Azima Purrfect Wonder of Antioch
Azima Purrfect Wonder (kitten on left) and her littermates with their mother Abra.
Photos by Barb Azan, 06-22-2008.
At the time of Barb's death, there were seven kittens remaining in her home - and fortunately, each one was a different combination of color, eye color, sex, and pattern! Here they are in a list:
As you can imagine, it was not hard to tell these kittens apart! But we went one step further and checked Barb's sales contracts, breeding log, and customer list to make sure she had not sold another kitten of the same color and sex before our arrival on the scene. In the case of Azima Purrfect Wonder, no other silver classic patched tabby female of similar age existed.
Azima Purrfect Wonder, age 4m 1w, photo by Barb Azan, 10-08-2008.
Again, once we had access to Barb's computer, we found a pedigree for "three Azima girls" born on May 26. We also found the corresponding entry in Barb's breeding log, showing Patsy Katz as the sire of two classic tabby girls and one of another color. Photographic evidence was in Barb's computer as well.
Photo of Azima Purrfect Wonder of Antioch, photo by Kit Goodwin, 12/30/08.
Further, Angela Manookian, Barb's former cattery helper and housekeeper, identified this silver patched girl as being in a litter born in May and sired by Patsy Katz.
To put the finishing touch on this information, we found a litter born 5/26/08, which was registered with CFA by Barb, processed on 8/27/08. In Barb's files, we also found a silver patched classic tabby born on 5/26/08, which was registered by Barbara on 9/26/08, as Azima Purrfect Wonder. This green slip's litter number confirmed that Azima Purrfect Wonder was a sibling from that litter.
Azima Purrfect Wonder, photo copyright Justine St. Arnaud, St. Arnaud photography.