A Magical Weekend – The KZNCC Triple Cat Show

The KwaZulu Natal Cat Club and its exbhibitors had a bumper weekend with the KZNCC Triple Cat Show from May 12thto 13th. A huge endeavour for the Committee, the team pulled together for months to create a showcase of their exhibitors’ beautiful feline companions.

Themed, Hairy Pawter, the team worked hard to create a superb atmosphere for both exhibitors and public. Most were keen to get involved, get into character, dress up and decorate their cages. Thank you to our valued stewards, Suniek and Sunet for coming up with this fabulous idea!

The cats and their owners were out in full force for 9 full rings of judging and lots of excitement. Our main sponsors, Hill’s were in attendance and came out to promote their fabulous brand to the public and members.

The winner of the public’s favourite award went to Valhalla Ragnar, a black Norwegian Forest Cat owned by Farrah Maharajh of Feeding the Furballs (NPO)!

A word from our Show Manager, Mariette Burger:

So where to start?
Perhaps this time with our exhibitors; what a spectacular crowd of like-minded people we had at our triple show! Sojen, Ross and Ella, three of our well-loved KZNCC exhibitors were amongst the ranks – it was so heart-warming to see people that you sincerely missed! We had a brand new Norwegian Forest Cat mommy join us this weekend – Ameena, welcome to KZNCC!

Our travelling exhibitors, thank you for loading your precious furries in your cars for a long trip to join our show! The local KZN exhibitors who were there in full force, what a joy to see you all. Historically in KZN, we do not have large shows but with an entry of 110 cats, we are so honoured for your support this year.

Our judges from CFSA, CASA and SACC: you did a tremendous job with the large amount of cats each one of you had to judge at super speed whilst still keeping the exhibitor (and cat) in front of you happy! Love for cats are the only thing that could possibly motivate you to spend two hectic days judging to perfection. Of all our judges, only 1 were from KZN, everyone else travelled! Johan, Thea, Dina, PC, Hanrie, Wilma, Shaun and Mariette: thank you for leaving your homes and families behind to judge for us these past two days! Nicole, our local, newly qualified judge, thank you for being there and congratulations! Nicole is the only KZN-based CFSA judge.

Etrecia Bester, our CFSA Show Executive is just a super hero. You are a genie in a bottle! First time for handling the admin of three consecutive shows and doing that with charm and grace! Thank you so much! And let’s not forget Christo Bekker who is so very organised in getting them coveted envelopes with our precious show reports sorted and ready, thank you for your help.

Our mother/daughter Steward team: you bring so much to the table by contributing to the relaxed atmosphere of the CFSA shows with your cute outfits and sunny dispositions. Running when called without grumping even after travelling through the night to the show: thank you from the bottom of my heart. You both kept smiling although you had such bad news on Saturday and having to spend your first Mother’s Day without your Mum….thank you. And Nick, jumping in to assist with stewarding and doing a great job too!

The KZNCC Committee: Nicole, Thilda, Nick, Judy, Kathy, Adri, Liz…  the idea of a three show endeavor was born within this Committee and you managed to pull it off with success. Honestly, the only way to have accomplished this was to work together in happy union, not only before the show but also during and after! You did a sterling job with everything you set out to do, each and everyone of you. As the KZNCC show manager, all I can say is that you all helped ME cope with throughout the two days! You are all GOLD.

Norma Hush, thank you for being there to create our storyboard; as always your calm aura relaxes the cats and you manage to get the best out of them! We look forward to seeing the beautiful photographs. www.visualconcepts.co.za

Mark Swartzberg, thank you so much for your help in taking pictures throughout the day and during Best in Show….those pictures are the backbone of show results! Thank you!

A special mention has to go to Farrah and Arlene of Feeding the Furballs NPO 134-861 as well as Larissa of Kanine Krunchies SA for the live storyboards during the event on Facebook: you girls have taken awareness to another level and we hope to continue to the trend with breed profiles, awareness campaigns and rescue collaboration.

