He didn't really want to be in his little show pen and certainly was a bit bonkers ripping his pen number from his cage door many times as well as scraping his bedding into a heap. Momma walked away and watched him from a distance and then had to leave to start judging at which point he popped back to his bed.
All day he was such a good boy and really played his crowd. He purred for everyone and lay in their arms as well as being a little live wire trying to dash from the judges table and yelling at full volume. He was judged many times because, not only did he get his first place, but the Best of Breed too and then went on to the main ring to be judged for best of variety where he collected a special rosette for Section 4 Kitten. He jumped about and yelled his head off telling everyone how excited he was and he was a winner winner turkey dinner.
He was also very happy, if not a little tired by now, receiving a special award from the President of the club who wished their award of a beautiful hand made cushion being presented to either a Colourpoint or a Devon Rex of which Ikon was both!! It really made his day and he presented this to ManSlave when he got home to put in the blue bedroom and then promptly lay on it.
To celebrate his day even further, award winning photographer, Shirlaine Forrest, was there taking photos of not pop stars and celebs, but our very own pussers and you can tell she has a real passion and drive for her work and certainly understands patience with getting that purrfect shot! We would like to say a huge thanks to Shirlaine for some incredible images of Ikon and his pillow and rosettes as well as photos of him being judged on the table.
Ikon is proving himself to be a good boy at shows. However, that did not stop him singing WINNER WINNER TURKEY DINNER all the way home and then getting in and yelling behind his bedroom door that he was the best and squeaking and yelling that his turkey dinner needed to be served on a silver platter now that he is twice Best of Variety Kitten and been photographed by not one but two leading photographers now! I swear his head has puffed out even more and he will no longer be able to get in the litter tray, he will have to back in to tiddle. Having said that, he had taken to tiddling in the larger shower last week which ManSlave put a stop to!
Momma says he must not forget his roots and keep humble. He will be humble once he has done 10 circuits of the house, rosette in mouth like some show horse doing a lap of honour at HOYS. Once he has calmed down, eaten more turkey dinner, then he might be humble? Momma said he has another show soon and not every judge is going to think his totally delicious and kissable. Watch this space!
Lots of love from your Queen Vee =^..^=
If you would like your cat photographed by Shirlaine, you can contact her via her website or look out for her at the GCCF Supreme SHow in November: - https://www.shirlaine.co.uk/cat-shows