After we returned from our vacation in Tunisia we had to paint our house on the second and the third floor. For that we rented scaffolding. After we were done, the cats were allowed outside again and our Baba wanted to be a “builder” and climbed on the scaffolding.
Well the Rangsdorf show weekend is over. It was a long but a good weekend. First of all the show was a good one. It is not to big and not to small. We decided to go only on Saturday and Sunday and leave the Friday as is. After the long drive we think it’s better to give the cat some time to get accustomed to his temporary home. On Saturday we had Steven Savant, Linda Kay Ashley, Lisette de Landtsheer, Harley DeVilbiss and Pascal Remy as judges. On Sunday we had the same judges except for Harley DeVilbiss. Instead of Harley we had Jean-Marc Lagarde.
All judges judged our Poly on both days and we also got compliments on him. The best compliment came from Harley who said that Baba would have a good chance in the standard Maine Coon ring. And that’s obviously our (long term) purpose.
The advantage of the show in Rangsdorf is that when the show day is over you can have a little walk outside and have a look on the Weihnachtsmarkt. Friday was a bit empty, but the Saturday was really crowded.
By the way, what we noticed is that there is a relatively large number of Bengals at the show. It looks like Bengals are progressing towards the next Hype.
We now had 4 out of 5 rings we are supposed to do. Just one to go.
As expected we are best new trait in all of them ;-). That means the ribbon is almost to small. Even Steven Savant was positive and we agreed to meet again next year 🙂
And then with some snow as Rangsdorf is so much nicer when there is a lot of snow.
A bit of a late update, but we were having some “it” issues yesterday. The network was very poor yesterday and apparently our facebook account was (b)locked. Anyway we did all 5 rings and we got 5 first places. Steven Savant also judged our Baba and also liked him he said. The only thing is that due to the steward we almost missed Stevens judging because they thought he was absent. Fortunately we were sitting at that ring so we noticed.
After the judging we went to the weihnachtmarkt and got some fresh air and then it was time fore the judges dinner.
Today we do the next 5 rings and most likely all the plaques wont fit on the ribbon 😉
First two are done now. First we had to go to Pascal Remy and secondly we had to go to Harvey DeVilbiss. Obviously we had two firsts ;-).
Harvey said he liked Baba a lot and that he looked like a Maine Coon should look like.
In Harvey’s opinion Baba would also do very well in a regular Maine Coon ring. We think that is a very nice compliment.
Today we do not have a specific subject for our blog. There are a number of things we want to mention anyway.
We start of with the good news. As already mentioned we got the last room in the show hotel in Rangsdorf and are going with two cats. Baba and Red Ice have the honor to enter. So one poly and one non-poly.
There is a bit of not so good news to. The lady we saw some time ago and were considering as an addition to our cattery is not coming to live with us. There were some very good reasons for that, but we will not put them publicly on the internet.
Furthermore, we already mentioned that Charlotte is not pregnant. That did not stop her from adopting some “kittens”. She has now two kittens. One is our Kitty and the other one is Kaneeltje.As you can see on the picture she is very dedicated.
Charlotte and kittens
The last subject is our Savanna. She is still running around, despite of her condition. And she also is a bit spoiled ;-). She lookes really good though, even with her lazy relaxed ears ;-).
As our Banshee is already very very old we decided to make a post here with 4 generations of cats. All 4 generations are living with us in our home.
The 4 cats in the line up are :
Dynamicats Banshee, born February 10 1998 and therefore 13 years and 7 months old,
Vaskebjorns Feme, born July 20 2002 and therefore 9 years and 2 months old,
Vaskebjorns Layla P, born December 1 2007 and she is 3 years and 10 months old,
and finally Vaskebjorns Babangida P, born January 14 2010 and he is therefore 1 years and 8 months old.
As already said, Banshee is very old and you can see that in everything. She sleeps all day and you have to bring her her food. She can not be bothered anymore by walking over to the food and she likes to eat undisturbed by other cats. When a cat (or dog) are nearing their end we have a saying that says “Christmas is far away” and in Banshee’s case Christmas is very far away.