4/2/18 We are home from
the Cat Fanciers of BC show with fantastic results. Exhibited
in only 9 of the 15 rings, Rocket made finals in all of them,
including 3 Best Alter awards! Adding to our joy was young
Sunny, Woodpile Solar Eclipse, who became a one show Grand Champion
Alter, and in the process made his dam, RW DGC Rumford Catch A Fire
of Woodpile, an Outstanding Dam! Sunny was shown in only six
rings, but got finals in all of them, half of which were Best Alter
awards. Never having shown Maine Coon alters before, I'm
finding it a lot of fun!
3/17/18 Our lovely Gaia
presented us with eight beautiful babies just in time for St.
Patrick's Day. One will hopefully remain here to be shown, but
that decision is still weeks away. We are very pleased with
the litter though!
2/11/18 It's been a
while since we've updated our website, but we ended 2017 on a very
positive note. Our handsome Pippin (Woodpile Peregrin Took) is now a QGC, and is the fourth GC for his dam, SGC
Silverscoon Gaia of Woodpile.
Gaia is expecting a litter in March by RW SGC Zmatrixu Yoda of
Woodpile. We are hoping for a really spectacular girl so we can
retire Gaia (but keep her wonderful attributes in our breeding
official! We are happy to announce our Regional Winners for
the 2016 - 2017 show year.
RW SGC Woodpile Fire When Ready
(loved by Kaiti Dell)
RW SGCA Woodpile Winchester
(loved by Ginger & Steve Stackpole)
RW SGC Zmatrixu Yoda of Woodpile
(who remains here as one of our much loved boys!)
5/15/17 We had a great
time at The Maine Event show this past weekend in Olympia!
Glory is now QGC Woodpile Glorious (and we really think she is!),
and young Yoda is now SGC Zmatrixu Yoda of Woodpile, earning not
one, but two Best AB Cat awards from Clint and Rene Knapp.
Thanks to both Clint and Rene for recognizing the quality of this
handsome young boy.
We can't wait to see how his babies will turn out!
Added bonus, Ginger Stackpole's Sniper is now
QGCA Woodpile Sharpshooter. Ginger has done an
amazing job presenting Sniper, and we are proud of both of them, and
grateful for her friendship.
2/27/17 Just back from
the CanAm show and still on Cloud 9! Both Glory (Woodpile
Glorious) and Yoda (Zmatrixu Yoda of Woodpile) each earned the title
Double Grand Champion, each picking up two Best Cat awards in the
process. In addition, Ginger Stackpole's youngster, Sniper
(Woodpile Sharpshooter), became a Grand Champion Alter at his first adult
show at just eight months of age. And best of all, Ginger's
handsome Chester (Woodpile Winchester) became a
Supreme Grand Champion Alter (pictured below)! Congratulations
to Ginger and her boys!
(And thanks to Helmi for the wonder
handsome Rocket was Best Cat in Show at the Cat Fanciers of BC show,
wearing his summer shorts and in very stiff competition!
He is currently the #1 Maine Coon in TICA, #2 cat in our Region, and
#7 Internationally. We know that will change, but we are still
very proud of him!
Added bonus - his younger brother, Chester, is now TGCA Woodpile
Winchester. Chester is beautifully presented and loved by
Go Woodpile boys!
6/27/16 The new show year is
starting off well. Rocket is now RW SGC Woodpile Fire When
Ready. He did very well at the Commencement show, as well as
at the Garden City show! We love our Rocket man!
In addition, Rocket's little brother Chester is now
DGCA Woodpile Winchester. Chester is a handsome brown classic
tabby and white, owned and shown by our good friend, Ginger
Adding to our happiness, Woodpile Honey of Patacoonia, Chester's
littermate, has also earned the title of Grand Champion. Honey
is owned by Milena Pascual Migale, and shown by her son Greg.
5/19/16 The standings for the
20215/2016 show year are in, and we are very pleased to announce
that it is now RW TGC Woodpile Fire When Ready and
RW SGC Zmatrixu Latoya of Woodpile!
Rocket and Toy were the only two cats we
showed during the year, so we are extremely happy that both earned
Regional wins. Rocket is also the first Grand Champion for his
dam, RW DGC Rumford Catch A Fire of Woodpile, and his sire.
RW SGC MTNest Blueprints of Woodpile.
Adding to our happiness is Toy's recently arrived first litter,
sired by RW SGC Woodpile Quicksilver.
5/6/16 Our handsome
Rocket is now RW TGC Woodpile Fire When Ready! Rocket is a lot
of fun to show, as he is pretty much unflappable and loves everyone!
11/21/15 We are very
pleased to announce that both Gaia and Toy had their hearts echoed
by Dr. Jerry Woodfield (board certified veterinary cardiologist) at
The Maine Event's HCM clinic and both were found to have healthy
10/11/15 Our lovely Toy is now a
Quadruple Grand Champion, earning this title in only two show, and
once again being the best Maine Coon in championship at The
Evergreen Cat Fanciers show this past weekend.
