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Photography By Gerald - December 23, 2009

Dancer is a Chocolate Aby. She has nice color, type, personality and lovely ear tufts. Who could ask for more? We love her! She is our Forever Girl!

 


Here is Dancer dancing for Helmi, who is an amazingly talented cat photographer!



Photos taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

Photos taken by Helmi Flick on September 6, 2009

 



Dancer at the New Years Show in Raleigh, NC
Photo by Patricia Ridenour

 



Presenting Aksum Dancing Queen (aka Tamber)
Chocolate daughter of Dancer & Rocket
at 5 weeks old

DGC Aksum Tiny Dancer (TICA)

Birthdate: February 24, 2009

Sire: DGC Tazkatz Traveling Man of Alexy
Dam: RW QGC Alexy Braeside Candytuft of Aksum

Dancer is the first 2nd-generation queen born in our TICA chocolate breeding program. Her beautiful mother, Candy, is the second chocolate Abyssinian to become a Quad Grand Champion and Regional Winner.

We hoped for a chocolate female in Candy's first litter of kittens who would have an exceptional personality and nice color and type, and we have it with this beautiful girl!


Photography By Gerald - December 23, 2009

Dancer is outgoing and affectionate and purrs a lot. She is unafraid and curious about her world like an Aby is supposed to be. Dancer also travels very well in cars even for long distances, which is quite helpful for a show cat and Forever Buddy. She especially enjoys visiting the pet shop, saying hello to everybody, investigating all the new places and smells, and getting treats there. And of course, she loves to play!

Dancer had her show debut as a kitten in Raleigh, NC at the Southeast Regional show July 11-12, 2009. She did very well on Saturday, July 11th, receiving ribbons in two finals!

At the same show, her beautiful mother Candy received her second Regional Award plaque and ribbon as 14th Best Allbreed Cat in the Southeast Region, 9th Best Shorthair Cat in the SE Region, Best Chocolate Abyssinian in the SE Region, and Best Abyssinian in the SE Region. Candy is also TICA's International Best Chocolate Abyssinian!


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

We bred Dancer with our newest addition to Aksum Abyssinians, Alexy Temur Khan of Aksum. Temur was chosen especially for Dancer, to continue the chocolate line here at Aksum, and is now retired.

Temur made his show debut at the Southeast Regional show in July with Dancer and her littermate Smoky. Temur is Linc's half brother (same sire). We enjoyed his stay here with us very much!

Dancer received two ribbons in the finals on Saturday, July 11th -- 5th Best Shorthair Kitten and 9th Best Allbreed Kitten. Dancer is a worthy successor to her beautiful mother Candy!


Candy's Regional Awards ribbons on the left and right, and
Dancer's top ten final ribbons in the middle, at the Raleigh show

At left is Dancer in the Kitten Class Labor Day weekend at the TICA Annual show in Orlando, FL. Photos from the show are on the TICA International Show Aksum Picasa Album here.

Dancer received a Best Kitten ribbon at her last show in the Kitten Class in the Hickory, NC show October 10-11, 2009, as well as five other Top Ten ribbon finals.

Her debut in the Championship class was in Greensboro, NC December 12-13, 2009 where she was shown as an adult for the first time. Dancer won four finals ribbons including 2nd Best Allbreed Cat and 4th Best Allbreed Cat and is now a Champion.


Thank you for coming by to say hello and celebrating the New Year with us in Raleigh, NC. Dancer made Best of Breed a few times but the competition was VERY TOUGH for this "campaign show" where the Best of the Best cats come from all over the world. No ribbons this time around, but enjoyable times seeing and talking to friends. She got more points toward her Grand Champion, though! :-) Here are photos from the three-day First In Flight show January 1-3, 2010.


Thank you for coming by to say hello in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida to Dancer, our new kitten Dreamer, and Second Chance Charlie! Dancer got a 10th Best Shorthair Cat finals ribbon and Dreamer was 2nd Best of Breed three times despite competing against two older top show quality kittens.



With Dancer at the Raleigh, NC show February 21, 2010
I love Dancer so much! She is my furever girl! :-)
Photography by Pam Sosa - All rights reserved.

