I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and much success in 2009
Frohe Weihnachten zu allen meinen Freunden und Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr
Ursula & Fred
20th December 2008
Maidstone & Medway Cat Club held their Annual Christmas show today at The Lions Centre in Gillingham. As this is fairly local to me I was able to take Sargenta Silver Yasmeen and she was awarded her second consecutive CC. I was so proud of her and had a lovely day. I was able to go home for much of the day whilst judging took place, but returned during thge afternoon. Fred came with me and enjoyed the day as well. Thank you to Lesley Miles for awarding the CC. The side classes were large (10 cats and more) and Yasmeen was awarded another first and two third places.
Sargenta Silver Whisp went to her new home this afternoon. She has gone to a lovely couple, but it is always sad when I have to part with one of my treasures and I miss her already.
Computer problems! I seem to receive some emails, but none of my replies are going anyhwhere, only seemingly into Cyberspace. As of today I can not send any emails at all. please contact me by phone on 01622 753375. Ursula
National Cat Club Show
29th November 2008
Another show which I attended for a lot of years. It was held for many years at Olympia in London. Sadly it is a sign of the times that this show was no longer viable in London because of cost, both to the show manager and the exhibitors. It shows how much I am out of touch these days, I did not even realise it had moved to Bracknell Leisure Centre in Berkshire.
I was thrilled to learn that Joanne had taken GrCh Sargenta Silver Vincento - Silver Tabby- and that he was awarded his 3rd Imperial Grand in a very impressive line-up. Vincento also took Best of Breed. Well done Joanne! Vincento can be seen on the Countrystyle website.
Supreme Cat Show - NEC Brimingham
22nd November 2008
This is the show in the Cat Fanciers calendar that most breeders look forward to. I used to attend many of them and was lucky to have quite a lot of winning cats. Alas I can no longer travel, but do miss the excitement of the "Supreme".
My cats were well represented this year with their new owners and my thanks
and congratulations go to all of them. Imperial Grand Premier,
Champion and Gr Pr Sargenta Silver Ursinha - silver spotted -
got her Final Accolade by winning her 2nd UK Grand . She
can now add the Title of UK Imperial Grand Permier to
all her other titles. Well done Wayne and Uschi! My
Namesake). Ushi is the First and Only Silver Neuter to hold this title.
In the kitten stakes Georgina Brown of Graygees won with her boy Graygees Silver Trinket 1st Open and Best of Breed. Trinket is pure Sargenta lines out of GrCh Sargenta Silver Veronica and Ch Sargenta Silver Xalvador. Quite an achievemnet for a kitten at the Supreme show. Well done Gina.
Imperial Grand Champion Shimmerclaw Moontyger was awarded
his second UK Grand Certificate and gained his title of UK Imperial
Grand Champion added to his illustrious carreer. Moontyger is
out of Ch Sargenta Silver Unique and Gr Ch Vinmar Silver Adonis. He truly
is a superb example of the breed. Well done Susan!
Helen Nicholson came second in the big line-up for the UK female Grand with GrCh Metallicat Silver Badger
(out of UKGrCh Sargenta Silver Montaego) she
also took BOB over very good male and female competition
well done Helen. Lizz Benson came third with her Imperial Grand
Champion Sargenta Silver Witch. An impressive line-up of top
quality cats. Well done.
I would have loved to have been there with my boys Denzel and Xalvador.
PS. Denzel went in for his booster yesterday and was weighed in at 7.4 kg. He is a very big boy now producing some very large kittens, my reason for wanting him for the breed.
8th November 2008
Cheshire Area Show.
Another very large show in the N orth of England. Lizz had entered Tabitha and Candy.GrCh Sargenta Silver Witch was awarded her 5th Imperial Grand and now holds the Title
of Imperial Grand Champion. This is a wonderful achievement and a credit to Lizz for presenting her so well.
Lizz also won her 2nd CC with Sargenta Silver Xonia aka Candy. Candy was the last daughter of my Uk Grand Champion Sargenta Silver Montaego and Ronaldo Silver Chloe. Another Champion in the making??