We plan on having
her heart screened next month, and hopefully put her on track to
have babies sometime next year. We just know they'll be as
pretty as she is!
Toy continues her winning ways at the Cat Fanciers of BC show - her
first adult show and she was third Best Cat in Show, earning the
title of Double Grand Champion, an amazing feat for a young girl at
her first grown-up show.
8/27/15 We had
a wonderful time at our Regional show last weekend. Toy ended
up second best kitten in show! What a great way to end her
kitten career. At her next show she'll have to compete with
the adults, but I'm sure she'll continue to do well.
honored to have been voted the NW Region's Member of the Year for
the 2014/2015 show year. It was a very unexpected honor and I
am humbled by the recognition from my fellow exhibitors. Thank
you so much. You have no idea what this means to me.
are also happy to announce our Regional winners for the 2014/2015
show year. Congratulations to:
RW SGC Woodpile Quicksilver
RW SGC MTNest Blueprints of Woodpile
RW DGC Rumford Catch A Fire
Many thanks to Judy & David Bernbaum of MTNest Maine Coons and
Caron Gray of Rumford Maine Coons for the wonderful additions to our
home! We are so appreciative of your beautiful cats and your
We are thrilled to introduce the lastest
addition to the Woodpile entourage. Please welcome
Toy comes to us from the Czech Republic. We are extremely
grateful to her breeder, Zuzana Zukova, for sharing this gorgeous
black tortie with us. Look for her at the upcoming shows!
5/27/15 Our lovely
Gaia presented us with six gorgeous little coonlets, four boys and
two girls. We can't want to see how they'll grow. We are
planning on keeping at least one for ourselves, as Gaia has
consistently produced nice babies.
The points are tallied and we are happy to report our Regional
Winners for the 2014-2015 show year. Congratulations to:
RW SGC MTNest Blueprints of Woodpile with both a Regional Win as a
kitten in limited showing, and Best Maine Coon adult cat in the NW
RW DGC Rumford Catch A Fire of Woodpile, the only female Maine
Coon to earn a Regional Win in the
RW SGC Woodpile Quicksilver, who also received a Regional Win in the
Championship cat class in limited showing, competing with his buddy
3/30/15 Great news!
We went to see board certified veterinary cardiologist Dr. Jerry
Woodfield today and got a clean bill of healthy hearts on Marley,
Coty, and Max! We are very excited about adding these three to
our breeding program in the very near future.
7/31/14 We are happy to
announce our much anticipated arrival of Rumford Catch A Fire of
Woodpile, aka Marley. Marley is a beautiful brown classic
torbie with white, with lovely ears, nice profile, and an absolutely
gorgeous color and pattern! We can't thank Marley's breeder,
Caron Gray, enough for this little bundle of energy! She's a
7/22/14 It's with
a bit of sadness that we announce the retirement of RW SGC Woodpile
Persuaded from our breeding program. Suade gave us some
wonderful babies and has earned the chance to become a spoiled pet.
We will really miss our beautiful girl, and we wish her and her new
owner a long and happy life together.
7/21/14 Just back
from the International Specialty Club Show where our newest addition
to the crew, MTNest Blueprints of Woodpile, earned no less than four
Best Kitten awards (and eight finals). Not bad for a blue
tabby and white kitten at only five months of age! His buddy,
new RW QGC Woodpile Quicksilver, also earned several finals, and
will now be looking for that Best Cat he needs to Supreme.
All-in-all a very good show for the Woodpile clan! Added
bonus was all the good friends with whom we got to visit.
7/8/14 We are proud
of all our babies here at Woodpile, but every once in a while there
is a kitten that just blows everyone away. For us, and owner
Alex Trekin, that kitten is Woodpile Purr Strings,
below. Vika, as she is called, was the Best Maine Coon kitten
and Best Maine Coon Junior in
the World Cat Federation (WCF).
congratulations to both Vika and Alex!
7/4/14 I took a quick trip
back to Pennsylvania over the 4th to pick up the latest addition to
the Woodpile clan. I would like to introduce our handsome new
MTNest Blueprints of Woodpile, aka Coty. Coty is a blue
classic tabby w/white, carries solid, and has a profile and
temperament to die for! He's big with exceptional boning, and
did I mention he has an incredible purrsonality? We haven't
had a blue in years, so we are excited about the possibilities.
This is Coty meeting Max for the first time.
thanks to David & Judy Bernbaum of MTNest Maine Coons for entrusting
me with this delightful youngster. We hope to do you proud!
6/22/14 We enjoyed
a nice trip to the Garden City show on Vancouver Island with Max,
ending the weekend with him becoming a Double Grand Champion.
Added bonus was that Woodpile Echo of Coondalay (pictured below),
owned by Keri & Samantha Chapman, also came along and ended up with
several finals, including two Best Kittens! All in all, a very
good weekend for the Woodpile Clan.
The end of the year standings have been
updated and we are very proud to announce our winners for the
2013-2014 show season:
Our youngest new star is RW Woodpile
Quicksilver, Best Maine Coon kitten in the NW Region! Max is a
beautiful silver classic tabby & white boy, soon to be added to our
website (when we get some pictures), and is destined to become part
of our breeding program. He represents the best attributes of
both of his parents!
