On Saturday, there were four Singapuras entered in the show. Izaak is now old enough to start earning titles, and he was up against three of Stellan’s cats. He wasn’t nominated, but he was up against a Singa who won at the Scandinavian Winners Show last spring! Little SW IC S*Kustens Chi Sarà Con Te was the BIV (Best in Variety) Singa and nominated both days. She was even Best in Show on Saturday!
But on Sunday, a fifth Singapura was entered in the show! And not just any Singa, either…SE*Melur’s Mistle, Logan’s half brother and another kitten from Naina, the Singa Björn brought back to Sweden with him in 2016!
Of course, Zak and I had to go meet him and his human, Charlotte! Mistel lives in Norway now.
Even more interesting, Charlotte breeds Maine Coons. So it’s a cattery full of Maine Coons…
…and one Singapura. The smallest cat breed living with a pack of the largest cat breed. Apparently, Mistle holds his own. I am not surprised.
Mistel and Zak are both in Class 9, the Open class for unneutered cats over 10 months old. Mistel is about a month older than Zak, so he was judged first.
Zak and I watched whilst we waited our turn.
When he got on the table, Zak really turned on the charm.
I mean, he really turned it on!
He also made sure that the judge wrote only nice things about him.
He was quite helpful, as you can see.
Because there were two Singas in the same class, only one could get the certificate. And, on Sunday, it was Zak who won the CAC (Certificat d’Aptitude au Championnat de Beauté). Mistel was Ex1. Yesterday, Zak had no Singa in his class, so he got his CAC by default. When he gets one more, he will be a Champion.
Meanwhile, Lorelai was the only blue Aby in the show. She is still in the Junior class (she turns 10 months old tomorrow), so she still only got EX1s. Our next show in Örebro in January, she will also be competing as an adult.
Rory wasn’t up for the nomination on Saturday at all, but on Sunday she really enchanted her judge.
She was up for the nomination with two adorable Devon Rexes.
A little blue-silver and white tabby girl…
And a copper-eyed white girl.
The judge, Glenn Sjöbom, was truly torn. I swear, he took at least ten minutes to decide which of these girls to nominate. In the end, it was the white Devon…but he said that this was the hardest decision he’d had to make all weekend.
All in all, despite not getting nominated, it was a fun weekend. Our friend Anna and Peter’s Aby Bonk earned his Supreme, and it was great seeing all our friends. And that’s really the point of the whole thing, isn’t it?
This weekend, we took Lorelai and Izaak to the Ädelkatten Kattklubb show in Västra Frölunda. Nobody got Nominated, but the show was very good for both Zak and Rory. About which I will post tomorrow.
I found my realistic cat ears and wore them to the show. As I posted five years ago, some cats have an…interesting…reaction to seeing a human with cat ears.
My friend Peter saw me taking the above photo and decided I needed yet another set of ears. Thanks, Peter.
But at the show today, we met an Abyssinian who had a very strong reaction to my ears.
When he first saw me, IP IC S*Aloysius Tiger Lily’s Trazan‘s eyes got HUGE. Then, he backed into a corner of his cage.
And, after careful consideration of my ears, he…hissed at me.
I mean, he really hissed at me. I gave his human some dry food we won in the lotteri to make up for his traumatisation.
When I first moved to Sweden, I found a Baltic pet life jacket at a second-hand shop. Björn’s brother has a boat, so who knows? Jacoby might go on a boating trip some day. Besides, it was too good a deal to pass up. In pet shops, these vests are at least 200kr (about $22), but I got this one, in perfect shape, for 25kr (about $2.75).
Not only that, but it’s a perfect fit, and Jake rocks it.
He knows how good he looks in it, too.
That feel when you know you’re spectacular.
Then Björn got the idea to put a little sailor’s hat on Jake to finish the outfit.
Which, of course, Jake wore with panache.
If anything, he was even prouder of himself than he was before!
This leads to a rather amusing side effect. These photos were taken back when we first moved here, in August 2016.
According to the Jacoby, everything that comes in a Tetra-Pak box is food.
“Are you sure this isn’t food? It sure looks like food.”
“You’re not even going to give me a taste?” Of tomato sauce? Hardly.
“Did somebody say something about food? Oh, a box!”
Angel is so adorable when she’s hopeful.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about how, when Logan was the same age as Izaak, he was acting more like a tomcat – peeing, yowling, pacing – whereas all Izaak has done is just gotten tomcatly bulk. I also mentioned that I call him “my little sausage”.
Relax, Zak…It’s kind of like baloney. Different, but…that sort of taste.
But as he’s been bulking up, I’ve been calling him my Falukorv more and more. And today, I did a little sketch…
…Which turned a little whimsical. I may need to finish this one up.
Usually by this time, I have all the Christmas decorations up. But because we have to get some new wiring installed in the wall where the Christmas tree is meant to go, we have only put our Swedish Jul candles in our windows so far.
Tonight, Jacoby was sitting in the window next to the candles washing his face, and it looked so festive, I thought I’d take some Hipstamatic snaps just for fun.
Since I always take the Hipstamatic photos on the randomizer (you shake your phone and the app randomly selects the film and lens), there’s always a chance of getting black and white film…which is kind of a downer when you’re trying to get a festive holiday shot.
But sometimes, it really works.
Then there are the miraculous happy accidents betwixt film and lens. This one looks like the Northern Lights are shimmering in the night sky outside the window.
And in this shot, Jake looks like he’s in a snowglobe. Now that’s festive!
I love this one…not sure why, but I find it entrancing.
It’s rather magical, some of the things that you capture with Hipstamatic.