Dancer was at the Field of Dreams "Purrfect Love" Valentine's show. She and Second Chance Charlie said hello in person to many people who came by in Raleigh, NC. It was another tough campaign show, so we had fun seeing friends and making some new ones and no ribbons just points.

I stopped showing Dancer for a few months to have kittens. She is retired from showing and has had four litters of kittens in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Dancer was shown one more time as a Champion and finally got that one last ribbon she needed to be a Grand Champion plus a bonus ribbon to bring her up to the title of Double Grand Champion at the 2011 Cattyshack show in Augusta, GA! She will always be my Forever Girl. :-)




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Photo taken by Helmi Flick on October 23, 2010

Baja is a ruddy Abyssinian female double registered in CFA & TICA. She is the second queen of our double-registered line.

Baja at her first show 9/19/10 Baja at her third show 10/23/10 Baja at her fourth show 10/31/10 Baja at her sixth show with TICA Judge Robby Whyte 11/14/10

 

QGC Cedarwood Finally Found of BlueRiver (TICA)
Cedarwood Baja of BlueRiver (CFA)

Ruddy Abyssinian female

Now fully owned by BlueRiver Abys
Birthdate: March 25, 2010

Sire: SGC Bebop Solarian of Cedarwood
Dam: Cedarwood Kiya

Baja is the second queen in our CFA line of Abyssinians. After the owner of her mother stopped breeding before I could get a female kitten from her beautiful blue Aby queen Kiya, it took me two and a half years to 'finally find' her again across the country (California to upstate New York) and finally get a kitten (Baja) with that sweet personality I had fallen in love with years before.

Baja is TICA's 2011 International 15th Best Abyssinian Kitten, and TICA's 2011 Best of Breed Abyssinian Kitten and Best of Breed Abyssinian Cat for the Southeast Region! She is now also a Quad Grand Champion and is now fully owned by Blue River Abyssinians (we co-owned her for a while).

First show - TICA - Cattyshack Cats
Augusta, GA - September 18-19, 2010

Baja did very well in her first show, with 9 out of 12 finals ribbons.


2nd show - TICA -Kudzu Kat Club
Hickory, NC - October 16-17, 2010

Baja did well in her second show, coming home with 8 finals ribbons including two 2nd Best Allbreed Kitten.


3rd show - TICA - PartyCats
Atlanta, GA - October 23-24, 2010

Baja did equally well in her third show, adding to her finals count with 8 more ribbons. She was photographed by Helmi Flick as well, which is always such a treat!


Baja receiving one of her eight finals ribbons
at the TICA PartyCats Show 10/23/10
from TICA Judge Ed Manning

Baja now has a total of 25 finals ribbons in TICA!! Wow!!


4th show - CFA - Cats Exclusive
Coconut Creek, FL - October 30-31, 2010

Baja's first CFA show was a qualified success. The judges at this show were looking for a more "extreme" Abyssinian than I prefer to breed for. In other words, a more oriental look than I like. Even with that and eight other Abyssinian kittens there to compete against, she did quite well, bringing home six Best of Color/Class and two Second Best of Breed ribbons.


CFA Judge Kathy Black playing with Baja on the judging table


5th show - CFA - Cotton States
Duluth, GA - November 6-7, 2010

Baja's second CFA show was shared with her half-brother and our newest stud boy, Rocket (same sire). As we predicted, Rocket was preferred over Baja by the judges. We love them both! :-)


6th show - TICA -Cat N Around
Pigeon Forge, TN - November 13-14, 2010

Baja (#51) did well, sharing Best of Breed ribbons with Rocket and the other Abyssinian kitten there.


7th show - TICA - First In Flight
Raleigh, NC - December 31, 2010, & January 1-2, 2011

Baja and Rocket were competing against some of the best cats in the world, and Rocket came away with our first ribbon from this tough, competitive show. Baja did well, too!


8th show - TICA - Alabama Paws & Claws
Birmingham, AL - March 19-20, 2011

Baja did very well in this large "campaign" show where some of the best cats and kittens in the world were competing! Two finals ribbons for Baja! She is now a TICA Champion!