RW SGC Woodpile Can We Keep Her (aka Chloe). Well, I guess
we answered that question! Chloe is a pretty brown classic
tabby & white girl with a great attitude, and was a lot of fun to
RW SGC Wild-King v Marquis Zaro/LO (aka Henry).
imported Henry from Switzerland to add diversity in our pedigrees
while keeping the great temperaments for which the Woodpile cats are
known. We hope to have Henry babies this summer!
last, but certainly not least, is new Lifetime Achievement winner,
LA SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu, shown and loved by Phil &
Marge Berger. Very few cats achieve the LA title, and we are
proud to be the breeders of Mojo. Congratulations to Marge &
Phil, who presented Mojo beautifully, and who have become good
friends! We love you guys!
4/30/14 The past year
has been very good to the Woodpile cats. We have had several
more Supreme Grand Champions bearing the Woodpile name, as well as a
couple of very nice litters. We are extremely proud of our
breeding program, and in our continual strive to produce healthy
cats we have imported two new cats to keep the diversity in our
pedigrees. Rest assured that the cats we are bringing in are
healthy, happy cats of excellent conformation and with terrific
purrsonalities, and of the type we aim for here at Woodpile.
Thanks to all who have admired our wonderful Maine Coons, and to the
those who are enjoying the fruits of our labor. It gives us
great joy to share this magnificent breed with you!
4/27/14 The end of
the 2013-2014 show year is upon us. Stay tuned to see how our
Maine Coons did in the regional standings. Once the last show
reports of the year are up we should have a good idea of where our
cats placed. We think it is going to be a good year!
Many many thanks to all our friends who have supported us throught
the years and who continue to be a very important part of our lives.
We love you!
Just back from the Calgary cat show where both Chloe and Max had
great shows! Chloe got the final points she needed to become
Supreme Grand Champion, and young Max held his own as third best
kitten in show! We can't wait for his show career as an adult!
Today we took three of our breeding cats to be screened for HCM by
board certified veterinary cardiologist, Dr. Jerry Woodfield.
Thankfully all three (Gaia, Henry, & Chloe) passed their screenings
with flying colors!
had a wonderful time at the Cat Fanciers of BC show this
weekend. Chloe (QGC Woodpile Can We Keep Her) earned the Best
Cat award needed for her Supreme Grand Champion title, only needing
a few points to claim it, after which she will be bred. On top
of that, she was the best Maine Coon adult!
And young Max (Woodple
Quicksilver) had a really great show, earning 11 finals, including 4
Best Kitten awards at just 5-1/2 months of age. He ended up
best Maine Coon kitten in show, and 3rd best all breed kitten!
We're very proud of our young boy. We think he has a wonderful
career ahead of him!
Woodpile kids are on a roll! At the
Can-Am Cat Club show
this weekend new
TGC Woodpile Can We Keep Her was the best Maine
Coon cat in show, followed by Henry as the second best Maine Coon in
show. Not to be outdone, four month old Woodpile Quicksilver
(Max) was the best Maine Coon kitten in show with 9 finals,
including two Best Kitten awards! Between the three of them they
garnered 21 finals! We're so proud of our youngsters.
handsome Henry is now SGC Wild-King v Marquis Zaro'/LO, having
earned the final points and his Best Cat award at The Evergreen Cat
Fanciers show! Thanks to judge Harley DeVilbiss for
recognizing Henry's outstanding quality!
Also making her presence
known was new
DGC Woodpile Can We Keep Her (aka Chloe), our
pretty little brown classic tabby & white girl. I guess she
has answered that question! Chloe's page will be added to our
website as soon as we get our photos from photographer Gus Sanderson
(Unlimited Photography). We think Gus got some great shots!
12/30/13 Jolie has
presented us with seven beautiful babies, three boys and four girls,
sired by our
OS IW SGC Coonbitzky Frost Fire of Woodpile.
We are looking forward to seeing how they grow!
12/8/13 Gaia's babies
look very promising! All have fantastic ears and nice
profiles. Now 10 weeks we are not looking forward to any of
them leaving for their new homes. The silver & white boy, now
named Woodpile Quicksilver, will be staying here with us!
12/1/13 Once again Henry was
best Maine Coon cat in show at The Maine Event and earning the title
of Quadruple Grand Champion. And Chloe, at her first adult
show became a Champion, picking up four finals herself and earning
the spot of second best Maine Coon cat in show! A very
successful weekend for the Woodpile Maine Coons.
10/27/13 Handsome Henry was
best Maine Coon cat at the Cat Fanciers of BC show, snagging 10
finals as did our kitten, Chloe, who was best Maine Coon kitten in
show! We are so very proud of them both.
9/29/13 Gaia has presented us
with six gorgeous babies, four boys and two girls. We can't
wait to see how they grow!
7/13/13 Woo hoo! Our
lovely Gaia is now
SGC Silversoon Gaia of Woodpile! Gaia got the Best Cat she
needed (with an extra one to spare) at the Garden City show, and
picked up the final points she needed at the NW Regional show.
Many thanks to Brigitta Majorne Hajdu for our gorgeous Gaia and the
faith she has had in us.
4/14/13 Our beautiful new one
show Grand Champion Silverscoon Gaia of Woodpile made her debut in
the adult class winning the required finals and points to make her a
grand champion, including a BEST CAT award! We are very
excited about Gaia's future here. Watch for her in the show
halls this summer.
3/9/13 March has arrived with a
bang! RW SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu is taking the
show world by storm, picking up six best cat awards at the Florida
show. Go, go, Mo!
We also said goodbye to our very special boy,
SGC Woodpile Purrcussion (Drummer) on the same day that his first
litter was born! (We hope his new parents will love him as
much as we do!) Drummer
and RW SGC Woodpile Persuaded welcomed their six brown classic tabby
and white babies into the world. They look amazing with their
sweet little faces.
We know they'll have fabulous temperaments,
as both parents are incredibly loving.
2/14/13 Our beautiful
Jolie (SGC Woodpile Cajoled) has presented us with six darling
little coonlets just in time for Valentine's Day. Sire is OS
IW SGC Coonbitzky Frost Fire of Woodpile. We look forward to
seeing how they will develop, as this is Jolie's first litter.
She is out of our first three show supreme, RW SGC Woodpile
Persuaded, and Tucker (now retired).
1/13/13 A huge
coongratulations to Marge & Phil Berger with RW SGC Woodpile Muddy
Waters of MaineVu. Mo took the Great Lakes region by storm,
not only by beating out all the other Maine Coons in the Great Lakes
Friends of Felines show, but also
being awarded Best Cat in Show! Way to go!
1/10/13 The new year is
getting off to a great start. January brought a trip to New
York to visit with friends Marge & Phil Berger, and to pick up our
Silverscoon Gaia of Woodpile. Gaia is a
beautiful brown classic tabby with a near perfect profile and ears
to die for, along with the wonderful temperament we strive for here
at Woodpile. Many many thanks to her breeder, Brigitta
Majorne Hajdu for entrusting us with this incredible kitten!
1/1/13 Our new year
promises to be as exciting as the old one. This week we will
add another beautiful youngster to our home and breeding program.
We are so excited to be getting this gorgeous girl and I can't thank
her breeder enough for parting with her!
Pictures posted next week after I get her home!
12/9/12 Our year has ended on a
very positive note. At The Maine Event show our Drummer (SGC
Woodpile Purrcussion) was the best Maine Coon in show, and earning
another Best Cat in the process.
10/14/12 We are very pleased to
announce it is now SGC Woodpile Cajoled. Jolie got the final
points she needed to supreme at The Evergreen Cat Fanciers show.
And she did it in style, ending up second best cat in show, with
some very tough competition. Not bad for a young girl
competing with big boys!
10/6/12 We put together an HCM
clinic for today
with board certified veterinary cardiologist,
Dr. Jerry Woodfield. We took six of the Woodpile
cats to the clinic, ages 1 to 9-1/2 years and are VERY pleased to
announce that all six echoed had
healthy hearts, with no evidence of HCM! Yea!
And thank you to Dr. Woodfield!
It made our day purrfect!
9/20/12 News comes from
south of the border that it is now QGC Woodpile Dixie of Missy.
Dixie will be taking a well-earned break to have a litter, then will
be back in the show hall. We can't wait to see what
wonderful babies she will produce!
7/25/12 Not to be
outdone by her brothers, we have just received word from our good
friend Newton Peter, that it is now RW TGC Woodpile Dixie of Missy.
Dixie is the littermate of RW SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu
and GCA Woodpile Winchester Jesse Jake. Dixie is the third of
Jazz's last litter (of five) to grand, and is grand #7 for four year
7/22/12 Once again we
are happy to share our show successes with our friends and
followers. At the NW Regional show this weekend, QGC Woodpile
Cajoled (aka Jolie) received the Best Cat she needed for her
Supreme! This is often a difficult achievement for the girls,
as the boys are bigger and more impressive. And in this case
Jolie was competing with her older half brother, SGC Woodpile
Purrcussion! Thanks to all the judges that have recognized
Jolie's (and Drummer's) quality, and finalled her accordingly.
Our other happy news is that our OD QGC Woodpile All That Jazz has
added grand champion #6 to the list of her outstanding babies!
Congratulations to Paula & Rick Johnston and new GCA Woodpile
Winchester Jesse Jake, a very handsome brown classic tabby boy out
of Jazz and RW OS SGC SmokeyCoons Alejandro. Jazz is a third
generation Outstanding Dam for us, and we hope her offspring will
follow in her amazing footprints!
7/1/12 We are thrilled
to announce the latest Woodpile Supreme Grand Champion,
RW SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu.
Mojo earned his supreme at barely nine months of age with multiple
best cats in only three shows! A huge congratulations to his
owners (and our good friends), Phil & Marge Berger who have done a
beautiful job of presenting Mojo. We are so proud of you all!
