Another successful show in Ireland at the Celticat TICA cat club in Dublin. Rajah had a total of 4 finals and here he is in Francesca Gagern’s ring, she gave him 2nd best cat on day 1 and 3rd best cat on day 2.
Author, illustrator and artist Jackie Morris messaged me one day on Facebook asking if one or two of my little snow leopards would like to go and live with her in her beautiful home by the sea. She wanted cats to walk with her and Elmo, the last of her gingers. Some time later here she is meeting Lord Genji and Lady Spit for the first time. The kittens will join ginger Elmo and tabby Max. You can see the most amazing photos of all her cats over the years, including Lord Genji and Lady Spit walking with her in the most beautiful and wild countryside, on her Facebook page ‘I am Cat’, and her blog ‘We three ginger cats tails’.
We are thrilled to announce that Rajah became a Supreme Grand champion at the Halloween Catica show in Newbury. An amazing achievement in only five shows, we are over the moon!
A huge thank you to TICA judge Mary-Lou Anderson from the USA, who awarded Rajah ‘best cat’ in his second ring of the weekend.
As she handed out the best of breed rosettes, counting down from 10th best cat to best cat, I hardly dared to breathe. Once Mary-Lou got to 2nd best cat I was so emotional I could not speak, I will never forget that moment when I realized Rajah had done it! Of course Rajah looked suitably unmoved and retained his regal composure as always.
Rajah with his latest rosettes and his favourite part of cat shows….. relaxing in our show hotel room with Rosy.
Silverstorm The Maharajahs Cat is now a Quadruple Grand-Champion at only his 2nd TICA show, a huge achievement. I would like to give a big thank you to Australian judges Belinda Penglis and Erin Brown! This was their first time judging in the UK.
Erin commented “I have never seen a Bengal as big and muscular as Rajah, he is a huge hunting cat!” She also told us afterwards that her shoulder had nearly given way lifting him! He is a heavy weight.
Belinda placed him as 2nd Best cat twice and Erin 7th Best cat over the weekend.
Rajah is now a Grand Champion, just 90 points short of a Double Grand! I had the most amazing day at the Celticat show, his first TICA show as an adult and in Ireland.
It was great to meet some of the Irish breeders and to catch up with Perrine Kennedy of Wildwaters Bengals and Ann Marie of Rakasta Bengals. Thank you Celticat for your fantastic show, it was really well organised and was a great success!
I am so proud of Rajah, he took it all in his stride. He was placed 1st in colour and Division in every ring. Russian judge Vlada Beninya could not give him enough compliments, I wish I could remember them all!
She commented on his wild presence and muscular body and gave him Best Cat twice over the weekend! The president of TICA Vickie Shields gave him 4th best cat in the morning and 2nd Best Cat in the afternoon, she commented ‘when you pick him up, you really KNOW you’ve picked up a cat’! Thank you so much Vlada and Vickie!