Tennessee Valley Cat Fanciers
contributed by Show Manager Vivian Baylor
The 42nd annual Tennessee Valley Cat Fanciers, Inc., show in Knoxville TN on March 23-24 was a rousing success, with a large number of entries (204) to include 34 household pets, and very competitive classes in championship and premiership. The format was 10 rings to include 3 SSPs in championship, 2 SSPs in premiership and kittens in addition to 3 SP rings.
As always, there were many wonderful vendors with terrific merchandise.
The club hosted 10 rescue organizations with adoptable kitties, sponsored 6 entries into the HHP class, and almost 20 cats were adopted out or at least paperwork processed to get those kitties a new forever home. The agility ring was popular also. The gate was nearly 1100 spectators on Saturday and reached nearly 2000 for the weekend in spite of the beautiful springtime weather.
Midlantic Persian & Himalayan Fanciers
contributed by Show Manager Lynn Search
|4 JBTs finaled in Gary Veach's SH Specialty.
Midlantic Persian & Himalayan Fanciers held an in-conjunction show with TICA Vision Cat Club March 30-31 in Raleigh, NC. Our weekend theme was Claddagh Cats and we decorated with the Irish symbol representing love, loyalty and friendship. 38 exhibitors participated in both shows and entered 76 cats in both CFA & TICA. Several of the Sunday TICA show judges showed Saturday in the CFA Show and TICA judges manned the CFA show gate. An exceptionally large gate came to visit the show due to extensive Facebook and local newspaper advertising.
The CFA show featured Summit judging for the Selkirk Rex breed in 3 Allbreed rings, with special finals; 14 & 17 Selkirk kittens, whole and altered cats were entered in one or both shows. Selkirk exhibitors came from Pacific Northwest states, CA, Nova Scotia, NC, TN & FL.
Club dinners allowed judges from both associations to meet and interact with each other.
CFA Agility chairperson and ringmaster, Jill Archibald, held Agility at both shows, CFA scored on on Saturday and for fun & training on Sunday. 21 cats participated Saturday & 11 Sunday. The 5 fastest timed runs received awards each day. Jill taught spectators how to do agility usIng her own cats for demonstration.
21 Household Pets participated Saturday. One of the first time exhibitors, Judy Trunzo (left) from FL, had brother & sister kittens who showed in both shows and learned to run agility.