Hello my friends, Spot here!
Well, it’s been a while since my last blog, but I’m here again now! I blame my mummy of course… a couple of weeks ago she said she was too tired to help me write my blog and then last week, she traipsed off to the other end of the country and didn’t leave me with the password to log on to her computer! 😯 I really ought to get her trained much better… she’s not so bad with my favourite chicken treats nowadays, but she has a lot to learn otherwise! 😆
Anyway, enough of my little rant… this blog is of course meant to be all about the Supreme Cat show which took place yesterday! For those of you who don’t know, this is the pinnacle of the GCCF show calendar: it’s the feline equivalent of Crufts! So it’s very prestigious 🙂
The show actually started a day early for the hoomins as they went to the venue the day before to set up mummy’s trade stand 🙂 It’s getting so large now, it would have taken too long to do it in the morning for this show as the public are allowed in much earlier than for other shows.
Luckily, it’s not too far from our home, so although they were late serving our dinner, they did at least manage to come home to us all on Friday evening rather than going off on their gallivanting and leaving us with the cat sitter like they did just a few days previously! 😯 (can you tell, I’ve not quite forgiven them for that? I haven’t yet managed to train the cat sitter in the dispersal of my favourite chicken treats, so they are very few and far between when she is looking after us! 😯 )
Ahem… back to the Supreme… So the stall was pretty much set up on Friday but they still needed to be up much too early on Caturday for my liking, so I carried on having a nice catnap in my comfy Tigga Towers bed and let them get on with it 🙂 Pretty soon, the Peskies were whisked away with mummy and daddy so I was able to get a much better quality of sleep.
They got there within an hour or so with the quiet Caturday early morning traffic and the Peskies passed through vetting in. Daddy whisked them off to their decorated pens which he had prepared the day before whilst mummy put the finishing touches to the trade stand whilst she had the chance, as it got very busy indeed once the public were allowed in with lots of lovely comments about all the products 🙂
After a while, the judging commenced and Spike was going for his 2nd Imperial Grand Premier certificate. He was such a good boy when being judged and was a purrfect gentleman for the judge and her stewards 🙂
The judge checked him over very carefully, as she does for all the cats she assesses 🙂
After she had looked at all the cats, she made her decision! It was a long time coming as there was a delay for the rosettes, but when it did, we found out she decided to award another boy the Imperial and also best of breed, so it was not Spike’s day 🙂 But that’s cool! That’s what makes showing so exciting, you never know how well your cat will do 🙂 At least that meant Spike could go back to his comfortable pen and chill out for the rest of the day 🙂
Then it was Annie’s turn! She was also a very good girl for the judge and gave him her sweetest looks. He spent quite a while assessing her and then sat down to write his report 🙂 Annie was being held by the steward and tried to take a sneaky peak now and again, though she pretended she wasn’t really 🙂
And then he reached his decision, he had awarded Annie the Imperial certificate – yay! This means that Annie now has 5 Imperial certificates, so she can claim the title “Imperial Grand Master Cat” which is quite some achievement at such a young age. What a clever girl 🙂
But it wasn’t finished there – the judge then had to decide who was Best of Breed out of her and the boy who had also won his Imperial. So the judge asked the stewards to take them both out of their pens so he could look at them side by side
And then he decided… and said that both cats were very lovely, but only one could win and it was Annie! Yay! 🙂 What a nice man he is 🙂 🙂
So that meant that a little later on in the day, Annie was in the Best of Variety judging where all of the Pedigree Pet Shorthairs who had won their classes were up against each other for Best Shorthair Pedigree Pet!
It was therefore back to the ring for Annie where three judges were to make that decision. There were 5 or 6 cats in the running and again each one was looked at very carefully by each of the three judges.
Out of the these cats, they then narrowed it down to the top 3 and Annie was one of these three! How exciting! 🙂 🙂
But then… the final choice was made, and unfortunately it wasn’t Annie, so that was the end of the judging for her. But what a fantastic day she had had! And don’t forget, she is still so young, there could be lots more Supreme shows for her to go to in the future! 🙂 🙂
Whilst daddy looked after the peskies, mummy spent the rest of the time on the stall and met some very lovely people including lots of Bengal Cat World fans – Edna, Pam, Debbie, Diane, Gabriella to name but a few! And another of our friends, Nicola, was a very big help as she was helping out on the stall due to it being very busy and holding the fort very capably when mummy dashed off to watch a bit of the judging 🙂 Thanks to all of you for coming and for the lovely gifts lots of you gave us 🙂 🙂
But then, all too soon, the day drew to an end and the show was over. The exhibitors packed away their wonderfully-decorated pens and prepared their beautiful felines for their journeys home and the stalls were gradually dismantled and packed away for another day.
It was a wonderful day with a great atmosphere. Annie and Spike behaved impeccably and the stall had by far its best takings ever with some wonderful feedback from customers too.
It was then time to drive home and share out some of those lovely treats our friends had bought us 🙂 I was a big help in that respect 🙂
I hope you enjoyed reading my little tale 🙂
Take care my friends!
Love from Spot