6/24/12 New SGC
Woodpile Purrcussion (aka Drummer) continued his winning ways by
receiving no less than TEN Best Cat awards at the Garden City show
on Vancouver Island! Drummer ended up as best cat in show,
with some pretty stiff competition! Drummer is a pleasure to
show with his happy go lucky attitude.
And baby sister Jolie (now QGC Woodpile Cajoled) did her own bit of
winning, albeit she was overshadowed by her older brother. She
picked up a Best Cat of her own, and four second bests. In one
ring they were Best and Second Best Cats!
Back in the Great Lakes region, "Little" Mojo (RW QGC Woodpile Muddy
Waters of MaineVu) did some impressive winning of his own. At
just 8 months of age MoJo was Best Maine at the Portage, IN show,
and 2nd Best Cat in Show! Congratulations to MoJo and his
owners, Margie and Phil Berger.
6/10/12 Our show
year has started with a bang! After the Commencement Cat Club
show our handsome Drummer is now QGC Woodpile Purrcussion, earning a
Best Cat along the way. Not to be outdone by a boy, our 8
month old Jolie is now DGC Woodpile Cajoled, and only a few points
away from her TGC, earning her own Best Cat along the way.
And in equally exciting news, our beautiful Jazz became an
Outstanding Dam thanks to new
TGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu.
MoJo became a TGC at his very first adult show at just over 8 months
of age and ended up 3rd Best Cat in show, earning 12 finals!
Congratulations to our good friends and MoJo's owners, Marge & Phil
Berger of MaineVu Maine Coons.
Another Jazzy son, Woodpile Winchester Jesse Jake, owned by Paula
Johnston, is also well on his way to granding, having earned his
Champion Alter title and four finals of his own!
5/25/12 Although we did not
show as much this year as in previous years, we
are proud to announce our Woodpile bred International and Regional
winners for the 2011-2012 show year:
IW SGC Woodpile Charlie Parker of Missy
RW SGC Woodpile Flash Dance
RW Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu
RW Woodpile Scarlett O'Hara of Missy
RW Woodpile Dixie of Missy
IW SGCA Macallans Ellie (co-bred by us)
Thanks to the wonderful owners who have exhibited our babies to
their potential, and who continue to love and cherish them.
We are so
very glad for your friendship.
5/21/12 Woodpile Torch
Song presented us with four beautiful kittens at the end of April,
sired by IW SGC Woodpile Charlie Parker of Missy. This was
Charlie's only litter while he was with us, and we are thrilled with
the results. We have two brown torbie girls, a red boy, and a
red & white boy. Lainey is an excellent mother, giving us big
healthy kittens. Here is one of the girls,
pictured at 3 weeks.
We are very
happy to announce that SGC Woodpile Charlie Parker of Missy ended
his show career this year by being selected as Best Cat in ALL nine
rings at his last show! Way to go Charlie! Added bonus was
Woodpile Dixie of Missy who was 4th best kitten, best Maine Coon
kitten, and also earned nine finals in nine rings at the same show.
Congrats to owners and good friends Newton & Cely Peter.
You've done an amazing job with Charlie and Dixie!
3/25/12 Woodpile Muddy
Waters of MaineVu, owned by our good friends Marge & Phil Berger,
had an amazing show in Florida. At five months of age he
picked up EIGHT Best Kitten awards and ended up best kitten in show!
MoJo, as he is affectionately known, is a real ham, charming both
judges and spectators alike.
The handsome MoJo
12/19/11 Woo hoo!
News comes to us from TICA that it is
now GC Woodpile Scarlett O'Hara of Missy. Scarlett is grand
champion #3 for her dam, RW SGC Woodpile Rumor Has It.
Scarlett is co-owned with our good friend, Newton Peter,
who is showing her to her titles. Thank you, Newton, for the
amazing job you have done with both Scarlett and Charlie
(RW SGC Woodpile Charlie Parker of Missy)!
Our beautiful Dancer has presented us
with a lovely litter of six beautiful kittens just in time for
Thanksgiving. We find ourselves with so very much for which to
We have had a successful show year, some lovely new babies, good
health, wonderful children, incredible friends, and for me, a new
job (and boss) that I love! And the end of the year will
find me in Rio de Janeiro visiting my good friends Newton and Cely!
Thank you all for being a part of my life!
10/31/11 We have just
heard from our good friend Newton Peter that RW SGC Woodpile Charlie
Parker of Missy was not only the Best of the Best cat at the Clube
Sul Americano do Gato show in Brazil this past weekend, but Charlie
also took Best Cat in all nine rings! This is an amazing feat
for any cat, and we are incredibly proud of Charlie and Newton's
accomplishments! Thank you Newton, for your incredible
friendship and for your excellent care and presentation of Charlie.
Together you make magic.
10/16/11 Home from the
Evergreen Cat Fanciers show we are very proud to announce that
Woodpile Percussion (aka Drummer) was 2nd Best Kitten in show!
Drummer dominated a class of very nice Maine Coon kittens, purring
and playing all the way.
