In the span of eight months, Savuti Flare of Practicalcats became the Fourth Best Kitten in Canada, achieved the highest title the CCA allows (Supreme Master Grand Champion) and also became the Ninth Best Cat in Canada, and one of the first Double Crowns (two national wins in two categories).
She’s taken a break from showing to make wonderful kittens, some of whom are taking after her in the show halls. She’ll be back, though, done with her mothering duties, to take a shot at her third national win.
We could not ask for a better show cat, and are forever indebted to her breeder, Linda Patrick, for allowing us to have her.
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — Growltiger is most assuredly NOT an Oriental shorthair.
He’s both Practicalcats Official Mascot, and Stephanie’s show alter, allowing her to learn more about another breed. He’s an extremely fun cat to show, and has achieved the highest possible title — Supreme Master Grand Premier, as well as being 12th Best Alter nationally for 2016 - 2017..
Born March 27, 2013, Macavity was all the firsts. He was our first stud cat, and our first show cat, and our first national winner. Once he had his fun and produced a number of beautiful kittens, he continued to show as an alter, where he reached his highest accomplishments.Over time he became less tolerant of young intact males, especially with intact females around, and has now joined a new family, with an entire new set of minions to worship him.
No one shows like Youngsmile. She is a consummate professional, needing only someone to escort her to the ring, and sucks up to judges like few other cats. Although she’s no longer rocking the body of her youth (and really, who is?), she loves showing so much that she regularly comes out to show kittens the ropes.
She was 13th best alter in Ontario in 2015 - 2016.
The son of Deuce and Nightfall, BJ started out his life in a somewhat rough way — his mother rejected him and he was fostered out with several other cats and helped by our good friend Julie Tames. His owner, Tara, claimed him at birth, and he’s been a fun first show cat for her.
He is Practicalcats very first Grand, and we are extremely proud of him. He is currently a Double Grand Premier, and 12th best cat in Ontario for 2016 - 2017.
Deuce was a fantastic show cat as a kitten and young male, but his focus on wanting to make more kittens overrode his ability to tolerate other boys around. He achieved the title of Double Grand Champion, and was second best Oriental shorthair in 2015 - 2016.
We’re enjoying his kittens, and he’s gone off to live the quiet retired life with his mate Harley.
There’s nothing like the first cat. Although Macavity was officially our first show cat, Jelly was our first Grand Premier, and agreed to put herself on such vulgar display at shows in exchange for cheese, though she complained the entire time about the injustice of it all.
Her show career was cut short by some health issues, however we haven’t ruled out another pass out and about.