So Ron settled in so quickly at home and soon was making great friends with the Maine Coon’s Tutti, Foxy, Rocky and Graeme and Monty the Nebelung. It really has been one of the easiest kitten introductions I have ever had and that is down to just what a laid back breed the American Curl is and of course how Claire raises her kittens! It was time for Ron to enter his first show.
Rocky and Ron or little and large!
Now anyone who knows me will tell you I don’t do things in half measures, so we didn’t just enter a small show, oh no we entered The International Cat Associations Western Europe’s Regional Show which is the big one of the year and has a big party on the Saturday night to celebrate the previous show seasons winners. My lovely Dad flew over from Guernsey for the weekend and off we all travelled me, Dad, Tutti and Ron to Grantham in Lincolnshire with the car packed to the gunnels!
The International Cat Association (I will use the abbreviation TICA) are not just about showing your cat they are also a great weekend to spend with friends from all over the world. You can show your pedigree cat or your pet, everyone is welcome and all have the chance of winning the same prizes. Ron was showing in the kitten section and on day one he had 6 rings with judges from America, Japan, Austria and the UK. Ron was in competition with his beautiful sister Ginny who Claire from Overear American Curls had kept and they pretty much shared out the winnings by regularly being placed highly by the judges. Ron soon mastered the art of really sucking up to the judges, playing with toys and using the scratching posts. He was very quickly becoming a pro!