Frankfurt exhibition, the show down

Hello everyone,

The weekend is over and so is the show ;-). After we arrived on Friday, we went to the show on Saturday. We were allowed to come somewhere between 9 and 9.30, which extremely late for “us showpeople”

It turned out there were 8 poly coons. Number 9 did not show up.

The show was a good one, The judges looked good at them and were quiet elaborate in there comments, which I think is a good thing. Unfortunately a number of judges mentioned that if someone shows poly coons, they should look like maine coons and also be prepared as Maine Coons. One lucky thing in this matter is that we bathed our coons extensively as you all read in the previous mail 😉 so they were not talking about us.

One other request was to register as many as possible poly coons in TICA and besides that there should also be as many as possible poly coons on shows. Well and as we all know, that could improve a bit. We go to a lot of shows all over Europe, maybe we can get some accomplices. The number of poly coons is mostly very limited, besides ours.

Well and the finally the results.

Vaskebjorns Babangida P. :

  • Kurt Vlach, first place
  • Jean Marc Lagarde, second place
  • Katharina Krenn, third place

Vaskebjorns Layla P. :

  • Franziska Gagern, first place
  • Kurt Vlach, second place
  • Philippa Holmes, third place

And if you are interested in a couple of pictures :

Vaskebjorns Layla P & Kurt Vlach

Vaskebjorns Layla P & Kurt Vlach

Vaskebjorns Layla P & Franziska Gagern

Vaskebjorns Layla P & Franziska Gagern

Vaskebjorns Babangida P & Kurt Flach

Vaskebjorns Babangida P & Kurt Flach

Vaskebjorns Babangida P & Jean Marc Lagarde

Vaskebjorns Babangida P & Jean Marc Lagarde

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Frankfurt show, the day before ……

Hello everyone,

We arrived at the hotel in Frankfurt after a 4 hours drive. Fortunately we did not have a lot of problems with the traffic. Only 10km of traffic jam.

Arriving at the hotel the soap started.

After the check-in we went to our room to find out that it had two single beds and was very small. We went down again and got another room, just to find out that it was a smoking room. So that was a trip down again to get the keys for our third room. That room was reasonable and had a normal bed.

We had to wait a bit before the blankets and the towels were delivered. After that it was time to go down and have a drink. The dry white wine was not really a problem, but the whiskey was more of a problem. Naming the whole list just showed that they were out of them … 😦

I ended up drinking my own 😉

After that we had some dinner and a lot of “cat” people and judges were coming in.

Now we are at our room put some powder in Baba’s tail and are preparing for tomorrow. Fortunately we do not have to come in to early ;-), nine was just about fine. So we have time to have a good breakfast.

Talk to you tomorrow….

Preparing for the Frankfurt exhibition – Bathing time

Hello everyone,

The Frankfurt exhibition is coming closer and closer.

That means that our show cats have to take a bath. Both Layla and Baba were completely excited 😉

To give you all an idea of the washingroutine we will shaer our secret washing program.

  1. Special degreasing shampoo out of Denmark (dry)
  2. Flush out the shampoo
  3. The Danish shampoo again but then wet. (in case of Baba a special strong degreasing shampoo because of his stud tail)
  4. Flush out the shampoo
  5. Rinse with Woolite (yes you are reading that correct)
  6. Flush out the Woolite
  7. Conditioner
  8. Flush again
  9. Special shampoo to enhance the color
  10. Flush again and when it looks like the shampoo is gone flush for 5 more minutes

You see it takes some time, but the cat looks very good (normally)

Tomorrow we pack the car and drive to Frankfurt. Amy our catsitter will be here to watch the other cats and walk the dogs for a couple of days. Sunday we are back and know what the result of the washing has been ;-).

By the way, it looks like the hotel has wifi so when the possibility is there we will keep you posted about the results

Amerrykoons SimplyRed of Vaskebjorns

Hello everyone.

Today we received the print of Red. He passed away exactly two months ago and we decided to get a huge print of him to hang in our livingroom.

We were already a long time looking for something on the backside of our cupboard and the result is really overwhelming.

Amerrykoons SimplyRed of Vaskebjorns

Amerrykoons SimplyRed of Vaskebjorns

Amerrykoons SimplyRed of Vaskebjorns

Amerrykoons SimplyRed of Vaskebjorns

Vaskebjorn Aeeshah P kittens 8 weeks now.

Hello everyone,

Today we received pictures again of the grandchildren of Vaskebjorn Layla P, great grand chirlderen of Vaskebjorns Feme and great great grand children of Dynamicats Banshee.

