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Cat Show – Pics and News!

Hello my friends, Spot here! (again!)

 

I promised you yesterday that I would give you a full update from the show, so here it is! I am a busy boy today! πŸ˜‰

 

We always get up early on cat show days, but yesterday was earlier than most as it was a 3 hour drive away so we were woken up at 3:45 am! I didn’t want to get out of my bed, so I stayed in for a bit longer… at least until breakfast was served and then it was just too tempting and I had a good stretch and some food πŸ™‚

 

We left the house at around 5-ish and started the three hour journey – it’s a good job Lula and I are good travellers! Unfortunately, our car was vandalised a couple of days previously, 4 windows had been smashed out πŸ™ Three of them had been fixed, but the big one at the rear needs to be specially ordered, so it only has a temporary covering on it πŸ™ This made the already-long journey quite an adventure, especially as it was quite windy and rainy too!

 

But we arrived safely and daddy got us settled while mummy set up the stall πŸ™‚ I had a good look round at my surroundings….

 

 

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Hello everyone!

 

Then, when it was time for the judging to start, my mummy and daddy had to leave us, but they weren’t far away as they were looking after the stall πŸ™‚ My mummy looked through the catalogue which shows all the different classes and which cats are in which – she was shocked to see just how big the classes were! Lula is in the top class – the Olympian – where cats of all breeds compete for the certificate. There were 13 others in her class, nearly all of them much more mature than her. She achieved her Imperial title at such a young age (before she was two) that it’s now very tough at the very top level where many cats have competed for years 😯

 

My title class was also large too – I am going for my Imperial, so I compete against all other breeds of cat in the “Foreign” category as that’s what Bengals are classified as. There were 7 in my class.

 

In the end… Lula didn’t get her Olympian certificate, though it did go to another Bengal – a brown marbled girl who is the top-rated Bengal (for GCCF shows) in the entire country having achieved Olympian Bronze, now she’s working towards Olympian Silver. A Maine Coon got the Reserve (2nd place) – she is already an Olympian Silver and was trying to get an Olympian Gold certificate.

 

In my Imperial class, both the title and the reserve went to Russian Blues! They must have been on top form that day. Best of breed for the brown spotty Bengals was won by the boy in the pen next to me, though Lula did win Best of Breed for spotty Snow Bengals!

 

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Clever girl πŸ™‚

 

But there was better news for me πŸ™‚ Mummy had not entered us into lots of miscellaneous classes, but the one I was in I finished 3rd out of 9 entries! Mummy and daddy were really pleased as there was some tough competition πŸ™‚

 

So both of us had some great results and the stall did well too!

 

Then, they closed the show quite early, and it was time for us to pack up and head home… This was the best bit of the day, because we stopped for a little break en route, and daddy let me out of my carrier and I spent the rest of the journey on mummy’s knee watching the world go by – quite literally! πŸ˜€ I did love it, though you do know how much I like my catnaps, so I couldn’t stay awake the whole time and had a lovely long cat nap on my mummy’s lap πŸ™‚

 

Then, we got home and said hello to Harry, Robbie and Friday and had some food and some more catnaps before bedtime!

 

So that was our day πŸ™‚

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot xxxxx

 

Full Supreme show news and pics!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

So the big day has come and gone for another year – yes we were at the Supreme Cat Show yesterday, the largest in our show calendar πŸ™‚

 

The day started off very early with mummy and daddy waking us up at 4am 😯 Yes you read that right – 4am! Lula, Friday and Robbie were on their toes straight away, but Harry and I decided we weren’t getting up that early, thanks very much! We only got up when the breakfast bowls began to get filled πŸ˜†

 

Then after the hoomins finally got ready (what takes them soooo long?), Lula and I jumped into our carriers and off we went in the car to the NEC at Birmingham. We got there very early, at about 6:30am, and joined the queue for vetting in – yes there was already a queue at that time though we were quite near the front of it!