9th show - TICA - Atlanta SophisTICAts
Forest Park, GA - April 2-3, 2011

Baja was shown here by her co-owner Blue River Abyssinans and did very well in this show. Baja now has two more ribbons, bringing her total to four of the six needed for a Grand Championship.


10th show - TICA - Mystical Moon
Port Richey, FL - April 30-May 1, 2011

Baja was agented at this show by Spiritcat Abyssinans. Thank you Cheryl & Sandy! Baja has four more ribbons, and is now a TICA Double Grand Champion!


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on October 23, 2010

Baja was taken to the Knoxville TICA show December 12th for her 11th Show, and attained the title of Quad Grand Champion!

Her show career ended here as TICA's 2011 15th Best Abyssinian Kitten Internationally, and TICA's 2011 Best of Breed Abyssinian Kitten and Best of Breed Abyssinian Cat in the Southeast Region. She is now a treasured queen owned by Blue River Abys with kittens born July 21, 2011 and is due again February 20, 2012.




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Rocket is a ruddy Abyssinian male double registered in CFA & TICA. He is our second in-house stud male and the first male of our double-registered line.


Rocket did very well in his third and final show as a kitten, winning our first ever finals ribbon at this very competitive show!

Cedarwood Rocket Man of Aksum (TICA/CFA)

Birthdate: June 8, 2010

Sire: RW SGC Bebop Solarian of Cedarwood
Dam: Cedarwood Elvira

Rocket is our first CFA registered in-house stud male.

First show - CFA - Cotton States
Atlanta, GA - November 6-7, 2010

Rocket did very well in his first show at four months old. All of the professional photos of him as a kitten were taken at this show by Preston Smith.

Even though he was only four months old and up against seven other older and more mature Abyssinian kittens, he still got 2nd Best of Breed wins in three rings!


2nd show - TICA - Cat N Around
Pigeon Forge, TN - November 13-14, 2010

This was Rocket's first TICA show. Rocket got three finals ribbons against tough competition (a top International Winner kitten).


3rd show - TICA - First In Flight
Raleigh, NC - January 1-2, 2011

Rocket was judged against some of the best kittens in the world in this tough campaign show. Rocket got one finals ribbon, our first ever from this fun show! This was Rocket's last show as a kitten, as Baja took her turn in the spotlight.


Rocket at 5 months old at home


Rocket at 1 yr old and his first son with Piper




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Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

Alexy Hot Rod Lincoln of Aksum is a red male Aby. He is an excellent example of this new sex-linked red color. Linc is one of those "perfect Abys" with a totally fearless, extremely friendly personality and very nice conformation.

Linc is judged here January 11, 2009 by Robin Sessler, an expert on rare Abyssinian colors.

Linc is being judged by Elektra Hammond January 11, 2009. She preferred Sky over Linc but said he has nice body type and earset.

 


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on April 5, 2009

 

Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

 


Linc loved Scottish TICA Judge Philippa Holmes!

Alexy Hot Rod Lincoln of Aksum

Linc is Aksum's first in-house stud and also the first foundation stud in our sex-linked red breeding program. He was born on May 31, 2008.

We asked Bruce Alexy for a stud and queen pair that would produce the very rare cream females, and Linc is the stud boy we took home at four months old on October 2, 2008. He will pair up with our new blue torbie female Alexy Blue Cream Sky of Aksum aka "Sky" (who we also took home on October 2nd) to produce several different possible colors, including the extremely rare and beautiful creams.

DNA testing from UC Davis confirmed December 5, 2008 that Linc is chocolate carrying cinnamon and dilute under his beautiful red color -- exactly what we had hoped for! UC Davis also confirmed Linc is PK Def and PRA negative.

Linc is one of the first ambassadors to the TICA Aby world of the sex-linked red colors. Even though he is a mature stud cat, he is very sweet, likes people and attention, and enjoys being held and loved on.

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Aksum Abyssinians is actively looking for other TICA cat breeders to help show the new sex-linked red colors for Championship status.

