slept together like this until our beautiful Caspar passed away. Several years later we lost Speckle and then Mistry, and finally our Fabulous Fable passed away on 23rd Feb 2008 (do visit our Gallery to see just how beautiful they were).
In 1993 we brought our darling Shadow (Predator Minnie Themoocher, brown Burmese) into our home as the foundation queen of the Mymystic Tonkinese - she and her descendants (Pharoah, Pagan, Phoenix, Chiffon and Ehawee) gave us many wonderful litters of Tonks. Very happy days. Sadly we've now lost Shadow, Pharoah, Pagan and Phoenix, and miss them profoundly. We have had a break from breeding but our home is still bustling with Tonks - with all their love, life and mischief. In 2019 we are making plans to breed some more Mymystic Tonkinese and hope to show again - occasionally.
Soon after our first Tonk litter we became involved in the work to gain full UK recognition for this wonderful breed - initially by breeding and showing our cats, and from 1993 on the committee of the Tonkinese Breed Club and Tonkinese Breed Advisory Committee. The Mymystic prefix (cattery name) is well known among the Tonkinese & show circles - greatly thanks to the people who own and show our cats. We are delighted to have helped the Tonks to Championship status in the UK - and finally, after 20 years of actively working for it, we can say how delighted we are that the GCCF has accepted of the solid (Burmese Colour Restriction) & pointed (Colourpointed Pattern) Tonks for competition. Happily in 2015 we achieved championship status for our Colourpointed Tonks and in 2016 the same for our Burmese Colour Restriction Tonks - because they're worth it! Cheers, Linda