I began showing in 2005, my first show was a TICA show in Green Cove Springs, Florida. It only took one show and I was hooked. Over the years I have shown in ACFA and CFA but now I show primarily in TICA. I am proud to be club president of Central Florida Cat Fancier’s, our first show was in September 2013 and it was a big hit! We plan on making this an annual event. For more information, www.centralflcats.com.
Showing is hard on a cat whether they like it or not. Their days are very long; beginning with an hour long show bath the day before then off to the show to be handled by all kinds of strangers the whole weekend. Therefore, I am grateful for each show cat I have that they let me take them to the show hall so I can have fun. This page is for me to brag on all my great cats and whatever wins they may receive.
My first show cat was born and raised here at Sunny Shores; SunnyShores Montanna’s Big Son aka Fatty was 6 months old and was at that first TICA show and got 2 final ribbons. Showing was just not for him, he’s a big Momma’s boy and now spends his days relaxing in the sun.
TICA Regional Winner Quadruple Grand Champion It*Cherrydolls Black Mulberry~seal point bicolor boy. This gorgeous boy comes to the states all the way from Italy, and those beautiful blue eyes and soft bunny coat are just part of what makes him a show cat.
Luke Cage is a cream point bicolor born 9/3/16, if you look closely at the photo you will notice that his left rear leg is not there below the knee. He was tangled in his umbilical cord after birth and the blood supply was cut off, his leg was amputated when he was 5 days old. He has never known a life with 4 legs and that’s ok with him, he loves to run, jump and climb the cat trees! He is currently showing in TICA as a Household Pet.
TICA Double Grand Champion American Hero VelykiNadiyi~blue point bicolor boy. What can I say? This guy has it all!
Previous Show Seasons…
TICA SGM Noodle of Sunny Shores
As far back as I can remember I have had a love for “orange cats”, this handsome fella is Noodle, he celebrated his 20th birthday March 1, 2017 (picture taken April 2014). He began his show career at the young age of 16 and quickly became and old pro, awing judges from all over with his playfulness and health for being an “old man”. Noodle has lived in my home since he was 6 weeks old and I call him “the kitten raiser” because he loves and nurtures each kitten as if he were their mother. Noodle is a true testament to what love, good food, and good veterinary care can do for our faithful companions.
A special thank you to Audra Mitchell for taking these wonderful photos that really capture the spirit of my oldest friend.
TICA RW SGM Violet of SunnyShores
Violet is a rare flower that made her way into my life in the spring of 2014, she was just 4 months old, only weighed 1 pound, and was paralyzed from the waist down. She has a spinal deformity that at the time due to lack of nutrition and proper care was causing nerve damage. After proper medical treatment and physical therapy Violet is the most active cat you will ever meet, I swear she can jump 10 feet straight up into the air and loves to run circles around her lazy Ragdoll friends!!