Nicknames: Registered name is PR Lovintonk's Midnight Rider
Gotcha Date: February 27th 2010
Birthday: July 15th 2009
Coloration: Natural Mink
Likes: attention and playing
Pet-Peeves: Having my eyes wiped and ears cleaned. Thunderstorms! Being mistaken for a Siamese - nothing against Siamese, but I'm a Tonkinese!
Favorite Toy: Play n' Squeak dangle mouse, laser light, and Da Bird
Favorite Nap Spot: On the couch or the cat tree. On top of Mom's hair at night.
Favorite Food: Hills Prescription Diet feline t/d for dental health
Skills: Show cat
Arrival Story: I came from a breeder in MO. A cat show friend suggested that my Mom contact my breeder. I was adopted 02/27/2010 at 7 months old. My breeder was going to keep me as a stud, but didn't need another boy. Mom was looking for another kitty to love and show and also to keep her European Burmese, Linus busy after the sudden death of Mr. Fez.
Bio: Rider became a CFA Premier September 25, 2010. Premier is equal to Champion, but for spays and neuters. We only go to a few shows a year, but plan to try for points for Grand Premier. Rider also became an ACFA Double Champion Alter November 6-7 2010 and Quadruple Champion Alter April 30 - May 1, 2011. Rider became a Grand Champion Alter in ACFA June 2, 2012. ACFA Northcentral Region's 3rd Best Tonkinese Alter 2010-2011 show season.
Catster Diary of the Day: 09/06/2010.
Catster Daily Diary Pick: 04/25/2011, 10/11/2012, 10/31/2012.
Mom took Vinny and I to an ACFA cat show in Jefferson, WI (Madison area) Dec. 29-30. It was a 2 day show with 10 rings. There were 27 cats in my class. I did very well! I made the judges' finals in 3 rings. I got 10th, 8th, and 6th Best All Breed.
Mom took Vinny and I to an ACFA show in Janesville, WI on Sat. It was a one day, 6 ring show. It was a large class with 28 Alters. I did manage to make one final, that judge gave me 9th Best All Breed Alter. Mom is happy I got a final in a large class.
Mom took us to a CFA cat show in Springfield, IL last weekend. Unfortunately, I did not make any of the judges' finals. We were a little disappointed, but that happens sometimes. Tonkinese are often considered the most difficult breed to judge, and natural is a difficult color for a Tonk too. However, I was a "fan favorite" and many spectators "ohh'ed" and "ahh'ed" over me. I'm a great ambassater for my breed.
Mom also entered me, Vinny, and Linus in Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) Halloween costume contest on CFA's Facebook. I'm a Harley Rider, Vinny is a Green Bay Packer, and Linus is a devil.
To vote for us, see all the costumed kitties, and enter your cat - please visit the link below. You can vote by clicking "Like" on your favorite pictures.