The Supreme Campaign 2014
by Michèle Codd
7 Februaty 2015
The Society decided that The Supreme Show in November 2014 would be a great springboard for our Members, their cats and the Society itself. And what a day it was! A campaign does need planning, of course, and our Members were hard at it from September. Georgina entered Kneazle (UK & IGP Santillo Feromeses Mercury) on Exhibition, and covered his pen with Club advertising and literature. She produced 100 leaflets about the Society and the cats we had at the show, and 99 had been passed to interested visitors by the end of the day. To coincide with The Supreme, the Society’s super new member booklet was produced for Members present. And we had super-bling sashes for each cat owned by a Society Member, with the cat’s name in silver against a black sash, and black and silver Society embellished rosettes at each end. They were produced by Alex Jewel, who normally makes horse rosettes, and who bravely stepped up to the plate in providing bling…indeed, she gave me an envelope full of “spare bling” in case any of the “diamonds” fell off!
Sadly, a few of the kittens were unable to be present, but we still decorated their pens with their sashes. Sandra Woodley had a large entry of kittens, even without the absentees, and it was good to see Claire and Veronica Mires’ Smoke girl, Starshadow Silken Smoke, come second. In the Adult classes, the UK Grand was won by OG & IGCh Consuelo Stargazer at Tarjjika owned by Lizzie Edge and bred by Constance Carroll and the male Grand by Ch Husani Ziggy Obesidiaan owned by Jean Whitehouse, bred by Henk Feenstra. It was great that my Smoke, Ch Mauisha Shai-Nefer of Starshadow, bred by Isabelle de Bakker, won her Grand too. So a good day for the breed, our Members and the Society.
Incidentally, every year I swear I won’t do The Supreme again, because of the beastly decorated pen thing. This year, I took three cats and decorated four pens. And after the show closed, Claire helped me undress the pens, while Georgina very kindly made like a beast of burden and helped me carry the drapes, my cats and random “stuff” back to my car. A million thanks; if this is the spirit of this new Society, then it’s heading for a great future!
UK & IGPR Santillo Feromeses Mercury in his exhibition pen. By the luck of the draw Pen No EX4 was right next to the main entrance to the Supreme – giving us a fantastic opportunity to tell everyone about our fab breed.