Monday, 18 June 2012

KKM-FIFe International Cat Show in conjunction with Petworld 2012

The KKM-FIFe International Cat Show was again held in conjunction with the 5th International Pets & Aquatics Exhibition (Pet World Malaysia), held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre on Sunday 17 June 2012. Pet World Malaysia is held annually and is normally held over three days. Besides the KKM-FIFe International Cat Show, there were other activities organised which include a Dog Show by the Malaysian Kennel Association, Rabbit Beauty Contest by Beh & Yo Rabbitry, Malaysia's Smartest Toy Dog Competition plus some talks on animal care and games for the visitors.

The exhibitors queuing for the vetting in process
For this event, we fielded Putra in the Adult Category (to get his third and final CAC in order for him to obtain his CH title under FIFe) and his boys, Shah, Tuksido and Muezza under the Junior Category. Unfortunately, due to an eye infection, we had to withdraw Tuksido at the last minute. Mastura also entered Addy whereas the Ciku Kiwis also entered Mega so on paper, all five Lagenda Litter A entered the competition (again) :). A total of 158 cats were registered for the competition, 74 nos pedigrees and 84 nos HHPs. 

Muezza being checked by the vet
Suffice to say, all of us had a lot of fun. The items on sale during the event were mind boggling and most were being offered at a special rate. We came home with canned food for the cats which (unfortunately) will last only for a month due to limited supply but it was worth it.

Am still contemplating to buy the bath tub and the dryer but currently, the budget won't allow. Sigh..... :).

Cat's dream bathtub?
Is it an oven? No it is a dryer!
Portable dryers - looks more promising

And the cats, how did they do? Read on.....

The Lagenda Juniors 

We were pleasantly surprised that Shah won the Junior Semi Longhair Category with Muezza coming second. All four Lagenda Litter A received EX1 awards. I was so proud, I could burst! The only one missing was Tuksido. Sigh, you can't win them all. :) :) :)

Arena Kanang Anak Langkau - he obtained his first CAC and was placed 3rd in the Male Open Class
Anugerah Cherry Cinta Coon was awarded the Best Female Open and  went on to win 2nd place in the Semi Longhair Class
Zikhafri Mia Miracle of Idlemaine came 2nd in the Female Open
Racoone's Apple Crumble took 3rd Place in the Female Open

Lagenda Mega Ciku Jr of Ciku Kiwi (Jr class female)
Lagenda Shah Putra won 1st place in the Junior Class
Lagenda Muezza Putra was placed 2nd in the Junior Class
Lagenda Addy Putra in his first show as a Junior after leaving home
Ciku Kiwi Si Pemburu Bayang came 1st in the Kitten Class - love his pattern!
Ciku Kiwi Si Penjejak Badai was 2nd in the Kitten Class  - red tabby baby!

Arena Lagenda Putra Coon

The best news of them all was that Putra won the Semi Longhair Category and went on to win the Best In Show!!!!! Wow, my baby won, my baby won, my baby WON!!!! That red and white scare-wetty cat who thinks he is still a baby coz Mummy treats him like one is the BIS for this show!!!! If I could, I would have done a cartwheel but since I am already 50 and overweight to boot, we just jumped and screamed!

Of course Putra had to do his "I want my mummy" act and clung tightly to me so I could not present him at all 

He has earned his third Champion title, one each from CFA, TICA and now FIFe. Very proud of him.

More photos

Thanks KKM for organising the event and to Mrs Marilyn Larcombe from Australia, thank you for choosing our Putra as your Best in Show, it really, really, really made our day!

Post Event Dinner

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Feline Lovers Talk on Cat Colour Genetics

The Feline Lovers Facebook Group successfully organised their first ever Get Together and Tea Talk on Cat Colour Genetics on 2 June 2012 at SWAn office in Glenmarie Accentra, Selangor.

The speaker, Mr Awaludin Jaafar, a retired telco engineer (previously with Maxis Bhd), is well known in Malaysia as the leading expert on FIFe Colour coding and genetics. A member of the Malaysia Cat Club (MCC) since 1987, Awaludin served as the Club Secretary and Registrar from 1991 to 2003 and went on to serve the MCC as President from 2004 to 2006 and is currently an Honorary Life Member of the club. He passed the FIFe Judging Exams in 1993 under the supervision of the late Mrs Alva Uddin (Sweden), who was also FIFe and World Cat Council Presidents. He had attended various FIFe's Judges Seminar and Conferences and had also given and organised various talks and seminars to members of the MCC and cat fanciers alike on topics ranging from cat care and grooming, cats - in the eyes of a judge, show and judging rules and colour coding and genetics.
Awaludin giving his lecture

A total of 31 people attended the talk which far surpassed my target of 20 pax. Two of my friends came with their family but the children also enjoyed the get together as some of us brought along some cats to the event. Obviously Putra was present and also my two HHPs (Dusky and Boboy), Yati brought along her sphynx whereas Aldric brought his beautiful Tiger (DLH). Everyone took the opportunity to take photos with the cats although some were scared of Putra due to his size (LOL). Of course, there were the minor incidences of Putra pee peeing in the show tent (sigh!) and also Tiger escaping from his show tent (twice! Double LOL) but it was a lot of fun for everyone.

We had to stop the talk at 1.20pm due to a technical error (I accidently switched the projector off and we could not reconnect to the notebook) and also it was past lunch time and everyone was hungry. However, Awaludin was nice enough to stay until after 2.00pm to talk and discussed further with the group.

Liza and Linda preparing the registration counter
Early birds having their light refreshment before the talk
The audience 
Hazim, our youngest attendee (9 years old)
The attendees
Hairri holding on tightly to the door gifts - LOL
The door gifts (excluding SWAn items) - all placed in the small Ikea bag.
A big thanks to Azmi D. of Sebare Petshop for the cat food
The lucky draw items - thanks Yati
The lucky draw winners :
Nor Syafiqa 

The food :
The cake - thanks Hairri and Afza - delicious!
Close up of the yummy cake
Surprise birthday cake for Liza who celebrated her birthday on 31/5
The birthday cake - soooo fattening!
The satay corner was fully occupied!
The mee goreng and sambal - finger lickinglicous!

The cats on show :
Tiger - thanks Aldric for bringing this handsome looking dude.
Dusky - my scared little DSH
Boboy - what are you doing in the litter box?
Merdu - trying her best to escape her show tent
Ronggeng - very regal looking girl!
Putra - Mr Scare-wetty pants!

The event would not have been as successful without the audience and of course not forgetting the door gifts (typically Malaysian) and the lucky draws. We would like to thank the donors Azmi D. from Sebare Pet Shop for the cat food, Norhayati Zakaria for the lucky draw presents and Hairri/Afza for the delicious red velvet cat cake (yum yum!). And finally, we would like to thank SWAn for allowing us to use the facilities and also provide some of the door gifts as well.

All in all, everyone had a good time and we hope to organise another get together in future.

More photos of the event