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18 November 2017 - Cheshire Show
 
So I ran a bit mad again and entered six cats for this show - quite a lot to manage by train, but made so much easier by my lovely friend Dawn Peck of Miakush Russian Blues. We had a lovely day and enjoyed some lovely show results too.

- Gr Ch Dushenka Theodorus, won the reserve Imperial certificate
- Dushenka Viola Heartsease won Best of Breed Russian Blue kitten in another lovely line-up and 1st in all her classes
- Dushenka Wilhemina Pinkletink made her show debut and won three 1st prizes and one 3rd in her four classes: her mum Sparkle also did well...
- Dushenka Stardust-Lady on her debut as a neuter won the Premier Certificate and 1st in all four classes
- UK & IGr Ch Dushenka Orphiel won the reserve Olympian, Best of Breed, 1st in both his side classes and Best of Variety Foreign Adult

- IGr Ch & Gr Pr Dushenka Belucia won the Imperial certificate, Best of Breed, Best of Variety Foreign Neuter and Best in Show Foreign Exhibit! My lovely Lucy continues to make me proud - she is also the mother of Batman and Theo and grandmother to the babies Vi and Pinklet

 


 



 

28 October 2017 - The Supreme Show!
 
We had a lovely day at the GCCF Supreme Show - the 'Feline Crufts', with three Dushenka winners and three of our 'grandchildren' also doing well.
- UK & IGr Ch Dushenka Orphiel, won his qualifying UK certificate - so, so proud of my darling Batman!
- Gr Ch Dushenka Theodorus, won his third Imperial certificate
- Dushenka Viola Heartsease won Best of Breed Russian Blue kitten in a lovely line-up.
 

My especial thanks again to Dawn Peck of Miakush Russian Blues for getting us all to the show, and congratulations to her boy Miakush Asgier Zeus who won his breed class and overall Best Decorated Pen!  Special thanks also to Tracey Hamilton for giving us all a lift home - and congratulations to Gr Pr Makima Kyanite on winning his first Imperial certificate.  Finally, congratulations to my other 'grandchild' , Mikey's litter sister, now Champion Makima Angelite, who won her new title.


 



 

11 September 2017 - Somerset/West Country shows
 
I had a different set of four cats with me this time, and we had pretty darn good day, winning the full set of six Best of Breeds, plus three Best of Variety wins and a Best in Sow win too!
- IGrCh & Gr Pr Dushenka Belucia won both Best of Breed awards and her first Imperial, and was delighted to see both her sons and her grandchildren do so well ....
- IGr Ch Dushenka Orphiel, back from his summer break, Batman won a reserve Olympian, Best of Breed and Best Foreign Adult in the West Country show
- Gr Ch Dushenka Theodorus, also back after a break, Theo won the Imperial certificate in both shows, and Best of Breed and Best Foreign Adult in the Somerset show.  Batman and Theo are best buddies and live together too, so obviously decided to divide the honours between them - so proud of my wonderful boys.  But today it was the turn of their niece, my baby girl Vi to be the superstar....
- Dushenka Viola Heartsease won Best of Breed in both shows - again!  Then she went on to win Best Foreign Kitten in the West Country show, and Best in Show Foreign Exhibit!  She finished the day reserve best in show to a magnificent Persian boy, pretty good going for a 5.5 month old Russian Blue kitten.  She was also the only kitten of any breed to make it into a Best in Show pen.
 

My especial thanks again to Dawn Peck of Miakush Russian Blues for getting us all to and from the show, and congratulations to her boy Miakush Asgier Zeus who won both his breed classes and a fist-full of 1st prizes too! 
 



 

26 August 2017 - Cumberland/Teesside shows
 
I had four cats with me again, and we had some good results again:
- IGrCh & Grand Premier Dushenka Belucia won the Grand Premier certificate in both shows and her latest title, and was delighted to see her son....
- Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Rafael won his qualifying Imperial certificate - delighted is an understatement! His kittens also had a great day...
- Dushenka Viola Heartsease won Best of Breed in both shows again!  And her half-brother Miakush Asgier Zeus won both his breed classes too.
 

Jingle is still too out of coat for winning at shows, but she had some lovely cuddles again, my darling girl. 

My especial thanks again to Dawn Peck of Miakush Russian Blues for getting us all to the show, and to Tracey and Mikey for giving us all a lift home. Special congratulations to Mikey, Gr Pr Makima Kyanite, who won the reserve Imperial in both shows, against some tough competition.
 



 

12 August 2017 - Chester show
 
More mixed results today, but still a lovely show.
- IGrCh & Pr Dushenka Belucia won her first Grand Premier certificate
- Dushenka Viola Heartsease won Best of Breed Russian Blue kitten again!  

