On the 31st of August we trekked all the way to Pretoria for the annual Cat Federation of South Africa Cat of the Year and Gold and Ruby Show that was held on Spring Day at Ekudeni Country Venue, in Muldersdrift. Our beautiful Bobi, now co-owned with Mariette Burger of LaMASKA was a finalist in the top 10 males.

LAMASKA THE AMAZING RABOBI RESULTS

KWAZULU NATAL TOP CAT – 2ND PLACED MALE
THE SIAMESE ORIENTAL AND PETERBALD ALLIANCE TOP CAT – SOPA TOP CAT, SOPA TOP SIAMESE
CAT OF THE YEAR – 5TH PLACED MALE, OVERALL BEST OF BREED DIVISION SIA ORI PETERBALD

Congratulations to all of our friends and their feline finalists who are all winners to us! I am so proud to be a part of an organisation who celebrate each other’s successes. Some special mentions:

Mariette Burger- Congrats on your win with Geedees Jethro Tull (a gorgeous Norwegian Forest Cat Neutered Male) who was Neuter of the Year and subsequently Cat of the Year. Congratulations to his esteemed breeder, Athylle Caw. Along with this, LaMASKA cleaned up with multiple wins – Veteran Entire, Triple Supreme Entire, and a HUGE congratulations for Breeder of the Year. A testament to breeding excellence, a lot of hard work and investment that went into many many years of showing and breeding. It has been a pleasure showing Bobi with you this year. The rosettes… all I can say is I know how hard you work every year and you have outdone yourself once again.

Breeze and Maria – A big whoop whoop for the Ragdolls! I am so proud of you both with your achievements this year. Excellent COTY placings, superb KZN Top Cat wins and stunning cats that will only get better with age. I am so proud to be a part of your journey with Spirit.

Kathy Hoole – A big congratulations for 8th Place with your little, naughty child who kept us all on our toes during the show, Calypso. It really has been fun learning more about showing Sphynx this year. They aren’t as easy as some people think…

Liz McGregor and Adri Botha – Congratulations on two KZN-homegrown domestic pet qualifiers. I am so chuffed for you both. You have worked very hard for our region!

Nick Coetzee – Thanks as always for the running around, help and being the best road trip buddy ever.Very proud of your boy’s achievements this year.

Mathilda Rademan – Your boytjie is going from strength to strength. It has been an absolute pleasure watching him mature this year.

Mariette Kruger РWhat can I say? Cami is a perfect show child and loves the attention. What a pro! We hope she will relax for a while  and make some beautiful marble children for us to marvel over next year. Congratulations on the achievements of your cats and your breeding.

Bracha Smith – What a lovely surprise to have you come visit us again! Thank you for your support and your help.

We took Amberle along for Gold Neuter however she wasn’t enjoying the experience at all and we withdrew her from the show. After the show, Amberle went to a fabulous new home in Johannesburg to live out the rest of her life in luxury as an only pet. We wish her well and will miss her terribly but believe this was the right fit for our a very sensitive lady.

MORE PICTURES OF THE STUNNING FINALISTS CAN BE FOUND HERE. THANK YOU THERESA FOUCHE FOR CAPTURING OUR CATS SO BEAUTIFULLY ONCE AGAIN. IT WAS AN HONOUR TO HAVE YOU THERE.