Tavolga finally arrived in the UK last week and has already been to a show here and wowed all the judges! We took her to the TICA show at Altringham and despite the tough competition she was best of breed in every ring both days and took 9 out of the 10 possible finals! In two finals she was Best Cat and she was 2nd best in another two! It was really an amazing result for such a young female Siberian so we are incredibly proud of her. She made enough points and more than enough finals to come away from the weekend as a Double Grand Champion! Wow! We certainly weren't expecting that from her first show as an adult!
It is lovely to finally have her at home with us and she is settling in really well. She is a very sweet girl and very gentle. She loves playing fetch and likes waking me up at 4 am by dropping the ball on me asking to play! I think she must still be jetlagged and not know the time ;-)
"Tavolga" is the name of a wild flower which is called "Meadow Sweet" in English. We have decided to call her Meadow since she doesn't respond to "Tavolga" when I call her- I guess my Australian accent confuses her!
Here are some pics from the show on the weekend and also of her settling in at home. I hope you like her as much as we do :-)
Relaxing at the show:
She was Best Cat in her first ring!!
Me presenting her in Pascal's ring where she was Best Cat both days!
All her winnings from the weekend!
The very impressive competition- a Maine Coon who traveled all the way from Belguim for the weekend just for the show!
Meadow being judged by Francesca:
Her markings are very gold on her back and sides: