August 30, 2003 - December 6, 2008
Words cannot express the profound gratitude I feel for the honor of having
part of Hoot's life.
He was an incredible show cat, one of
those rare boys that
absolutely loved the attention bestowed upon him
after most have tired of the
show hall. More than once he was
chosen as Spectator's Choice at shows,
impressing the uninitiated with
his size and demeanor, and always happy to
head butt anyone willing to
scratch his ears. He was a true gentleman, at shows,
hotels, and at home. He was, for me, that once in a lifetime cat.
miss him dearly.
Special thanks to Helmi, Tetsu, and Jim Brown for the wonderful photos
I will treasure them always.
On December 6, 2008 we lost our beloved Hoot to multiple myeloma, a form
of cancer. We have been assured by our vet that it is not hereditary, and is indeed very rare in cats.
Thankfully so far we haven't seen a
repeat of this in any of our cats, related or otherwise.
Rest easy my friend.
We are very pleased to announce that Hoot has now
earned the title of Outstanding
Sire, making him the
first Maine Coon in the history of The
to have received both the Lifetime Achievement award and the Outstanding
With 10 grands out of only 19 offspring old enough
for the championship
class we think
he truly rates this title. Way to go Hoot!
We have just
received acknowledgement of Hoot's Lifetime Achievement award.
Lifetime Achievement award
recognizes cats who have won at least three
Regional or International wins throughout their show career. With Hoot's
Regional wins in the 2003 - 2004 and 2005 - 2006 show seasons, and his
International Win in the 2004 - 2005 show
season, he has been recognized
of the top Maine Coons in TICA history. We are so very proud of our
As a kitten Hoot had a wonderful
including a regional win as the
Maine Coon kitten in the NW Region.
During the 2004-2005 show season
continued his winning ways
as the TICA NW Region's Cat of the Year. He
joy to show, and a real ham on the table. Our sincere thanks go to
the many judges who have honored him with finals, and all
who have encouraged us. We are truly blessed.