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post #31 of 55
I know this is old, but what a gorgeous kitty! Did you end up getting him/her? Any more pics?
post #32 of 55
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I know this is old, but what a gorgeous kitty! Did you end up getting him/her? Any more pics?
Well no.....

Long story short, he somehow got a wound on his head 4 months ago and it still hasn't healed. So we are unfortunately shifting gears and will pick a different kitten from the same breeder.
Disappointing, but stuff happens that is out of anyone's control. We've been wanting a Singapura for years, so waiting a bit longer won't kill us, I guess.
post #33 of 55
Aww sorry for a delay in your Singapura, but I'm sure the wait will be worth it. BTW can you name this one?
post #34 of 55
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Firecracker's condition has improved dramatically and I have spoken with a respected TICA judge, also a Singapura breeder who looked at Firecracker this weekend. She says he's ok, a fine show cat and is none the worse for wear.

So, it's on again.

We're happy about that, because we do love the way Firecracker looks.

The plan is to pick him up on the same trip I'm taking to pick up our Scarlet Macaw. So in 2 weeks or so, we should have 2 new editions!
post #35 of 55
That is great you are going to be able to get him and the bird at the same time. I love Firecracker!!!
post #36 of 55
Nial - would you guys PLEASE make up you mind?????
post #37 of 55
WOOT!
post #38 of 55
that is AWESOME! I love Firecracker.....
post #39 of 55
Glad it's all working out
post #40 of 55
wow he is gorgeous
post #41 of 55
What is the latest status on Firecracker?
post #42 of 55
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What is the latest status on Firecracker?

Well, looking for a show where his breeder and I will both be at, so I can take possession of him. The other alternative is have friends in Florida take him, then transport him up to Carolina to a show we'll all be at in November.

It's turning out to be a long process!
post #43 of 55
What we cat owners go thru to get the perfect kitty........
post #44 of 55
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Well, looking for a show where his breeder and I will both be at, so I can take possession of him. The other alternative is have friends in Florida take him, then transport him up to Carolina to a show we'll all be at in November.

It's turning out to be a long process!
Are you sure that Firecracker isn't a figment of someones imagination? If you will excuse the bad plagerism:

"We seek him here, we seek him there, Nial, seeks him EVERYWHERE.
Is he is heaven? Is he is hell? That demmed elusive FIRECRACKER!!!"

(Appoligies to Baronness Orczy of the Scarlet Pimpernel novels.)
post #45 of 55
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What we cat owners go thru to get the perfect kitty........
Ahem...coming up to 4 years for my dream stud from the US and still no sign, thank god for my WHATA!
post #46 of 55
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Ok, I hope I'm not sticking my foot in my mouth here.......

But, it appears the planets are aligned correctly and we will be getting Firecracker this coming weekend at the cat show in Hickory, NC.

He will be entered as an alter, we will show him, pay his breeder and he will be ours.........no longer the mythical cat with the wound on his head!

We have 3 of our bengals entered in this show. Riding home with 4 cats, of which one isn't a familiar may pose a challenge I'm not willing to deal with.

Have to think about maybe leaving a bengal or so at home for this one.
post #47 of 55
Woo that's good news. Here's hoping everything will go to plan and Firecracker will finally be yours
post #48 of 55
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But, it appears the planets are aligned correctly and we will be getting Firecracker this coming weekend at the cat show in Hickory, NC.

Congratulations! My astrologically inclined friends tell me that Mercury is no longer in retrograte, so it seems sure that Firecracker will be joining Judy and the rest of the bengals soon!
post #49 of 55
I often take a friend to shows and her cats are on the back seat with mine, right next to each other and never made any fuss at all (Ocicats, Russian & Orientals) so they might suprise you and be fine on the journey. Of course you know your cats best

Glad you are finally getting him, and good luck for the show
post #50 of 55
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I often take a friend to shows and her cats are on the back seat with mine, right next to each other and never made any fuss at all (Ocicats, Russian & Orientals) so they might suprise you and be fine on the journey. Of course you know your cats best

Glad you are finally getting him, and good luck for the show
Thank-you Amanda! I know exactly what you are talking about and that would work fine, except that our cats are spoiled prima-donna's who don't ride in kennels and are loose in the car. Confined, they are howling maniacs, because they are hell-bent on knowing what is going on around them. When they are out, they are calm enjoyable passengers.
I suppose we could confine the Singapura as he may be much more compliant to stay in his kennel.
We'll figure it out. I paid entry fees for 3 cats, so would like to take all three.
post #51 of 55
May I ask which Bengals you are taking?
post #52 of 55
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May I ask which Bengals you are taking?

Certainly.

CHA Meridian Tuscany, showing in alter class

Meridian Secret Agent Man, showing in alter class

Meridian Full Metal Jacket Part Deux, showing in kitten class
post #53 of 55
Good luck with them.
post #54 of 55
Looks like we will be seeing each other again, Nial. I am also bring along a new exhibitor with me and her cat. She is my mom's coworker who loves cats. We had the two meet at our place this weekend to see if they can share a hotel room. Her cat was fine considering she was in a new place, but Top Cat did not like the feline guest at all. She has a face like top cat, except she is smaller and is a seal lynx point with mittens (registered her as a seal lynx point and white).

When the kittens met, the female kitten was curious and did not hiss (although somewhat shy considering the situation) while Top Cat displayed his displeasure at having a strange cat in his territory. He would go up to her and then hiss and growl. No cat fights, thankfully, but he was rather vocal about having a cat guest over, so I will have to be creative about the hotel. When I bought my uncle's cat with Luna to the hotel, they didn't like each other but they stayed most apart with only a minor squabble in the evening. I will be bringing the show tent and seeing if I can get a spare cheap one at Walmart in case we have to put them in tents to sleep.

TC was better in the Augusta show than in Orlando, but he was still a bit growly. His main problem was coming out of the cage and certain other cats that had to be separated from him in most of the rings. If he shows no improvement, this will be his last chance since I wanted to try to finish his kitten season (he will be eight months on the 27th of October).

The new cat has more hope since she was able to meet two strange cats without hissing at them or starting fights. My cats, rude as they are, were the ones hissing. Luna, however, was more tolerant. At first, they just touched noses and sniffed butts, but later on Luna deciding to do some hissing.
post #55 of 55
YAY!!! Firecracker is on the way

As for a Singapura being compliant.......wait til you meet your Singapura Nialloh sorry, pardon my mirth! Nope, not likely to be compliant.

Lily will sit quietly, very serenely actually in her carrier but really, really wants to be out, in my arms watching all the lorries go by. And when we are in a town and people go by.....wow, she is there at the window, trying to get them to look at her!

Tolly on the other hand, could howl for England when he's in his carrier. He loves going for rides in the car but does not want to be in his carrier. He wants to be up at the window watching everything going on.

If they are going in the carrier, we put them both in the same one as he is calmer that way.

I can't wait to see photos of Firecracker and hear all about his homecoming
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