 

Just after 7am the doors opened to allow us to get vetted in (the queue behind us was very long by this time) and we went to find Sue amongst the 15 or so vets who were there so she could look at us πŸ™‚ All cats entered in either the show itself or on exhibition have to be checked over by a vet before they’re allowed in – this is to make sure they have no infectious diseases or fleas or things like that πŸ™‚ They also check that all vaccination certificates are up to date πŸ™‚

 

Sue, our breeder, is the chief veterinary organiser and makes sure all the vets are invited and know what to do. Of course, we passed vetting in with flying colours and went into the hall where we found our pens. Β Luckily we weren’t too far from each other, even though Lula was next to the stall and I was in the area where all the competing cats were.

 

So daddy looked after me while Lula and mummy (OK, so it was more mummy) set up the stall – it takes a good couple of hours to do, but Lula made sure she supervised well πŸ™‚

 

Then, at 9am the doors were open to the public and not too long after that it was time for me to be judged! I was in a class with 4 other cats, including our older brother, Star! He has the same cat mummy and daddy but was born a year or so before us πŸ™‚

 

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I was a good boy

 

The judge was very thorough and checked over all 5 cats very carefully

 

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Hmmm…..looking thoughtful!

 

But then she made her decision and she started off with 5th place (which went to Star), and then 4th, and then 3rd – me! πŸ™‚ My mummy and daddy were very proud of me as I had been so well behaved and didn’t make lots of noise like Lula would have done πŸ™‚

 

Cats are only entered into one class in the Supreme, so that was my work done for the day! πŸ™‚ Meanwhile, Lula was doing a good job helping out on the stall

 

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Good job, Lula! πŸ™‚

 

And she was even allowed to explore a little bit of the hall!

 

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Lula exploring

 

I had lots and lots of wonderful friends come to see me (they also went to see Lula as well) πŸ™‚

 

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Friends of Bengal Cat World

 

And some of them even bought me treats!

 

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Hmmm… now, shall I eat those treats, or jump out of the pen??

 

But then, after a whirlwind day, it was time to pack up and go home and get some much-needed rest! Until next year! We will almost certainly go to other shows before then, but none are at all like the special Supreme!

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot xxxxxx

 

Seven Favourite Show Pics

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Our Lula is getting excited! She’s had all her pre-show preparations (which she wasn’t too keen on as she quite likes rolling around in dirt and wet grass) and she’s now ready for the cat show tomorrow!

 

This particular show – the Tabby Cat Club Show – holds a special place in our hearts, because it was the very first show either of us went to, and the first where mummy went as an exhibitor! That was back in 2011 when Lula was a kitten so this year will be her 3rd time going πŸ™‚

 

We thought we’d mark this special occasion with just a few of our favourite show pics! And where better to start but with Lula’s first show that we’ve already talked about! Lula was about 5 months old here, and took it all in her stride!

 

Snow Spotted Bengal Cat
Chilled out Lula

 

So the next show was about a month after this one, and mummy thought it would be my turn! So Lula stayed at home while I went to the Ocicat & Bengal Cat Club show…. And wow! My mummy was so proud as I won Best Kitten in Show! Quite an achievement for my first attempt, and bearing in mind I was competing against so many wonderful other Bengal cats! πŸ™‚

 

Brown Spotted Bengal Cat
Not sure what all the fuss is about!

 

The next big milestone was then the pinnacle of our show calendar – the Supreme Cat Show! Lula was entered into this and came first in her class and 3rd in a Special Kitten Class which had over 80 entries of all breeds! This show is different to all the others, as our hoomins are allowed to decorate our pens, and not stick to the normal show whites.

 

Snow Spotted Bengal Cat
Pretty Lula in her pretty pen

 

We went to a few more shows after that and then in the summer of 2012 we went to our first double show. This is where I earned my final Premier certificate to earn the title of Premier cat and Lula earned her final Grand Premier certificate!

