MCPI Does Europe 2006 !
|MCPI Members have been proudly
showing their Maine Coon Polydactys in show rings around the
world. Whether it is in New Traits, Exhibitions or House Hold
Pets, the cats are getting out there and people are listening. The
response is positive, the publicity great and it seems that the time has
come for these wonderful cats to start being recognized for what they
are... Maine Coons!
Dutch TICA Club, Cats
and Tulips was the first show we attended. This was in the
lovely town of Woerden, The Netherlands, August 26 - 27, 2006. For
some of us this was our first time seeing the European
benching with the cats and it was a pleasant change. It was also
an opportunity to see old friends again and meet new ones! The
show got started and the final touches were put on the cats before they
went into the ring. New Traits class had other breeds present and
our polys had great competition.
|These are the New Traits results:
You can see the full show results here
|The surprise for most was the arrival of
Gordon from the USA. We had a little fun and tried to keep his
arrival a secret until Hannover. I think our roving
reporter show report may have given that away :)
The surprise for Gordon was the Birthday cake in honour of his 75th Birthday!
But I think Gordon was kept very busy clerking...oh and look...it's Silversocks P in the ring!
It was two days full of cats and friends, laughter and congratulations, train rides and car rides and a great promotion for the Maine Coon Polydactyls.
From Left to Right: Michel, Miriam, Sandra, Vonne, Deb, Gordon and Justin. This picture was taken at the end of the day. Sharon and Yolanda were both present at the show also. My apologies for not getting everyone in the picture.
It was a wonderful show. Sandra, Patrick and the Cats and Tulips Club did a fantastic job!! There will be more pictures to follow soon.