In addition, our handsome little Scottish Fold, Owhl Chubby Chaser
of Woodpile (aka Chase), co-owned with Sally Patch, also brought
home a bunch of finals! Chase is a lot of fun to show, and
gets many comments on just how adorable he is! He's got his
own little fan club going too!
And not to be outdone, the beautiful Dancer, now
RW SGC Woodpile Flash Dance, picked up the few points she needed to
supreme. Only shown five times as an adult, we are thrilled to
have finished Dancer's titles so easily, taking her to shows only in
our own region. Go Dancer!
9/30/11 September was a great
month at Woodpile Maine Coons! The beginning of the month
brought not only the TICA Annual and the additions of Sketch and
Chase, but Suade and Tucker's litter of six little coonlets!
The end of the month has brought us five more babies in Jazz and
Alex's beautiful litter! We are very excited about both of
these litters and happy that they appear to be healthy and strong.
9/11/11 At the
Clube Sul Americano Do Gato show in Brasil
our beautiful Scarlett took home no less than nine finals and was
the best Maine Coon kitten in show! Beautifully presented by
co-owner Newton Peter, Scarlet will remain with him throughout her
show career. Thank you Newton, for taking such good care
of our girl, and presenting her so well!
Woo hoo! At her
very first show, the Felis
Catus Club, in Canoas
Woodpile Scarlett O'Hara of Missy was
Best of the Best Kitten! Scarlett is out of our beautiful
RW SGC Woodpile Rumor Has It. Way to start your show
career Scarlett! Coongrats to co-owner Newton Peter, who
showed Scarlett to her prestigious wins!
8/15/11 Another wonderful Cat
Fanciers of BC show! RW QGC Woodpile Flash Dance received the
"Best Cat" she needed to supreme, though she is still lacking just a
few points. Her first show garnered Woodpile Torch Song,
Stefani's red & white kitten, a couple of nice finals against bigger
and older competition, and Woodpile Purrcussion aka Drummer now has
his own fan club, led by President Dana! Not quite old enough
to show, Drummer still had a wonderful time playing and getting all
The awards ceremony was nice as well. Four Woodpile cats
received awards, including RW QGC Woodpile Flash Dance,
RW SGCA Woodpile Heart Strings, RW SGC Chemicoons Wild Fire of
Woodpile, and perhaps most importantly, our latest Outstanding Dam,
RW SGC Woodpile Calamity, bringing the number of our Outstanding
Dams to five!
to DGC Woodpile Duke, owned and beautifully presented by Sharon &
Jackson Roholt! Duke earned the honor of being the 2nd best
Maine Coon in the Mid-Pacific Region for the 2010-2011 show year.
We are very proud of Duke, Sharon, & Jackson and applaud their great
care and presentation of the handsome Duke!
6/26/11 What a
wonderful weekend we had at the Garden City show on Vancouver
Island. Our biggest news is that, with the granding of new GCA
Woodpile UpRoar, Rory earned her father, IW SGC Coonbitzky Frost
Fire of Woodpile, the title of
Rory is grand #10 for Frosty and grand #4 for her dam,
QGC Woodpile All That Jazz. Way to go Rory!
Along with Rory's accomplishments we are very proud that our lovely
Woodpile Flash Dance (also a Frosty daughter) is now a Quadruple
Grand Champion. Dancer earned a bunch of finals, including
four allbreed Best Cat awards!
Two other Frosty daughters co-bred by Woodpile, IW SGCA Macallans
Elllie and GCA Macallans Zoey also picked up a bunch of finals in
the alter class. Icing on the cake was that my good
friend Ann was along to share in our fun. Ann has reason to
celebrate as well as Frosty is the sire of her beautiful silver
torbie girl, RW SGCA Woodpile Flora Bloom!
6/21/11 News comes from
our friend Lynne Sherer that former RW SGC
Chemicoons Catalyst (now of Calicoon) has earned the title of
Outstanding Sire! We are very proud that half of Rowdy's
grands are Woodpile cats from his short time with us.
Congratulations to Rowdy, Lynne, and all of Rowdy's beautiful babies
on a tremendous accomplishment!
5/22/11 More kudos are
due after a wonderful weekend at the International Specialty Club's
show! Congratulations to new
GC Macallans Zoey, co-bred by Woodpile, bringing Frosty's grand
offspring to nine. And more to new Ch. Woodpile UpRoar
(another Frosty daughter) with three Best Alter awards as well.
After a short break we are happy to be back out there.
5/18/11 Although the
end of the show year standings are not yet official, we are proud to
announce this year's Woodpile bred and/or owned Regional and
International Winners. Congratulations to:
IW SGCA Macallans Ellie (co-bred by Woodpile)
RW SGC Woodpile Charlie Parker of Missy
RW SGC Woodpile Heart Strings
RW SGC Woodpile Kaleidoscope
RW DGC Woodpile Flash Dance of Smokeycoons
RW SGC Chemicoons Wild Fire of Woodpile
Also congratulations to our 2010-2011
OD SGC Woodpile Calamity.