 

Brown Spotted Bengal Cat
With my lovely rosettes

 

The next stop on our show calendar in 2012 was our very first attendance at the Bengal Cat Club show! And what a show it was for Lula! Not only did she win her title class and best of breed, but she also won all but one of her side classes and was called into the Best in Show pens as she was judged to be Best Female Neuter! Then it got interesting as our Uncle BooBoo was Best Male Neuter and the judge had to decide who was overall Best Neuter and gave it to….LULA! We were so shocked but so happy and our friend Alex who is Uncle BooBoo’s mummy was so pleased for us too! Just as we would have been if BooBoo had won πŸ™‚

 

Snow Spotted Bengal Cat
Lula and Uncle BooBoo in the Best in Show pens

 

Our next key milestone after that was back to the Tabby Cat Club show where Lula was now competing for her Imperial certificate… and she achieved it! She took it all in her stride though πŸ˜‰

 

Snow Spotted Bengal Cat
Lula and her first Imperial award πŸ™‚

 

A few more shows passed, where we both earned further certificates and bests of breed etc, but for our last pic, I wanted to show you one of my favourite pics of all! This was another double show in April 2013 where we met our friend Zoe which was fantastic, and she brought us good luck because we both had fantastic results! I did slightly better than Lula because not only did I earn my title certificates and best of breed, but I was also judged to be Best Foreign Neuter in Show! I had so many pretty rosettes too!

 

Brown Spotted Bengal Cat
Can you see me behind my rosettes? πŸ™‚

 

So there we have it… it was hard to choose a few of our favourites because there have been so many great moments, but we hope you enjoyed reminiscing with us!

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot xxxxx

 

Pet Show – all the news and pics!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Despite the fact I’m on strike (following our visit to the cat doctor today), Lula asked me to post an update following her day at The Pet Show yesterday, so I have relented a little and thought I’d let you have some more insight into the day πŸ™‚

 

It was the first time Lula had been to a show like this one – it was an exhibition rather than one of our normal Championship cat shows where we compete for rosettes and titles. So what it meant that people could come and ask any questions they wanted to, and of course say hello to Lula and Uncle BooBoo and the other cats who were there.

 

The Show itself was huge with not only cats but also dogs, horses, chickens, reptiles, fish, alpaca, birdies, and no doubt many more I’ve forgotten about! Plus there were lots of stalls to buy things from and I’ll let you into a little secret here… my mummy and daddy were talking to a wonderful artist who makes fantastic feline products, and we’re hoping to be selling some of her things in our store in a few weeks’ time!

 

Anyway, back to the show! Β To start with, this isΒ Lula in her pen – the rosettes you can see are a few of our favourites from other shows, they’re not from this show πŸ™‚

 

Snow Bengal cat
Where is everyone?
Snow Bengal cat
I’ll just chill for a while

 

Here’s Lula and Uncle BooBoo in their decorated pens

 

Lula and BooBoo
Lula and BooBoo – posh pens for pretty cats πŸ™‚

 

Once the public started coming in, there were lots of people who wanted to say hello to Lula!

 

Lula is behind all those people somewhere!
Lula is behind all those people somewhere!
Lula smiles for a photo :)
Lula smiles for a photo πŸ™‚

 

Towards the end of the day, Lula decided she wanted to go for a walk and loved looking round the show hall! She started off by watching some quail, she was absolutely fascinated by them!

 

Mmmm.... those quail look like a tasty meal!
Mmmm…. those quail look like a tasty meal!
Exploring all areas!
Exploring all areas!

 

Meanwhile, our Uncle BooBoo was being a very good boy and attracted a lot of attention from admirers!

