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:

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

DGC Tavolga Sibaris of Snowgum (Meadow)

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: