Ft Wayne, Indiana -
I will be the first to admit, I get a little giddy before a show. It begins weeks before when I submit the entry forms. It starts with lists, packing, bathing and clipping, then finally the day comes once loaded ... we are on our way! This show was no different, love meeting friends at the hotel, dinner and laughs before the show. Then we are off in the morning! The show was a small venue but perfect for bringing out 2 young kittens. Again, was great to see friends! Monte was in his glory,,, never have I ever had a cat that loved adventure like he. Truly if they gave out ribbons for the most outgoing kitten he would have won! Luna was a little more reserved but did very well getting in to the finals in a couple rings. At the end of the day, I was proud of them both. Luna will continue her show career as far as I can take her before she settles down as a Queen here.
Crown Point, Indiana - 3/20/21
First show of the year for us! Bianca's litter was just 5 days old so I knew that she was coming with to the show. This would be Bjorn's first time in public and I was a little nervous for the safety of the judges. Normally we show them as kittens when they are easier to handle, much easier than a 10mth old 14 pounder. No fear! He was a champ, literally, he got his Champion status at this show. One day show, 8 arenas. By the end he was taking it all in as a normal day. There were some very nice new Coonies out there showing for the first time. This year is going to be some tough competition! It all goes so fast, but by Sunday I was ready to head home and I think Bjorn was too.
Crown Point - Indiana 3/14/20
Packed the girls up and headed to Crown Point for a 1 day ACFA show. One day shows are always tiring as we try to cram two days into one, 4 arenas in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. That's 8 arenas in one day and if you do well and are selected for the final in your class that could potentially be 16 arenas in one day!! Oh my! This would be Bianca's first show as a kitten and Vanessa's first as an adult. We prayed for good weather as we headed north. At the hotel met up with other friends. I'm amazed at the distances that some drive to compete in these shows, some over 10 hrs from all over the US. On Saturday Ms. Vanessa, my social butterfly was right at home at the show hall. Bianca did surprisingly well for her first time in a busy arena being handled by so many strangers. At the end of the day, my little Bianca had placed in all 8 classes and in every final! Her ribbon runneth over! Ms. Vanessa did well against some very tough competition, she even placed in a final. By the end of the day, these girls were pooped and very happy to get back to the hotel. I'm very proud of them both! They will be excellent Queen's one day.