Monday, 22 August 2011

Show success at Bracknell!

We attended a TICA show at Bracknell on the weekend with our new star Meadow (Tavolga Sibaris). She did brilliantly again and was Best of Breed in 10 out of the 12 rings despite the very tough competition. It was a really high cat count of 60 but she still managed to end up with 7 finals over the course of the weekend, one of which was Best Cat! The others were three 2nds, a 3rd, 5th and 9th! By the end of the day on Saturday she was already Triple Grand Champion! This was just her second show so really a brilliant result for such a yound female Sibi.

On the Sunday Meadow and I hitched a ride with Darren and Erica who are owned by 3 of our lovely Snowgum Siberians and 1 gorgeous Alexandrite Siberian. Their boys Snowgum Spirit and Snowgum Ninja did us proud and Spirit ended up with three finals - 6th AB, 9th AB and a Best Alter!!! The cat cout was really high (43) so this really is a great achievement! Well done Spirit and a huge congrats to Darren and Erica!

I have to say a huge thank you to Darren for driving us on the Sunday and to my darling husband David and gorgeous baby boy Ethan for coming with us on Saturday and being so patient! Without you three boys all of this success would not have been possible.

Here is Spirit after winning Best Alter with judge Phillipa Holmes! Thank you Phillipa!

And Meadow getting Best Cat also with Phillipa:


  1. Congratulations Melanie, Meadow and Spirit!!! Lancelot and I are VERY proud of you all!!!!

  2. What a great show you had. I'm so pleased for you and your wonderful cats. It's one thing to get Best Cat with a cat you own but even more satisfying when you've bred a cat and that wins too.
    A lovely comment about your family and friends too. They so often never get a mention do they ?? Without them what would we do ?? Jackie xx

  3. great show results again Melanie, big congrats :)

  4. Fabulous results Melanie - and you know what we think of Meadow - she ought to have had ALL BOB's - but so happy she got her Finals and her Best Cat. She's on course - and hopefully her next show will bring that final result which you are hoping for, and which she rightly deserves.

    It was lovely to see Spirit and Ninja and their Daddy is certainly apparent when you look at them.

    Great to see Ethan again, he's such a lovely boy - he'll break a lot of hearts for sure!

    So - many congratulations again - and although we won't be with you next show - we'll be thinking of you - and my 'spy' will be sending us lots of updates!!

    Lesley xx

  5. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! We are so proud of her and are so pleased that the judges seem to like her too! xx

  6. forgot to say spirit looks great...really chunky, I hope Dahlia's boys turn out like him :)