Well, the new year has started off brilliantly for us. We took Poppy and two of her youngsters, Walter and Menemsha, out for this lovely friendly show. All three came home with excellent results. Poppy and Walter each achieved one IMPERIAL certificate and one RESERVE IMPERIAL certificate. Poppy had one Best of Breed, and was beaten to the other by her daughter! Walter had two Best of Breeds. Menemsha had one GRAND certificate and one RESERVE GRAND. She also had one Best of Breed. She came first in all 4 of her side classes too. In the Capital Show she was awarded Best in Show Semi Longhair Adult and we were thrilled when she went on to be overall Best in Show Semi Longhair Cat!
Menemsha at the recent Maidstone and Medway show held at Bracknell. She gained her 2nd Grand Certificate (one to go!) and was Best of Breed, too, beating her mother.
We had a lovely day out on Saturday at the above show. Walter got his first Imperial Certificate (he needs 5 so 4 still to go!), he also received Best Of Breed, and it made our day when later on was awarded BEST IN SHOW Semi Longhair Adult! (see photo where his award is on top of his pen). He also had a red card day, with all firsts in his side classes.
Menemsha has finally re-grown her coat and looked magnificent but sadly I forgot to do any photos of her! She was awarded her first Grand certificate, (needs two more now) and also got Best of Breed. She lost out on Best Adult to her brother (these two are full brother/sister, but a year apart).
To add to our delight, their younger sister (again, same mating of Poppy and George), Mabalakat Astoria, owned by Jo and James Hastings, was awarded 1st in her open class, and again had a red card day, on her very first outing. More importantly, she really enjoyed her day out and was busy flirting with everyone! (Picture by her proud owner)
Mabalakat Astoria, tortie tabby and white. 6 months old.
Overjoyed to say that our “Gorgeous George” (Alisika City-Slicker) received his second UK GRAND certificate at the Supreme Show on 22nd October, making his full title UK and Imperial Grand Champion Alisika City-Slicker. (For those of you who dont know, this title needs TWO certificates, from different judges, and is ONLY awarded at this once a year show. So for any cat, let alone an entire male, to gain this is remarkable. We didnt try last year, as his moult was in full flow (literally) so have had to wait a very long time to gain this award. George then went on to be awarded Best of Breed too, and then on to compete against over 20 other adult winners for the next level, which sadly, he didnt win, but I am just so proud of this lovely big boy. (photos below are from earlier shows)
To add to our delight, his son, Walter also won his class, gaining his 3rd Grand Certificate, and Best of Breed too. His new full title is Grand Champion Mabalakat Walter White. We were just so proud to have these two wonderful boys competing against each other and over 20 others in the Best of Variety class. This is one Supreme Show we wont forget in a long while!
Took both Walter and Jesse to the joint shows at Bracknell. Jesse was awarded Reserve Grand in the MCBS show, and Walter Gained the Grand certificate (his second) in the MCBS show and Best of Breed in both shows. In the LH/SLH he then went on to be OVERALL BEST IN SHOW ADULT SEMI LONGHAIR and the photos below show him being held on the stage whilst the overall Best in Show was judged. We had a lovely though busy day. Thank you to Beryl McMillan for the photos.
3rd September, Wyvern Cat Club Show, Izzy (Ch Mabalakat Northern Lights) gained her 3rd GCC certificate, so is now a Grand Champion!
Walter was awarded Res GR CH certificate, so now the brothers have one Reserve each, and both will be going out separately to try for their Grand Certificates.
17th September: Walter is awarded his first GRAND CHAMPION certificate! He is the first of the boys to start the journey, but hopefully both will do well at our club show next month.
Lucky (Lucifern Lucky Charm) gained her 3rd CHAMPION certificate so is now a champion. Sadly she really doesnt like showing, so this will be her last show.
We took both boys, in the hope of securing their last necessary CC’s, and Lucky, who had just turned adult, so we werent too hopeful for her, but thought would give it a go anyway.
We had a wonderful day! As suspected, Lucky came up against a stunning older girl, and had a second kind of day, though she was well placed in all her side classes, and her day will come.
Jesse was awarded both CC’s and one of the Best of Breeds. He got first in all but one of his side classes.
Walter was awarded both CC’s and BOTH Best of Breeds. He also had First in ALL of his side classes (double Red Card Day!) He then went on to be runner up for Best In Show SLH Adult in one show, and was BEST IN SHOW SLH ADULT in the other show. We are extremely proud of both boys!
We took Jesse and Walter to their first adult shows this weekend. Both had a great day – each gaining a CC certificate and Best of Breed in both shows. Jesse then went on to be BEST IN SHOW semi-longhair adult in the Camcats show. Walter was up for the same in the Bedford show, but lost out to a stunning NFC who went on to be overall, so we cant really complain! Their litter brother, Saul, gained his third PC and went home aas PREMIER MABALAKAT BETTER CALL SAUL.. what a litter this was! They were just one year and one day at the show, having had their birthday the day before. (We cant wait to see what Mum produces next week as we have repeated this mating.)
Very pleased that Poppy gained her two remaining Grand certificates at a back to back double show. She also received Best of Breed in both Shows. Sadly, Georgie had very stiff competition in large Olympian classes, so no certificates for him today, but did get Best of Breed and a red card day in one of the two shows.