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Post  laurence on Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:56 am

Courtoise yesterday morning, digesting, having just pilferred and emptied Beau's dish!!! I thought she could not jump that high yet.... I now understand wy Beau has been so hungry for the last 2 days and why I kept putting food back in his dish! Laughing

Courtoise hier matin, en train de digérer, venant juste de boulotter toutes les croquettes de Beau !! Je pensais qu'elle ne pouvait pas encore sauter aussi haut.... Je comprends maintenant pourquoi ces 2 derniers jours Beau était affamé et pourquoi je n'arrêtais pas de remplir sa gamelle de croquettes !!! Laughing

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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:09 am

She just has that look on her face that says "well, a girl has got to eat" LOL
She is very pretty!

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Post  Anke Zekveld on Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:52 am

She is really gorgeous!! Laughing Laurence….. don’t sent too beautiful pictures of your cats!!!! We “promote” Nebelung, not Chartreux. hahaha Laughing

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Post  laurence on Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:12 am

Thanks Vicki and Anke.

Vicki: Laughing a girl has got to eat Laughing That could not be more true! She is soooooooooo voracious!!!!!
- Vicki: Laughing une fille doit manger Laughing Ce ne peut plus vrai ! Elle est tellement vorace !!!

Anke, it is your fault!!! You should not have put a category Diverse!!!! Laughing
- Anke, c'est de ta faute !!! Tu n'aurais pas du mettre une rubrique Divers !!! Laughing

Well, I was last Saturday at the Orléans (south of Paris) show (TICA and LOOF) with Courtoise. Her 2nd show but this time on her own and with the noise of TICA!!!! I do not do TICA with Chartreux as a cat needs to have a very accepting, easy and calm temperament for it. This is why you hardly ever see Chartreux on TICA, they do have their little character. Very Happy

- Samedi dernier, j'étais à Orléans pour une expo (TICA et LOOF) avec Courtoise. Sa 2ème expo mais cette fois-ci toute seule et avec le bruit de la TICA !!!! Je ne fais pas de TICA avec les Chartreux car un chat doit avoir un caractère facile, souple et calme. C'est pour cela que vous voyez rarement des Chartreux en TICA, ils ont leur petit caractère. Laughing


Anyway, past the first hour, she took it like a pro and I was very happy about that.
- Bref, passée la 1ère heure, elle a pris ça comme une pro ce dont je suis très contente.

Courtoise - very much un-stressed - in her cage:
- Courtoise - très non stressée - dans sa cage :





Now that I know she does not hate shows, I think that I shall invest in a Sturdi cage as there are really very good. It'll be a lot easier than using the one lent by the club.
- Maintenant que je sais qu'elle ne hait pas les expos, je pense que je vais investir dans une cage Sturdi car elles sont vraiment très bien. Cela sera quand même beaucoup plus pratique que celle prêtée par le club.

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Post  Anke Zekveld on Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:39 pm

Good for you and Courtoise that she was relaxed at the show. For me the attitude of a cat on a show is also more important then the opinion of the judges! But what was their opinion? Did they appreciate your beauty?

I hope so!

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Post  laurence on Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:24 am

For me the attitude of a cat on a show is also more important then the opinion of the judges!

We share exactly the same opinion Anke. That's why Beau who hates shows and is extremely stressed stays at home.
- Nous partageons exactement la même opinion Anke. C'est pour cela que Beau qui hait les expos et est super stressé reste à la maison.

But what was their opinion? Did they appreciate your beauty?
Exc 1 in 6/10 Smile

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Post  Anke Zekveld on Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:19 pm

Congratulations!!!

I have to admit that I never visited a Tica show. But maybe I will in the future.
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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:38 pm

Good job, sounds like a good show for you!!

TICA shows do tend to be loud with all the noise of people moving about and the PA system announcing what cats should be where at any given time. Most cats do well, although it is always better to start showing them as kittens once they reach 4 months and then they tend to tolerate shows better. Plus, they like to be with their owners for a day or two with none of the other house cats around, then they can enjoy being spoiled on on one with you for the week-end. They do tend to pick up on their owners feelings too, if the owner is neverous and excitable, then the cats will be too, so, always be calm and act like this is a normal thing and soon kitty will be very happy to be with you and the judges!