2/28/11 The end of
February brought with it 7 little bundles of joy in the form of
Rumor's latest litter! Because they were born on our dear
friend Michele's birthday, we have decided to name them after some
very good friends. Unfortunately, to cover all of our friends
we would need several litters, so we hope no one will be offended if
they got left out this time around! Making it much more
difficult, we have more boys than girls.
2/10/11 Great news
comes to us from Peter & Eileen Carafiol that their TICA RW SGCA
Woodpile Heart Strings is now also a Grand Premier in CFA!
Congratulations to Tugger, and many many thanks to Peter & Eileen,
as well as to Fred & Elaine Weitz for making Tugger possible!
Exciting news - beautiful DGC Woodpile Flash
Dance of SmokeyCoons, now owned by Elaine & Fred Weitz, is the
centerfold picture for the February 2011 Cat Fancy Magazine.
This stunning photo of Dancer was taken by the
incomparable Helmi Flick, and we are so proud of it
that we just have to share it.
2010 Year End
2010 Ends on a happy note for the
Woodpile Clan, with several Regional Winners. Congratulations
and thanks to the following cats and their dedicated owners:
RW SGCA Woodpile Flora Bloom
RW SGCA Woodpile Heart Strings
RW SGC Woodpile Persuaded
RW SGC Woodpile The Legacy
RW SGC Woodpile Ready to Rumble of Betunes (2X)
RW SGCA Woodpile Ryan of Newcats
RW SGC Woodpile Kaleidoscope
We are absolutely thrilled to share that
Woodpile Ryan of Newcats took home 11 Best Alter awards
out of 12 rings (he got a 2nd Best Alter in the 12th ring)
his first show out as an alter! Ryan is an outstanding red
silver & white boy from our American Idols litter. We couldn't
be prouder of him! Way to go Ryan!
We are happy to announce that our long awaited
litter out of RW SGC Woodpile Persuaded and
IW SGC Coonbitzky Frost Fire of Woodpile has arrived!
Suade gave birth to seven healthy babies in the wee small hours,
attended by my wonderful husband (who prefers not to
do such things, but is a great stand in when I'm at work).
Congratulations to new TGC Macallans Luna on their fabulous show in
Reno! Luna is Grand Champion #8 for our Frosty, and we are
very excited that his babies are doing so well!
10/17/10 We are very
excited to announce that Frosty and Rumor have another grand
champion offspring! Congratulations to GC Woodpile Flash Dance
of SmokeyCoons, and her owners Fred & Elaine Weitz. Dancer had
a wonderful kitten career
and is doing well again as an adult, including best Maine Coon
at the Evergreen Cat Fanciers October show! Having passed
her heart and hip screenings we hope she will produce some
stunning babies at SmokeyCoons.
10/10/10 Hooray for
new DGCA Woodpile Duke, owned and beautifully presented by his
owners, Sharon & Jackson Roholt. Duke is grand #3 from QGC
Woodpile All That Jazz's first litter, and #11 for his sire, OS RW
SGC SmokeyCoons Alejandro. We are very proud of Duke, Sharon,
and Jackson and we hope they will continue their winning ways!
Also, congratulations to Laura & Gus Sanderson on their new SGCA
Macallans Ellie. Ellie is a beautiful brown torbie out of
GC Woodpile Roaring River of Macallans and our handsome
IW SGC Coonbitzky Frost Fire of Woodpile.
9/19/10 The Pacific NW
Outlaws Show was a good one for the Woodpile Maine Coons.
Tucker was once again the best Maine Coon in show, even wearing his
summer shorts. Baby Dancer (now Ch. Woodpile Flash Dance of
Smokeycoons) earned her Championship at the ripe old age of 8 months
and 2 days old as the youngest in the classes for owners Elaine &
RW SGCA Woodpile Heart Strings continued his winning ways with
several finals, thanks to owners Peter & Eileen Carafiol.
And last but not least, our newest title winner is new
Ch. Woodpile Duke, loved and beautifully presented by his
owner, Sharon Roholt! Congratulations to all!
You make us proud.
9/12/10 Cats On The
Beach, Cape Cod. Dancer's last kitten show, and at her very
last ring and final as a kitten, she was Odette Lamoureux's, BEST AB
KITTEN! Many thanks to Elaine Weitz who showed her so
beautifully, and to all the judges who recognized that a nice girl
CAN compete with the boys!
Go Dancer Go!
9/6/10 Back from an
excellent trip to the Annual. Woodpile Flash Dance of
SmokeyCoons did great, with several breed placements and a 5th Best
AB Kitten from Fate Mays! Not bad considering two of the three
top kittens in show were Maine Coons! We are very proud of
8/24/10 News from our friend
Newton (SA) comes that It is now SGC Woodpile Charlie Parker of
Missy after only two shows! Not only was Charlie the best
Maine Coon at the show, but he was also the Best Cat!
(Complete with trophies we are told). We are very proud of
handsome young Charlie, and wish him (and Newton) much future
success! Pictured below with
TICA Judge of the Year, Alberto Leal!