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Florida Sun Cats - Green Cove Springs (Jacksonville), FL - October 18-19, 2008

This was Linc's first show at four months old. The judges liked Linc's type and personality very much. They all awarded him a merit.

 

First in Flight - Raleigh, NC - December 13, 2008

All of the judges were very complimentary of Linc and Sky. Linc was preferred by nine judges while Sky was the favorite of five judges.

 

Smoky Mountain Winter - Pigeon Forge, TN - January 11, 2009

All of the judges liked Linc, Sky and Fire. Linc got two merit ribbons, Sky took the prize with six (half), and Fire wowed four judges.

 

Spring Break - Forest Park (Atlanta), GA - April 4-5, 2009

Five of the fourteen judges gave Linc the Merit ribbon. He was judged against Sky, Fire, and a New Traits Bengal. The Bengal also got five Merit ribbons.

 

Meowdi Gras - Southeast Regional Show - Raleigh, NC - July 11-12, 2009

All twelve judges praised Linc highly and gave him the Merit ribbon. There were no other New Traits in this show.


Linc playing around in his judging cage July 11, 2009
after receiving his Merit ribbon


 

Thanks for coming by to say hello to Linc and Dreamer and me at the Atlanta SophisTICAts show April 10-11, 2010. (Wow, a lot of you came by this time!! Thank you! It was great fun, too!)

 


Linc at Atlanta SophisTICAts show with TICA Judge Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz
"My feather!"

Linc was neutered on February 2nd and is adjusting to life as a pampered neuter pet. He will live with his half brother Temur in a loving home once his transition is complete.




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Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 27, 2008

Candy is an exceptionally nice example of a chocolate Aby. Her coat is clear of extra marks and has nice resilience, length and ticking with rich, warm color. Candy has a sweet expression, nicely cupped ears, nice ear set, beautiful dark golden eyes, and a well shaped head. She is extremely intelligent, as well as active, playful, affectionate and friendly to everyone she meets.

RW QGC Alexy Braeside Candytuft of Aksum

Candy is a chocolate Abyssinian, born 10/24/07. Chocolate is one of the newer colors, and is still gaining acceptance by Aby breeders and judges. It is much harder for an Abyssinian who is not a ruddy to place in the top ten finals as Candy has done many times now for a total of 24 Top Ten final ribbons! Many judges prefer the traditional look of the ruddy, and chocolate and lilac Abys are so rare that some of the judges have never seen a chocolate before in person.

As a kitten, Candy won a Regional award for the Southeast Region's 18th Best Kitten & 2nd Best Abyssinian Kitten as well as TICA's International 16th Best Abyssinian Kitten, even though she had been shown only three times in the two months left in the show season. (Kittens can be shown from four months old to one day before they turn eight months old.)

At barely eight months old, Candy became a Grand Champion with seven ribbons in just one show! She is now a year old and a Quad Grand Champion with enough points for a Supreme Grand Championship (lacking only the Best Cat ribbon) and is TICA's International 17th Best Abyssinian Cat, 14th Best Allbreed Cat in the Southeast Region, 9th Best Shorthair Cat in the Southeast Region and Best Abyssinian in the Southeast Region. She is TICA's International Best Chocolate Abyssinian! Candy is the second chocolate Aby ever to become a Quad Grand Champion!

She has reached the end of her show season and has been retired from being a show cat to become Aksum Abyssinians' second foundation queen. Candy was bred by Bruce Alexy of Alexy Abyssinians.

Candy's kittens can be many different colors depending on the color of the sire. She is chocolate carrying cinnamon and dilute. Candy's kittens from her first litter (1 chocolate, 3 blues, 1 ruddy) were born February 24, 2009. Her second litter with Linc as the sire this time was born April 13, 2010. Five beautiful kittens! :-D

Candy was spayed and retired January 7, 2011 to live a life of pampered luxury at Blue River Abyssinians.

Candy returned to the show scene as an Alter and is now a Champion Alter. :-)

Candy is TICA's 2011 Best of Breed Abyssinian Alter in the Southeast Region!




