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SHOW STARS 2004-2005 The Amazing Season...
WOW - the 2004-2005 show season can only be described as amazing. In a way it was a "mirror" season. Nepra became the first Ra's Abi Regional Winner in Championship and was National Third Best of Breed. Grandma Future was a Regional Winner in Premiership at a ripe old age of 6 and nationally highest scoring Egyptian Mau in premiership! It was fitting in that 5 years ago, Future was the first regional winner we showed, also taking National Third Best of Breed. It was wonderful to show Grandma and Grandson together for a season. In summary these two were (including Future's earlier career):
GC, RW Ra's Abi Nepra
National 3rd Best Egyptian Mau,2005
14th Best Cat, North Atlantic Region, 2005
Best Egyptian Mau, North Altlantic Region, 2005
GC, GP, RW Emau's Back to the Future of Ra's Abi
National Best Egyptian Mau in Premiership, 2005
National 3rd Best Egyptian Mau, 2000
6th Best Cat, North Atlantic Region, 2000
17th Best Cat in Premiership, North Atlantic Region, 2005
Best Egyptian Mau in Premiership, North Atlantic Region, 2005
Best Egyptian Mau, North Atlantic Region, 2000
There have been 6 new grands for the 2005 show season (we had only had a total of 4 in our other years of showing). It was an amazing season for us and we have to thank all that helped in entrusting their cats to us, providing beautiful Pharaohs for our queens, and all the friends from shows that have supported us (alright - they liked eating all the granding cakes...).
The new Grands were (newest first):
GC Ra's Abi's Sebua
GP Ra's Abi's Maucavity
GC, GP, RW Emau Back to the Future of Ra'sAbi
GC, RW Ra's Abi's Nepra
GP Emau's Moonbeam of Ra'sAbi
GC Emau's Raya of Ra'sAbi
The 2004 show season started with a bang - granding two cats at the first show of the season, GC Emau's Raya of Ra's Abi (Grand Champion) and GP Emau's Moonbeam of Ra's Abi (Grand Premier)! The momentum continued with Nepra, Future, and Mac (Maucavity). With Raya having completed her quest, Nepra went to Nova Scotia and earned 151 points, then another 122 points at our Bedford show, and earning the title of Grand Champion. Meanwhile, in Premiership, Future started her quest for granding along with Grandson Mac. Mac, though a fabulous smoke, had a tough time with Grandma Future in the cage next door, afterall, this was the Pro who had in her "early years" been on the national circuit earning 28 Best Cat or Kitten Awards. Between Nova Scotia, Bedford, and Springfield, Future and Mac earned over 120 granding points, and Future earned the title of Grand Premier. She was however not amused when Mac was placed over her in a few rings!
In his kitten career, he always got that second glance from the judges. Although schedules made it difficult to make many shows, he ended up with many BEST KITTEN rosettes and would have been third highest scoring kitten nationally if Bob and Carol had noticed a typo in his registration number at his last show where he had two Bests and was 2nd highest scoring kitten in the show!! He continually bumps and purrs in both the benching area and for judges.
After getting his winners ribbons and becoming a Champion, Nepra took a short break to let Raya finish her granding quest. Now back on the trail, he picked up 151 (out of 200 needed) points at the July 2004 show in Nova Scotia! On top of that, he made all the top 10 finals and was 3rd highest scoring cat in show! At his next show in Bedford, NH (July 24), he completed the quest, granding with 290 points, 90 more than needed!
The next week in Springfield, he competed the first time as a Grand and earned his first Best Cat from Judge Roger Lawrence. He made three finals at this show and was off to a great start in his show career! He has continue to do well and makes finals at most shows that he is entered, frequently one of the top five cats in show. At the Madison Square Garden show he was the Egyptian Mau representative in the Best of the Best competition. Currently in scoring he is in the top 15 of the region and the third best mau nationally! While we are appreciative of his looks, we are most thankful for the comments from the judges about his personality and show presence.
Future is a born show cat. After a 5 year break from showing, we weren't sure how she would react; however, on her first judging table as an open premier (though still somewhat plump!), she immediately stretched, walked over to the side of the judge's table and tried to steal the judge's toys. She remembered right where they kept them! She didn't miss a beat and thoroughly enjoyed being in the spotlight again.
In great show condition, she made over half of her granding points at her next show in Nova Scotia (July 2004) and made 5 top ten finals (including a 2nd Best Cat) over all the Grands! Not bad for a Grandma whose grandson (Mac) was in the judging cage right next door and shared a final (though respectively below her!) with the Queen. She continued the quest at Bedford, NH, getting to within 11 points of of Granding. Finally, at Springfield, she went out in style, taking a Best All Breed Premier from the last judge, and ending up with points to spare, and proud that Grandson Mac was in the final cage right next door, Grandma and Grandson, taking Best and Second Best Shorhair Premier!
Although Mac has been to many shows as a spectator, he seemed hurt when he was not up on the judging table. He bumps and purrs for everyone! In Springfield, one judge commented on this fabulous smoke, noting that he was turning on the purrsonality and showmanship that he needed to try and beat "that beautiful silver" (Grandma Future!). Mac made several trips around his shoulders chasing toys - but the nod went to Future for Best of Breed. However, the impression was made and he ended up using BOTH is his final! Mac has thrilled us in the show ring. He has managed take Best of Breed a few times and to pick up all these points going head to head with one of the best, Future, and thrilled us twice in the three show stretch when both he and Future were used in the final. In Springfield, both he and Future made two finals.
Finally, with Future granded, he went out on his own. Strangely, he actually seemed to not do as well. He kept picking up a few points here and there, though often at competitive shows. Mac finally granded by making all the finals at the North Atlantic Regional Qualifer show in New York. We secretly think that he drug it on so long so that he could keep showing (he just loved going out to the shows). If he had known what a wonderful home awaited him in New York, he might not have taken so long. He is now living the pampered and spoiled life and his humans promise to bring him out ocassionally to shows.
The First 2004 Grands!