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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Hello All,

Considering taking Taiko to his first ever show, have been druming up the courage, visiting lots of shows to spectate and hopefully prepare for the big debut. :wink:

We were at the London cat club show in Woking at the weekend and my there were some gorgeous cats :shock:

Not sure how our little Taik will fare, but he is such a show off at home, he deserves at least a chance. He has been posing for me this evening and these are the results of our photo shoot...
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And with his pal Tino. Tino is a bit of a shy boy so i don't think he'd enjoy the show experience. :oops: (but i didn't want to leave him out completely).

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:02 pm 
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Very beautiful boys you have there! I'm show Taiko will do very well at his show! :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:07 pm 
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go for it, you won't know until you try :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:10 pm 
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I love this boy :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:05 am 
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I think Taiko is a lovely boy and you should definately give showing a try :D It might be for him, it might not but it's always worth going along anyway to find out and you get to meet some lovely people too :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:23 pm 
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what a gorgeous boy!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:02 pm 
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No harm in trying. I'm sure he will do well, he us gorgeous. If he does not like the experience just don't go again. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:36 am 
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his gorgeous, good luck!

his not related to dazzledots by any chance? :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:46 pm 
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Well time will tell, we'll be showing Taiko this weekend so we'll see how he takes to it and will let you know.

Thank you for all your encouragment.
Taik doesn't have any Dazzledots in his line, he is from Typhast Hurricane, he does have Gogees and Millwood in his pedigree though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Best of luck :D Hope he enjoys it. I just think he is soooooo handsome :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:09 am 
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Gosh, he's gorgeous! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Well Taiko coped really well at the bengal cat Club Show, Newbury, to say it was his first ever show experience. He behaved very well for the judges, although he is such an active cat and general wrigglebottom sitting still is not his forte.

Taiko was placed 4th in his open and got 2 1st's a 2nd and a 3rd in his side classes.
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It was a great learning experience, there are a few things I would do differently next time...

I think Taiko was really ready to get out of that small pen by the end of the day, next time I think i will go for a double pen.

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The mini variety would have been so handy to clean up the chaos he created digging in his pen!

And I would make sure he has had a big breakfast beforehand, as he didn't touch a bite to eat all day at the show.
I didn't want him to feel travel sick so he just had the orijen we leave down, but as we set off early in the morning i'm not sure he ate that much before we left.

He is a very vocal kitty and there was one point where I felt so rotten as he was really appealing for me to let him out and pushing his legs through the bars trying to escape. He did settle down in the afternoon, but I do think some practice at home, at being in a confined space or pen may have helped to familiarise him in hindsight. May look into buying a pen to test the water at home and put him in just for short spells so that he is used to it for next time.

It was a really enjoyable day and there were some absolutley beautiful bengals there. Congratulations to everyone and most importantly to their cats!

Kate (and Taiko)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:10 pm 
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aww well done kate & taiko! :D
i find most of mine aren't interested in food while at the shows either. if you take him to a few more he'll get more used to it & the idea of practising with a pen at home is a good one. i find a metal dog crate works well.
well done on his firsts in his side classes, very good results!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:43 am 
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Congratulations to you and Taiko, what fantastic results :D He's a very handsome boy :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:51 am 
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Congratulations, sounds like he was a very good boy in what was a strange environment for him!! He's just beautiful :D


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