Sire: CG Playwickey's Philly Fanatic
Dam: Ch. Kitty Charm's Vanna of Playwickey
Don't ask me why the name, The Torch Singer, popped into my mind. This little tortie lynx point was a solemn, quiet little youngster, again an only kitten for her Mother, CH. Kitty Charm's Vanna of Playwickey, I quickly dubbed her Piaf, after the French singer, Edith Piaf.
Like her sister, Alexandra, she had a foster mother, except this time, I didn't have to hand raise her. Vanna is known for producing lovely kittens, but Motherhood is not one of her attributes. My most precious Mopsey La Fey, aborted a litter a day before Piaf was born and without batting an eye lash, adopted Piaf as her own. Allowing Vanna to go and fritter away her time in the girl's room of the cattery. Not for her to lose her figure!
Unlike her sister, Alexandra, Piaf was just the dearest, sweetest kitten until her first show when she decided that "show biz" was for her. The more she danced around and cut up, the better and funnier the Judges thought she was. She had Kim Everett dancing a jig around the ring trying to hold onto her. Now Kim loves a cut up, but the cut up had better be the quality she likes. Piaf is a very sound little girl. Very short, cobby and superb Persian type. White coat and deep matching tortie lynx points, but her forte is her pair of "peeper". Eyes so very large, very round, set far apart and the depth of blue is incredible. Her expression is so adorable. She is the spitting image of her grandfather, GC Playwickey's Parallel Line, SLP, CFA's 7th Lynx point Grand Champion.
As we begin the last phases of her kitten show career, Piaf and I have had the best time together. None of the nervousness as in the past two show seasons, we have rolled with the punches and come up a winner. The new system of scoring makea showing "fun" again. The competition will always be out there, but it is competition between cats and not people. Without having to make "every Final", one can relax and go onto the next ring.
When Piaf "maxes" out the 24th of December, 2001, I will post her score and we shall sit back and wait until the end of the show season for her final results.
Piaf finished 30th Best Kitten Nationally. Alas, not enough points for my 3rd National Win in a row.
Piaf delivered one baby sired by GC Playwickey's Flirty Flirty Eyes in April 2003. We called him Hail to the Chief. AKA George.
GP Playwickey's Hail to the Chief
This fabulous little boy with the most enormous navy blue eyes, was raised by his two Mothers. One human and the other Piaf. He was and is a joy to know. In the early winter of 2003, he completed his one show Grand Premier and is now owned and shown to perfection by my dear friends the Kerns who also have GP Playwickey's Pot Luck.
With time running out on my breeding career and with thinking about my own retirement, I had Piaf altered so she might always be my "pillow" friend for as long as she lives.
Piaf's Kitten Picture