Hello my friends, Spot here!
As you may have seen on our Facebook page yesterday, it was show time again for Annie!
I’m going to write you a full report I don’t have many pics to share but you see, last week in my blog I shared lots of pics but hardly any words, so this week is just the opposite way round! I will write quite a lot of words and only have a couple of pics
(the real reason behind this of course is that the hoomins didn’t take hardly any pics at the show, so I’m blaming them really – shhh!)
So, as usual, Lula and I were snuggled up in the big bed having dreams about birdies and toads (or at least I was, Lula was snoring away quite happily too) when all of a sudden, in the middle of the night, we were rudely awakened by the hoomins switching the light on and banging around, putting the kettle on and all the ‘morning’ things the odd ones do!
Lula and I carried on sleeping, didn’t even go and sniff breakfast – we’re not stupid … After a while, they switched off the lights and marched out of the house with Annie in her carrier so the rest of us could carry on with the important things like catnaps
They went off to pick up Sue, our breeder, who was also Duty Vet at the show. Interestingly indeed, Sue has now neutered our dad, Harley – he’s dad to all four of the Bengals in our World, and Sue is now going to show him as a Neuter. He’s been shown before as an entire cat and reached the Grand Champion level which is very good considering that he only went to a few shows, but now he starts again and goes for his Premier title to start with! We’ll let you know how he got on later.
But the interesting thing about this is that he’ll now be competing against me and Spike for Best of Breed and maybe side classes if we are ever in the same show, and also if he catches up with us (we are both already Grand Premiers), he will be competing against us in title classes too!
But back to Annie … she arrived at the show and was soon settled into her pen, daddy looked after her whilst mummy made sure everything was set up on the trade stall
This was another double show: Annie was entered into one show in full, but only in the Olympian and Best in Colour class in the other one. This is a great idea that the show managers do for this show, it costs a bit less money and the cat is handled less and the two most important classes are usually the title and BiC/Best of Breed.
Soon enough, it was time for morning judging to start so mummy was able to get the catalogue to look at all of Annie’s classes. This was a big show with a large entry in all classes – there were 10 in Annie’s Olympian class in one show and 11 in the Olympian class in the other There were also big entries in the other classes.
As the results came out, it was not to be Annie’s day in terms of the Olympian – she didn’t get the title nor the reserve, they went to two other superb cats (all the cats at Olympian level are wonderful, otherwise they wouldn’t be there ) So, although this was slightly disappointing, as Annie only needed one more award to earn the title Olympian Bronze, it just wasn’t to be, so the hoomins waited to see the results of the other classes.
And here they are!
In one show she won Best in Colour, beating 4 lovely boys, though she didn’t get BiC in the other show.
That just left the side classes, and another new one we’ve not mentioned yet, in the full show Annie was in.
So… Prettiest female…. there were 5 in the class and Annie came 2nd! She was beaten by the girl that got the Olympian.
The next class was Any Visitor (this is for cats that live a certain distance away). There were 7 fabulous cats in the class and Annie came…. First! Yay!
Then the final class which is specific to this show only – The Ultimate Cat Class! A cat needs to win this on two separate occasions with 2 different judges and they then earn the title “Ultimate Master Cat” and have the initials UMC in their full name title.
And the result? For female adult cat…Annie won! So she just needs to win it once more at a future show to have this special title
Here’s Annie’s rosettes
So the only thing left is for me to let you know how our dad got on Well, we’re obviously from good stock as he earned his Premier certificate in both shows, and also won Best of Breed in both shows He only needs one more Premier certificate to earn the title Premier cat and will then go into the Grand Premier classes to try and catch up with me and Spike
Phew! There we have it! I think I’m going to go and join Lula in the big bed now and have a nice catnap Maybe dream about little mices this time
Take care my friends!