Top cats go on parade

Fenland Exotic Cat Show at Tydd St Giles Village Hall'Charlie, Stuart McEwen and Caroline Palmer'Contact Stuart 01945 780027 ANL-151201-084008009
Fenland Exotic Cat Show at Tydd St Giles Village Hall'Charlie, Stuart McEwen and Caroline Palmer'Contact Stuart 01945 780027 ANL-151201-084008009

It was a ‘purr-fect’ day for cats and their proud owners when Fenland’s Exotic Cat Society held its 14th annual championship show.

North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay and his children were among the many visitors to the show, which was held at Tydd St Giles Community Centre.

The event attracted cats from across the country, with 82 entries in the various classes, compared to 66 last year.

The classes included exotics, household pets and pedigrees, with the Persian category seeing double the number of entries compared to last year, when the category was first introduced.

Barbara McEwen, who manages the show with husband Stuart, said owners showed off their very best cats – with many looking to secure their Grand Challenge, Imperial and Olympian certificates.

“It was a really busy day but it went really well,” she said.

“Unlike some shows, we do a best in show for the males and the opposite sex, which adds a bit more of a spectacle to it.”

Exotic winners on the day were:

Best adult – Imperial Grand Champion Shakirah Fiamiferro owned by Anne Harrop, of Lancashire.

Best opposite sex adult – Champion Shakirah Farrah Pawsett, also owned by Anne Harrop.

Best kitten – Adurton Bellasboy, owned by Laura Palmer, of Doddington.

Best opposite sex kitten – Windymeadow Skyler White, owned by Karen Holloway, of Worcester.

Best neuter – Imperial Grand Premier Kittyville Makushla, owned by Sylvia Illsley, of Long Sutton.

Best opposite sex neuter – Shakirah Hart-Attack, owned by Louvane Stevenson, of Nottinghamshire.

Overall best exotic – Shakirah Fiamiferro.

Persian winners were:

Best adult – Champion Brettachtals Just A Dream, owned by Janet Rouse, of Lutton.

Best opposite sex – Champion Hightime-Cats Setchmo, owned by Heather Small, from Leicestershire.

Best kitten – Vivaldi Little-Red Rooster, owned by Wendy Wallace, from Staffordshire.

Best neuter – Grand Champion Vivaldi Teddy-Boyes, owned by Jean Boyes, from Nottinghamshire.

Overall best Persian – Vivaldi Teddy-Boyes.

Household winners were:

Best non-pedigree adult – Grand Master Cat Oliver, owned by Mrs Pritchard, from Bedfordshire.

Best non-pedigree kitten – Cosette, owned by Linda Hutchinson, from Little Downham, near Ely.

Best pedigree pet adult – Grand Master Cat Bandit, owned by Mrs J Newton, from Holbeach Drove.

Best pedigree pet kitten – Phoebe, owned by Paulette Cook, from North Yorkshire.

Overall best pedigree pet – Bandit.

Next year’s show will be on January 9 at the same venue.