I am glad Lizz had such a nice day today.
25th October 2008
Yorkshire Show. This was a very large show with an entry of 600. Lizz Benson took GrChSargenta Silver Witch aka Tabitha. She was awarded her 2nd Reserve Imperial Grand and won two 1st and two 2nd in her very large side classes. Well done Lizz and Tabitha.
Caroline Walkling had entered Sargenta Silver Yanisha (Silver Tabby) for her first show. She was awarded her 1st Challenge Certificate. Congratulations to Caroline.
18th October 2008
Kentish Cat Society Show. This is the Local show for me which normally would be held in Maidstone. Alas the Venue was not available and the show was held in Gillingham. Helen Nicholson was kind enough to take Sargenta Silver Yasmeen (silver Tabby) for me and she was awarded her first Championship Certificate.
Fred and I went to the show during the afternoon
and I brought Yasmeen home. Just over an hour was long enough for me and I was ill all day Sunday. I am very grateful to Helen for taking Yasmeen in the morning.
4th October 2008
Lizz Benson with Grand Champion Sargenta Silver Witch got her 4th Imperial Grand and Best of Breed at the Tabby Cat Club Show. This is a Special Breed Show for the Patterned cats.
Just one more to go for the Title. Well done and many congratulations.
27 September 2008
East Sussex Show and British Shorthair Show have both been eventful for Sargenta Cats today.
Gina of Graygees was awarded her third consecutive Grand Challenge Certificate and with it the Title for Grand Champion Sargenta Silver Veronica ,who also got Best of Breed. Her new young kitten Graygees Silver Trinket (a Daughter out of my Ch Sargenta Silver Xalvador and GrCh Sargenta Silver Veronica) won his Open Class and Best of Breed and then went further to become Best of Variety British kitten. Well done Gina and both cats.
Wayne Vessey at the Shorthair Show was Awarded his 6th Imperial Grand Premier Certificate
and another Grand Premier Certificate fo Imperial Grand Premier Sargenta Silver Ursinha. Uschi is now 5 years old and still looking good. Congratulations.
South Western Counties Show
GrCh Sargenta Silver Vincento won his 2nd Imperial Grand Challenge Certificate plus two firsts in side classes. Well done Joanne
I have some nice youngsters here but alas can no longer travel to shows unless I get a lift.
13th September 2008
An excited Lizz rang me from the Wyvern Show today with the news that her GrCh Sargenta Silver Willow
was awarded her first Imperial Grand Certificate and Best of Breed. Willow followed this by having an all Red Card Day. Many congratulations to Lizz and Willow. One of Lizz`s kittens out of Willow and Moontyger got his 1st CC and BoB today. Well done.
I was also told by Lizz tonight that Debby Sykes had taken Grand Ch Sargenta Silver Ushan
- to the Northern Counties Show . Ushan was awarded his fifth and final Imperial Grand Certificate. This gave him the Title of Imp Grand Champion Sargenta Silver Ushan . He wa salso awarded Best of Breed, Best of Variety British Adult and Overall Best British Adult in Show. This was truly a fantastic day for Debbie and Ushan and has given me my second Imperial Grand Champion I am very proud. Thank you Debbie for showing Ushan so well.
6th September 2008
Congratulations to Gina of Graygees on winning her second consecutive Grand with Ch Sargenta Silver Veronica at the Hert`s and Middlesex Show in Luton today . That was quite an achievement. Thank you for showing her so well.
At the same show Helen was awarded her 1st CC and BoB with Metallicat Spotted Dick.
Well done both of you. This boy is one of Denzel`s sons and showing great promise. Helen was also awarded 1st and Best of Breed with Metallicat Silver Edward - Silver Tabby. He is a son of my Ch Sargenta Silver Xalvador. Another nice cat with the Amethyst prefix and a daughter from Xalvador won her first CC at the same show. Congratulations to Mary Coulthurst.
