Other People’s Abys: The trip I SHOULD have taken

Next weekend is both my birthday and my friend (and Jacoby’s breeder) Sherry’s birthday weekend. Coincidentally, up in Fredericton, where Sherry lives, next weekend there’s big ACFA cat show scheduled. I really wanted to bring Jake to that show…but fate consipred it was just not in the cards for this year.

It got a great write-up in the Fredericton newspaper (but you have to actually subscribe to the paper to read its articles online), and I also found this charming video of Sherry explaining the cat show last year to local celebrity Charles Leblanc:


Of course, while I wanted to see Sherry, and also our friend Kim, and Jake’s relatives Clancy and Finnegan, the main reason I wanted to go up there was so Jake and his brother Dillin could have a little littermate reunion.


4xGrCh Pellburn Johnny Dillinger, Jake’s brother, was Best Cat for ACFA Eastern Canada Region for the 2011 show season! What an achievement!

Sherry and Buddy Guy3_1538

We’d also have been able to see Jake’s (non-littermate) brother, Buddy Guy, who shares his fondness for dressing up.

There’s more information on the Abyssinian Cat Club on Facebook. If you’re anywhere near New Brunswick next weekend, you’ve got to go to Fredericton.

*Sigh* Wish I could…well…as we’re so fond of saying in Boston, there’s always NEXT year!

6 thoughts on “Other People’s Abys: The trip I SHOULD have taken

  1. Yes… it is the trip you SHOULD have taken. And if you were coming I would have forced both uncle Clancy and cousin Finnegan to attend the show – they’re both unofficially retired now, but was thinking about putting Finn in again since he’s rebounded from his year-long illness so well. As you said… there’s always next year!!


  2. Not only was Dillin Best Cat in the ACFA Eastern Canada Region for the 2010-2011 Show year, the unofficial announcement just made (there are 20 days to correct scorings) puts Dillin as Best Cat AGAIN for 2011-2012! I was so surprised, unsure he would even be in the top 10, because you just don’t know what other shows other cats are going to throughout the year. I do have Dillin in our Fredericton show this coming weekend, with hopes he will end up with just one more Top 10 Regional win – 3 of which earns the title of “Legacy of Achievement”, which Dillin’s and Jacoby’s Uncle Whitey earned in his show career (sadly, dad Scar fell short of the top 10 one year, and never had the chance to get the 3rd top 10 he needed).

    Sure wish you were coming Coco and Jacoby – we’ll be missing you!


    1. Wow! That’s awesome! I didn’t know Uncle Whitey had earned that title.
      And yeah, I wish I was going up there. I haven’t seen you in SO LONG.


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