Spotlight Award 2017 Kim Sieving
Kim was nominated by one of her daughters, who wrote:
As you know my mother is Kim Sieving and has been showing and breeding Persians for over 30 years now. She has always strived to improve the quality of her breeding program and help others trying to do the same.
I cannot count the number of times my mother has called me saying that I needed to get my cats ready because an entry clerk called her begging for entries hoping that mom could enter more than just her planned 2-3. More times than not she answered this call above and beyond by entering 6-7 cats just to help the shows with numbers.
She also has taken the time to help her competition by showing novices grooming tips on shaping, what products to use or how to improve the coat. My mother is an exhibitor who goes above and beyond at every show, without her I know that I would not be where I am. She has showed us the beauty in all the different breeds of cats, taught us to be humble winners and gracious losers, as well as teaching the true meaning of sportsmanship.