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Photo taken by Helmi Flick on April 5, 2009


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on April 5, 2009

Sky is a Blue Torbie Aby. She is a beautiful example of this new sex-linked red color. Sky has a sweet personality and is very playful and affectionate.

 

Photo taken by Helmi Flick on April 5, 2009

Sky was chosen by Helmi to be the example of the Abyssinian breed in the 2010 Cats USA Magazine, which will be published in early 2010.

Alexy Blue Cream Sky of Aksum

Alexy Blue Cream Sky of Aksum is the second foundation queen in our sex-linked red breeding program, born June 25, 2008. As a blue torbie (also called blue cream tortie) with both blue and cream coat colors blended together, Sky's coat color is a dilute of the ruddy torbie. Rose, our cinnamon torbie, was the first Aksum sex-linked red queen.

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First in Flight - Raleigh, NC - December 13, 2008

This was Sky's first show and she took it all in stride like she had been to shows all her life. All of the judges were very complimentary of Linc and Sky. Linc was preferred by nine judges while Sky was the favorite of five judges.

Sky is judged here by Adriana Kajon at the First in Flight show in Raleigh, NC. Adriana loved Sky's gentle personality big pretty eyes, large ears, and sweet expression and gave her the Merit ribbon over Linc.

 

 

 

Smoky Mountain Winter - Pigeon Forge, TN - January 11, 2009

All of the judges liked Linc, Sky and Fire. Linc got two merit ribbons, Sky took the prize with six (half), and Fire wowed four judges.

Sky is being judged here by Elektra Hammond, who thought she was quite beautiful with a sweet expression and nice large ears and chose her for the Merit ribbon.

 

 

Spring Break - Forest Park (Atlanta), GA - April 4-5, 2009

Three of the fourteen judges gave Sky the Merit ribbon. She was judged against Linc (5 Merit ribbons), Fire (1 Merit ribbon), and a New Traits Bengal (also 5 Merit ribbons).

Sky will be spayed and retired in January 2011 to a loving forever home.




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Photography By Gerald - December 30, 2009

Alexy Temur Khan of Aksum is a gorgeous chocolate male. His sweet, beautiful face, nicely balanced head and body, and big well-placed ears are all excellent Abyssinian traits that we look forward to seeing in future generations here at Aksum.

 

Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

 


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on September 6, 2009

Dancer had three kittens by Temur on Wednesday, April 14! This was the first and only litter from Dancer and Temur Khan. Dancer is Candy's chocolate girl and my forever cat. Both are chocolate carrying cinnamon and dilute and are TICA Champions. We expected two kittens in this litter, and Dancer had three!

Temur has been neutered and is healing up nicely, soon to retire to live a life of luxury with "His Special Person" who already bonded with him as a kitten. :-)

Meanwhile, in an unexpected but fun turn of events, Temur was in a CFA show as a Household Pet (chocolate Abyssinians are not a recognized color in CFA, but are a Championship color in TICA). The Rebel Rousers CFA show May 1st was lots of fun for Temur! :-D

Alexy Temur Khan of Aksum

Temur is Aksum's second in-house stud and also the first foundation stud in our chocolate breeding program. He was born on March 2, 2009. He is a beautiful chocolate male.

Temur's handsome sire, Alexy Kubla Khan, is also the father of our red and chocolate stud Alexy Hot Rod Lincoln of Aksum. Temur's mother, Alexy Pretty Woman, is one of the larger Alexy Abyssinians queens and one of the most beautiful.

Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

Temur is already a lot larger than any of Candy's babies (just look at the size of those paws!), so we expect him to be a big, sweet boy like his half brother Linc. His big well-placed ears are one of his best features!


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on September 6, 2009

Temur made his show debut at the Southeast Regional show July 11-12, 2009 with Dancer and her littermate Smoky. He was Best Abyssinian Kitten in one ring, 2nd Best Aby Kitten in one ring, and 3rd Best Aby Kitten in three rings.


Temur Khan with TICA Judge Barbara Ray on February 28, 2010
2010 Florida Sun Cats show

Temur's third show and his first show as a Championship class adult cat was the 2010 Florida Sun Cats show. He got points toward his title and a finals ribbon, making him a Champion.


