If you were one of the few to have been honored by having been owned by any of these incredible creatures, you understand. I was one of those lucky people, so I believe I can recognize another such cat.
Thus far, GHD, HNW Gromit has been the only HHP to achieve this status.
For those of you who did not have the chance to meet her, Gromit was the ultimate rock star. It would be like missing a chance to meet the Beatles. You knew when you saw her that she was something very special.
Gromit was born in April 2000, as a feral in the backyard of Julie and Margaret Benzer’s parents’ home. She began her show career six months later and went on to show for 19 ½ years. In that time, she won 19 regional awards, three national awards and was the first Grand of Distinction HHP.
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Teacher's Pet, Classroom Assistant Lady Bronwyn
Most of us have had that special cat—a heart cat with whom we had a deep connection. It may have been the cat we had as a child, or the one that saw us through a troubled time, or one with whom we bonded as we exhibited at cat shows. Whether the cat found us or we sought it out, those connections cannot be denied. These are the stories of some of those special cats and what they mean or meant to us.
Gromit The Rockstar
There are very few cats, no matter how long they are shown, or what they achieve, that belong in the “rock star” category. In pedigreed cats, we have a few that have become legendary.
Conducting Cat Shows During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It was just over a year ago that we were all enjoying our hobby of showing cats. Some traveled extensively seeking high titles, and some just supported local shows. In all cases, there was social interaction with everyone, and we generally did not worry about spreading infections.
My first pet was a cat named “Major Tom,” or “Tommy.” He was a domestic shorthair silver tabby and white. From what I was told, my parents purchased Tommy for $1.98 from the 5 & 10 cent-store in Trenton, NJ as a young kitten after they moved into their first place.
Crosby the Blind Cat
My name is Crosby. I was born blind in a litter of barn cats in 2011 near Webster, KY. My first humans (friends of my mom-to-be) realized I was blind early on, so they took me into their home.
SO You Want to Be in Pictures?
Have you ever caught yourself wandering through a pet store and noticing all the pictures of the cats, dogs, and other assorted furry and feathered critters, and wonder, “How did they get there? My Fluffy is cuter than that. How can I get a piece of that action?”
What You Don't Know About Balinese & Javanese
Overheard at a cat show: “Oh Mylanta! Would you look at that!!!! It’s a longhaired Siamese! Oooh! And would ya look at its tail!!!!”
Up Close and Purr-sonal
Just about everyone who knows CFA knows Kathy Calhoun, CFA treasurer and Allbreed judge. She’s also a breeder of national winning Maine Coon cats, national winning American Wirehairs, Tonkinese and American Shorthairs, a former Regional Director, and one of the founders of the Basic Black Cat Club. But as busy as Kathy Calhoun’s CFA life has been and is, cats are just one part of her story.
That Kitty Mess Could Mean More Than You Think
Living with cats pretty much means living with a fair amount of kitty barf. For most of us, hearing the unmistakable sound of a cat upchucking means you drop everything and run for the paper towels. But it could also mean there’s more to worry about than the risk of stepping in goo barefooted. Determining whether your vomiting cat needs more than a cleanup depends on a number of factors. It’s best to gather as much information as possible about what’s going on before you get your vet involved. So, before you call, try to have the answers to the following questions handy.
“Take Two Kittens and Call Me In the Morning”
Can Cats Help Humans Be Healthier?
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