8/17/10 We are back
from our annual pilgrimage to Washington State University with great
news! Our beautiful Maines are heart healthy and happy, echoed
by Dr. Kate Meurs, board certified veterinary cardiologist.
8/16/10 Back from the
Cat Fanciers of BC show where the Woodpile cats did well! Our
beautiful silver torbie & white Woodpile Flash Dance was the 2nd
best kitten in show! And while we are thrilled with Dancer's
(aka Hot Lips) show results, we are equally proud to announce that
she is the latest girl to join the cats of SmokeyCoons. We
hope Elaine and Fred will get many beautiful babies from her!
Young Tucker also did well, ending up third best cat in show, and
bringing home 3 more Best Cats. Given the heat in the building
(it was HOT) we were delighted that he would still play by the end
of Sunday's judging. Of course, he slept all the way home.
And then there is little (just 4 months old) Woodpile Maserati of
SmokeyCoons. He picked up several finals at his very first
show, and absolutely loved it. He thought those judges were
put on earth to entertain HIM! Maserati is hoping to
grow up and take the place of his daddy, RW SGC SmokeyCoons
Alejandro as the main stud at SmokeyCoons. A stunning red
classic tabby & white, Maserati has a beautiful head, nice clean
profile, tons of coat, a gorgeous pattern, fabulous boning and good
size. And still his loving playful attitude is the best part
of all. He purrs when you walk by him. We can't wait to
see him at a year!
6/30/10 & 7/6/10 We
have had a minor population explosion with the arrival of Lacey's
litter of 5 on June 30th, followed by Jazz's litter of 5 six days
later. Mamas and babies are doing great! And we have
lots of silvers!
7/11/10 Off to
the Wisconsin-Illinois Cat Fanciers show this weekend, little Hot
Lips came home from another show as Best Kitten. This gives
her 3 out of 4 shows where she has been honored as Best Kitten.
Needless to say we are very proud of our first silver torbie & white
weekend and more wonderful results. Hot Lips picked up even
more Best Kitten awards at the Garden City show in beautiful Sidney
by the Sea. And not to be outdone, Tucker picked up 5 Best Cat
awards of his own. He is lacking only a few points for his
Supreme Grand Champion title. Not bad for a youngster who has
only been to three adult shows.
unbelieveable! That's how we feel after taking little Flash
Dance (aka Hot Lips) to her second show at four months of age and
coming away with her SECOND consecutive Best Kitten in show!
And she did it with no less
than 10 Best Kitten awards, both AB (4) and SP (6). I
guess we'll be keeping her after all. :-)
We were also thrilled that RW SGCA Woodpile Heart Strings (Peter &
Eileen Carafiol) came away from the same show as
2nd Best Alter in show! Not bad for such a young boy in
some stiff compeitition. And not to be outdone, Tugger's
little half sister, Woodpile Tiger Lily, also owned and
shown by the Carafiols, became a one show grand by picking
up 7 finals at the show! Go Lily!
Thanks to Commencement Cat Club for making this a dream weekend, and
for being so kind to a first time entry clerk.
And special thanks to my good friend Ann Lervold, who was there to
help and offer moral support. You're the best!
It's official! The new TICA year-end
standings are out. Woodpile Maine Coons would like to
congratulate the following Woodpile cats and their owners for a job
RW SGCA Woodpile Flora Bloom
RW SGCA Woodpile Heart Strings
RW SGC Woodpile Ready to Rumble of Betunes
RW QGC Woodpile Ryan of Newcats
RW SGC Woodpile Kaleidoscope
RW SGC Woodpile Persuaded
RW SGC Woodpile The Legacy
2010 was another wonderful year for the Woodpile cats. Along
with our seven Regional Winners, We added two more Outstanding Dams
to our credit:
OD RW SGC Woodpile Snap Crackle N Pop
OD RW SGC Woodpile Calamity
Because of the timing of applying for Calamity's title it will be
"official" next year, but because it happened this year and it is
such an important title, we wanted to honor her here as well.
Once again the Woodpile Cats did very well at
the International Specialty Show. A HUGE congratulations to
new 3 show Supreme Grand Champion Alter Woodpile Heart Strings,
loved and beautifully presented by his owners,
Peter & Eileen Carafiol. Tugger, littermate to our RW SGC
Woodpile Persuaded, is the second 3 show Supreme from
this incredible litter that made their mama, RW SGC Woodpile
Calamity, an Outstanding Dam!
Not to be outdone, our darling little Hot Lips, now registered as
Woodpile Flash Dance, did exceptionally well for being just barely 4
months of age by picking up no less than EIGHT Best Longhair Kitten
awards that earned her the honor of best kitten in the show!
Hot Lips is a stunning silver torbie with high white, and just as
flashy as they come. Hot Lips is out of our lovely RW SGC
Woodpile Rumor Has It and IW SGC Coonbitzky Frost
Fire of Woodpile.
A very special thank you to Helmi
Flick, Jim Brown, Tetsu, and Gus Sanderson for the professional
photographs on our website.