Last weekend I attended the Vermont Fancy Felines CFA Cat Show. It's always one of the highlights of the year for me because it's pretty much the only cat-related event in my neck of the woods. Even though it takes place in the middle of winter each year it's nice to see so many cat lovers come out to celebrate all things feline.
Here are some of my favorite moments...
I had to pose with the cute cat cut-outs.
Ironically, the very first cat I encountered was this beautiful tortie, an entry in the housepet division. What can I say, I'm a tortie magnet! (She wasn't going potty when I snapped this picture, even though that's what it looks like. She was actually napping there until I woke her up squealing!)
I fell in love with this pair of exquisite Devon Rex cats.
This beautiful Bombay is quite the superstar. I spoke with her handler for quite awhile and learned that she's named after the actress Taraji P. Henson but her nickname is "Trashy", and has starred in numerous print ads from Bergdorf Goodman (as shown) to the black cat cover girl of Real Simple magazine's October 2013 issue. So why is she called Trashy? Seems awhile back she was chosen to star in an ad with a nude model for a French magazine, and let's just say she kept sniffing and licking inappropriate places, hence the fitting nickname!
There were a couple "pet me" cats available, one was a British Shorthair who I saw briefly as he traveled the show in a stroller, and the other a Tonkinese who I desperately wanted to meet but was never at her booth, even though I walked by several times. Sadly, Summer was no where to be found :(
Have you ever attended a cat show?