Rivertown Cattery News

DeJa Blu and Linda posed with judge Sue Sanderlin-Berry after earning Best Allbreed Alter in Sue's ring at the Cat Tales Cat Fanciers cat show, "Tropical Purradise," June 6, 2015.

At the Gopher State Cat Club cat show, "Springtime in Purrhiss," April 23-24, 2016, De'Ja Blu earned finals from several judges, including Best Allbreed Alter in Sue Sanderlin-Berry's ring.

At the Big Sioux Cat Fanciers cat show, "The Lady and the Scamp," September 12-13, 2014, judge Sue Sanderlin-Berry (left) made De'Ja Blu her Best Allbreed Alter.

Specialty judge Lynn Landers-Dickinson (right) made De'Ja Blu her Best Longhair Alter.

Jim Nelson made De'Ja Blu his Best Allbreed Alter at the Cat Tales Cat Fanciers show, "Heroes of Furr-edom," June 8, 2014. Ron Summers made De'Ja Blu his Best Allbreed Alter at the Gopher State Cat Club show, "Enchanted Tails," April 27, 2014.
"Hmm, somebody left his camera.
Maybe I can take a selfie."
     
For the 2014-2015 season, De'Ja Blu was ACFA's 23rd Best Alter and Best Persian Alter For the 2014-2015 season, De'Ja Blu was 11th Best Alter and Best Persian Alter in the North Central Region.
For the 2013-2014 season, De'Ja Blu was ACFA's Second Best Persian Alter. For the 2013-2014 season, De'Ja Blu was 17th Best Alter and Best Persian Alter in the North Central Region, even though he was only shown a few times.
For the 2012-2013 season, De'Ja Blu was ACFA's 16th Best Alter and Best Persian Alter For the 2012-2013 season, De'Ja Blu was 7th Best Alter and Best Persian Alter in the North Central Region.

For the 2011-2012 show season, De'Ja Blu was ACFA's 14th Best Alter and Best Persian Alter, and Stonewall Northern Blu was ACFA's Second Best Persian Cat.
For the 2010-2011 show season, De'Ja Blu was ACFA's Third Best Persian Alter.

For the 2011-2012 season, De'Ja Blu was the 6th Best Alter and Best Persian Alter in the North Central Region, ACFA's largest region. Stonewall Northern Blu was the Best Persian Cat in the North Central Region.

The 2010-2011 top three Persian Alters in ACFA's North Central Region were De'ja Blu, Mr. Brown Derby, and Midnite Rendezblu.

For the 2010-2011 show season, De'ja Blu was the ACFA North Central Region's 14th Best Alter and Mr. Brown Derby was the 19th Best Alter, even though they were only shown a limited number of times.

At the ACFA cat show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 18-19, 2012, De'Ja Blu was the highest-scoring alter for the entire weekend, winning the Best of the Best Alter award.
Linda with De'ja Blu
At the ACFA cat show in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, May 19-20, 2012, judge Don Finger made De'ja Blu his Best Alter .
De'Ja Blu was Best Alter in Carol Jordan's and Doug Blackmore's rings at the ACFA cat show in Sioux Falls, August 18, 2012.  

At the ACFA cat show in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, May 21-22, 2011, judges Doug Blackmore, Lonnie Alitz and two other judges gave Best Alter awards to De'ja Blu, who finaled in all eight rings.

Judge Deb Wich gave Mr. Brown Derby her Best Alter Award, and Lonnie Alitz and another judge gave him 5th Best Alter.
Judge David Redtfeldt awarded De'ja Blu Best Alter at the August, 2010, ACFA show in Onalaska, Wisconsin. In addition to De'ja Blu's conformance to the Persian standard, David praised his impeccable grooming!
  At the July, 2010, Madison Cat Club ACFA cat show, De'ja Blu won four Best Alter awards. Here's Carl and De'ja Blu with judges Deb Wich, David Redtfeldt, and Doug Blackmore.
       

For the 2009-2010 show season, our mature alter, Mr. Brown Derby was the Best Persian Alter in ACFA's North Central Region, the largest and most active region in ACFA.

Beginning the 2009-2010 show season as a whole cat, Rivertown Midnite Rendezblu earned enough points to be the 16th best cat and the Best Persian Cat in the region. In addition, because he was neutered partway through the show year, Rendezblu was also the 2nd Best Persian Alter in the region, finishing second to Derby!


Rendezblu, held by owner Sylvia Sanchez, and Derby, held by Carl, greeted each other at the Cat Tales Cat Fanciers ACFA show in May, 2010, at the beginning of a new show season.

Judge Joyce Irwin admired Rendezblu's coat at the Cat Tales show.
In 2009, De'ja Blu received his ACFA Legacy of Achievement award. To win this award, a cat must earn either a top 10 regional or a top 50 Inter-American award in each of three show seasons. Rivertown Persians keep impressing judges and exhibitors throughout the United States! For the 2008-2009 show season, Rivertown One Nite Stand was the Best Persian Cat in ACFA, while Rivertown Midnite Rendezblu was the 2nd Best Persian Cat and the 2nd best Persian Kitten in ACFA! Rendezblu was also the Best Persian Kitten in ACFA's North Central Region.
De'Ja Blu in 2008

Katzenfur De'ja Blu of Rivertown

ACFA 2007-2008 Interamerican Best Alter

 

 

"A gift from above" is the only way this cat can be described. He has been a joy to show with his ultra-laid back personality. In his mind he is Top Show!

Thank you to Carol Fengel for selling us this precious boy and to the ensuing friendship that developed!

 

In addition to receiving their awards as the ACFA's 2006-2007 Interamerican 2nd and 9th Best Alters, De'ja Blu and Brown Derby won numerous awards at the cat show following the Annual. De'ja Blu finaled in every ring, got five Best Alter awards, and was the highest scoring cat of the weekend!
Carl, Linda, Derby, Blu, and cages covered with rosettes.
 

Soul Patrol

Soul Patrol's first show was the ACFA Fox River Valley Cat Club show in Neenah, Wisconsin, September 9 and 10, 2006. At this show he finaled in all eight rings, got one Best Kitten award (shown in the picture at the right, with Linda and judge Sandy Antcliff), and was the highest scoring kitten for both Saturday and the two-day weekend!

His first CFA show was the weekend of September 23, 2006. At the CFA Twin City Cat Fanciers show, Soul Patrol got 5 out of 6 best of breed awards and finaled in two rings.

At both of these shows he was only four months old.

Soul Patrol and friends
Soul Patrol is the 2006-2007 ACFA Interamerican 4th Best Kitten and the Mid-Central Region's Best Kitten.
De'ja Blu's breeder, Carol Fengel, was the ACFA Breeder of the Year for the 2005-2006 show year. ACFA Award Plaque: Carol Fengel, Breeder of the Year
Carol and De'ja Blu Here are Carl and De'ja Blu in Judy Eastwood's ring at the ACFA Annual, August 20, 2006, in Fargo, North Dakota.
Our cats have had several modeling jobs. Featured here is Brown Derby in the May 2006 Cat Fancy, along with Struttin M’Stuff on the Target cat feeder, De’ja Blu on the Nutriplan cat food bag, and proud owner Linda, obviously “working”. Linda with magazine, food bag, and feeder
Linda, De'ja Blu, and CFA judge De’ja Blu received the title of Grand Premier in CFA at the Saintly City cat show in January 2006 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Brown Derby with 8 rosettes Here's Brown Derby with the rosettes he won at the Cat Tales Cat Fanciers ACFA show in May, 2005, in Maple Grove, Minnesota.