We're back from the Blue Ridge Cat Fanciers show in Woodstock, Virginia. This ACFA show is in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This club really knows how to put on a good show. It's small but really is a honey of a show. Good vendors, good food--the Virginia barbecue was tasty, and friendly exhibitors. We are very proud of our cats. Midnight, our Russian Black, received two second best NBC finals (NBC is New Breed or Color) and one best NBC final. Alexi, our Russian Blue alter received three finals. She received two ninth best alter by two all-breed judges and one fourth best alter by a specialty judge. However, her son, Herbie Love Bug, did really well. He received two fourth best cats from specialty judges; a sixth best cat and a third best cat by allbreed judges, one of whom is the president of ACFA. We are really proud of him!
We can't wait until next year!
On the way up, we went by the Cabarrus Arena and Event Center to see where the new Tarheel Cat Fanciers will hold their first show. It looks like quite a place. After we finished, we headed up toward Virginia and the show.
On the way home, we drove some on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains where the cats saw deer and beautiful vistas of the Valley and Allegheny Mountains to the west, and the to the east, lower elevations. We ate supper in Lexington, Virginia, home of VMI and Washington and Lee University. We stayed in Radford, Virginia, home of Radford University.
We also enjoyed lunch with the cats' great-grandmother at Maggiano's Little Italy in Charlotte, NC.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
The cats are planning a trip to a cat show this weekend! Not all are going--some have to stay home to mind the store, as it were. Going to this ACFA cat show in northern Virginia are Alexi, Herbie Love Bug, and Midnight. Look for Alexi and Herbie Love Bug's photos below. Midnight who chose not to be photographed. Of course, they all have to have baths; have their claws trimmed; and pack their suitcases. They hope you wish them luck.