Question: Did you show Nikki Too as a kitten?
Jopsephine: Nikki was a show cat from day one. She stood in the ring
and just about told the crowd, "hey look at me." She was a ham and still is a ham. Nikki Too was a RW as a kitten
Question: And so of course you would show her as an adult also?
Jopsephine: Yes and then she went on to be a RW as an adult.
Question: And I understand that the Manx are a slow maturing Breed
that tend to get better and better as they mature....so showing them in all three classifications is a common thing to do?
Josephine: With Nikki Too that has certainly been the case, we are half
finished with this show season and Nikki Too is still the happiest Premier when she has her audience to ham it up for.
Question: In this edition of MANX TALES I have included an article about
the CFA Mentoring Program. Would you have any advice for the new exhibitor?
Josephine: Just show your cat to the best of your ability and the
key word here is have fun! This is a great hobby. I have a mobility problem and this is about the only competing I can do
now besides Checkers. I try to bench with friends who can jump in and help. Someone is always willing to give me a hand and
I appreciate the offer. I'm a tough old bird and I hate to ask. So, thanks to all.
Question: I see where there are Manx that have been running the Agility
Courses, Nikki has done about everything else, have you thought about doing that with Nikki Too?
Josephine: Not Agility but, Nikki also does pet therapy. We visit the
retired Sisters of St. Joseph in Framingham, Ma., once a month. Most of the Sisters have never seen a Manx.
Question: Do you ever kid with them & say you forgot to bring the tail?
My granddaughter has a piece of rabbit fur on the end of a string on a stick and she tells the spectators that we put the
tail on the string.
Josephine: I'm not sure what they would think.
MMQ: Thank you for sending the information & photos...made it easy for me.
Josephine: Thank you! This has been a labor
of loves, as I've said. I just adore the breed.....JO