Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Our first Chantaris Title!

Having had a break from showing for a few months, we found ourselves wanting to support the Northern TICA Show at Altrincham, but with little to show. So we decided to take 'our Poppy'.

We had a lovely show, and it was wonderful to meet Tavolga Sibaris of Snowgum - who had just arrived from Moscow, and who did fantastically well, finalling in 9 out of 10 Rings, including 2 Best Cats. Our congratulations again to Meadow (which is her new name) and to Melanie at Snowgum Siberians - Meadow is beautiful, and will go from strength to strength. It was a pleasure to share the Show and to be beaten by this beautiful Siberian.

Poppy had a great time, both in the hotel and at the Show, and finalled in 3 out of the 10 Rings - which we really hadn't expected at all. She even beat the male Siberian on the Sunday in 3 of the 5 Rings for 2nd Best of Breed! Given that he was a Brown Spotted Tabby, it was nice to see the Judges felt that a Solid White was good enough! The comments we received from the Judges were very positive indeed, and it gives us great hope for the future of our Solid White Breeding Program.

Poppy achieved her new Title -


We are very proud of her, and are thrilled, albeit surprised!

She joins her mother -

TICA Champion Meldgaards Darya Darinja

who are the only Solid White Siberians in UK and TICA EW Region to hold a Title. It makes us very proud to be owned by them, and we would like to thank both Laila and Milkana for the opportunity we had to have Darya and Ataman (Poppy's parents). Without these cats, none of this would be possible.

Thanks to everyone at the Show for making it a super weekend, and especially to Melanie and David, lovely to see you both again, and meeting Ethan was a thrill - he's a super boy - who'll break many hearts :)

The weekend was tinged with sadness, and we would like to pay tribute to RW SGCA Flutterby Dashing Hussar (Louis), owned by Steve and Janet - who was taken ill early on Sunday morning, and who unfortunately lost his fight for life later that afternoon. No words can express our feelings - he was a most wonderful boy - and at 2 years old - so very young. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this heartbreaking time.