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Last weekend's show...

October 4th 2012 5:12 pm
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Mom took Rider and I to a CFA show in the Twin Cities last weekend September 29. I did okay, but not as well as Mom had hoped. Rider and I share a large cage in the car... and we had a tussle on the way to Minnesota. Mom thinks Rider bonked me in the eye, and I was a little squinty in my left eye during the show. Mom thinks the judges noticed, and "faulted" me for that. It is, after all, a beauty contest. I still managed to make two finals. Both were Shorthair Specialty rings, and I got 9th and 10th Best Shorthair. I ended up officially receiving 9 Grand Premier points. A cumulative total of 75 Grand Premier points is required for the title of Grand Premier in CFA. This brings my total to 38 points after 2 CFA shows as a Premier. 37 more points to go... Oh, and my eye is fine now. Just bad timing for anything to happen. Boys will be boys! Sigh from Mom...


This weekend's ACFA cat show

September 23rd 2012 3:15 pm
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Mom took Rider and I to a local ACFA show this weekend. I did pretty well. I made finals in 4/8 rings. I got 7th, 8th, and 10th Best All Breed, and 3rd Best Shorthair Specialty. Mom was pretty happy how well I did. Mom was also asked today to help show a new exhibitor the ropes at the show, which Mom enjoyed.


It's my Gottcha Day!

September 17th 2012 5:48 am
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Today is my Gottcha Day! I've now been in my home for a year. A lot has happened in that year... cat shows, therapy cat training, Dreamboat-in-training status, playing with Linus and Rider, and getting attention from Mom. It's been a good year!


I'm in Cat Fancy!

September 14th 2012 4:36 pm
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Mom just found out I'm in the November issue of Cat Fancy! They had a Funny Faces picture contest, and I got an Honorable Mention. Mom had almost forgotten she sent in my picture. Admittedly, it's not exactly a "glamour" shot, but it is a funny picture.


This weekend's cat show

September 9th 2012 5:02 pm
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Mom took Linus, Rider, and I to an ACFA cat show in Neenah, WI this weekend. I did pretty well. I got Best of Breed over Linus in 5/8 rings, and made four finals (BEST, 8th, 6th, 8th All-Breed).

Some Singapura and Tonkinese breeders have been noticing me this show season too... and asked Mom is she was a breeder as they were interested in outcrossing to a European Burmese like me. Mom explained she is not a breeder and only shows altered cats. Mom referred them to the breed chair on this. Mom says it's a good thing I don't know about all my "would-be" girlfriends!


TCA photo show

July 1st 2012 6:00 pm
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Mom entered us in the Traditional Cat Association (TCA) annual photo show. We just found out I won! I got:

1st Place - Best European Burmese Alter
1st Place - Most Beautiful Eyes
BEST Alter in Show

The results are here TCA results


Therapy Cat visits

June 24th 2012 2:29 pm
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Mom took me back to the nursing home June 10 and again today. It's been going pretty well. On the June 10th visit, after about 40 minutes I decided I didn't want to sit with anyone anymore and got too antsy. But I did well up til then. Today Mom said I did beautifully. I sat with several residents and let them pet and admire me. I didn't get antsy til the very last room and our vists are scheduled for an hour. Everyone at the nursing home loves me, and Mom says it sounds like I'm starting to get a fan club over there! Ten supervised one hour visits are required to become certified as a Therapy Cat with Love on a Leash. I have 3 visits down...


This weekend's cat show

June 3rd 2012 3:35 pm
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Mom took us all to a local ACFA show this weekend. I did okay. I got Best of Breed against Linus in 3/8 rings. I also made 3 finals: 9th, 3rd, and 10th Best All Breed Alter. The show also had a costume contest for fun and I won 3rd place in my Green Bay Packer uniform and got a $5 gift certificate to use at any vendor booth. Mom got us a fish bed. attaching pictures.

My pictures by Preston Smith arrived in the mail yesterday too. Mom has posted them to my profile.


This weekend's cat show

May 20th 2012 8:20 pm
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Mom took us to an ACFA cat show in Champlain, MN this weekend. It's the start of the new show season, and Mom was a little surprised what tough competition was out there already. There were 30 cats in our class (Alters) too.

I did pretty well! I got Best of Breed over Linus in 5/8 rings. I also made finals in 3/8 rings. I got 4th Best All Breed, 10th Best All Breed, and 4th Best Shorthair Specialty. I got enough finals and points to achieve Grand Champion Alter status in ACFA. It only took me two shows to Grand. Mom is very proud of me!

Mom also had the photographer, Preston Smith take my pictures this weekend. I was reasonably cooperative, and Mom will post my new pictures when our cd arrives.


First Therapy Cat visit

May 12th 2012 6:07 pm
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Mom took me to the nursing home today for our first therapy cat visit. It went okay. I was a little scared and unsure of the new surroundings, smells, and noises I wasn't used to. It wasn't like a cat show hall! After a while, I relaxed some. I let several residents pet me. I sat with a lady in a wheelchair, a lady in a recliner, and and with a lady in bed. I behaved pretty well, I was a little unsure about everything, but didn't mind the attention. Everyone thought I was gorgeous too. They couldn't believe how soft I am or my pretty amber eyes too.

Not sure when my next visit will be. Probably a couple weeks. Weekends are Mom's main availability. We have a cat show next weekend too.

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