 

Uncle BooBoo, being handsome
Uncle BooBoo, being handsome

 

The show drew to a close, there was just time for a cuddle with mummy before packing up and going home…

 

Snow Bengal cat
Lula cuddling mummy

 

So after a fun but tiring day, it was time to go home and have some lovely food and catnaps! Then we had a peaceful day today before we get the new stock for our store tomorrow πŸ™‚ It will no doubt be another busy day getting all that online for you to have a look at if you wish πŸ˜‰

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot xxxxx

 

Busy bees! :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Phew! What a busy few days we’ve had πŸ™‚ I went to my cat show on Sunday and then it was our birthday yesterday! I can’t believe we’re two years old already! I was only one when I last wrote my blog πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

 

I let my granddad win the Grand certificate at the cat show as I didn’t need it anyway πŸ˜† I was entered into the Grand class due to the way shows work: because the closing date of this one was before the previous show I went to (where I earned the 2 Grand certificates I needed), my mummy didn’t know at the time that I wouldn’t need the certificate and you can’t change it once you’re entered (and you can’t get a refund either!). So we all went for a day out as it wasn’t too far away from where we live πŸ™‚

 

So I won the Reserve Grand certificate and I also got a 1st and a 2nd in my side classes which mummy was happy with πŸ™‚

 

Bengal Cat at Cat Show
Taking it all in my stride
Bengal Cat at Cat Show
Look at that! It’s only a reserve! πŸ™‚

 

And then yesterday, we were so spoiled! We got lots of lovely presents for our birthday and so many “Happy Birthday” wishes on our Facebook page! We’re so lucky to have so many lovely friends πŸ™‚

 

Here we are with our loot πŸ˜†

 

 

Bengal cat birthday
Lula and I playing with our toys!
Bengal cat birthday
We let the other cats play too!

 

We’ve been catching up with our sleep today, we can only be busy bees for a short time, so lots of catnaps have been the order of the day πŸ™‚

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot xxxxx

 

 

Our Day at the Show

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Wow! What a Caturday we had – we hope you’ve had a lovely weekend too! πŸ™‚

 

We know many of you will have seen a pic and brief update from our show yesterday on our FB page, but I thought I’d give you a few more details of the day and the full show results πŸ™‚

 

The show we went to was one of the furthest we’d consider travelling to, about a 2.5 hour journey each way. We are exceptionally good travellers, but mummy and daddy don’t think it’s fair to go too far with us πŸ™‚ So it was an early alarm call at 4-something-o’clock! That was a bit of a shock to the system, though on the positive side, the moon was looking very pretty πŸ˜‰

 

And it was a bit different to the last show, when we woke up to this:

 

 

Snow bengal cat
Playing in the snow!

 

The weather was much better this time, so once mummy got our carriers ready, we jumped in all by ourselves (not joking there, we don’t mind them at all) and made our way to the show, picking our friend, Alex, up on the way πŸ™‚

 

Once there, we passed our vet check, and went to find our pens – I was in pen 365 and Lula in 370. Mummy and Alex cleaned our pens with the wipes I showed you in my last blog post, and put all our show stuff in before settling us down. Along with Daddy, they stayed with us for as long as they were allowed to before the judging began. I took the opportunity to have a nice cat nap πŸ™‚

 

Brown Spotted Bengal cat
Zzzzz……

 

Then the morning judging began which is for the most important classes, Titles and Best of Breed πŸ™‚ This time we had 2 of everything as it was a double show – so there were 2 chances to earn these things. I needed 2 Grand Premier certificates and Lula needed one Imperial to earn our titles, and the great news is that those are what we got! I also got Best of Breed in both shows and Lula got it in one of the shows πŸ™‚ We’re in different breed classes because I’m a brown and she’s a snow πŸ™‚

 

Then it was lunchtime already and all our hoomin friends were allowed back to see us πŸ™‚ They gave us lots of treats and fuss for doing so well! πŸ™‚ Bit embarrassing really, but you know what these proud parents are like, I’m sure πŸ˜‰

 

We were also really happy to see our lovely friend, Zoe! She’d made a special trip to come and see us and brought us lots of nice presents, though we’re not allowed to open our birthday ones yet πŸ™‚

 

We were able to relax though even with all that going on and Lula made the most of it…

 

 

Snow spotted bengal cat
Hey! I’m an Imperial Grand Premier, don’t you know? πŸ™‚

 