I have some nice Sargenta Cats at present and just wish I could take them out, but alas I am not well enough and can`t drive the distance.
30th August 2008
A very excited Lizz Benson e-mailed me tonight telling me of her experience of her first TICA show. She had entered Sargenta Silver Witch (Tabitha) who is already a GCCF Grand Champion with three Imperial Grand Certificates to her name:
Today we attended a small 4 ring TICA show and to our amazement
Tabitha won x4 Best In Colour awards, x4 Best In Division awards and also x3
1st Best Of Breeds against top British competition, she then went on in the
Shorthaired Speciality Ring (all shorthair breeds - Sphynx, Bengal, Siamese,
Burmese etc etc) to be placed 2nd out of 11 cats making her Champion on the
day but the real thrill was the afternoon all breed ring where she was 2nd
out of 25 cats (all breeds, LH, SL, SH)!!!!!!!!! The judge commented that he
has never seen a silver as good as her and it must have taken at least 20
years of breeding to achieve such a big beautiful girl and that she was a
credit to her breeder and he made the audience give her a round of applause
for being such a good example of the colour and THE BREED!
Needless to say we are over the moon, one more final and she will be a TICA
Grand Champion so we hope to do another next year"
Congratulations Lizz, well done! Some of the credit must go to her husband Matthew who has
endless stamina and patience driving Lizz and the cats to all the shows. He also shares looking
after all the cats and both Lizz and Matt do a cracking job and well deserve their awards.
News from Norway
29th August 2008
Today I received the follwoing message from Marit in Norway:
Dear Ursula !
I am very glad for sending you a mail today telling that Jewel is 15 years old and still with us, with good health. He is an adorable grand old boy and has the opportunity to live with his very dear lady,Linnea. They are a beautiful grand old couple. So today I enclose a photo telling more than 1000 words.
Greetings from Marit & Jewel
This message was accompanied with a lovely photo of the two cats cuddling each other and the caption read "Old Love lies Deep"
Thank you Marit for sending me this!!
23rd August 2008
Hello Ursula, just a quick email to let you no that Grch Sargenta Silver
Vincento gained his first imperial Certificate, yesterday at the West Of
England and South Wales Cat Show, he also won his BOB and had two first's
and a second in his side classes. He then went on to win Best Of Variety
British Adult so we were really pleased Joanne Hewitson
I was pleased to hear this news from Joanne and offer my warmest congratulations to
her and Vincento. He is a truly stunning cat with the maturity he now has.
He can be
seen on the Countrystyle website.
29th July 2008
My congratulations to Lizz and Matt on gaining their 3rd Imperial Grand at the Gwynedd show, with GrCh Sargenta Silver Witch, Tabitha also went on to win Best of Breed and was placed first in two large side classes and second in another.
Lizz had a brilliant day winning with Tabitha but also with babies from her own breeding, PC's, BOB's & red card days with neuters from Candy (Sargenta Silver Xonia) and 1st and BOB's for her kittens from Willow (GrCh Sargenta Silver Willow), one of whom the silver spotty went on to win his second consecutive BIV BSH Kitten! Well Done.
5th July 2008
just received the news from Joanne of Countrystyle that Ch Sargenta Silver Vincento - Silver Tabby- was made up to Grand Champion at the Wiltshire and District Cat Club show yesterday. Vinnie won his title in three straight shows. He also won another CC and was Best of Breed and was awarded two firsts in large side classes. Well done and many congratulations to GrCh Sargenta Silver Vincento and Joanne.
7th June -Merseyside
Wayne Veasey has done it! My first Imperial Grandpremier. GrCh &GrPr Sargenta Silver Ursinha was awarded her 5th and final Imperial Award which has now given her the Title of Imperial GrPr. Quite an amazing achievement for a female Silver Spotted. She also got her Best of Breed. I am very proud of her. Thank you Wayne for showing her so well.
