At our first CFA show, Empire Cat Club's show, Champion Starrpawzs The First Edition (aka Oliver), decided to decorate his cage, as well as the judges with his handsome odor! His spray was carefully aimed and he rarely missed. Oliver was retired needing only 8 points to Grand, but enough is enough! Oliver, named because he is out of two shorthaired cats and was a first generation longhair, went on to final Best Allbreed Kitten at that show. His mother also finalled a Fifth Best Cat as a Champion.
Sometimes, when males start calling or females want to be bred, their ears will perk up or out. The ears on females lift even more during the birth process, and they are rarely shown after having had a litter.
At the CFA International Show in Chicago in 1995
A breaking point occurred when GC Starrpawzs The Accidental Tourist (aka Jasmine) was a Kitten. The day had finally come when we met up with Frank Roderick at a show in Syracuse. He judged Jasmine, and we felt a sense of accomplishment when she was called to the final. Frank gave her her award and as he held her for all to see, he smiled at her, pointed to her tail and said "Do you see this? Without this, you have nothing" We shed our tears, and Frank winked and said "Welcome to CFA".
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