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23 January 2017 @ 09:52 pm
Eighth post - where did the weekend go?  
Such a full weekend and now it's Monday night and I feel as though I haven't had a break.

Saturday was my first judging assignment for my new council, which meant a trek up to the northside of the city, relying on Karen the Navman (navlady?) to get me there. Always have to laugh at her pronunciations - Gympie (with a hard G like Greg) becomes Jimpie while Strathpine is Strathpeen. So I was heading to Jimpie Road Strathpeen, which gave me a giggle at least.

Only a small assignment but I enjoyed myself. Not too sure that the exhibitors would say the same, though, after I withheld awards for two cats which had fleas. Ah well they'll be more careful next time.

Managed to tire myself out, both there and at the gym afterwards, and fell asleep on the couch while watching a docco about Princess Alice, Prince Philip's mother. I was enjoying it, too; will have to go back to watch the rest of it.

Yesterday was a Judges' Association meeting and workshop, where we had hands-on with American Shorthairs and Norwegians, plus a discussion about Turkish Angora which have only recently been recognised in Australia. We were supposed to discuss the Lykoi, which is being imported by a Tasmanian breeder who is seeking recognition of the breed here, but we ran out of time.

I'm not sure about these - I need to look up the genetics of the cat. If it's a recessive gene/s that cause the coat colour and pattern, then I might consider them, but not if it's a dominant. That could result in numerous kittens born without the gene/s, and what are they going to do with those kittens? So research is needed.

A couple of pics, so you can see what I'm talking about:

 photo lykoi1_zpsyopgronk.jpg

 photo lykoi2_zps7f9m60fz.jpg
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entropy_houseentropy_house on January 24th, 2017 07:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe they look scruffier in So. Fla, where I am. One was in my yard a few years ago, and it had a spiky, sparse coat similar to these kitties.
mrua7: blinky black catmrua7 on January 24th, 2017 07:32 pm (UTC)
Virginia opossums are in So. Florida too, so maybe you saw an older, perhaps sickly one. The coat color is somewhat similar, still the cat is pretty creepy looking, more than a possum. lol!

Edited at 2017-01-24 07:32 pm (UTC)
entropy_houseentropy_house on January 24th, 2017 07:58 pm (UTC)
I did a quick google on Virginia Opossum & figure what I saw was very little like what you'd see. :^)

They are one of the world's most variably sized mammals, since a large male from northern North America weighs about 20 times as much as a small female from the tropics.

Also, I expect they have less fur. Heck, my *bees* are nearly bald. It's hot here, and heavy fur is a disadvantage.
mrua7: blinky black catmrua7 on January 24th, 2017 08:03 pm (UTC)
That makes since. I only google pictures, and didn't read up on them. I know they can vary in size as I've seen small ones and huge like the one 10 days ago. He was about the size of a large cat.
entropy_houseentropy_house on January 24th, 2017 08:09 pm (UTC)
Been fun chatting with you. Gotta go do yardwork- it's down to 85 degrees F, must take advantage of the cool. ;^)
mrua7: blinky black catmrua7 on January 24th, 2017 08:18 pm (UTC)
86 cool? I wish it was that here! Have fun in the yard!

Edited at 2017-01-24 08:19 pm (UTC)