1978-1980 Gilbert, my first cat
Typical Gilbert pictures
Cady and Benet in Carlshalton
Magjen True Delight of Devonia (TRUDY) moves in to live with Cadoca
Trudy 22.10.81 - Dunblane Day 1996 (14 1/2 yrs)
Cady 1 year old today
Cady BIS Bingley show 1984.
Photos by the Telegraph & Argus.
Cady after the National Cat Club Show 1984.
The photo that claimed the first
Cady BIS Otley Show 1985.
Cady meeting up with brother Benet in 1986.
National Cat Club Photo win 1986.
Cady BIS Tabby Cat Club.
Cady at the Supreme
Photo by Marc Henri
Cady's big day at the Supreme
Kresta Hannah arrives in 1989 BSH --- (20)
Ch Ippas Silver Campion X Ch Kresta Silver Heidi
Here greeted by Jason
Hannah at theTeesside Cat Club Show
Cady eating curry sauce !
Cady after Teesside Cat Club Show 1989
Hannah wins her first CC
Pr.Kresta Silver Cally arrives o the scene in 1991
Cally in 1991
Tabitha, queen of all she surveyed
Regular Holiday visitor "Nogood"
Gr. Ch. & Gr. Pr. Kernmere Silver Lining
-- Kiselle (18)
25.03.1992 – 14.08.2006
Kiselle winning BIS at her first show, Bingley 1992
March 25th 2005 --- Kiselle is 13
Not worried by the 13 candles Kiselle keeps her paws safely on the
ooked chicken treat!
Gr Ch & Int Gr Pr Cadifee Dotsabracken
19.06.1995 - 30.05.2007
(Ch Wellmar Blackmail X Gr Ch & Gr Pr Kernmere Silver Lining)
It seems 2007 is to be much the same as the mixed year of 1995. On April 2nd 1995, my ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Persee (Trufee Perses) had arrived and on June 19th he was joined by his best friend, Dotty and this was a friendship that really was never to be broken.
Dotty was a super kitten and everybody's friend; her show career began with an accolade at the Cheshire of BOV: were dreams really to become true? Indeed they were --- 6 shows and six CCs. Her first attempt, made much too young, at the grand failed, but later in between litters she made Gr Ch, two certificates being from the Supreme and with competition!
Dotty had 3 litters, but would NOT kitten without Persee at her side, and he cared for the kittens as the subsequent litter members arrived. Meggie (Ch Cadifee Spekilimegdalana) stayed from the 1st and Bracken (Int Gr Ch Cadifee Bracken Lad) from the 2nd. Grandkits and Gt Grandkittens are also following in her example including the black boys.
When neutered the progress was just a little slower, but once underway she was soon made up, and thanks to Roy Barraclough's encouragement began her Irish career, progressing to Pr & Int Gr Pr in 6 GCFFI shows. She claimed BOV several times, and even a few BIS. She was also a regular attendee at the 'Bingley.'
Dotty had a few medical scares; for years she was successfully treated homoeopathically for her allergic rhinitis, and at one point had 'human' shingles in her eye treated successfully with the then experimental drops from Moorfield's itself (cats they discovered need a double length course!) Later two mammary tumours were removed. Once her dam, Kiselle died in August 2006, Dotty seemed much quieter, and even had abdominal surgery in December; yet in spite of gradual weight loss seemed otherwise reasonably well. The early spring saw Dotty and Persee relaxing on the garden steps in the sunshine a few times.
Then at 16.15 hrs on Whit Monday after about 10 days slowing down, Persee died with Dotty watching at a distance. She joined the other animals in their abeyance to Persee, and then retuned to her perch. She had not been 100% for some weeks and unusually her appetite had reduced, but now the energy had gone and intake was nil. Dotty always came for a cuddle when I reached the bathroom every morning, but for the last 3 days she kept away. On Wednesday, May 30th (Bracken's 9th birthday) we realized she was ready to go, and that decision had to be made.
Special thanks to Kevan Judge, our special vet, who has her litter brother and vet nurse Diane who were with Dotty and myself at the last.
To every judge who gave Dotty certificates, other wins, and the many accolades --- Thank you. There are others now to continue the line, especially the younger Cadifee show team: Domnina (Donna) and Dorotheus (Dorrie). Over the years Dotty played with them all as kittens and also made sure they behaved.
Dotty and Persee last few days
June 19th 2005 10th birthday
At the Erin and now a Gr Pr
The day she became an International Gr Pr at the SABCCI in Dublin 2005
relaxing in the hotel bedroom
and Persee came too
Pr. Cadifee Ash Brown -- Ash -- (30)
Ash with his gran Dotty on his birthday 28.02.04.
February 28th 2005
Ash celebrates his birthday!!!!
Pr. Gowlaren Iamgarfield "Georgie"
19/9 2005 - 15/6 2010
For Georgie's own tribute page, click HERE
Gr. Int. Ch. Cadifee Bracken Lad 30
30/5 1998 - 23/8 2010
Bracken BIS British at the 50th Anniversay show of the
SABCCI, Dublin 2003
BIS row at the above show, Bracken in background
Bracken would like to keep the Brinhilda trophy,
but it has to go home !
Bracken's 7th birthday
The birthday boy,
Bracken --- 30.05.05
Cadifee Aquaspotroma -- Roma -- (30a)
Patchwork -- Pattie
(April 1998 -26th November 2013)