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Post  laurence on Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:43 am

Beau is ready to start lecturing... Laughing
- Beau prêt à faire son discours à sa nièce... Laughing



Courtoise is all ears!
- Courtoise est toute oreille !




Topic of the lecture: on the merit of jumping in the bathtub without first having checked if empty or not!
- Sujet du discours sur le fait de sauter directement dans la baignoire sans avoir d'abord vérifié si celle-ci était vide ou pas !



Full of compassion, Beau is helping Courtoise getting dry after her 1st unvoluntary bath!
- Ame compatissante, Beau aide Courtoise à se sécher après son 1er bain involontaire !




Courtoise did listen to uncle and now checks if the tub is empty before jumping on it every morning!
- Courtoise a écouté le discours de l'oncle et vérifie tous les matins que la baignoire est bien vide avant de sauter dedans !

Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Post  Anke Zekveld on Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:59 am

Hahahaha

It's really funny!!!! Laughing
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Re: Blue and Orange for a change

Post  laurence on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:17 am

Some lovely pictures taken of Courtoise last Sunday at the show.
- De très jolies photos de Courtoise prises dimanche dernier à l'expo de La Villette.





One sees really well her beautiful eyes
- on voit vraiment bien ses beaux yeux



I think this one is my favourite
- Je pense que celle-là est ma préferrée




The young lady (19!!!) who took the pictures has just joined a photography school Smile She also breeds somali. And she took 2 lovely pictures of Bernard's RB male.
- La jeune fille (19 ans !!!) qui a pris les photos est en 1ère année d'école photos Smile Elle fait également l'élevage de somali. D'ailleurs, elle a aussi pris 2 jolies photos du Bleu Russe de Bernard.




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Re: Blue and Orange for a change

Post  vilia on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:40 pm

Hello, Laurence!
We have beautiful cats! I have correctly understood, what one of them of the British breed? She has very expressive colour of copper eyes. Very Happy
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Re: Blue and Orange for a change

Post  laurence on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:51 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggg Vilia! Chartreux NOT British Laughing Laughing Laughing
You are forgiven Laughing both breeds have similarities Very Happy Thank you for the compliments.

So I have 2 Chartreux cats and I am waiting for a male Nebelung kitten to be born sometimes in 2008 Wink


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Post  vilia on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:32 pm

Forgive, Laurence!
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And what breed a cat from your picture? Very Happy
Regards, Vilia. Very Happy
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Post  Anke Zekveld on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:47 pm

What a great photos of Courtoise and of Bashka. WAUW!!!

Villia, I have to admit there are parts of Courtoise I would like to steal for my own cats!!! As Russian Blue of the English type she is lovely (read great!!) Laughing Laughing Laughing And as a Chartreux (in dutch Karthuizer) she must be near to perfectl!!!
lol!

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Post  vilia on Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:38 pm

Thanks! I finally have understood, what is breed. Very Happy
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Post  Anke Zekveld on Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:32 pm

Anke Zekveld wrote:What a great photos of Courtoise and of Bashka. WAUW!!!

Villia, I have to admit there are parts of Courtoise I would like to steal for my own cats!!! As Russian Blue of the English type she is lovely (read great!!) Laughing Laughing Laughing And as a Chartreux (in dutch Karthuizer) she must be near to perfectl!!!
lol!

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To be more precise, I love her short wedge, her thick short coat, lovely flat scull and her almond looking eyes. At this age she even her body would be great (hahahaha) I know she will become more firm, like a Chartreux should be.

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Post  laurence on Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:43 am

Vilia,

You are forgiven Wink As I said, there are similarities between Chartreux and British Short Hair breeds.
Here is a picture: Right Top = male Chartreux and Bottom Left = male British SH. They are quite different! British SH are very round!



