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.
Assuming all goes well, we should be expecting kittens from Imperial Grand Champion Spirritz Tartan Trembler (Remy) to Imperial Grand Champion Alisika City-Slicker (Georgie) in early November. We are really excited about this litter from our two most highly titled cats. Kittens should be both tabby (classic) and solids. No silvers or smokes, nor dilutes, this time. So red, red tabby; tortie, tortie tabby; brown tabby; black all with white most likely. Girls will all be red or red tabby or tortie/tortie tabby. Boys red, red tabby, brown tabby or black. Images of the proud parents below.
Well, Glori is still keeping us geussing, but we dont think we will have kittens from her in August, as hoped. Remy is looking more promising for the end of August, and we are hopeful that Menemsha, currently away at stud, is going to be giving us kittens in September. We will update on here as and when we have news, and will also let those people who have asked to go on our lists know when kittens are born.
Our good friend at Coonspiracy Maine Coons (other side of Daventry from me) has some gorgeous Cream silver and white kittens that are almost ready to go. Drop us a line if you want her contact details.
First vaccinations and health check all done with flying colours! Last worming done too. Second vaccinations in a couple of weeks (and health check no. 2) before some of the kittens will be leaving, and others will be back to vets for their neuter op a week later.
We are really proud of these babies, so LOTS of photos this time!
Firstly, Montgomerie, Black and white male, who will shortly be going to live with Amanda, and her other Mabalakats.
NEXT – Artemis, who is joining Luna (last litter) in London with Maria and family.
AND NOW THE GIRLS…. FIRSTLY, we have Athena, who is going to live with friends of ours.
and ASTORIA, going to live with other friends soon
ISOBEL is going north to live with Paul and family.
Last, but not least, is Murph also going north, who will be living with Lauren and family.
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!
A bit hard to take photos when the whole litter are fixated on their tunnel! They love it!
All kittens are optioned or reserved. We hope to have kittens mid August from Glori to George, and at the end of August from Remy to Julescoon Inka Prince. They will be ready to leave home in November, but if interested it doesnt hurt to make contact to express an interest at this point.
Poppy and George’s kittens are busily rampaging around the kitten room now. Here are the latest photos. (Apologies for missing week 5.)
We had hoped to be announcing new litters this week, but sadly, Bandit reabsorbed her litter, so has now been spayed, as this was in any case, to have been her last litter. Once she is fully recovered, we will be looking for a nice quiet pet home for her, with no other cats or dogs or children, as she is a shy girl.
Menemsha appears to have been having us on… sadly, she isnt pregnant either, and we think she never was. Ah well…. back to the drawing board, and actually, will be quite nice to have a break for a month or so, before Glori and Tally have kittens (we hope) in August.