Hello my friends, Spot here!
I’m sorry I’m a little late writing my blog today – I have to dictate to my mummy who types for me (my paws are rather large for the keyboard) and she was very rude and decided to go out to the movies earlier this evening with her friend! 😯 So that left me kind of in the lurch! My daddy was here and I managed to get quite a few of my favourite chicken treats from him, but he said he was too busy to help me write my blog, so I’ve had to wait for my mummy to come home.
But she’s here now, so we’ll get on with sharing all the news from the cat show yesterday!
So, just to explain a little fact – some UK GCCF shows are double or even triple shows. This is where they have more than one show happening at the same time, in the same hall. If your cat is eligible, you’re allowed to enter 2 shows if you wish (you have to pay twice of course 😉 ).
Yesterday it was a triple show – the National Cat Club Show, and two smaller ones. Spike wasn’t eligible to enter the smaller ones, but as a household pet, Annie is able to enter almost any show, so this is what she did yesterday! She was in the Sphynx Cat Club show and the National too 🙂
It was a very early start to the day as the show was taking place quite a long way from home, and Sue the breeder was also going – she showed Spike and Annie’s mum, Flirtini 🙂 So they all went together – my daddy drove them all there and my mummy drove home 🙂
They got there nice and early and passed through vetting in with flying colours, then it was over to clean the pens and put inside clean blankets, litter trays, water and food. All that was left then was for Spike and Annie to settle in and have a few final checks to make sure they were still clean and tidy.
It was then a waiting game for the judges to make their decisions! It seemed to take forever, but eventually all the results came in.
Annie had a good day, though not as good as in some other shows 😆 In the Sphynx show, she came 1st in her main class and also beat the boys to be Best of Breed; she then came 2nd and 3rd in her side classes. In the National show, she came first but a Bengal boy beat her to Best of Breed, and she came first and second in her side classes. So she had lots of rosettes to show off!
Spike’s judge was very very torn between him and another boy to award 1st place in his main class. He took ages to make his mind up …. but eventually he awarded 1st place to the other boy and 2nd place to Spike. He wrote on the results sheet that it was ‘very close’ which is quite unusual. Spike’s side classes were quite big – he came 3rd out of 6 in one, and was unplaced out of 7 in his other one! This means that this was the least good that Spike has done so far in his show career, but we don’t mind and Spike was quite chilled out about it all…
Annie was also quite chilled out and was thinking about having a look around the hall!
As the show started to draw towards a close, all of Annie’s rosettes had been handed out and put on her pen, and Spike was able to leave his pen and join her. Not that you can see them very well!
Soon after that, it was time to pack up for the long journey home. We had all been good kitties back at the ranch, so we had some yummy food and treats and a bit of a play before a nice catnap 🙂
I hope that explains things for you all, but if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the section below this post! 🙂
Take care my friends!
Love from Spot xxxxxxx