Feme is 10 years

Hello everyone,

Today exactly 10 years ago our Feme was born out of Dynamicats Banshee and Bonfires Cookie Monster.

In her younger days she did very well on shows and most likely she still would go well, certainly given her age. Unfortunately she only had 1 litter, but fortunately we kept her daughter Vaskebjorns Layla P. 😉

She is already sitting behind the door to receive all the birthday cards.

Vaskebjorns Feme

Vaskebjorns Feme

 

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Last three

Hello everyone,

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 😉

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Just another entry

Hello everyone,

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

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 ;-).

Savanna

Savanna

 

Unfortunately ……

Hello everyone,

As already mentioned yesterday, we have some news.

As you all know we have two ladies pregnant being Charlotte and Layla. We already bought all the stuff needed for delivering kittens and also we bought a new webcam and a new delivery box.

And now the unfortunate part. Both are now not pregnant. They were or fooling us ore the kittens were resorbed. In both cases the result is the same …… no kittens.

Although we think it is a pity, as both ladies are beauties and the kittens obviously would have been very handsome 😉 there is also an upside effect.

We can enter for the show in Rangsdorf, Germany for the Christmas show :-).

 

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

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

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