I was well down in the dumps when Wayne rang. Xophila had given birth that day to one live and one dead kitten. She then struggled for 3 hours with very strong contractions. I had been in touch on and off throughout the whole time with my Vet and it was decided to perform a Caesar. One more live kitten and one dead. Xophila was spayed at the same time. She was only just two years old and both her mother Whisp and Xophie had 5 lovely kittens each last year on the same day. Now both have been in trouble this year with Whisp losing 3 kittens and ending up with only one.
Breeding cats is never easy, the good times are often offset with the sadness of loss.
18th May 2008
Show News Midland Counties
An excited Lizz Benson just rang with the results achieved by her cats today.
Ch Sargenta Silver Willow - Silver Tabby was made up to Grand Champion today. Willow also had an all red card day, i.e. 1st in every class.
GrCh Sargenta Silver Witch aka Tabitha was awarded her 2nd Imperial and Best of Breed.Tabitha went on to win Best of Variety British Adult.
Lizz`s own bred kittens did extremely well again, and as these are her first homebred kittens under the Limatz Prefix, she is obviously and well deservedly proud. Many Congratulations!!
Wayne Vessey was awarded his 4th Imperial for GrCh & GrPr Sargenta Silver Ursinha and Best of Breed. Ursinha was awarded Best of Variety British Neuter and then bacame Overall Best British in Show.Well done Wayne and congratulations.
Just one more to go for Ursinha and I am sure Wayne will achieve that.
I understand that the show had a good entry of 498 cats, there was some
steep competition and the British Silvers did extremely well.
17th May 2008
Show News Suffolk and Norfolk Show
Many congratulations to Helen Nicholson of Metallicat. Her spotted boy Metallicat Spotted Dick aka Tomtom bred out of my Denzel won 1st Open and Best of Breed.
He will be Helen`s future stud boy and is starting off the right way. He is already a very large boy for his age and exactly the reason why I imported Silvergiltcats Silv Denzel Washington from Emmy in Holland in the first place. Metallicat Silver Spyda (out of my Orleando and Metallicat Silver Badga) was awarded her 4th consecutive CC and BoB. Well done Helen.
3rd May 2008
The Manchester show was a lovely day for silver cats. Congratulations to Lizz Benson and GrCh Sargenta Silver Witch. Tabitha was awarded her 1st Imperial and Best of Breed. That was a wonderful achievement. Lizz did well with her first home-bred kittens from Ch Sargenta Silver Willow to Imp Grand Shimmerclaw Moontyger. Both kittens got their Open class wins. One had an all red card Day and became Best in Show kitten. Her wins can be seen on Lizz`s Newspage on the Limatz site.
Wayne Vessey did well with GrCh & GrtPr Sargenta Silver Ursinha.She won her 3rd Imperial Grand Premier and Best of Breed. She then went on to become Best in Show British Neuter. Pat Kidd with her Kresta boy Silver Edwin was Best in Show British Adult.
Healthwise I am struggling again as it is Hay Fever Season and I have Asthma. Nothing gets any easier but the lovely sunshine and warm weather is welcome.
News from Holland
14th April 2008
Received news from Emmy van Rossum that Sargenta Silver Xenon - Silver Tabby - was awarded his 3rd CAC and made up to Champion yesterday.
Xenon is a son of GrCh Ronaldo Silver Coco and Ch Sargenta Silver Ullani. Ullani was one of my best silver spotted girls with 4 Reserved Grands to her name. Unfortunately I could not show her very often. Many congratulations to Emmy and her new Champion. It is my 95th Titled cat and I am very proud.
Unfortunately I have had yet another bad fall last week and badly twisted and sprained my right ankle. I spend 7 hours at Maidstone hospital just waiting for an Xray, which took all of a few minutes. My broken toe on my left foot is not healed and it is a bit difficult walking (to say the least) and very painful to have both feet out of action. I am supposed to wear a permanent Morphine patch
for pain control but unfortunately the side effect of that is lots of dizzy spells. I am hoping to manage without the pain control as I have had just about enough of falling over. Both Xollie and Denzel are busy and Fred is getting very good at mating the cats!
