Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Day at the Vermont Fancy Felines Cat Show


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 :(





It was a fun afternoon spent admiring beautiful cats, but at the end of the day I was more than happy to go home to my perfect little Mudpie. Purebreds are great, but nothing beats a shelter cat!

Have you ever attended a cat show?

18 comments:

  1. Those were beautiful cats, but we, too like shelter cats like Mudpie and out three

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  2. This looks like such a fun cat show! My human quickly checked flights, and there's nothing direct from any of the cities we would be leaving, and the shortest travel time is still over 9 hours (counting getting to and from the airport). So frustrating! I'm going to be a Pet Me Cat in San Diego this weekend.

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  3. I love seeing all the different cats. I've been to a few cat shows and love them.

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  4. What beauties you met! I've never been to a cat show, but I bet it would be a wonderful place make new furiends. I'm sure I'd be like you, though, at the end of the day eager to go home and cuddle those rescue furbabies who own me. Purrs to you, Mudpie and Melissa!

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  5. Cat shows are so much fun. It's great to see the different breeds in purrson.

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  6. I have been to a couple of cat shows, so glad you were able to go! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  7. We like seeing all the different kitty kats at the pet expo. Mom likes the ginormous kitties
    Lily & Edward

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  8. I love cat shows! The National Capital Cat Show happens about an hour from where I live. Haven't been able to get there for a few years, but I hope it works out so I can go this year.

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  9. Great fotos. Glad you had a good time. Mommy luvs cat shows, but we don't get any down here or any close enuff fur her to get too. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  10. mudpie....looks like yur mom hada soooper grate time !! way kewl....hope she bringed home a swag bag for ewe ....if they had em !! ♥♥♥♥♥

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  11. Cat Shows are pawsome.....Mom was a cat show vendor for many years and traveled all over the east coast doing show.

    The Florida Furkids

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  12. We'd love to go to a cat show sometime!
    Looks like you had fun...

    Noodle and crew

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  13. Can you believe Mommy has never been to a cat show? She would love to go to one some day.

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  14. That looks like a lot of fun. I have been to the Nemo show in Sturbridge, MA two times.

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  15. I never have. I don't like the idea of breeding for traits that may be dysfunctional. (And if you think shelter cats are wonderful, wait'll you've bonded with a formerly feral alley cat who's not gone through shelterhell! They *rule*!)

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  16. What fun! I love cat shows! I try to attend every year in White Plains. NY. And some of my kitties fav toys come from this cat show!

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