Temur Khan with TICA Judge Francine Hicks on February 28, 2010
2010 Florida Sun Cats show

Temur ended his show and stud career with a 2nd Best International Chocolate Abyssinian title and two beautiful litters of kittens! He is now retired with his Favorite Person.




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Photo taken by Helmi Flick on April 5, 2009

Fire is a Ruddy Torbie Aby. She is a beautiful example of this new sex-linked red color. She has been fearless and affectionate and playful since she was a very young kitten.

Fire in a judging cage, showing her unique ruddy torbie pattern on her back. Fire even has a red tip on her tail! (Pigeon Forge, TN - 1/11/09)

Fire climbing the judge's sisal rope pole for fun. TICA Judge Marylou Anderson thought it was fun, too! (Ft. Walton Beach, FL - 1/31/09)


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on April 5, 2009

Aksum Light My Fire

Fire is our beautiful, sweet ruddy torbie queen born August 31, 2008.

As a ruddy torbie (tortoiseshell tabby) with both ruddy and red coat colors blended together, Fire's coat color is a combination of the most common and least common colors.

Fire is very special in another way. She is the first of our second-generation Abyssinians and was hand-raised from birth at Aksum Abyssinians. She is the daughter of Rose and Traveler.

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Aksum Abyssinians is actively looking for other TICA cat breeders to help show the new sex-linked red colors for Championship status.

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Smoky Mountain Winter - Pigeon Forge, TN - January 11, 2009

This was Fire's BIG DEBUT!! All of the judges liked Linc, Sky and Fire. Linc got two merit ribbons, Sky took the prize with six (half), and Fire wowed four judges including Robin Sessler, Abyssinian breeder and rare color expert, who said, "She has the total package!"

Fire being judged by Elektra Hammond who thought she was very cute indeed! But in the end Sky's sweet personality and beautiful eyes won her the Merit ribbon from Elektra.

 

Destiny - Ft. Walton Beach, FL - January 31 - February 1, 2009

Fire was the sole representative of the sex-linked red Abyssinians at this show.

TICA Judge Nancy Parkinson examined Fire carefully and said she is a nice example of an Abyssinian. All but one other judge agreed. All of them gave Fire her Merit Ribbon, meaning she meets the Aby standard.

 

Spring Break - Forest Park (Atlanta), GA - April 4-5, 2009

Only one of the fourteen judges gave Fire the Merit ribbon. She was judged against Sky (3 Merit ribbons), Linc (5 Merit ribbons), and a New Traits Bengal (also 5 Merit ribbons).


Fire has been spayed and a wonderful loving pet home has been found for her. She still has the option of being shown. And hopefully one day she will get the Championship title she deserves.




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Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

 

 

 

 

Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

 

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Aksum Smoke on the Water

Smoky was a special little boy from Candy's first litter who we felt deserved to contribute his sweet calm personality and exceptional color genetics to the breed.

He was ruddy carrying chocolate and dilute, the only one we knew of in the world!

Smoky was born on February 24, 2009 and was Dancer's littermate.

Smoky made his show debut at the Southeast Regional show July 11-12, 2009 with Dancer and Temur.

Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

Sunday was Smoky's day in the sun. Here he is wowing the judges and getting his second final on Sunday, July 12, 2009, 5th Best Allbreed Kitten.

 

Judge trainee Toni Scarboro was having a lot of fun watching Smoky climb up the scratching pole at the judge's table!

 

After she got him down, she put the 5th Best Allbreed Kitten ribbon on his cage on behalf of TICA judge Barbara Ray, in whose ring she was training.

I am very sad to say that Smoky died December 8, 2009 of neurological dry FIP, a notoriously difficult disease to diagnose, after a month of vet visits, testing, and round-the-clock loving, supportive care by my bedside with a warming lamp or in my bed with me.

Unfortunately, FIP does not have a diagnostic test or a cure. Please support SOCKFIP in helping researchers find a diagnostic test, and hopefully also a genetic test and/or a cure for FIP.

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