The kittens born on 27th March are all weighing over 1lb and are not yet one month old. They all look bonny.
All other litters expected in April will not be born until late May now.
6th April 2008
I received email from Joanne Jewitson of Countrystyle today and I am copying this:
Just to let you know that Ch Sargenta Silver Vincento gained his
second Grand Certificate yesterday at the Kernow Cat Club Show against good
competition. He also got the BOB, and first and a third in large side classes, he then went
on to win Best Of Variety British Adult.
He was a perfect Gentleman all day and
looked a picture he is so mature now, lovely big cat,
eye colour to die for
and his markings look like they are sprayed on. He is also producing super
kittens, some of the best that I have ever bred.
He is such a pleasure to own and a real credit to you for breeding him!!
Many congratulations to Joanne. I would love to have a kitten from Vincento this year as
he would give me my lines back to Montaego with one of Joannes lovely outcrossed females.
25th March 2008
Sargenta Silver Una - silver spotted- gave birth to four kittens today. Three spotted boys (one very dark and nearly smoke) and one smoke female.
Ch Sargenta Silver Upsala - silver tabby - also had four kittens today.
3 tabby boys and one girl. All the babies are doing well and all are booked, as I have a long waiting list.
22nd March 2008
I wish Everyone a Happy Easter and a few peaceful days.
22nd March 2008
What a superb job Lizz Benson of Limatz cats has done for me yet again. Both Lizz and Matt drove more than 500 miles to come and phnotograph the cats. Going back to Yorkshire took 11 hours
because of accidents on the Motorways. Lizz was quite poorly after that. She spend many hours yesterday to update my site, putting the new girls on with lots of lovely photos and adding up-to-date photographs of Denzel and Xollie. My newspage has now been split into different years which will make it much quicker to navigate.
Lizz: No mere Thank you can ever be enough for all you have done for me and I hope that many people viewing this site will enjoy looking at the cats as much as I do.
Please feel free to sign in my guestbook if you like the "New Look".
1st March 2008
My grateful Thanks to my friend Susan for taking Denzel to the Wessex show for me today.
Silvergiltcats Silv. Denzel Washington was finally made up to Champion. Denzel was already a Champion in Holland, but his title from abroad was not accepted by the GCCF.
Denzel is siring some beautiful very large kittens and is open to stud to selected and tested queens.
Imp Grand Shimmerclaw Moontyger was awarded another Imperial certificate and best of breed. He then went on to win Best British Adult and Overall Best British. A fantastic achievement for such a young cat. Well done Susan. Helen`s girl Metallicat silver Spyda got her 2nd CC and BoB today as well. All are having a nice day at the show. Alas I am sitting at home, as I have probably broken my left foot again and will have it X-rayed on Monday.
23rd February 2008
Congratulations to GrCh Sargenta Silver Uilliam. He was awarded his 2nd consecutive Reserve Imperial Grand at the Lancashire Show today.
Congratulations to Sargenta Silver Yoella (silver tabby kitten out of UK Grand Champion Sargenta Silver Montaego and Sargenta Silver Xophila)
. She has done her dad proud by winning her Open class and Best of Breed. She was placed in all her side classes. Well done Jolanta for showing my baby so well on her first show. She was the last kitten produced by Monty and I wanted to keep her, but I am very happy where she is now.
I am having severe
problems with my eyesight again. Not only are there the cataracts, but problems with fluid behind the eyes caused by the Chemotherapy and wrinkles in the retina. It is therefore very difficult for me to read and answer my emails. Please be patient when you have to wait a long time for replies. Until the operations have been carried out I am fairly well stuck!
It has not helped that Talk Talk have inadvertently cut off my connection with them on 9th of February and it will take 21 days to reconnect.
