Here are a few more photos from last week’s cat show. First, here’s Russell Webb and Jacoby during the final in Russell’s ring.
I just love watching Russell describe Abyssinians.
Jake was pretty pleased with his second best ribbon.
Here is the Persian who took Best in Russell’s ring. It’s also pretty entertaining to watch Russell describe Persians.
This cat, GP Catsafrats Stardust of Joray, is a force to be reckoned with. He made nine out of the ten finals, and he was Best Cat in Premiership in six of them!
Needless to say, coming in second to the Best Premier in Show was fairly satisfying.
For this show, I tried putting make-up on Jake’s ear spots
I used a combination of brown pencil eyeliner, brown mascara and rust grooming powder.
It didn’t make the spots go away entirely, but I do think it helped.
Jake spent a good part of the show in his benching cage, greeting his fans and making new friends.
Jake really enjoys getting pets from the spectators.
I think it might be his favourite thing about cat shows.
My favourite part of cat shows is seeing the other breeds! This is Swift-Rivers DiamondLilli, a lavender and white Oriental Shorthair – a very unusual colour. What’s more, she has the greenest of green eyes.
This is Karol Walt Whitman, a Japanese Bobtail. He’s almost entirely white except for a few spots on his ears and nose and his little black tail nub.
This little Sphynx girl, Skinzin Crystal Bald of Gillies, was at the show we went to in Stamford last year, too. She was only a kitten then – she’s grown!
Whoops! There’s Chanan the photographer passing by!
Compare that little Sphynx to this Persian, Top Shelf’s Harry Winston. It’s hard to believe that these two cats are the same species, isn’t it?
I wonder what their kittens would look like?
There was a Parade of Breeds on Sunday, and Jake was the proud representative of his breed.
He was requested specifically, which was a nice honour.
This Ocicat had something to say to the audience.
There was a Spectator’s Choice award, too. Our friend Amelia and her blue Burmese Bella took third place.
The best thing, though, was seeing Burmillas recognised as a regular breed.
This little five month old boy is Kitzn’s Stevia, a black shaded Burmilla kitten.
Isn’t he adorable?
I imagine Tessie looked a lot like him when she was his age.
Here is Kitzn’s Mickey again. He has less colour on each hair than Stevia does since he’s a tipped Burmilla.
Mickey is a year and two months old. He reminded me so much of Tessie when I first met her – we got her when she was a year and eight months old.
Ultimately, I can’t really explain what it is I love so much about going to and participating in cat shows.
I’m just glad I have a cat who likes coming along to the shows with me.