These three ladies are all still living at our place.

All the kittens are doing great and next month we will drive over to Vienna to have a look before they all go to their new houses.

Now …. lots of pictures 😉

Kathanevas Ujala P

Kathanevas Ujala P

Kathanevas Ujala P

Kathanevas Ujala P

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Usayd

Kathanevas Usayd

Kathanevas Usayd

Kathanevas Usayd

Kathanevas Usayd

Kathanevas Usayd

Vaskebjorns Amarula is to big

Hello everyone,

Past weekend we were driving into town. As always if we do that we have to pass Melanies place, where Amarula is living.

As usual we did not see him sitting in the window, but today we got a picture of him. Is that coincidence or not 😉

According to Melanie he is getting a bit to big for his basket 😉 but you can judge that yourself.

Vaskebjorns Amarula

Vaskebjorns Amarula

Vaskebjorns Aeeshah P, Kittens 7 weeks old

Hello everyone,

We wanted to post this a week ago, but thanks to our assisting coons we lost the mail containing the pictures. They put it in the deleted items folder and I cleaned out that folder just before realizing that the mail was gone.

Fortunately Eva could send them again so you all do not have to miss the pictures. The “objects” in these pictures are the kittens of Aeeshah and her “sister in crime” Buffy.

So not to much text, just enjoy all the pictures.

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Umnia P

Kathanevas Ujala P

Kathanevas Ujala P

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umaiza

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Umair

Kathanevas Usayd

Kathanevas Usayd

Preparing for the Frankfurt exhibition

Hello everyone,

just a small update from our cats here in Almere. The weather is not so good today, so the poor ones have to stay inside. They are of course protesting but know the drill in the meantime ;-). Tomorrow and the day after spring will arrive in the Netherlands (accoding to the weatherforecast) and then they allowed to roam in our (fenced) garden.

Baba (Vaskebjorns Babangida P) and Layla (Vaskebjorns Layla P) are also mentally preparing for their next adventure. On the th they are expected to show up in Frankfurt. They will be participating in the Cat-4-Us show.

The judges are :

  •  Kurt Vlach – Austria
  •  Tomoko Vlach – Japan
  •  Jean Marc Lagarde – France
  •  Francesca Gagern – Austria
  •  Katharina Krenn – Austria
  •  Phillipa Homes – UK

We think this is a very nice set of judges and we will see how we will come out. On the first day of the show there will be 8 poly maine coons (so far). Of course we expect all of you to cross your fingers and wish us luck ;-).

Vaskebjorns Babangida P

Vaskebjorns Babangida P

Vaskebjorns Layla P

Vaskebjorns Layla P

Vaskebjorns Angmar P.

Hello everyone,

This week Jill and Roel send a couple of pictures of one of our kittens they adopted in the past. Angmar was one of the kittens in our very first poly litter and was born February 13, 2008.

He is a healthy boy and loves hunting down mice and birds in his garden.

Vaskebjorns Angmar P

Vaskebjorns Angmar P

Vaskebjorns Angmar P

Vaskebjorns Angmar P

Vaskebjorns Angmar P

Vaskebjorns Angmar P

Cat-napping in the sun

Hello everyone,
Today was a beautifull day. The sun is shining and if you stay out of the wind, even the temperature is great. So we decided to make our tasks outside the house as fast as possible. We had to buy some stuff, because we painted our entrance. The only problem was that we could not find what we were looking for. When we returned home the cats said that we could have saved some time and have it their way in the first place 🙂
Their way, in this case, was that we opened the doors. And then the cats could go play outside. They are enjoy it very much. Some are running around, while other take a little nap in the afternoon sun.
Banshee decided that is was time for a nap. She is 13 years old, so she is entitled to her sleep and as you can see on the picture, she loves it.
Banshee in the sun

Banshee in the sun

Baba, our lazy Maine Coon male thought it better, just sitting on the BBQ. At that spot you can see a lot without running around.
Vaskebjorns Babangida P

Vaskebjorns Babangida P

And finally our two rascals. Blau maus and Savannah have a lot of things to do. The two “ladies” are always into something. They are as naughty as you can get a Maine Coon.
Both love being outside and preferably as far away from inside the house as they can get.
Vaskebjorns Fleur du Cap P (Blau maus)

Vaskebjorns Fleur du Cap P (Blau maus)

Vaskebjorns Savannah Dry

Vaskebjorns Savannah Dry