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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:53 pm 
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Just wondered what people thought about established Champions including Grands etc entering open classes?
I'm quite new to showing and talking to people i know a lot dont enter the open just BOB once won their Champion status but other are happy to carry on entering this class.

Now call me nieve but how much of a chance at winning the open would a cat new to the show world have against an Imperial? especially if its the same Judge?
As a bit of light relief.. one peson i know who does this and has loads of ch was complaining loudly at one show i went to because another competitor was showing his cat and she knew hers wasnt as good and she said she it wasnt fair he kept entering and denying her her imp wins!!!!

I come from dog obedience and once you are out of a class with a dog thats it until you reach the top class...

Just wondered what peoples thought are


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Hi Wendy. :D
I have seen and heard this going on for years. I can see both sides of it and although a cat can get held back by these others who keep entering the Opens, I am a great believer in saying 'even the best can be beaten' and if a cat is good enough to get the title, he/she will get it regardless of others who are entered. Sometimes it is a case of finding a judge who particularly likes your cat, or of getting it just right and your cat being in tip-top condition when the other 'Top' cat maybe is out of coat?
It is a competition after all, and rightly or wrongly in some people's eyes, those 'top' titled cats are entitled to be there too. :wink:
JMHO. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:17 pm 
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Hi,

My girl has beaten some excellent cats to gain her 2 cc's. It was just more of a query as i'm new to the show circuit and have heard different views on this. It just made me laugh how this person complained about others entering and stopping her winning when she could be accused of the same thing! Another judge gave mine all the side classes we were both in and she wasnt pleased about that either!!! lolool
Hopefully my girls will be at shows in the summer after the parasites - sorry kittens- stop feeding from Tilly and Amberand go to new homes to reck havoc there instead of my house!!! lolool.

Any suggestions to get weight back on tilly would be helpful, she is a very lean muscular fit cat but looks thin compared to some of the cats on the show bench. She is very active and is always up trees or hunting. She is fed adlib royal canin (kitten at the mo then sensitive) and gets fresh chicken several times a week.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:20 pm 
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You could try her on some RC Babycat?
Good quality wet food can help put weight on too, as long as it doesn't upset her tummy. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Thanks, she is on the babycat. will get her some whiskas too as its the only one that doesnt upset her tummy.. I think she willl wean her babies at a decent time, her mum however loves feeding babies and will feed any available for as long as possible!

I love having babies about (though 11 is a bit ott!) its a great excuse not to do housework!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:27 pm 
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wmk wrote:

I love having babies about (though 11 is a bit ott!) its a great excuse not to do housework!

wendy


11 babies eh? :wink: That's hard work! I have missed having babies around the place but now have 5 beautiful kittens aged just 6 days old. May have some more on the way soon too...... :D

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