|Velcro at her very first cat show|
|The River Medway at Maidstone|
21.10.11: Velcro's show report from the Open judge, John Hansson, has now been published:
DOUGLAS' VIEUXTEMPS VELCRO. 67 31.15-04-11. Black Bi-Coloured, higher on her white & very attractive young miss. Her head is marginally narrow which detracts from the triangular shape, profile not quite straight, chin runs back a little, bite good in spite of her swollen gums. Ears large, pricked high, good inner furnishings. Eyes slightly more rounded & could be a little more oblique, green in colour. Her body has good length, well-proportioned legs &paws, her tail was quite a good length, the bushy appearance still to be achieved. Coat is at present still very baby soft & fine, requires a little more density, wispy fringes round the base of the ears, fluffy knickerbockers. Beautifully prepared clean white, with smaller patches of black on her lower back & sides, black head markings & tail with white tip.Lovely condition, excellent temperament.
I would say this is a fair description of Velcro on the day. As you can tell, she was teething. I am not worried about the width of her head because it's good for NFC kittens to have heads longer than they are wide; they will widen with age, ending up well-balanced. She is still very much a baby.