What a Great Show!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

You may have seen from our Facebook page that Spike and Annie went to one of our favourite shows yesterday – the Bengal Cat Club show! And what a great day it was – here’s all the news you need to know πŸ˜†

 

It was a very early start as the show is many miles away from us – this is the furthest Annie and Spike have ever travelled but they were absolutely fine in their new large carrier that our mummy and daddy bought for them! They cuddled up together on their comfy blanket and had a nice catnap for most of the journey πŸ™‚

 

Eventually they arrived at the show and passed vetting in with no problems. Daddy settled them in their pens and looked after them whilst mummy set up the stall. At 10.30, the kitty mums and dads all had to leave the show hall whilst morning judging takes place, but at 10.29 Spike decided that he would knock his water all over himself and all over his pen! What a silly boy! Luckily, a friend of my mummy’s saw this and came and told her, so it was a bit of a rush to get Spike dried out and the spare bedding put into the pen – always best to be prepared my friends! With that little drama over, all that the hoomins could do was sit and wait and hope for the best…

 

And it was definitely worth the wait!

Annie came first in her breed class, then got ‘Best in Class’ (which is the same as Best of Breed)

Then she came first in one of her side classes and second in the other two.

 

Spike had much larger classes than Annie.

He came first in his breed class, though was beaten to best of breed by a very lovely female Bengal kitten.

In his side classes, he came first in two side classes (a class of 4 and a class of 6) and 2nd in another side class of 6.

 

But the best was yet to come! Towards the end of the show, the Best in Show judging takes place and for the second show in a row, little Annie’s pen number was called as she had won ‘Best in Show Pedigree Pet’! So she was swept off to the special Best in Show pens where she was up against a very experienced and well-titled non-pedigree boy to compete for Overall Best in Show Household Pet!

It was very tense as the judge got them out of their pens in turn whilst she made up her mind… she said they were both super cats and it was very hard to make up her mind… but then she decided and went over to Annie’s pen and announced her as the winner of Overall Best Household Pet! Yay! How exciting! This is now two shows in a row where she has achieved this πŸ™‚

 

We are all so very proud of both of them – here’s some pics from the show so you can hopefully get some idea of this πŸ™‚

 

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Spike looking chilled

 

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Annie in her pen

 

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Best in Show Judging – very tense!

 

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Will Annie be chosen as the overall winner?

 

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Decision made – the winner is Annie!

 

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Spike still looking chilled in his pen

 

So after all the excitement it was time for the long journey home… I was so pleased to see the babies when they got in! I ran around after them and had a bit of a sniff and a play and a cuddle! Of course we all had a special tea and then it was time for bed, a well earned rest for our two show stars πŸ™‚

 

The next show – in 3 weeks time – is also one of our favourites, my friends! It’s the biggest one in the show calendar – the Supreme! Let’s hope we all enjoy that day as much as this one πŸ™‚

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot xxxxxxx

 

 

20 thoughts on “What a Great Show!”

  1. Your small twins are having an excellent time at shows, eh? Following in the footsteps of the big twins! I heard from someone today that they met Annie and Spike and even had a cuddle with Annie. I think they were very taken with her charming personality β™₯

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Annie charmed everyone who met her, June, and she often had a crowd around her when she was out of her pen and having a cuddle with the hoomins πŸ˜‰ Lots of people admired Spike’s wonderful markings too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: xxx

  2. Brilliant blog Spotty cat, I felt as if I was there sharing all the excitement (I would love to see you all in ‘real life’). Congratulations to the pesky twins who are proving such assets to the household, they’re both fantastic and I loved the photos of them and all their rosettes. What do Mummy and Daddy do with all your rosettes etc? They must have quite a collection! Maybe Daddy will need to do some more building lol. xx <3 <3

    1. Thanks, Edna! It was very exciting indeed πŸ™‚ We have hundreds of rosettes, they’re all stored in the cupboard lol πŸ™‚ Not very glamorous πŸ™‚ We also have plaques with Spot and Lula’s titles on, from Bengal Cat Club. These are hung on a wall, so at least these aren’t hidden away xxxx

    1. Thank you, John! πŸ™‚ It’s funny – I never greet Lula so enthusiastically when she returns after being away all day… those peskies have worked their way into my heart like no others! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh wow! Well done to you both. Your both going to be star’s just like your big brother & sister. Really wish I was a Judge so I could see you in real life β™‘

  4. Awwww Spot, thank you for letting us know all how it went with your 2 babies. They are doing so well and I feel proud to say that they are my lovely friends also! <3 :mrgreen:

  5. Great review of the Show day, Spot. Can see already that the babes have great show careers ahead of them. Your Mum and Dad must be bursting with pride with you all. Dad really must create a space somewhere to display all the beautiful rosettes you’ve each won – with plenty of spare space for future additions. Now looking forward to when the Judges’ critiques are available for us to share. Warmest Congratulations all round.

    1. I’m not sure there’s enough room for all our rosettes, Mavis – we would need another room lol πŸ™‚ Might get a big box for them so they are not so squashed up πŸ™‚ xxxx

  6. Spot, how very proud all of you at BCW must be of your little Princess Annie — and Spike too!!! 😎 They are doing so well!! So happy for all of you!! They are, indeed, beautiful “kids”!! Gratz to our beautiful winners!!! You are ALL pawsome!!!! love to all at BCW. . . β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

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