Then last but most definitely not the least: Tracy and Marycke from 
Hill’s Pet Nutrition: our main sponsor! Tracy, your being at the show the entire weekend shows tremendous commitment to your brand! Marycke, you spent the entire Sunday with us ? what an absolute honour to have you at a cat show. Thank you for affording us the privilege to have Hill’s as our main sponsor and for interacting and educating our exhibitors! I truly hope you enjoyed our show. Thank you to Hill’s Ambassador, Aimee for making an appearance on Saturday as well.

A special thank you must also go out to our sponsors who worked hard to ensure we had additional prizes for our show.

A final note from our chair, Nicole Barratt… I just want to thank my amazing team for just pulling together and making this show a success. Some fun facts about the show.

  1. Introduced a new breed to the KZN Public, the quirky Bambino. First time a Bambino has won a Cat Show in KZN.
  2. 3 Old exhibitors returned. 3 New exhibitors joined us and some new travellers from Gauteng as well.
  3. The public attendance was increased by around 50% for both days of the show.





Donations for Hillside Haven Sanctuary in KZN

THANK YOU!!!!!! The scratching posts are AMAZING!!!

At the moment they are inside with our twins, Aslan and Bastian, Bellatrix the Bunnycat and Crookshanks the wobbly cat. They have done thorough quality control and they have given them their stamp of approval ?

In a few weeks we will have a new Wendyhouse in our outdoor sanctuary and they will be moved into the Wendy house for the rest of the cats to enjoy.

We are SO grateful!

I will tag you in a thank you post tomorrow.

Huge love and thanks from all of us

Hugs and Kittens
Dr Taryn & the Hillside Haven Family







Hi There

Hillside Haven is a home for differently-abled cats & other animals. We are the only organisation in South Africa who cares for disabled animals. We provide sanctuary and healthcare for the animals so that they can lead a full and happy life. Hillside Haven aims to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and differently-abled cats and the possibilities they can still have as loving pets.

Based in Durban, Hillside Haven is an organisation which relies solely on the goodwill and financial support of its dedicated volunteers and especially from the general public.

Durban was hit by very severe storms, and the Hillside Haven sanctuary suffered terrible storm damage. Our roof was destroyed along with our Wendyhouse, which was the main shelter for our 40+ cats, as well as most of our kennels.

We are in the process of rebuilding the sanctuary and trying to make it even more paw-some for our cats and were hoping your company would be able to assist in this regard. We would love to put some of your beautiful cat trees in our sanctuary (in a weather-proof area). In return, we could offer exposure via our Facebook page which has 977 followers and an organic reach of +- 4500 hits per week and via our mailing list of 1000 subscribers.

Thanks in advance.

Hugs and kittens

Dr Taryn Turner & The Hillside Haven Family???

An UPGRADE for Gizmo & Jinx!

Dear Scratzme

When I collected my new scratch post yesterday, the lovely accounts lady who assisted me asked me to take some photos of my cats using their new post. They took to it straight away 🙂
I have also included a pic of my original Scratzme lower scratching post, so you can see how it has been “loved to death” over the past 5 years by my beautiful rescue cats Gizmo and Jinx. They seem to love their upgrade too!
Thank you for the great posts.
Michelle, Gizmo and Jinx.

Pet Prints Competition WINNER!!!

Dearest Iska & Baloo,

Congratulations on winning the beautiful SCRATZME SAVANNAH, scratch post!



Hi All 

I keep forgetting to send an email to say THANKS SO MUCH!! Baloo LOVES this new play/sleeping scratch post!!! We’re having loads of fun!!
Attached is a few silly photos, still need to take a full photo in proper lighting.


Kind regards

Iska & Baloo 🙂


Cats know how to love their gifts!

Hi Scratzme
The cats are in HEAVEN!!! Especially little Leo (third photo)…he plays and
sleeps in the top all day long!!
We’re so happy with the tower…and will definitely be return customers!
Thank you so much for everything!!!
Kind Regards
Adam Oldfield
  • get it out the box already Dad!!!












  • the good life and many good times ahead!












  • sure looks like heaven with a view:)