But we still had some more classes to be judged – two side classes for each of the two shows, here’s how we did in those:

Spot: I got one first place, two second places and was unplaced in my other class

Lula: She got one first place, one second place (out of 11 entrants), one third place and one unplaced

 

Because we had both won title certificates and best of breed, we were both in the running for Best in Show judging πŸ™‚ And the most magical thing happened when I was judged to be Best in Show Foreign Neuter for one of the shows! This was superb! But it’s not the pinnacle, because the best in show neuter, adult and kitten are then judged against each other for Best in Show Foreign…. and this was given to the Adult! (non-neutered cat). They then went into the Best in Show pens to be judged against all the winners from the Persian, British Shorthair, Oriental etc for Overall Best in Show πŸ™‚

 

But we were very proud of all that we had achieved and it was more than we could possibly have dreamt of! You may well have seen this pic, but it sums up what a successful day we had πŸ™‚

 

Brown Spotted Bengal cat with show rosettes
Clever boy!

 

If you have any questions, just let me know!

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx

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Preparing for our Cat Show

Hello my friends, Spot here!

We’re getting all excited here in our World as we’re getting geared up for our cat show at the weekend! I’ve written about cat shows in some detail on another page of my website which you can find here, but I thought you might be interested in knowing a little more info around the preparations we do before a show πŸ™‚

 

Bengal Cats
Ooooh Lula! What’s that I can spy? It’s another cat show on the horizon! πŸ™‚

 

Minus one month (or so) and counting…

So, the first thing we have to do is make sure we actually enter the show in the first place! My mummy looks at a list of all the shows that are happening on the GCCF website. When first looking just at the list, we have to make sure of two things: (1) that they are within a reasonable travelling distance and (2) that there isn’t a clash as a cat can’t enter a show every weekend, you have to have at least 13 days between each show.

 

Then, when mummy’s shortlisted the ones that fit the criteria, she clicks on to the Schedules for each of the shows which will give more information about the judges and classes – click here if you want to see the schedule for our show this weekend. At the show, we compete for a certificate to go towards earning us our titles so our title class is our most important one. But in order to earn your title, each of your certificates must come from different judges, so it’s important to look at the schedule to identify which judges are doing your classes as there’s no point entering if that judge has already awarded you the certificates you’re going for.

 

Once that box is ticked, mummy has to decide what other classes we are to be entered for (we usually have our title class, our Best of Breed class and up to 3 side or miscellaneous classes). She then fills in the entry form and writes out the cheque to cover our entry fees and then makes sure it all gets posted off before the deadline!

 

 

Bengal Cat
Phew! All this form-filling has made me need a cat nap! πŸ™‚

 

Minus three weeks (or so)

 

Within about a week of sending off our entry forms, we should receive an acknowledgement that our entry has been received and confirmed. If we don’t get this, we need to call or email the show manager as something has probably gone wrong :O This has only happened to us once, when our show entry got lost in the post, but by the time we chased it up we were too late, so we had to miss that show. πŸ™

But assuming that it’s received, we can then relax and not worry about things until a bit nearer the time

 

Less than a week to go!

 

This is when we start to get a bit excited! At the beginning of the week, Mummy makes sure we have all our supplies such as our cat litter – we use a white litter for the show, which isn’t the normal one we use at home, so we need to make sure we have enough. We also have our spot on flea treatment if we need it, we make sure it’s done a few days before so that any marks it leaves have time to disappear πŸ™‚

 

The next thing we need to have done – and it’s our least favourite – is to have our nails trimmed πŸ™ Mummy does this on the Thursday usually so that we’re not doing everything at the same time. I am usually quite good about having mine done, but Lula being Lula, isn’t! πŸ˜† It doesn’t hurt us at all, mummy just trims the ends off so that we don’t scratch the judges, but we still have a bit of a fidget while it’s being done πŸ™‚

 

Mummy also makes sure all our blankets are nice and clean so gives them a wash – the ones we have in our pen and the ones in our carriers. This also has the benefit of keeping us smelling fresh once we’ve been lying on them for a while either driving to the show or in our pens πŸ™‚

 

Bengal Cats
Watching mummy clean our blankets

 

The day before!

