January 19th 2009 10:18 am
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Mom took me to the Quad City Cat Show in Moline, IL this weekend. Well, we certainly didn't have the best show experience this weekend! It seemed like everything that could go wrong did go wrong! First, it was over a 5 hour drive... and I didn't use the litter box before we left on Friday. I ended up wetting my carrier and had to have an emergency bath immediately upon arriving at the hotel. Mom had to use her own Herbal Essences shampoo on me too as she didn't bring mine! I also seemed to think Mom was going to be mad at me when she pulled me out of my carrier. She felt SO bad for me.
Saturday did NOT go well. It didn't help that I spilled my water bowl and drenched my backside... again... and right before a ring too. Mom dried me off as best she could with a chamois, but my tail was still a little damp when I went up to the ring to be judged. Sigh... scratch that one. One judge seemed to like me. He commented how very muscular I am and that my body had a great feel to it. Mom thought she even saw him write down my number... but no awards. Then one judge really irked Mom by introducing me to the on-lookers watching the judging as a RED European Burmese. I am NOT red - I am a CREAM European Burmese. Double sigh... scratch that one too. Day 1 - NOTHING!
Day 2 Sunday went a little better (hey, at least I stayed dry!). No finals (overall top 10), but I did get Best Shorthair Premier ribbons from 2 judges. And 2nd Best Shorthair Premier Ribbons from the other 2 judges. I will probably only get about 6 points though as there were so few Premiers entered. There were 10 entered, but only 9 showed up and 2 got the last points they needed for their Grand Premier title on Saturday and transferred to GP for Sunday. By Sunday Shorthair Premiers were down to just me and a beautiful Korat spay (retired breeder). I did manage to win over her twice, but she ended up getting the last points she needed and Granded by the end of the day.
Anyway we are very happy to be home and 6 points is better than nothing at all.
*Update* I received 8 Grand Premier points at this show. This brings me to 40 points. I need 75 points to become a Grand Premier so 35 more points to go...
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