The next litter in 1982 had four kittens, of which three went on to become CFA Champions, and great producers. These were CH Shadygrove Cricket on the Hearth
, CH Shadygrove Fortune
, and CH Shadygrove Ginger Blue of Sandman, D.M.
This litter's sire was CH Can-do Liberty of Shadygrove
, a cream male, and the dam was CH Emeres Flanagan of Shadygrove
, a blue cream.
Cricket was a cream girl with huge brown eyes. She was as sweet and funny as you can tell from the pictures. Cricket and Banjo
had three Grand Champion offspring together!
Cricket was such a cutie pie!
Cricket's brother was CH Shadygrove Fortune, a cream male. Cricket and Fortune both had "Best Kitten" Wins! They looked like two peas in a pod!
Their sister was CH Shadygrove Ginger Blue of Sandman, D.M.
a blue-cream girl. Ginger became a Texan when she went to live with my dear friend Sandra Manning, over in Houston. Sandra bred numerous Grand Champions as Sandman Persians. Ginger was the mother of five Grand Champions, and therefore earned the right to have D.M. (Distinguished Merit) after her name. This is a very great honor, and it doesn't happen very often! A female has to be the dam of five Grands, and a male has to be the sire of fifteen Grands, to earn this title.
These are Ginger Blues's Grand offspring:
GC Sandman Sir Teddy Bear (blue male)
GC Sandman Taco of Details (Tortie female)
GC Sandman Tattoo of Ivywall (Black male)
GC Sandman Ragtime of Ivywall (Bluecream female)
GP Sandman Love-n-Kisses (Bluecream female)
Ginger, showing her feisty personality.
Cricket and Ginger, the mothers of eight Grands between them.
Here are the parents of this litter, Liberty and Flanagan.
This is CH Can-do Liberty of Shadygrove
, a handsome cream boy who came to live with me and was the foundation male of my line. You can see that he had huge eyes, and his kittens usually had wonderful big round eyes as well. He came from fine lines; his sire was GC, RW Can-do Morning Sun, D.M.
, and his dam was CH, RW Can-do Bouquet.
Both were cream cats, and both were sired by GC, NW Phoenician Damascus of Can-do
, and their mom was CH, NW, Phoenician Isis of Can-do
, who was Kitten of the year in the 1974-1975 season. Here is a picture of Damascus that was published in the CFA Yearbook in 1983. He was a beautiful copper-eyed white who was very typey for his time!CH Emeres Flanagan of Shadygrove
was a blue cream who was the mother of Cricket, Ginger, and Fortune. Here is her picture.