It wasn't Rafa or Jingle's day, but they still enjoyed the fuss and attention.



 

5 August 2017 - Scottish Rex Cat Club show
 
I couldn't enter this show, but was delighted to see two of my kittens there supporting this lovely show.  Many congratulations to Mac who won the MasterCat certificate and Best in Colour, and Vonnie, who had an amazing show debut winning Best in Colour kitten and Best in Show Pedigree Pet! My special thanks to Mac and Vonnie's owners, Laura, James and Amara for bringing Mac and Vonnie to the show x
 

 



 

22 July 2017 - Humberside/Lincolnshire shows
 
This time I had a more moderate number of cats with me - just the three! - and we had some good results again:
- GrCh Dushenka Theodorus won the Grand in the Humberside show
- GrCh Dushenka Rafael was just entered in the Humberside and won the Imperial certificate
- Dushenka Viola Heartsease won Best of Breed in both shows and went on to win Best of Variety Foreign Kitten in the Humberside show too!  
 

My especial thanks to Dawn Peck of Miakush Russian Blues for getting us all to the show, and to Tracey and Mikey for giving us all a lift home too! Special congratulations to Mikey, now Grand Premier Makima Kyanite, who won his Grand Premier certificate in both shows together with his new title
 



 

8 July 2017 - Eastern Counties/Kensington shows

I ran a little mad (again!) and entered six cats and kittens at this show, three generations of Dushenkas - over seven hours on the train on Friday, not that that bothered my lot at all!  We had a super day at the shows, and I am very proud of all my babies, who really did me proud:
- Grand Champion Dushenka Theodorus won the Grand and Best of Breed in both shows and his new title - through to Grand in six straight shows!
- IGrCh & Premier Dushenka Belucia won the Premier certificate in both shows and her new title in the minimum number of shows
- GrCh Dushenka Rafael won the Imperial and reserve Imperial
Three of Queenie and Rafa's babies made their show debut at just 15.5 weeks old:
- Dushenka Vasiliy Sweet-Basil and Dushenka Vinca Mjr Periwinkle split the honours, each winning their breed class in one show, winning a total of seven 1st prizes, three 2nd prizes and two 3rd prizes in their twelve classes.  But their clever sister beat them both...
- Dushenka Viola Heartsease won Best of Breed in both shows and a total of five 1st prizes and one 2nd in her six classes - and went on to win Best of Variety Foreign Kitten in the Kensington show!  

Our thanks to Andy, Kristi and Charlotte of Truevine Nebelungs for having us all stay for the weekend x
 


 

17 June 2017 - Lakeland show

Congratulations to today's winners:
- GrCh Dushenka Rafael, won the reserve Imperial certificate
- Ch Dushenka Theodorus, won his first Grand Challenge Certificate
- their mother, IGrCh Dushenka Belucia won her first Premier certificate

Mikey was there again too, and also won his first Grand premier certificate at his first try - congratulations again Tracey x


 


 

27 May 2017 - Durham/Northern Counties shows

More good results today for my cats! Congratulations to:
- GrCh Dushenka Rafael, who won the Imperial certificate in both shows; and
- Champion Dushenka Theodorus, who won the Challenge Certificate in both shows, and gained his new title!

Theo's half-brother was there too, and also had a great day, winning the Premier certificate in both shows to become Premier Makima Kyanite - many congratulations to his proud breeder Margaret Mather and his even prouder owner Tracey Hamilton x


 


 

13 May 2017 - Nor'East of Scotland show

A good set of results today for my cats- very happy! Congratulations to:
- GrCh Dushenka Rafael, who won the Imperial certificate again;
- GrCh Dushenka Jingle-Belle, who won her first Imperial certificate at her first try; and
- Dushenka Theodorus, at his first adult show he won his first Challenge Certificate, Best of Breed and Best of Variety Foreign Adult!

Rafa, Jingle and Theo are all full siblings, from my 'dream' combination of Dukey and Lucy, and I am so very proud of all of them x

On the day, Theo was beaten by his half-brother, Makima Kyanite, who ended up as Best Foreign Exhibit.  Mikey is the son of Dukey, by Jingle's daughter Norma-Jean, so keeping it in the family!   


 


 

25 March 2017 - Preston & Blackpool/RACCS shows

Super results today - lots of happy tears!
Congratulations first to Margaret Mather's girl Ch Dushenka Norma-Jean, just entered in the RACCS show and won the reserve Grand; and Karen Nugent's IGrCh & Premier Dushenka Zivabella who won her third Premier certificate and new title!

