Abytopia enjoys showing competitive aby's and kittens in CFA shows. It is fun to see what other aby breeders are breeding and showing, what the judges like about an aby one is showing, and how the kitten or adult acts when being handled by strangers. It is a bit like a proud parent watching a child star in a school play or a dance recital or compete in a sports event. It is also a good time to spend quality time with a particular cat and bond with them over the shared experience. Especially if they enjoy the show!
This year, 2012, is Abytopia's Thor's show time... Thor was born to Abytopia's Gimme Some Sugar and Abytopia's A Jamais..
This photo was taken by Aby breeder Jean Olson at a CFA show in Longview, WA where Thor was competing as a kitten
Thor did particularly well at the two day CFA show in Longview, WA. held on April 14 -15. Thor finaled in 12/12 rings...there were no other aby kittens in this show, so he was competing against kittens of many other breeds. He earned 4 Best Kitten Awards, 2 Second Best Kitten Awards, a 4th, two 5th's, an 8th and two 9th's. The judges commented on his deep color, clarity, earset, black ticking, and beautifully almond-shaped eyes. One judge, a former aby breeder, said that she got "goosebumps" when she looked at him! Thor is a very gentle soul, and seemed to enjoy being at the show, spending his time at the front of the judging cages, instead of at the back as many of my aby's who were not so fond of showing have done in the past! Go, Thor!