Their customer service leaves much to be desired. If they have non English people in their call centres, they should provide a better customer service. It took 5 minutes to make a mistake and disconnect but nothing can be done to reconnect. I can now make outgoing phone calls only via BT, who are helping out. But I have to dial a number before every outgoing call resulting in a payment of 49pence per minute, a fairly expensive exercise.
Show News 9th February 2008
GrCh Sargenta Silver Uilliam was awarded the Reserve Imperial and Best of Breed. Another fine boy out of UKGrCh Sargenta Silver Montaego to Ch Sargenta Silver Tracey. Many congratulations to Elaine and her family.
Show News 9th February 2008
Croydon Cat Club
Imp Grand Champion Shimmerclaw Moontyger- silver spotted- won his 5th Imperial today, which gave him his title. This is an incredible difficult award to achieve, especially for a silver in competition with the big self colour cats. Well done Susan. He also won another Reserve Grand Challenge and Best of Breed. Moontyger is from my girl Ch Sargenta Silver Unique and Brenda`s GrCh Vibnmar Adonis.
Helen Nicholson of Metallicat made Metallicat Silver Juliet up to Grand Champion, another very nice silver spotted out of my GrCh Adentsh Silver Orleando and GrCh Metallicat Silver Badja (she was out of Montaego) Both of those boys have now been neutered and I sincerely hope that their offspring can carry on where I left off.
Show News 26th January 2008
Ch Waggykatz Belinda was made up to Champion today. She is a Montaego and Ulyssa daughter. Congratulations to the Wagstaff family.
Show News 19th January2008
Congratulation to Ch and GrPr Sargenta Silver Ursinha (silver spotted neuter) on gaining her 2nd consdecutive Imperial Grand Award and Best of Breed at the Notts and Derby show today. She was also placed high in all her side classes, which were huge in number.Well done Wayne and Uschi.
My warmest congratulations to my friends Lizz and Matthew of Limatz cats. Limatz Angel Delight won her kitten Open class and Best of Breed. This is her 2nd consecutive win and the first one shown of Lizz`s own breeding. Beautiful kitten, well done Lizz. She alos was highly placed in her side classes.
Show News 12th January 2008
Email received from Joanne Hewitson today:
Hello Ursula, just to let you know that we attended the West Country Cat Club Show with Ch Sargenta Silver Vincento, on Saturday and he gained his first Grand CC, and BOB, and first and second in his side classes."
Well done Joanne.
Many congratulations. I wish that Vincento was here right now as Xaria is calling her head off, and with the loss of Montaego I no longer have a B bloodgroup boy.
Further News re Show 5th Jan 2008
Received emaiL from Sue Wagstaff 8/1/09.
"I expect the grapevine has already told you that Waggykatz Silver
Bellinda (UKGrCh Sargenta Silver Montaego X Sargenta Silver Ulissa) got
her third CC and BoB at the Shorthaired Cat Society Show on 5 January.
Making 3 straight CCs and BoBs (her first on Saturday 29 September at
the British Shorthair Cat Club Show and second on 15th December 2007 At The
Maidstone & Medway).
She also got 2nds and a 3rd in quite large side classes.
We are very proud as you can imagine and is all down to you and the fantastic
cats you have bred over the years giving us those wonderful blood lines."
Many congratulations to Sue and Champion Waggykatz Bellinda.
I saw her at the Maidstone show and she looked stunning.
5th January 2008
The 2008 GCCF cat show calendar started with the Shorthair Cat
Congratulations to Caroline Walkling`s Premier Sargenta Silver
Xemun aka "Zazu". He was awarded his 3rd PC and Best
of Breed today and gained his Title of Premier. He was also well placed
in all his side classes. Judges commented on his lovely temperament, which
always makes me very proud. Thank you Caroline for showing him so well.
Xemun is the brother of my Xollie and both cats have now got their titles.
Xemun was my 94th titled cat - only 6 more to go to reach the magic 100.
Susan`s GrCh Shimmerclaw Moontyger was awarded his 4th Imperial Grand
and Jacks Ronaldo girl Silver Nora got her 2nd CC. Well done.