Aby-a-Day – August 4: Showing off

Today's post is nothing like what I planned. That's because, despite having the hard drive replaced after it crashed just last month, my MacbookPro won't start up. I suspect it's the battery this time, and I have a Genius Bar appointment for tomorrow after work...but in the meantime, I can't get the photos off my camera, touched up and cropped, and up on Flickr til I can get my laptop running again.

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So anyway, Jacoby and I went to a cat show in Boxboro this weekend.

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And he did really well!

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In his first two rings, he was Iris Zinck's Seventh Best Cat in Premiership, and Russell Webb made him his Second Best Cat in Premiership!

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You may remember that Russell and Iris also used Jake in their rings at the Seacoast Cat Club show in May.

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Jake got to try out his new birthday Sturdi-Shelter, too.

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The cat show was not the only event going on in the hotel this weekend. There was also a wedding reception, some kind of seminar, and the Red Cross was set up in a near-by conference room holding a blood drive.

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There was a break between our rings, so I decided to give it a go. It was my first time ever donanting blood! I didn't pass out or anything!

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There were some spectacular cats at the show this weekend, too.

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Like this Maine Coon boy - can you believe that he's a kitten!? He's only seven months old. Russell even had to double-check his age. He's HUGE!

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As it turned out, Jake and I had a longer break then we knew. He didn't make a final until his last two rings. But in those two rings, he placed 7th Best in Kenny Currle's ring, and 4th Best in Kathy Calhoun's ring!

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After the last ring, we packed up our stuff and we left the show hall by 4pm.

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Meg had promised to give one of the judges a ride to Logan Airport, so she also gave Jake and I a ride home. We were home by 5 - I think that's a new record!

I really hope my computer can be fixed tomorrow.