Hello my friends, Spot here!
Welcome to the final part of my review of the year which covers October to December and what a busy three months it was! I have really struggled with choosing the photos for the blog today – it was so hard deciding what I should leave out as there are so many I could have shared 🙂 But being as I posted a random pic of me at the start of the last post, here’s a random pic of Lula to start things off today! 😆
Early October saw Lula, Spike and Annie go off to the Tabby Cat Club show in Warwickshire 🙂 This was Spike and Annie’s second competitive show and I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count which number show it was for Lula. Once again, her Olympian class was very tough and she wasn’t placed, but in their subsequent reports, one of the judges said that she is: “A super gentle girl with plenty of star quality” so that was quite nice 🙂
Spike did very well at the show, he won his breed class and two of his large side classes and was such a good boy, but was overshadowed slightly by Annie who not only won all but one of her classes, but also went on to be judged Best in Show Pedigree pet so was up for the final Best in Show Judging! There she beat the Best in Show Non Pedigree Pet to win Best in Show Overall Household Pet! What an achievement at only her second show! We were all so proud 🙂
Also in October, that mysterious building I mentioned last time was finished, and it turned out it was a nice office for my mummy! 🙂
But even nicer than that, it also meant our cat garden could be re-modelled and was made twice the size, incorporating the office too! So we now have even more space to run around in and more things to explore! 🙂 And mummy can keep her eye on us if she’s in her office, though when we get cold or tired, we of course also go in there and have a nice catnap on the sofa 🙂
We had two of our favourite cat shows in November – the Bengal Cat Club Show and the pinnacle of the show calendar, the Supreme!
At the Bengal Cat Club, Spike again did very well, winning almost all of his classes 🙂 Again he was a very good boy too, except for when he spilt his water all over his pen 😯 It’s a good job mummy takes spare blankets with her 🙂 But again, he took it all in his stride…
We didn’t dare believe that Annie would do as well as she did in her last show… but that’s exactly what she did! She won Overall Best in Show Household Pet for the second show running! What a clever girl! 🙂
Three weeks later and it was time to go to the Supreme! Lula went on exhibition for the Bengal Cat Club and was impeccably behaved all day, she does like to show off though 🙂
Annie and Spike both again did tremendously well! Annie won the special fun kitten class, beating lots and lots of other kittens; she came first in her breed class and also won best of breed too! 🙂
Spike didn’t come anywhere in the special kitten class, but like Annie he won first place in his breed class and Best of Breed, but the difference was his breed class was one of the largest in the show! Such an achievement at that level to beat so many other wonderful Bengal kittens, again we were so proud, though Spikey was his usual chilled out self 🙂
Phew! What a busy month that was!
We decided we’d be on our best behaviour in December as we wanted to make sure the nice man in red visited us at Christmas, though I’m not quite sure Spike got the memo saying that!
I thought I’d at least pretend I liked the two peskies and allowed them to share my perch 🙂
It’s not like I do like them, you understand, but they just seem to follow me everywhere! 🙂
Pretty soon, it was time for our final show of the year, the National! Again, Spike and Annie went and were very good kitties. They had an excellent show, though not as good as previous ones. Mind you, you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise if you looked at Annie’s pen!
The weather was quite reasonable most days, so we spent lots of time in the cat garden
And we also managed to get together for our very first group photo of all seven of us!
And then we had Christmas when our good behaviour paid off and we got lots of yummy treats 🙂
Which pretty much brings our review to a close, my friends! I hope you enjoyed travelling the journey with us! Let’s hope this year brings lots more exciting things and here’s to a happy and successful 2015 to all of you!