Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Litter D - Union of Kandi & Putra

Our litter D arrived on 11 December 2012. Initially there were six but two were stillborned. However, despite our efforts, three of survivors decided to join their siblings one by one until only one was left. Nevertheless, we were still happy, Putra has finally "agreed" to give us a red boy : Lagenda Damak D'Putra Junior (name still subject to change - he he he)

Monday, 3 December 2012

KKM-FIFe-MAHA International Cat Show

The KKM=FIFe-MAHA International Cat Show was successfully organised on 2 December 2012 by the Malaysian Cat Club. The hall was packed with beautiful cats both the pedigrees and non-pedigrees alike. Pak Khalid and his team worked hard to make sure that the event ran smoothly, taking the minor hiccups here and there in their strides. This year, the theme was cowboys so some of us came appropriately dressed.

We entered 4 cats but at the last minute had to pull out one (Electra) as we could not find her vaccination card. Never mind girl, we will enter you at the next show. So it was up to Putra, Tuksido and Ike to bring honour to the Lagenda house and to the Feline Lovers Group. The Ciku Kiwis fielded Tempe, Awan and Charmy plus two HHPs Jill and Madeline which makes up the rest of the FLG's entries. Of course the ZMCs and Saljus were present to give moral support - thanks guys. Pity the rest of the group could not make it this time due to other prior engagement but we hope to see them at the next show in January 2013.

So how did the group do? Very well me thinks :)) :)) :)) Both Putra and Ike received Best Male Open and Second Best Male Open in the Semi-Long haired category but lost to little Charmy of Ciku Kiwi for the Best Longhair. Charmy charmed the judge and went on to win the Best Kitten award as well which makes me a very proud Aunty. The day ended with dinner among friends with lots of laughter.

Enjoy the photos ya but please note that they are all mine. However, should you want to use the photos for your personal use, please acknowledge where you've obtained the photos.

Getting Putra ready - thanks Ejam
Tempe also getting ready
The vetting in process - boy was the doctor strict!
Showing off new baby girl Madeline

Eh? New breed for Sara?
The cowboy girls and boys (errr I was included coz had the camera holster on and of coz won only the consolation prize he he he
Sara and her partner in "crime," Aida
Sara's new breed
Reserve Best in Show - Masmera Bijak
The Feline Lovers Group's Celebration Dinner 

More photos here.

To Pak Khalid and his organising team, thank you for arranging the show and enabling us to collect the necessary CAC and CACIB certificates. To the judge, thank you for your kind words with regards to our cats and we hope to see you again. Above all, I would like to thank all the FLG for being there with us and giving us moral support. :)

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Bianca + Putra = Litter C!

Our litter C, from the union of Putra and Bianca, arrived in the late morning of 4 October 2012 without any help from any of us. It was Bianca's first litter and it was a very exciting time for us. Unfortunately, 3 of the babies did not make it, leaving only 4 kittens. However, despite all our efforts, three more babies faded and crossed over the rainbow bridge, leaving only one. So introducing Lagenda Cempaka Putri aka Chubby Cun Cun :

Sunday, 30 September 2012

SCFC Siam Cat Show #5

Our adventure in the feline world continues. This time, we went to the 10-Rings Siam Cat Show #5 held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 28 to 29 September 2012. The event, organised by the Siam Cat Fancier's Club, was held at a very nice shopping mall, the Central Plaza Chiangmai Airport. The judges were :
  • Ring 1 : Allan Davies
  • Ring 2 : Carla Bizzeel
  • Ring 3 : Diana Rothermel
  • Ring 4 : Peter Vanwonterghem
  • Ring 5 : Yanina Lukashova
  • Ring 6 : Michael Hans Schleissner
  • Ring 7 : Nadejda Rumyantseva
  • Ring 8 : Theresa Imborden-Johnson
  • Ring 9 : Irina Kharchenko
  • Ring 10 : Irina Tokmakova
Four catteries from the Feline Lovers Group (FLG) participated in this show ie Zikhafri Maine Coon, Ciku-Kiwi, Salju and Lagenda Catteries. 

