Quite a day today, more money spent on taxi's than I care to remember. Elsa had a check up at the vets this morning, her progress is slow but she continues to be bright eyed, loving and always eager to eat her meals, she may not get back to 100% fitness. She is a special little girl whose spirit never diminishes.
Nowa and his final litter went to be neutered / spayed today, all are doing well but the little ones are a bit miffed at being back in the pen, but it's for their own good. Nowa was so fussy when I got him home, wanting lots of cuddles and when Sam got home she went out to see him and he was so happy to see her. Nowa has given me some lovely babies, at 4½ years old it's his time now to be a pampered pet, lets hope he stops spraying soon.
I won't mention a certain person who let me down the night before and couldn't give me a lift to the show - good job I love him. So I am all prepared for the show. We get up at mental o'clock, I am so not a morning person. I under estimated how long it would take to feed the cats and of course had to make sure Elsa had her special breakfast to keep her strength up. We missed the first train so planned to get the one at 7:08am which would get us to Stratford upon Avon station at 9:09am, all good still..........called taxi and waited outside and waited and waited, Taxi arrived at 07:10, okay take me to Birmingham Int station instead of Marston Green, we arrive and sort the tickets, we will now arrive at 09:21, be a little bit past 09:30am but not too bad. We get the train to New Street, have time for a Costa coffee and walk a short way to Moor street Station, what a lovely little railway station, very well kept and just a lovely station, we sat and drank our coffee while waiting for the train. Time for a quick visit to the toilet and then find a lift to platform 1, the train has arrived and as we descended in the lift we heard the train leaving the station, at this point a mental breakdown seemed the only answer, you know when you just feel like sitting the middle of the floor and sob. Luna was chatting to everyone who would listen and Bella was telling her to stop as was drawing attention. I sent a text message to the lovely Mr Ian Macro explaining I had missed the train and wouldn't arrive until just after 10am, he promptly replied saying that would be okay, I did a little happy dance in my head of course - we got the train and then a taxi which by the way cost me £18 to travel just 6 miles - unbelievable. Got through vetting in and went to settle the babies in their pens, well some people cannot read numbers as Luna was in pen 30 and Bella next to her in 29, but 28 was next to 30 and 29 next to 28, 29 was already occupied by a cat that should have been in 26, was this somebodies idea of a joke, lets see how much stress she can take before finally sitting on the floor in a heap. So the numbers were swapped and I went in search of caffeine.............
Usually at a show you leave the hall for a couple of hours while the main judging takes place, there was a flower arranging class in a separate room organised by Sandra Humphries. Sam and I really enjoyed it (thanks to my Son Alex for phoning me to ask where the baking powder was lol!!!) at the end of the day the flower arrangements were judged by Elsie Hummersten, I was awarded a commended which was like 5th or 6th I think.
Whimzeerex Crookshanks 'Baggins at his first show in the neuter section. He behaved so well and it was great to see him all grown up and looking so handsome. Well done Charlotte xx
Grand Champion Dixylan Luna Lovegood did me proud and gained her 2nd Imperial certificate, she needs 3 more to become an Imperial Grand Champion. Princess Luna was chatting to everyone at the show.
My Izabella 'Champion Whimzeerex Time Turner' was awarded 2 Grand Challenge Certificates, just one more to go to be a Grand Champion. She was so well behaved all day, sleeping for most of it.
We had a lovely day, enjoyed the food that was there, so nice to be able to sit down and eat a meal. Was great to see friends there too, Karen Kindell visited the show, it was lovely to see a friendly face. There were some stunning cats there, a very lovely chocolate tortie Cornish Rex, of course the black Selkirk Rex that did exceptionally well at the show. Sandie Aroha was the photographer for the day, her beautiful Devons were there too, so we are looking forward to pictures of Luna and Izabella. The free food samples in the pen were much appreciated and so much better than all other shows, a beautiful rosette to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rex Cat Association was on every pen too, these were made by Chris Hazel of the Wyrewood house.
My Son managed to collect us from the show so we were home in under an hour.