Miss Rose Reports

Well hello there! This is Rose.

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You know, I am a little upset that it has taken Scott four months to allow me to post about my adventure but better late than never! Let me tell you about the 2012 GCCF Supreme Show held in Birmingham late last November.

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It was a very long day. Scott was up at 4:30 in the morning and we left the house at about 6am. I took over two hours to drive to Birmingham but I was fairly quiet in the back of the car. We had our house guests Pam and Gerald with us for company and support. After the vetting in process they set up my pen and decorated it with these beautiful drapes that Auntie Jane lent us. The Supreme Show is different to other shows: not only is it a national rather than regional show, you are also allowed to decorate the pen. The theme for this show was “Diamonds are Forever” but I just had a regular decorated pen rather than a theme-based one.

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The show is enormous and there are large judging rings, hundreds of entrants and many displays and stalls.

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Later that morning I was removed from my display pen and taken into the judging ring.

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I was placed in a judging pen and when it was my turn the steward presented me to the judge.

2012-11-24 at 13-28-12The judge looked at me very carefully before making her decision.

2012-11-24 at 13-59-29I came second in my class! I was very proud to have achieved a placing in the Supreme Show. Scott was also very proud of me.

2012-11-24 at 16-29-43Scott, Pam and Gerald then spent some time looking at the other exhibits.

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Some people had gone to great lengths to decorate their pens according to the theme.

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Later all of the cats awarded Best of Variety went into the final Supreme judging. The Best in Show 2012 went to a beautiful Orange Eyed White Persian but Scott didn’t get a picture of her. You can see one here though.

Following my success at the Supreme, as well as being awarded the Championship Title of Premier last year, Scott and I have decided to retire from the show circuit. It was great fun while it lasted though!

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Love and hugs to all our old friends in the cat blogosphere – especially my boyfriend Genji!

RoseSig

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Our Speshull Day!

 

Hi evfurrybody it’s Oliver and Ruby! We hope yoo are all well in the Cat Blogosphere. Scott has let us get on the compyooter today cos it’s our speshull day – today Ruby and I turn TWO YEARS OLD! These are our offishal birfday pawtraits. Above yoo can see Ruby on the left and I am on the right.

Here is my individual pawtrait. Scott says I am a very handsome mancat. I still don’t have a gerlfriend though, ‘cos Scott won’t let me. Anyway, two sisfurs is enough women in my life! For my pawtrait I was aiming to look ‘angelic’, which means I am a good boy (and I am a good boy ‘cos Scott says so – he says I am a sweet boy and I am a polite gentleman and I bring mousies and I am a very good bruvfur to my sisfurs).

Here is Ruby’s pawtrait. She said she was going for ‘intense’. That’s her alright!

Ruby also wanted a second pitcher next to the books she has been reading. Yoo see, Ruby has been helping Scott read all twelve novels on the Man Booker Prize 2012 longlist. She would like yoo to know that disagrees wif the judges shortlist of the five novels that came out a week or so ago. She prefers the books she is next to in the pitcher, which include The Teleportation Accident, Communion Town and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Those are the books she gave the ‘bitey of approval’ to. She also paid a lot of attention when Scott was reading these books and completely ignored Scott when he read Narcopolis (which made the official shortlist even though Ruby hated it).

Of course, when Rosie saw the camera she just had to get in on the action even thought it’s NOT her birfday! Here she is wif me.

Here she is by herself.

She also insisted on a ‘moody close-up’ for her portfolio cos she says she wants to be a supermodel cat and do advertising work and editorials.

This is as close as Scott got to getting all three of us in the frame at once.

Yoo know, we are very lucky cats cos we have a speshull home and lots of good foods like choona to eat and we have humans who love us. So for our birfday we decided we didn’t need speshull presents.  Instead we have a noo Sponsor Sisfur! Her name is Paige. Paige is a very sweet gerl but she has very speshull needs cos she was in an accident so she is having trouble finding a forever home. She is looked after by the lovely people at Freshfields Animal Rescue in Formby. That is why we have made her our Sponsor Sisfur. Yoo can read more abowt Paige here. We also made a donation of food and toys to the RSPCA in Halewood.

Anyway – we are looking forward to having a great day! If you want to see us when we little kittens yoo can look here!

 

 

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Miss Rose: Premier

Well hello there! This is Rose.

Last Saturday Scott and I went to the 2012 Chester and North Wales Cat Club All Breed Championship Show held in Chester. Once again my nemesis was there – the 4 year old 22 pound (that’s 10 kilograms!) British Shorthair Blue Colourpoint male neuter who has beaten me for Best of Breed at my last two shows. I am only five kilograms so he is twice my size! At my last show one of the judges said my coat was a bit too soft and flat, so this time Scott thought he would do an experiment and NOT brush me before the show. I’m beautiful enough as it is, plus I take care of my own coat pretty well, and any bits of my coat I miss Oliver and Ruby tend to take care of. Also I have stopped moulting for the summer. This would mean my coat would be a little coarser and sticky-uppy, which is a good thing. The technical term is “crisp” or “cracking”, which describes how the coat breaks over the contours of my body. You can sort of see that if you look closely at my picture.

