Cosmo has had a few shows that I haven’t posted about yet, and frankly, I’m not sure that I will get to other than perhaps updating his photo gallery page to include photos from those shows. Whether or not I get to post about these shows at a later date, I wanted to announce Cosmos’s new titles!
CFA: At the Cats of Wisconsin show (COWS) in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Cosmo earned the 24 points that he needed to become a Grand Premier. I was very pleased. Two judges who have never used him in finals at previous shows actually gave him ribbons at the COWS show, giving him some of his much-needed points. Paul Patton made Cosmo his Best Premier (AB) – not to be confused with the best *premiership* cat – resulting in 12 points. One judge placed him in the top 10 final, and three other judges made Cosmo their Second Best Shorthair Premier – again, not to be confused with the second best cat in his division – earning 3 points from each. I was so excited that he made Grand in just 4 shows. I’ve heard stories of 20-show grands!
ACFA: Cosmo has been to two ACFA shows this year: one in Rockford, IL (Rock Valley Cat Club), and the other in Crown Point, IN (Dunes Cat Fanciers). He did remarkably well at each show. In Rockford, he achieved his Double Champion status, and then in Crown Point, not only did he earn his Quadruple champion status, but also made it to Grand status.
For the 2015 – 2016 season, I’m going to initially focus on CFA, working toward a regional win if he can start placing more often now that he’s a Grand Premier. If he does not start placing better at the first couple of CFA shows of the season, then I expect that we’ll probably reduce showing in CFA significantly, and focus on ACFA rings. In the four CFA shows he attended from January through April of this year, Cosmo did not place nearly as often as he did when he was in the kitten class, and when he did place, it was in the bottom five (usually 9th or 10th, and usually only in specialty rings).
I’ll post photos when I have a chance.
Nichole(this post revised for corrections)