Sorry for my late reply Amy.
Thank you so much for your words about my cats
my 'main male' Idol is imported from the US - he is incredible - made such a difference in my program.
Isn't the article from Channel 10 nice?! It was aired on Prime time here - so we became 'semi-famous' it was a whole lot of fun having it filmed too.
You can enter Persia to ANY CAT SHOW Amy
even without papers. She would need to go to the House Hold Pet category where she would just compete for her beauty. Of course the judges would see she is Persian, but when these things happen they usually ask the owner for the story - and you will just say she was rescued. Judges at shows LOVE rescue stories, and it's rare that a rescue cat owner leaves empty handed... especially at TICA shows by they way. So I think you should try it. That of course if Persia would like the shows - some cats do stress too much - and then it's best to leave them at home.
Barbara - thank you so much for your warm words about Boten's memorial page. Boten passed over the rainbow bridge last year, and it broke my heart into a million pieces. I could not really speak to anyone about his death, and essentially refused to. it was, and still is too hard for me to discuss. His Memorial page was one of the only ways I could express my grief over him. He was my best friend for 13 years.
Anyway, we will be showing this weekend in the first CFA show in Israel ever! it is a historical event. I will be taking 2 cats - but sadly both are in summer coats - so my hopes for amazing results are low... but I will tell you guys how it went, and email pictures and videos.