GC GP RW Kurisumasu Kohana, DM
Kohana, aka "Poppy", was a surprise! A longhair from two shorthairs. Her dad is my beloved Tombo. When she was born Longhair JBTs were not even accepted for showing by CFA, only in TICA. (Look for Kembo coming soon, as the first EVER LH JBT Grand in any association). Fortunately for me they were accepted two months after she was born. She became the first LH JBT to earn the following awards: Regional Winner as a kitten, 12th Best in NW Region, first DOUBLE regional winner (and in one season) 13th Best Cat in NW Region, BEST Longhair JBT kitten, 1993-94, in CFA, JBBS, BOBS
2nd Best of Breed in CFA, just missing out to a cousin in New Jersey!!!
She was a Great Mom, earning her Distinguished Merit title in 1997 (produced 5 grands!) She was the FIRST in the Longhair Division of CFA. Her son Ki-ito was the first MALE D.M. in the Longhair division. She lived a long and happy life.