27 February 2019

Family Run Cattery

The Belle Ayr cattery is run from our home and our pets live with us - it's a cosy house. I'm of dual nationality, Swedish and French and I moved to Oxford then the West Coast of Scotland in the mid-'90s. A mother of four teenagers, I'm a post-graduate with an MBA, LLM Diploma in Internet & Policy Law from the University of Strathclyde. 

A former Glasgow School of Art student and was a founding committee member of the Golden Retriever Club of France in 1991. I continually paint and illustrate alongside my passion for cats and dogs. 

I run Pet Paws Transport - UK pet travel company specialising in Cat & Kitten transportation. Belle Ayr Ltd was founded with a  focus on developing a standard for the British Longhair cat in the United Kingdom.

Joining the Scottish Cat Association and the Viking Cat Club under FIFe when they approved British Longhair, has been an excellent experience, previously with TICA - I enjoy the close approach to showing and getting direct feedback from the Judges.

As a British Short and Long Hair cat enthusiast, having competed across the country and breed healthy British Shorthair and British Longhair. I wrote my first publication about The British Longhair Golden & Silver cat as an e-book, written and illustrated the ‘Little Fluffy Paws’ story e-book and I am an owner of an e-commerce shop selling one-of-a-kind gifts.

My eldest daughter has helped as a steward at cat shows over the years and helps with the day to day care of our cats, she has successfully gained a place as a Student in Veterinarian Science and we wish her a wonderful career as a Vet.

Latterly, I worked in internal Quality Assurance for regulatory compliance reporting. With over 10 years’ experience running and managing MacID a UK IT Boutique and developed my skills and advocacy for IT authentication and compliance testing. Promoting legitimacy, authenticity and privacy within the Internet through Global Identity Ltd and Test Evidence. Previously I've worked within Pension Services with Abbey National and The Scottish Mutual Bank.