I have 2 Chartreux cats: Beauregard (called Beau) 18 month male neutered and his niece Courtoise, 7 month female who will give me babies in the future.
And because I fell in love with Nebelung when I saw them last May, I have decided to have one for company Smile

Anke,

If I understood well what Dutch breeders have told me, Dutch Chartreux breeders call them Chartreux and now Karthuizer refer mainly to British SH. http://www.lechatquirit.nl/

I know she will become more firm, like a Chartreux should be
I was talking by MSN with the above Dutch chartreux breeders and we had quite a laugh! Remember, a judge said that a Chartreux was a potatoe on toothpicks. Well for the time being, their (Coeur de) Marie has the potatoe part down to a pat and Courtoise has the toothpick part right! Ha ha ha

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Post  Marleen on Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:09 am

Your Chartreux are beautiful.
I have never seen one in the flesh but they look a lot like my housecat Lola but her brightgreen eyes give her away. Her mother was a tabby cat so Dad must have had some Chartreux blood.

Quite different though from a Nebelung/Russian Blue in build. Our neb Bink is much leaner and higher on his feet. Lola is coarser built and has enourmous feet with claws in which no mouse shall live to see the end of the day. It is the difference between a ballet dancer and a sumo wrestler.

As I understood British Shorthairs have been in the past crossbred with exotic/persian cats. This gives them their more stompy nose than the Chartreux. This is link to a nice website about all kinds of grey cats http://home.wanadoo.nl/ekievit/. The Nebelung is missing though.

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Post  laurence on Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:06 am

Marleen,

Your Lola is really lovely!!!! Her father might have been a natural chartreux! Yes, Chartreux is a natural breed and you can still find some of them outside. Smile

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Post  laurence on Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:07 am

Regularly in the morning I could hear Beau meowing and I did not understand why. Well I discovered the reason today. He is protesting because Courtoise is sitting in the bathroom basin and does not want to leave!!!!! Nevertheless he does manage to get rid of her. Therefore Courtoise had to find a new sleeping place.

- Régulièrement le matin, j'entendais Beau miauler et je ne comprenais pas pourquoi. J'ai découvert la raison ce matin. Il râle parce que Courtoise est couchée dans le lavabo et ne veut pas lui laisser la place !!! Il s'arrange néanmoins pour la virer et s'y mettre. Courtoise a donc du trouver un nouvel endroit pour dormir.

Have pity ladies and gents - Courtoise the homeless!!! LOL
A vot' bon coeur M'ssieur-Dame - Courtoise la SDF du lavabo ! Mdrrrr


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Post  Anke Zekveld on Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:48 pm

lol! Dear Courtoise,

I heard you are homeless now. I would not mind to offer you a shelter in my house. To look at your lovely face and to join in your adventures would be my pleasure. Laughing Laughing

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jocolor Anke lol!
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Post  laurence on Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:23 am

Last Saturday we were visiting my parents. Beau immediately noticed the bouquet! Courtoise followed her uncle.
- Samedi, nous étions en visite chez mes parents. A l'arrivée, Beau a tout de suite repéré le bouquet ! Courtoise-la-pie a emboité le pas à l'oncle...

Let's see....
- Voyons voir....



While Beau is directly eating some plants, Courtoise goes around....
- Pendant que Beau machouille tout de suite une tite branche, la pie fait le tour.....



Beau is looking for another flower...
- Beau se cherche une autre fleur....



Ahhhhh! A Rose! Let's eat a petal!
- Ahhh ! une rose Smile Et hop je croque une pétale !



That rose is high! Let's see if there is not something less tiring to eat. Ahhhh! That one looks perrrrrrrrrrrfect!
- Pfff ! C'est quand même haut.... Voyons s'il n'y a pas autre chose de moins fatiguant. Ahhhhhh ! Celle-là a l'air paaaaaaarfaite Smile



Mmmmm. This flower is realy delicious!!
- Miammm. Non mais c'est drôlement bon l'anémone !!!



There's nothing like a small botanic snack!
- Ah ben, rien de tel qu'un petit encas botanique !



We left before Beau could finish eating the whole bouquet! Laughing
- Nous sommes partis avant que Beau ait fini de boulotter tout le bouquet !!! Mdrrrrr

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Post  vilia on Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:41 am

Laurence!
What charm I love you
regards, vilia Very Happy
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Post  Anke Zekveld on Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:17 pm

hahahaha

How does your Christmas tree look!!! All eaten Laughing Laughing Laughing
(I do not have one, as I know mine would not survive long)

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