Contact us by email at Psalm0512@yahoo.com or
by phone at 951 743 8230
by phone at 951 743 8230
We may have to step back from the show hall for a couple of months due to medical issues for one of Linda's feet and her back, but we will be back in the show halls as soon as possible... definitely for the BIG CFA show in Del Mar in Jan 2023. This is the biggest show in the western US held every January and hosted by the San Diego Can Fanciers cat club. Mike is President of the club. Linda is Treasurer. It's not really a "cat show" so much as a "cat EXPO". Club members are just now starting to make plans for the show but if you want to check it out, go to www.sandiegocat.org. It's not like any cat show you've ever been to.
Grand Champion Savannah...
Current titles for Savannah are RW Triple Grand Champion (TCG), Regional Winner for 2022 Best American Curl Longhair of the Year,
RW 2022 12th Best Longhair Cat of the Year, and
RW 2022 Best Black Silver Marbled Torbie American Curl of the Year
We took Savannah to both the the July TICA show in Arcadia and the CFA show in CFA. She was awarded enough points at the TICA show to be awarded a Grand Champion title ...all in one show. That's huge. She was Best of Breed in every ring at the CFA show in August, but didn't final in any ring. However, it was a big show. We had new photos taken of Savannah which I will upload as soon as I can convert them to the right format.
ARCADIA SHOW RESULTS. Savannah finaled in 4 rings at Arcadia on June11-12. She got Best Cat in a ring with 36 cats shown and 2nd Best in another ring with 36 cats shown. Other finals were 5th Best and 10th Best.
GLENDALE SHOW RESULTS: Well, Savannah was a real 'piss-ant' when we groomed her! OMG! You would think she had never been groomed before! She was so mad at us after we finished on Friday, the day before the show, that we just put her in a cage to settle down until it was time to leave Saturday morning. There were 66 Champions at the show, 94 including the Grands with A LOT of Persians, Exotics, etc. so we didn't have high hopes for finals. Especially with the attitude she gave us the day before. But boy did she surprise us. As soon as we got her into her show cage, she was "all in". She perked up and acted like she knew this was going to be a really fun day. She didn't get any finals. But she definitely showed herself off well for the judges. Who knew! With the attitude she gave us on Friday, we weren't even sure we would be able to put her on a judge table.
Curl Essence "A Dream Like This"... or "Dreamer"
Dreamer is a chocolate lynx point boy.. We've been waiting and watching for a color point male to add to our breeding program. We've finally completed our search. Dreamer will be showed in kitten class for the June 11-12 TICA show at 7&1/2mo of age. We plan to show him in both TICA and CFA . We have high expectation for him in both associations.
ARCADIA SHOW RESULTS. Dreamer finaled in 2 rings at this show. He got Best Kitten in 1 ring and 8th Best in another with 33 kittens showing. He was competing with another kitten that had been shown in 4 shows prior to this one. Needless to say, he was a little nervous where his competition was much more outgoing on the judges' tables.... but all in all, he did great for his first show. We are very proud of him.
Curl Essence Simone...
Simone is a silver patched girl. We currently have her available on our Kittens for Sale page, but depending on how she does at the shows, we may decide to grand her before we sell her. Simone was just 4&1/2mo old at this TICA show. Typically, the more mature, older kittens are used in judges' finals, which is exactly what happened at this show. Per the Curl Standard, Simone is about as perfect as you can get. The judges will always typically prefer the more outgoing, playful cats. It took Simone a little time to get comfortable at the show. That's always the case with a kitten at his/her first show. By Sunday, she was ready to go but the older kittens took the finals. It was a good experience for her though. She should do great at her next shows.
The photo on the right shows Simone's colors. I had to post the short video below just because she was so cute. Checkout how she looks back at the judge just as she's going up the post to make sure it's ok to climb the rope post. I'll upload them shortly and post them both here and on her for sale page.
Curl Essence Phinneas... Phinneas did it again!
I'm waiting for a new photo of Karen and Phineas with his awards from the TICA show in Tennessee last weekend on 10/30-31. This was a much bigger show, Karen and judges were glad to see that Phineas was back to his old self, playing with the ribbons on the cages and climbing the rope posts on the judges' tables. Phineas is now Champion Curl Essence Phineas McCurl.
Here's some of the judge's comments..."Practically perfect" and loved his body He also took 1st place from Jamie Christian and late another 10th place.
We are exceptionally proud of 2 new exhibitors showing our little red and white tabby boy they named Curl Essence Phinneas (He was called Timmy on our website). Phinn is just 4 months old and went to his first show in Indiana last weekend. Check out the ribbon and finals. Each little tab is a final for a different ring.
Here are some of the comments from judges:
"Phinneas was a perfect example of a Curl",
"Everything a Curl should be"',
"He will be great when he grows up!"
Kudos to Karen and Phinneas...
We couldn't be prouder and it's really great to have one of our Curl showing in a region that doesn't see many Curls. When we sell a kitten that will be put in the show halls, we try to send out best. In this case, we even asked Grace Ruga (founder of the breed) to come over to our home and evaluate several potential kittens.... this was Grace's first choice. So big thanks to Grace for picking this kitten and to Karen and Tom for showing him.
Showing in Canada
Both GC Curl Essence Sunny of Curlfolie and CH Curl Essence Lexie of Curlfolie are currently showing in Canada in a Canadian cat registry. The Canadian shows are much harder to get to because they are so far apart... So, big Kudos to Kathleen for showing these two pretty kids.
These two photos are of Lexie. Lexie is seal torti point. The bottom 2 are Sunny. Sunny is red tabby.
If you have any interest in showing your kitten at a show, please let us know. We will make sure you have a kitten that will not only fit into your family like a well worn glove, but one that you can have fun showing with your family.
Showing cats at cat shows is a great way for the family to bond and a great hobby for the kids. Let us help you get started if you are interested in sticking your toe in the water. Judges love to see newbies at the shows, and the especially love seeing Curls at the shows. We are always hearing from judges that they would like to see more Curls in the show halls.
Contact us by email at Psalm0512@yahoo.com or by phone at 951 743 8230