What a fun show this was! Despite the hot weather, there were a great class of cats and kittens to compete against. Some people who haven't shown for a while were there, and some brand new exhibitors too. It gives us some idea of what will be at the Pet Expo show next month in Pomona!
Lots to type, so let's get started . . .
The kittens were represented by: Drinkwater Final Fantasy of Asianex, owner - Bobbie Buenaflora; Silveredrose Grace, owner - Annette Sanchez; Mainstreet Restless Heart, owner - Rick & Debbie Corns; Bangles Orula, owner - Jan Bangle & Sean Cornfield; Exoticrose Kayta, owner - Scott Hunt & Kathy Krysta & Shirley Piper; Kalanikats Vienetian, owner - Natasha & Tatyana Kalani; Bridlewood Some Kind Of Wonderful, owner - Chip Patnode; Faroutbengal Rocky, owner Maria Rodriguez & Richard Kyrk . . . Brown Spotted Division . . . Faroutbengal Princess Zoey, owner - Maria Rodriguez & Richard Kyrk; The Spottedpelt Indio, owner - Gay Hill; Koppiekatz Mama Mia, owner - Bruce & Viki Safley; Bangles Corran Tuathail, owner - Jay Bangle & Sean Cornfield . . . Brown Marble Division . . . Desertstar Kiyama, owner - the most wonderful me and Pam Sharp . . . Seal Marble Lynx Division . . .
The rosettes went to (in no particular order or amounts): Silveredrose Grace, Mainstreet Restless Heart, Exoticrose Kanya, Kalanikats Venetian, Bridlewood Some Kind of Wonderful, and Faroutbengal Princess Zoey. Special awards should go to: Mainstreet Restless Heart for being the most tries to escape, Drinkwater Final Fantasy of Asianex for talking the loudest and being too small, and Desertstar Kiyama for being so damned adorable just sitting in the judges cages. Okay Gay, and for The Spottedpelt Indio, because she has my bloodlines in her (okay, she has Wildvision's too).
The adults were represented by: Blizzard, owner - Michelle Lee; Coolspots Regina, owner - Glenn & Donnette Piccininno; Coolspots Aisha, owner - Glenn & Donnette Piccininno; Belara Jordan of Goldenmagi, owner - Pam Sharp; Junglebook Ravi Singh, owner - Diana Starr & Janice Tyler; Bridle Luxor of Kalanikats, owner - Natasha & Tatyana Kalani; Koppiekatz Giselle, owner - Bruce & Viki Safley; Wildvision Saber, owner - Barbara & Tom Quiring; it just says Brown Spotted Tabby in the catalog - the owner can please give more information . . . Brown Spotted Division . . . Bengalxpress Hotshot, owner - Rhonda Hauffe, Camelottaspots King George, owner - Arden Morley . . . Brown Marble Division . . . Silveredrose Sarah of Goldenmagi, owner - Pam Sharp; Calcatta Crystal Attraction of Mainstreet, owner - Debbie & Rick Corns; Kalanikats Stardust, owner - Natasha & Tatyana Kalani . . . Silver Spotted Division . . . Marblerose Isreal, owner - Annette Sanchez . . . Seal Mink Spotted Division . . . Kutabays Tidal Wave, owner - Nicole Hansen. . . Seal Mink Marble Division . . . Wildgold Electra, owner - Canie Brooks . . . Seal Spotted Lynx Division . . .
The rosettes went to (in no particular order or amounts): Kutabays Tidal Wave, Bengalxpress Hotshot, Camelottaspots King George, Wildvision Saber, Brown Spotted Tabby, Junglebook Ravi Singh, and Bridlewood Luxor of Kalanikats. A couple of special mentions for you. Kutabays Tidal Wave made Grand Champion this weekend. Bengalxpress Hotshot received a Best Cat - he isn't a Supreme this weekend, but he sure is in Rhonda's eyes. Okay, he's a nice cat and not bad to look at either. That was my picking on for Rhonda. She knows I love her so, and we are all proud of her boy.
I was also showing my Blue Marble boy - Cobalt - in the new traits, and he even won over the beautiful Brittish Long Hair. He's a delight and joy to have at the shows. He is just a wonderful representation of what a blue should look like, and is just as sweet as he is beautiful. I would like to gush over my little (and I do mean little) girl Kiyama. I really didn't know how she would behave at the show this weekend, as she was becoming a real turd at home when I would practice the show poses and holds. She behaved beautifully for the judges. She just squeaked by being 4 months old by 2 days, and I am hoping she will grow between now and the next show in Pomona next month.
It was a delight to see some old friends, like Debbie and Rick Corns, Tom Quiring and Jay Bangle & Sean Cornfield. A few older breeders (not saying they are old or any thing, but they were showing when I first started out), Lynda Gibson, Nancy Healey, Jean Mill and Ruth Hodges. It is always nice to see them, even if they are just visiting. Jay was doing judging training, and Sean says they will be doing more shows in the SW region. It will be nice to see them more often out here.
Again, what can I say. Beautiful cats, catty owners, and they all could have been best cat in every ring. It is a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful breed, and know so many cat nuts like myself!