Monday, 30 July 2012

CFA IDA Cat Show 2012 - Part 5

Day 5 - Final day in Hong Kong

Muezza saying farewell to the birds
It was a sunny day when we said good bye to Hong Kong. Edmond came to pick us up in time to reach the airport.

There was a bit of a hold up at the airport due to changes in the MAS policy with regards to shipping of live animals but we managed to sort it out with Hairri's help. Gosh, if not, we would have had to leave our three cats in Hong Kong!

Bye Edmond, hope to see you in September in KL! 
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Hong Kong. Kudos to Phebe and the rest of the organising committee for a well managed show, the email reminders really assisted in keeping us on track.

Special thanks to Nick Pun and Edmond Tang for our land arrangements, without both of you, we would have been stuck! Thanks to Vicky and Max of Zeman Maine Coon for your assistance at the AFCD and good luck in your future undertaking with Bayang. We hope that he brings lots of ribbons to your house. And finally, the biggest thanks would be to Hairri and Afza of Zikhafri Maine Coon for assisting us in the arrangements with the DVS, the permits etc and specially to Afza for grooming Muezza. Without both of you, we would not have attended the event :)

To Salju cattery (Aida and Shafiq), congrats on Kanang's achievement. I am sure he will bring more ribbons in future.

We've also met a lot of nice people including Virginia who had the most gorgeous male MCO kitten, not to mention two beautiful MCO female kittens! I cannot remember the name of the lady who had "bemusedly" placed a BSH (I think) when her MCO number was called. It was hilarious but her cat won in the first ring. Congrats to her. And to those who dropped by to say hello and give their honest opinions of our cats, thanks for your kind words (Jimmy, Suki, Adilah etc, you know who you are!).

Lastly, before we close this story, thanks to the Ciku-Kiwis (Ej & Ejam) and Hairri (again) for being such good sports to entertain an old woman and going shopping with her. And to both my daughters, Sara and Liza, thanks for your support, Sara by accompanying me and Liza for taking care of the babies.....He he he... Looking forward to the next show in ............??? :))

Afza & Yati - maybe next time you will be joining us instead of just sending or fetching us at the airport. :)

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

CFA IDA Cat Show 2012 - Part 4

Day 4 : Open/Championship

This is the acid test for both Salju and Lagenda Catteries. Are our boys up to the mark or are they just "one of the average boys"? It is both Kanang's and Muezza's first show in the Open category so we were very, very nervous.

Ring 1 : Bob Zenda

Ring 1 (Bob Zenda) : Kanang won the Best of Breed but did not make the finals.
Ring 1 : Muezza came third in his colour class 
Ring 2 : Becky Orlando

In Ring 2 (Becky Orlando) : Muezza was the Best of Breed with Kanang in Second Place
Kanang finalled in Becky Orlando's ring and was placed in 10th position. :)) So absolutely happy!
My baby was placed 6th place and also got 3rd All Breed and  3rd Best Longhair Champion - WOW!!!!
Ring 3 : Diana Rothermel

In Ring 3 (Diana Rothermel), Kanang was best of breed

Muezza managed to get 2nd Best of Breed in Diana's ring but did not final
Kanang finalled in Diana's ring and took the 10th place
Ring 4 : Ellyn Honey

Ring 5 : Jeri Zottoli

Again Kanang was 2nd BOB
And Muezza came third in his colour class - again :)
Ring 6 : Darrell Newkirk

Wow, final ring and my boy was BOB with Kanang 2nd BOB!!!!

And he went on to win 6th place, 2nd Best Allbreed and 2nd Best Longhair Champion!
Max and Vicky - thanks for your help and support
The Feline Lovers Team and their winning cats 
Celebration dinner!
Best nasi goreng in Hong Kong :)
Shopping time...

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