 

Towards the end of the day before the show, we have our big clean up! Here’s a photo of all the different things mummy uses to get us to show condition!

 

Cleaning materials
Cleaning materials

 

There is always a routine! We’ve already had our nails trimmed with the special claw clippers you can see; the first job of the big clean up is with the soft sheets – these are dampened and used to gently clean our eyes and our noses. The next job is to take a baby wipe and gently clean inside our ears…then it’s time for a comb! No nook or cranny is missed when we have our hair done! Then the final job is a rub down with a grooming wipe – this removes any stray hairs, cleans and smooths and leaves us smelling very fresh! πŸ™‚

 

So that’s us cats all prepared – the final job is to make sure everything is packed in the show bag:

Show Bag
Show Bag

 

In our bag we have our show litter trays, food bowls, water bowls and blankets which all have to be clean and white! The disinfectant wipes are formulated to be safe for use near animals and these are used to clean our show pens before we go in them. Also in the bag are food, water, my favourite chicken treats, vaccination certificates, extra blankets, toys, cotton pads and baby wipes – I’m not sure how mummy manages to fit it all in!

 

After all that, we’re just about ready – just need to take the show bag and us of course and drive to the show! And hopefully win some nice rosettes πŸ™‚

 

I hope you enjoyed reading what goes into preparing for a show but if you have any questions, just ask in the comments section πŸ™‚

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxxx

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Cat Show Update

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

What a day Caturday was! Lula and I had been groomed and cleaned on Friday evening, ready for our cat show on Caturday which was only the second one we’d been entered into for the year so far! We were so looking forward to it but then there was a bit of a disaster!

 

We all woke up very early (much too early if you ask me) Β on Caturday only to see several inches of freshly-fallen snow! After much head scratching and discussion, my mummy and daddy decided not to drive to the show – they said we’d all be safer staying at home…. so instead of going to the show, we were allowed to play outside in the snow instead! From show to snow! πŸ™‚

 

Bengal cats enjoying the snow
Yay! We like playing in the snow!

 

We had a great play and got our clean fur all full of snow – it was so deep, it was up to our spotty tummies!

 

Meanwhile, my mummy sent a text to her friend to let her know we wouldn’t be coming…. but then about an hour after we should have left, mummy’s friend replied and said the roads were OK once you got only a little way out of where we live!

 

Well you can imagine! There was then a mad panic, to re-pack all the bags, give us a very quick clean and off we all went to the show! We got there just in the nick of time!

 

Mind you, we didn’t get the certificates we were hoping for as I got a Reserve Grand Premier and Lula got Reserve Imperial Grand Premier! But having said that, the cat that beat Lula got the overall Best Foreign Neuter in Show, so she was beaten by a superb cat Β (a Russian Blue)! I was beaten by an AOC-Eyed Snow Spotted Bengal. These are snows who have any other colour eyes other than blue – they were bred with Burmese rather than Siamese in their ancestry. The Blue-Eyed Snows like Lula come from Siamese (they are also known as Seal Lynx Point).

 

Anyway, enough of Bengal genetics! We did have one result we were very proud of – Lula was in a special Easter class: “Easter Chick – the Prettiest Adult, Kitten or Neuter Girl”. Any breed of cat could enter this, and Lula came second! She was beaten by a gorgeous little kitten, so we were very proud of Lula’s achievement πŸ™‚

 

Here’s a couple of photos of us relaxing in our pens πŸ™‚

 

Bengal cat at cat show
Hi there!
Bengal cat at cat show
Hello!

 

So a great day was had by all, even though it was quite different to our normal show day which is usually much more organised! πŸ™‚

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx

cat_smilie

 

 

What a lovely weekend!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I can’t believe it’s February already! Spring will soon be on its way – doesn’t time fly by so quickly? It certainly does when you’re enjoying yourself, and we all had a great weekend – I hope you did too?