And congratulations to my darling Batman, IGrCh Dushenka Orphiel, who won his fourth Olympian certificate, Best of Breed, and Best in Show Russian Adult in the RACCS show. 

As if that wasn't enough to have me a happy, soggy mess, Batman's baby brother Theo, at his last kitten shows decided today was his day and in the Preston show won Best of Breed, 1st in all his classes and Best of Variety Foreign Kitten..... but even that wasn't enough for him today, as in the RACCS show he also won Best of Breed, 1st in all his classes, Best Russian Kitten, Best Russian Exhibit and
Overall Best in Show!  Huge congratulations to my special boy Dushenka Theodorus

 

My especial thanks again to Karen and Darren for getting my cats safely home, and for looking after the rest of my crew too when I had to stay on down south - you are one in a million Karen xxx
 


 

11 March 2017 - Lancashire show

This time the congratulations are for Rafa, who won his first Imperial certificate at his first try, clever boy!

 


 

25 February 2017 - Cov & Leics/ Herts & Mddlx shows

Congratulations to my baby Sparkle, who at her first adult show won her first Challenge certificate! Dear old Xander also won a Best of Breed, darling boy.  

 


 

19 February 2017 - Show in Fignaart, the Netherlands

I was just over for a visit, but was delighted to great results for some of my cats' family.  First pf all my Squidge's mum won another new title and is now  Inertantional Champion Alyona Bella Barinya.  I was also delighted to see Beau's babies Larry and Minka, both win their CACs!
 


 

4 February 2017 - Gwynedd/Shopshire shows

And another new title, this time for Rafa:

- Grand Champion Dushenka Rafael who won the Grand Challenge in both shows, against some good competition
The babies had a good day too, with Sparkle winning five x 1st prizes and one x 3rd in her six classes, and Theo winning a 1st, four x 2nd and a 3rd in his six classes. Congratulations also to Beau's daughter Alyona Jelisaveta, who won her second Challenge certificate!


 


 

21 January 2017 - Short Hair Cat Society show

I just had three cats with me today

- IGr Ch Dushenka Orphiel won the reserve Olympian certificate
- Ch & IGr Pr Dushenka Xander also won his reserve Olympian certificate
Theo was there too, and greatly enjoyed his day as ever!

 

 


 

7 January 2017 - Scottish/West of Scotland shows

We had a busy day at this busy double show having taken six cats as well as helping out at the show.  Very proud of all my cats:

- IGr Ch Dushenka Orphiel won his third Olympian certificate
- Gr Ch Alyona Eremey Tsar won the Imperial certificate in one show and the reserve Imperial in the other
- Ch Dushenka Rafael won a reserve Grand certificate
- Champion Dushenka Norma-Jean won the Challenge certificate in both shows and was made up to Champion

Xander, Theo and Sparkle all came home with a bunch of rosettes too, but the kitten star was Dukey and Norma-Jean's son Makima Kyanite, who had an amazing day, winning 1st in every class, both Best of Breed awards, Best Foreign Kitten in both shows and Best in Show Foreign Exhibit in the Scottish show - congratulations again to Mikey, his proud breeder Margaret Mather, and his even prouder owner Tracey Hamilton!

 

 


 

1 January 2017

Happy New Year to everybody!
 



Looking back over 2016

It was another good show year for my cats who over the course of 2016 won 11 new titles; 41 certificates; and 8 best in show/best of variety wins.  Special congratulations again to my new title holders:

- Ch & Imperial Grand Premier Dushenka Xander
- Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Orphiel
- Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka
Czar Koreshki
- Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Duke Ellington
- Grand Champion Dushenka Jingle-Belle
- Grand Champion Azreal Boucheron Beauzaris

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Gr Ch & Premier Dushenka Gabriel
- Champion Dushenka Queenie-Belle

- Champion Dushenka Rafael
- MasterCat Kush


My other winners included Dushenka Norma-Jean, who won her first Challenge certificate; Gr Pr Dushenka Optimus Prime won a reserve Imperial, Gr Ch Alyona Eremey Tsar won his first Imperial certificate, and IGMC Fen who won an Olympian and reserve Olympian certificate.

Special thanks also to Heather & Richard of Cagaran Cats for taking me and my mob to so many shows during the year, plus Dawn Peck, Andy Elliott and Kristi Stewart of Truevine Nebelungs and Ian Thomson of Saladin Abyssinians, who all helped us out.

On the kitten front we had two beautiful litters of kittens, with squeakie, silvery Sparkle and cheeky chappie Theo somehow or other not quite managing to leave home yet!