|Purred: Wed Aug 17, '11 8:39am PST |
|Wow, we agree with Kisu, Malibu is a beauty! Love those eyes!
I think you should give it another shot. You never know what will happen! I show Gimli and Kenji in TICA as HHPs. We've met lots of great people and cats. Since June 2006, Gimli has been in 7 shows, the last show he was in was in October 2009. He is a Triple Grand Master. There is one cat club that has a "spring fling" show here every June. I wish I could go to shows out of town, but I don't have the money or time right now. Gimli does better in the shows were there are 12 or 13 or so HHPs versus 20 to 31 HHPs. Gimli doesn't like the judging part too much, but he loves it when people come by his cage to look at him. He gets lots of nice comments--the most popular comments I hear are, "He is beautiful!" or "wow, that is a huge cat!" MOL And of course, they want to know what kind of cat he is. He is a 19-pound Manx mix and he is very laid back and loving. Some people think he will bite or he is mean just because of his size. At one show, even a Maine Coon breeder came over to look at him. He was the heaviest cat in the show that day. And at another show, an exhibitor was on her way to her last ring with her two Rex cats (don't really know if they were Devon Rex, etc...) and said, "your cat is awesome!" I can say that he has never hissed, scratched, or bitten a judge. I've seen lots of experienced show cats hiss, scratch and bite judges; just like people they can have their bad days and good days.
I took Kenji to his first show here in June as an HHP kitten. The same Maine Coon breeders were benched across from us. The couple had a beautiful male that kept finaling, but he was having a very bad day and was biting and hissing. Kenji wasn't happy about showing and didn't play with the judges--he just sat there up on the tables like a bump on a log just like Gimli. Kenji hissed at one judge when she told him he had beautiful face markings and she was putting him back in his judging cage. I really enjoy showing and Gimli and Kenji are my only cats that will tolerate it--my three girl kitties--no way!!!
In 2007, we went to a two-day show in Waco (it was Gimli's 2nd shows). He got dandruff from stress really bad! He's a brown classic tabby, so dandruff really shows up on his fur. Got him back to the hotel room and he had to have a bath, poor guy. I gave him one two days before the show. He did better the second day. I happened to be at Petco after that and went to the clearance section. I found one of those spray bottles of Feliway for a little more than $3.00!
So now when I take him to shows, I spray his curtains beforehand and a little after I set them up and I spray some on his bed that I bring for his cage. Then I still have to keep an eye on dandruff. I keep some waterless shampoo with me just in case some flakes show up. So maybe Feliway spray will help calm Malibu down.
We look forward to hearing if you show her again! Good luck!
Edited by author Wed Aug 17, '11 8:44am PST
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