 

On Saturday we went to our first cat show of 2013…. we would normally have gone to the Shorthair Cat Club show in January, but we had to miss it this year as my mummy and daddy went off on their holiday, naughty hoomins πŸ˜‰

 

Anyways, we were hoping to earn some more certificates towards our titles this weekend – I needed my first Grand certificate and Lula was competing for her 4th Imperial certificate (if you want to learn a little more about what all this means, we’ve got a page called “Cat Show Corner” which explains it).

 

We got to the show in good time as it was quite close by to us, so we had lots of time to settle in and say hello to everyone!

 

Bengal Cat Blog photo
Hello!

 

Lula soon got into her stride and settled down.

Bengal Cat Blog Photo
Lula looking sweet

 

Then we had to all wait and see what the judges thought…. Luckily it was good news! We both got the certificates we needed and Lula got Best of Breed too!

 

Here we are showing off our rosettes πŸ™‚

 

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I think I would have preferred a blue rosette πŸ™‚
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Lula got lots of rosettes

 

Lula loves all the attention she gets at shows!

Bengal cat blog photo
Do you want to play?

 

I like the fact that I can have a lot of catnaps!

Bengal cat blog photo
Zzzzzz……

 

So we all went home happy and mummy gave us our favourite mackerel tea and some of our favourite chicken treats too! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as we did πŸ™‚

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot xxxxx

cat_smilie

 

National Cat Show Update

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I can’t believe the weekend went so fast! It was over in flash – I hope you all enjoyed yours? I know my good friend, Diane, will just be starting hers later as she has Tuesdays and Wednesdays off, I think it’s nice to have different days off to everyone else, don’t you?

 

One of the reasons our weekend sped by was because both Lula and I went to the National Cat Club show on Caturday. This is one of the furthest-away venues we go to, it’s around a 3 hour drive. Mummy said that any more than that and it wouldn’t be fair on us. We are very good travellers in the car, though, we are so quiet… mummy has to look into the back seats sometimes and make sure we’re still there! I was quite loud at times coming home though, as I wanted my dinner. I did eat quite a lot at the show, but I got hungry again – it must’ve been all the excitement πŸ™‚

 

Here’s a photo of me at the show chilling out! It’s quite good going there for a cat nap, you just have to wake up when the judges come round to look at you πŸ™‚

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Relaxing on my soft blanket

 

You’ll see my rosette in the background there – it’s red which in the UK means first place, which was great! I beat two other Bengal boys (a brown and a snow) to earn that, but I didn’t quite achieve my Grand certificate – the judge man is quite strict and he withheld it as he said my fur is too long and fluffy πŸ™‚ Purrsonally, I am quite proud of my fur, so I don’t mind if the judge man didn’t like it – everyone is entitled to their opinions πŸ™‚

 

Lula did so well again, she is leaving me waaaay behind in her list of achievements! She got her 3rd Imperial certificate – she beat a lovely Abyssinian and a gorgeous Asian Tabby girl to win that! We were so pleased as I bet it was hard for the judge to reach her decision!

 

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Look at my pretty rosette!

 

 

This was our last show for a little while as our next one isn’t until February…. we will let you into a little secret, but please don’t tell our Uncle BooBoo (he who did so well at the Supreme show a couple of weeks ago) – he is a fantastic cat as you’ve probably seen, he earned his Imperial Grand Premier title just before his 2nd birthday and Lula said she would like to try and beat that brilliant achievement πŸ˜€ Lula needs 2 more certificates to earn hers, but we’re not 2 years old until mid-May! So it’s certainly achievable, though of course nothing is guaranteed in life – it’s just a bit of fun between my mummy and Uncle BooBoo’s mummy really πŸ™‚

 

Here’s a final photo of me!

 

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Do you like my rosette?

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot xxxx