Our one-bedroom apartment - nice!
We arrived a couple of days earlier, just to make sure all the cats are well rested before the show. We stayed at the gorgeous Airport Greenery Hotel, Chiangmai. We took the one-bedroom apartment whereas the others shared the two bed-room apartment. If you ever want to stay in a reasonably priced hotel which is clean and has staff that can speak in English, I would honestly recommend the Airport Greenery Hotel.

In total, the FLG entered nine cats, Lagenda fielded Muezza (GC) and Tuksido in Championship category, the ZMCs entered Maybelline in Championship category, Barney (GP) and Chunky in Premiership category and Gerbil Jr in the Kitten category, the Cikus showed Carlos (championship) and Awan (kitten) whereas the Saljus entered Kanang (GC) in Championship category. All with a mission to either GC or GP or collect e-points for their respective cats. It was a tough fight in all categories. We had to fight against fabulous persians, exotics, siberian, abyssinians, etc and not to mention the top asian maine coon ie Felis Wonder Red Dragon (gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous boy!) but to me it was worth the trip, regardless of the outcome.

Some of the breeds at the show - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Muezza playing in Allan Davis' ring
Carla Bizzeel checking out Carlos
Unfortunately for us, things did not go as well as planned. When we registered for the show, both Kanang and Muezza had yet to grand, we only knew after the Ipoh show. So on the first day, I went up to Dick Kallmeyer, the Master Clerk, to inform of the changes. Nevertheless, in his first ring (Allan Davies), Muezza was awarded the Purple ribbon for best champion. Allan was not very pleased when I had to return the ribbon, I was happy that he thought Muezza deserves the purple ribbon but was very upset that he was not judged in the right category. Sigh. When I checked with the list, Dick had corrected Kanang's entry but not  Muezza's. :( Anyway, I went around to the other four rings and informed the ring clerks of the changes but again, at his second ring in Peter Vanwonterghem's ring, he was again awarded the purple ribbon! It was really, really a bad start! The ring clerk did not inform Peter so Muezza was again not judged as a Grand Champion. I went around again to the remaining rings, this time I checked the judges list myself, just to make sure there were no more mistakes. The good news was that he went on to final in two rings but I believe the damage was done.
Barney and Chunky at Diana Rothermel's ring

On the second day, we fared better. And the best news was that Tuksido even managed to get the purple ribbon and went on to win the 3rd Best Longhair Champion in Theresa Imborden-Johnson's ring! His first ever ribbon and rosette! Mummy is so proud of you baby!

The others also did very well with Kanang finalling in 7 of the 10 rings, Gerbil Jr in 6 rings, Chunky in five rings (but was pulled out after he had granded (open to grand one show!) to give others a chance to grand), Barney in ALL rings, Maybelline was 2nd Best Champion and little Awan also managed to final. But the best news for us is when Carlos managed to grand with lots of points to spare! With his win and Chunky's, his dam, Mizzou has won the Distinguished Merit award - woweee!!!!! Congrats to all.

Love his pattern! (the kitten's ok,
not Peter's tie - LOL!)
Oh boy, all the fluffiness!! Gorgeous cats at Yanina Lukashova's ring
Kanang being appraised by Michael Hans Schleissner 
Muezza with his winning rosette at Nadejda's ring 
Tuksido with his 3rd Best Longhair Champion rosette - so absolutely proud!
A gorgeous red cat in Irina Kharchenko's ring
The Meow Group
Winners at Irina Tokmakova's ring 
New friends from Thailand
New friend from Russia with her burmeses
Natalia's Abbysinians
With Allan Davies 
My babies with their ribbons and rosettes
Proud to show off the best maine coons of the show : from left - Muezza, (3rd), Red Dragon (1st) and Kanang (2nd) - Coongrats! FYI, they are all from Malaysia!

Regardless of the initial hiccup, we really, really enjoyed the show. Thanks to Rung and all the organisers of the event for a well organised show. We love the hall, it is big and spacious, with enough space for the sponsors and exhibitors alike. And thanks to the judges for using our cats in the finals. And the best thing about shows are meeting up with fellow cat lovers and also making new friends. Still, I remain a very big fan of the maine coons although the other breeds are just as fantastic.

Finally but not least, a big thanks to all the FLG for your support and making the trip really fun and eventful.

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