Well! Scott’s not sure if not brushing me had anything to do with it but I can tell you now that not only did I win First in my Breed Class but I also was awarded Best of Breed! Hooray! I finally beat my nemesis!

In my side classes I got two seconds and a first. Most importantly though, I was awarded my third PC – Premier Certificate. This means I have now reached Championship status and have gained the title of Premier! I know!

My next stop is the annual GCCF Supreme Show in Birmingham in late November – wish me luck!

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“My August Repawt” by Oliver

Hi evfurrybody it’s Oliver here! We have missed yoo! I am sending yoo my August repawt from the top of the bookcase in Mark’s study.

As yoo can see I am all grown up now – did yoo know that Ruby and I will be two years old soon? I am a little on the husky side so I am on a bit of a diet at the moment.

I think Scott has a smudge on this lens.

What would my repawt be wifowt a pitcher of my paw? Tee hee! If yoo look closely yoo can see I have a yooneek identifying mark on my left paw – it’s a tiny patch of white fur that I have had since I was a kitten!

We are all very well here. I still enjoy sleeping, and playing wif my sisfurs, and lounging abowt and lying upside down.

Here is Ruby on the window sill, looking at berds owtside and keeping an eye on the neighbourhood.

Be careful yoo don’t fall owt the window Ruby! It’s OK, she knows what she is doing. Ruby is long and sleek and lean and she is a very byootiful and smart lady. She does the thinking for all of us! Tee hee!

Here is Miss Rose come to say hello. Rosie is almost fully grown now too. She has probably already told you abowt her successes at the cat shows. She now has two Premier Certificates. Next week she is going wif Scott to the Chester show. All she needs in one more Premier certificate to gain a Premier Champion title! We are crossing our paws for her.

You can see that Rosie’s “mask” is nicely developed now – that’s the dark area arownd her face. The rest of her “points” (the dark areas on her paws and tail) are also very nice. In November she is going to GCCF Supreme Show all the way over in Birmingham – it is the big annual national show for cats – just like the Crufts Show is for dogs.

Here she is practising some of her poses!

We hope that everybody in the Cat Blogosphere is happy and well – we send you our love and our purrs!

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My Day at the Show. By Miss Rose

Well hello there! This is Rose!

You know, before I begin I need to say that we are very upset that Scott is only letting us get to the computer for special occasions lately. I mean, aren’t we cute any more now that we’re all more than a year old??

Anyway, here is a shot taken of me today at the Merseyside Cat Club All Breed Championship Show. Yes – I did win a few little prizes: let me list them for you. To begin with I came first in my Open Class – that’s the most important one! The judge liked me so much that she awarded me a Premier Certificate. That’s my second Premier Certificate this year (it’s the silver one in the middle). One more PC from a different judge and I will gain the title of Premier cat! I know!

I also come first in two of my side classes and second in another (I know – I was robbed!). If you look carefully at the picture you will see that I won my first cash prize! That was a special Queen’s Diamond Jubilee category that I entered (here in the UK we are celebrating the Queen’s sixtieth year on the throne this weekend). I spent the money there and then on a set of three toy mice (they are wearing tuxedos because they are the Rat Pack), a blue toy ball with feathers, and a collapsible cat play box!

I have to tell you though, that my Nemesis was there today and Scott was very worried. My Nemesis is a big blue colourpoint British Shorthair – he is four years old and he is huge, masculine and magnificent, whereas I am young, feminine and pretty. He won Best of Breed over me once again! Hmph! I won the Premier Certificate though so that’s actually better. I confess though that it would be nice to beat him at least once in my pageant career! I’ll keep you updated!

Love and kisses to all our bloggy friends! A special hello to my boyfriend Genji!

 

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Rose’s Speshull Day

Hi evfurrybody it’s Oliver! I am rolling arownd wif my legs in the air cos it’s a speshull day today. Today our sisfur Rose turns one year old!

To celebrate here are some pitchers of Rose as a tiny baby kitten!

There she is in the middle.

Look – her eyes have only just opened!

She was a sweet little ball of white fluff, wasn’t she?

Awww!

That’s Rose at the front.

Look at her loverly blue eyes!

Rose at the front again.

And at the front.

And there she is at the front.

This is the picture that made Scott and Mark fall in love with Rose and want her to come and live wif us! We are so glad she came cos she is a lot of fun, she enjoys playing wif screwed up Post Its, and she loves to do the ambush on the stairs trick, and she also likes to snuggle.

Thanks to our Auntie Jane for all the kitten pics!

 

Here is Rose today – all grown up now!

And here is her 8×10 glossy black and white glamour shot for castings and modelling work.

I’ll just continue to celebrate in my own speshull way!

Happy Birthday Rosie!

Love from

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Mid-April Already?

Hi everyone it’s Ruby! We can’t believe it’s mid-April already – spring is well and truly in the air. That means it’s warming up, the windows are open for window-whiffles and the odd fly that we can chase around the house, and we’re starting to shed our fur.

Here is Rose doing her fur seal impression. Scott says Rose’s fur is the most conspicuous in the house because it shows up on everything – particularly this red rug. Every week when he vacuums he fills the entire vacuum cleaner with our fur!

Oliver (pictured above) is obsessed with the little finches that leap about on the silver birches outside the window.

Anyway, time for some mad running about the house!

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