Thursday, 29 April 2010

Last TICA show of the season

Last weekend Andy and I, and the boys went off to Swanley, Kent for the last UK TICA Show of the Season. It was a tiring weekend, after arriving at the hotel at midnight on the Friday and then two days of showing, 8 rings per day but it was well worth it the boys made us very proud!

Hendrix was a star the entire weekend, and Akiro was such a sweetie but he has this habit of turning into a dead weight and on the Sunday he was so tired he couldn't possibly help by standing up for you to get him out of the show rings. And at 5.7kg of weight he is no feather! It was a great workout for me!

The show was really exciting and if I have worked it out right Akiro should have enough points to have achieved at only 10 months of age TICA Triple Grand Champion Alter, way to go Akiro!

Paavo of course is heavier at 7.4kg so he is Andy's responsibility at the show, we only showed him for a few rings as he was sniffing for girls in every pen! And he had done what he needed to do to secure his Regional Win for this year.

So here is quick rundown of the results:-

Alexandrite Hendrix

Saturday
1st BEST Allbreed Kitten
2nd Best Allbreed Kitten
2nd Best Allbreed Kitten
2nd Best Longhair Kitten
4th Best Allbreed Kitten

Sunday
1st BEST Allbreed Kitten
1st BEST Longhair Kitten
2nd Best Allbreed Kitten
3rd Best Allbreed Kitten
4th Best Allbreed Kitten
5th Best Allbreed Kitten

TICA Champion Alexandrite Akiro

Saturday
3rd Best Allbreed Alter
8th Best Allbreed Alter
9th Best Allbreed Alter


Sunday
4th Best Longhair Alter
5th Best Allbreed Alter
5th Best Allbreed Alter
8th Best Allbreed Alter
9th Best Allbreed Alter
9th Best Allbreed Alter

TICA IW Supreme Grand Champion Cooncreole Paavo

Saturday
3rd Best Allbreed Cat
7th Best Allbreed Cat
9th Best Allbreed Cat

Thank you to all the Judges who finalled our handsome boys, and to our mum's and dad's who with out them babysitting for us we couldn't have gone. So a big thank you to our mum's and dad's for looking after the family.

Also not forgetting this week has seen our handsome Fudge have his Tenth birthday.

Happy 10th Birthday Fudge,
from mum and dad, and the furry bunch xxx

Pantera's Kittens - Milky Bar Kits!!

A couple of short videos of Pantera's kittens, in the first one they are being very cheeky and still feeding off mum!
In the second one they are tucking into their chicken drumsticks! They love them!

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Gemini's Hooligans!!!

A couple of short videos of Gemini's hooligans, they are so active and into everything. Andy had to lock them in the kitchen to try and keep them contained!

All of Gemini's kittens have now been adopted and will be going off on their new adventures early May.

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We also last week had the exciting news from Leslie at Calder Siberians, where Apollo from Gemini's first litter lives. His first kittens had arrived and look like fat sausages already! Please see Apollo and his girlfriends, and kittens at Calder Siberians. They look very cute already and I am sure they will be just as daft as their dad!!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

TICA Champion Alexandrite Phoenix Mishka

We have been really busy here with the kittens and decorating (and of course work!!) but we did manage to take the boys along to the TICA show at Brigg last weekend. Akiro went on the Saturday with Hendrix, where he got one Best in Breed but no finals we completely understand as he is young boy, he did receive some lovely comments though from the Judges. Hendrix got two finals on the Saturday a 6th and 7th Allbreed Kitten Final and he behaved really well.

The best news of the show was that on the Sunday in the very last ring and the very last final, Alexandrite Phoenix Mishka received a 10th Best Allbreed Cat Final from Adriana Kajon. We were so thrilled and this was extra special as even though Phoenix is a stunning and very handsome chap he isn't very confident at the shows but he is now a TICA Champion, way to go Phoenix!!

I was so happy, I had a couple of tears and smiled all the way home :-) A big Thank you to Adriana for the lovely comments about him and for finalling him. We are so very proud of our boy

TICA Champion Alexandrite Phoenix Mishka

We have also had confirmation this week of Akiro's TICA Champion Alter Title, way to go boys!!

Boo Boo Kitten Videos

Some short videos of Boo Boo babies, they are 5 weeks old tomorrow and have started to eat solids. A couple of the girls were pinching mum's minced lamb this morning they were really enjoying it. We have sorted out their room by removing the kitten box and moved the scratchy tree into it to give them more things to explore.

All of Boo Boo's kittens have been adopted and we are really excited as they are going in two groups so they will have their siblings to keep them company and twice or treble the mischief for their new families!!

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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Kitten Videos - Boo Boo & Pantera's babies

A couple of short videos of Boo Boo's little ones at 2 and half weeks old. They are very cute, we have a black and white girl (little Tedi), silver tabby girl, brown tabby girl, black boy and brown tabby boy. We have yet to pick names for all the kittens, I like to see their personalities more as they grow. Little Tedi has her name as she is a little smaller than the other kittens, I think because a couple of her other siblings have been a bit greedy so Andy is helping out with a couple of feeds each day. The silver girl reminds us of Boo Boo's sister Frostie who was a greedy fat kitten when she was growing up! You will see the Black boy, slowly move across the screen he was clearly thinking he was far too busy for videos!
Anyway enough from me, here are the videos...

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A short video of sleepy Pantera's kittens...

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