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Acquiring A Mau
Showing an Egyptian Mau can be a very exciting experience. We love to get the cats out where the public can see these wonderful animals. If we hadn't seen a mau at a show, we would have never known about this rare breed. While it is always thrilling to have one of your cats acknowledged by a judge at a show, the reaction of and response from spectators is also exciting. The important thing about showing is that it provides feedback from objective trained experts about how your cats meet the defined CFA breed standard. When you live with them, their personality takes over your heart and can obscure your objectivity.
In the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), Pedigreed cats are competed in three categories: Kittens (age 4 to 8 months), Championship (over 8 months) or Premiership (cats over 8 months that have been neutered or spayed). We compete our Egyptian Maus both for National awards and titles and for Regional Awards. New England is in the North Atlantic Region which is consistently one of the top two toughest regions to earn awards in. The NAR includes all of New England, eastern Canada, eastern New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Details of CFA titles can be found on the "Grands" page.
The CFA has a competition for non-pedigreed cats, Household Pets (HHP) category. CFA scores the HHP competitions as it does Pedigreed Cats and provides Regional Awards to the top 25 highest scoring HHP at the end of the show season. Starting with the 2015 Show season (May 1) they will also earn titles similar to pedigree cats.
CFA also offers Feline Agility competition. In this category, the cats are scored for the time taken to run a ten obstacle course. They get points for the number of obstacles completed in under four and a half minutes. If all obstacles are completed, bonus points are scored for the time below the max allowed. Obstacles include steps, hoops, hurdles, tunnels, and weave poles.
CURRENT SHOW STARS
This has been a quiet show season. Retired Bronze Queen Adara finished her granding quest, becoming a Grand Premier in November. She became the 16th Grand for sire Nepra and the 6th for Queen Kara (the new DM's from last season). She is being joined by brother Masada who is also trying to grand, but would rather just run agility!
SHOW STARS 2017-2018: The Distinguished Season
This was a very special season. With the granding of Lily in October, she became the 5th Grand for Kara and the 15th Grand for Nepra - earning each of them the title of DM - Distinguished Merit!
GC, RW Ra's Abi's Nepra, DM -- Distinguished Merit
GC, AC Schooiertjes Kara of Ra's Abi, DM -- Distinguished Merit
CH, GP, RW Ra's Abi's Lily -- NAR 21st Best Premier
CH, AM Ra's Abi's Masada -- NAR 4th Best in Agility
CH, AW Ra's Abi's Petra -- NAR 8th Best in Agility
The 2017-2018 show season had one main goal - Granding Lily. Upon granding she would be the 5th Grand for Queen Kara and 15th Grand for Pharoah Nepra - earning them the title of Distinguihed Merit! In October she did just that - becoming a Grand Premier.
Lily loved showing and continued on through the year and also earned a regional win as the 21st best cat in Premiership!!
The Nepra offspring were quite accomplished in the show ring!
7 Regional Wins by six cats (Ziva won in Chanpionship and Premiership!)
3 Double Grands (Grand Champion and Grand Premier)
1 Triple Grand - the only Mau to earn this feat (Elijah - GC, CP plus Agility Grand)
1 National Best Cat in Agility (Elijah)
SHOW STARS 2016-2017
GP, RW Ra's Abi's Naji -- NAR 17th Best Premier
GC Ra's Abi's Rafi -- NAR Best Silver Egyptian Mau
GP, AW Ra's Abi's Omani -- NAR 5th Best in Agility
Pr, AW Ra's Abi's Annika -- NAR 6th Best in Agility
The 2016-2017show season is one with a grand quest! Kara kittens Naji, and Omani started their granding quest along with Pharoah Rafi and were rewarded with a Ra's Abi Cattery first - Granding three cats at the same show! Rafi granded in Championship and Omani and Naji granded in Premiership. Household pet Sadie has also been out to some shows.
SHOW STARS 2015-2016
CH, AM Ra's Abi's Adara
National 10th Best Cat in Agility
North Atlantic Region (NAR) 2nd Best of Breed
NAR 2nd Best Cat in Agility
CH Ra's Abi's Jamilla (aka Bella) -- NAR 3rd Best of Breed
GP, AW Ra's Abi's Ramsey -- NAR 6th Best Cat in Agility
GP, AW Ra's Abi's Ammir -- NAR 7th Best Cat in Agility
PR, AC Ra's Abi's Annika -- NAR 9th Best cat in Agility
GH, HRW, AW Buddy -- North Atlantic Region 8th Best HHP
GH, HRW Kelsey Belle -- North Atlantic Region 10th Best HHP
This year had Adara competing in agility and earning a National top 10 - following in Eli and Modoni's success of earlier years.
2015-2016 was also the first season that Household Pets competed for grand (GH) titles and where the top 10 HHP in the region earn HRW awards presented (Household Pet Regional Award).
Brothers Ramsey and Ammir both granded and along with sister Annika finished in the top 10 in Agility for the North Atlantic Region.
SHOW STARS 2014-2015 BRINA'S SEASON
GP, RW Blakewood Adi Brina of Ra's Abi -- North Atlantic Region 25th Best Cat in
GC, AC Schooiertjes Kara of Ra's Abi -- North Atlantic Region Best Egyptian Mau
Kelsey Belle -- North Atlantic Region 3rd Best HHP
Buddy -- North Atlantic Region 7th Best HHP
The current show season is showcasing the boys - brothers Arya (Ra'sAbi's Arya of Schooiertjes) and Rafi (Ra's Abi's Rafi). Arya granded at the Bremen, Germnay show in October and after a break from showing as a kitten, Rafi is ready to continue his quest.
Rafi and Arya are being joined by seasoned show veterans Amirah and Alina. Grand Premier Amirah has enjoyed showing again in Premiership (after about 4 years off) while daughter Alina has been working on earning her Grand Premier title. Both are born show cats and love coming back out into the show hall. Judges are amazed when they see that Amirah is almost 10 years old! Alina continues to wow the judges after having taken several years off to raise her kittens (show stars Eli, Ari, Ziva and Kanika!).
Our mature Havana Brown Brina (Blakewood Adi Brina of Ra'sAbi) is wowing judges this show season. In September this gorgeous rare breed of cat earned her Grand Premier title at National Capitol Cat Show and in November made 4 finals at the CFA World Show. To cap off the season, she finished with a regional win - 25th Best Cat in Premiership in the North Atlantic Region
Household pets Buddy and Kelsey Belle will continue to make suprise visits to the show hall!
SHOW STARS - Previous Seasons
SHOW STARS 2014-2015 Brina's Season
SHOW STARS 2013-2014 Agility Repeat!
SHOW STARS 2012-2013 The Agility Season
SHOW STARS 2011-2012
SHOW STARS 2010-2011
SHOW STARS 2009-2010 The MAGIC Season
SHOW STARS 2008-2009
SHOW STARS 2007-2008
SHOW STARS 2006-2007
SHOW STARS 2005-2006
SHOW STARS 2004-2005 The Amazing Season...