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GCCFI Tara Hibernian Grand Champion & TICA Champion – blue smoke (as)

  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon
  • Franklin - blue smoke Maine Coon

Franklin is Casper‘s cousin and uncle (that‘s really only possible in the cat world!). I fell head over heels in love with him when I saw him as a kitten at a cat show. To my devastation, he was already sold to a breeder in New Zealand. Nevertheless, I tried my luck by bombarding his breeder with texts and messages if he could live with me instead. A week later he moved in. I am totally in love with his wild and feral looks and his contradicting introvert and quiet personality. He truly is a very gentle giant. Of all my cats, Franklin loves most spending time in the garden, running after insects, falling leaves, or just exploring the jungle of shrubs and bushes. He is GCCFI Tara Hibernian Grand Champion and TICA Champion and has attended shows in Ireland and the UK. Franklin is semi-retired now from shows and I only occasionally bring him out.

Health Information:

Show Results:

  • Cork Cat Club Show 2017: 1st Breed Class, Best of Breed
  • SABCCI Show Dublin 2017: 1st Breed Class, Best of Breed
  • Midland Show 2018: 1st Breed Class, Best of Breed, Challenge Certificate
  • GCCFI Show Thurles: 1st Breed Class, Best of Breed, Challenge Certificate
  • Cork Show 2018: 1st Breed Class, Best of Breed, Challenge Certificate
  • GCCFI Show Dublin 2018: 1st Breed Class, Best of Breed, Grand Challenge Certificate, BEST IN VARIETY ADULT
  • SABCCI Show Dublin 2018: 1st Breed Class, Best of Breed, Grand Challenge Certificate, BEST IN VARIETY ADULT
  • GCCFI Supreme Show 2019: Grand Challenge Certificate
  • Cork Cat Club Show 2019: Best of Breed, Grand Challenge Certificate
  • GCCFI Show Dublin 2019: Best of Breed, Hibernian Grand Challenge Certificate
  • SABCCI Show Dublin 2019: Best of Breed, Hibernian Grand Challenge Certificate
  • TICA Show Season 2019: Champion and Third Best Blue Maine Coon in Western Europe
  • Midland Show 2020: Hibernian Grand Challenge Certificate
  • TICA Show Season 2020: Second Best Blue Maine Coon in Western Europe
  • GCCFI Show Thurles 2020: Hibernian Grand Challenge Certificate
  • Supreme Show 2022: Best of Breed, Tara Grand Challenge Certificate
  • GCCFI Cork Cat Club Show 2023: Best of Breed, Invictus Bronze Certificate
  • Supreme Show 2023: Tara Grand Challenge Certificate
  • GCCFI Show Thurles 2024: Invictus Bronze Certificate

Franklin also starred in the RTE1 Cat Hospital 2019 production in episode 2 and in the 2021 production in episode 3.

Franklin’s pedigree:

Franklin in his garden
Franklin being judged at a TICA show in London, UK
Franklin being judged at a TICA show in Spalding, UK
Franklin winning 2nd best Maine Coon at a TICA show in Spalding, UK

Click on photo below to see Franklin’s album on Flickr:

Franklin