Welcome to the Birman Cat Club's Show News page for paid-up members to post their special success stories with their Pet Birmans and non-Birman pet cats shown in the Household Pet Section. We welcome your news of Best in Show wins and titles gained, and some stories will also appear in the club's magazine in the special section for show bench pets.
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Tia Drop – fondly known as ‘Tia’ at home is
now an Imperial Grand Master Cat – still gliding through the shows
– she has now embarked on the chase for the Olympian’s of which
she recently gained her first two Olympian’s at a back to back show.
Tia Drop used to be shown in the Pedigree section when it became
quite clear once gaining her Championship status and producing some
lovely litters of kittens over a few years, would not meet the criteria
for Grand material as she was quite petite in size. At this point,
after having a chat with a good friend, I was encouraged to show
her in the Pedigree HHP section and we thought, why not, she enjoys
her outings and we did not want to leave her at home and what fun
we would have. How right we were, when she turned up at her first
PHHP show not only to take MC ticket, BOC but went onto gain BIS
Pedigree Pet. This was the start of a glittering career in the Household
Pedigree Section for Tia Drop and she has just taken it all in her
stride. Three Master Cat Certificates, followed by 3 GMC Certificates,
then 5 IMC Certificates.
Tia Drop reside at home with her mother who is now a grand old lady
of 15 years of age and still is as active as ever. Tia dashes in
and tells her mum Ch. & Pr. Nejen Sealed WithaKiss & TICA QGCA all
about her day, mum promptly washes her and they settle down to eat,
such funny antics and this happens every time we get home
The club's sincerest congratulations to Yvonne Glen
and her lilac point Birman Willow who got her Grand
Master Cat title and Best in Show Pedigree Pet at the Edinburgh
and East of Scotland Cat Show on 21st July 2012! What a fantastic
day for you all.
The club is delighted to salute a very special Pet
Birman, Supreme UK Grand Master Cat TWIZZLE, the very
first Birman UK Grand Household Pet exhibit.
Twizzle, a Blue point boy of 8 years old, went
to the 2011 GCCF Supreme Show with his Grand Master Cat title, won
his first UK Grand certificate by winning his Grand class of 6 cats,
was chosen as Best of Variety Longhair Pedigree Pet, and then went
forward to Supreme judging on the platform where he was chosen as
Supreme Pedigree Pet. This win earned him his second UK Grand certificate
and his prestigious "Supreme" title.
Very many congratulations to Twizzle, to proud owner
Elizabeth Scott and to delighted breeder Nicky Butler!
Update on Twizzle's achievements............
I would like to thank Mrs Viv Lee for awardingTwizzle
his final Imperial Master Cat Certificate at the Seal and Blue Birman
Cat Club show on 6 September 2012. Twizzle has done
so well in the past year, he has been a lucky boy. Thank
you very much to all his judges, and to Mrs Lee for her lovely critique,
and for awarding Twizzle BIS Pedigree Pet.
Seal & Blue Point Birman Cat Club
6th September 2012 - Mrs V Lee
IMPERIAL CLASS – AC PEDIGREE PET GRAND MASTER CAT
Mrs E Scott, Sup UK GMC Twizzle MN. Imperial – Impressive
large blue point with a beautiful expression. Broad head neatly
placed ears, good blue eye colour with an attractive white chin
spot. Good boning and body weight. His show preparation was excellent.
Super boy very relaxed enjoying his day at the show. I was pleased
to know I had made him up to an Imperial at the show and it was
a great pleasure to award him BIS Pedigree Pet.
Warmest congratulations from the club to Supreme
Grand Master Cat MISSY! Three weeks after winning
Best in Show Non-Pedigree Exhibit at our club show, where
she won her third Imperial Grand, she has had another wonderful
success - Supreme Non-Pedigree Pet at the GCCF Supreme Show - making
November 2012 a month to remember for her proud owners Vicky
and Steve Fletcher. Missy is a delightfully friendly ginger
tortie tabby who lost one of her back legs in a road accident -
see her story in Household Pet Show News in the Summer 2012 club
MOLLY MALONE gained her GRAND MASTER title
at the Maidstone and Medway show on 15th December 2012. Molly was
actually shown in the Championship classes and made Premier quite
easily. However during a rest from the show bench she developed
a small spot just above the dew claw. And lo and behold, she loved
that one SO much she "grew" another one!! She loves showing
off so I decided to hop her over to the Pedigree Pet side of showing.
She made Master at the Cambridgeshire in 2012 and although we don't
show overmuch these days, she finally made Grand Master in December.
She will be four years old in May 2013 so hopefully we shall enjoy
showing for some time to come.
Theresa Groves (Tofipuff Birmans)