I took a lot of pictures, but I didn't want to use the flash, so some are a little blurry. I tried to just pick out a few to share that would give you a glimpse into this awesome event. This was by far the largest cat show I've attended, with 12 rings and close to 500 cats. Judges were from all over the world and people came from great distances to enter their cats.
The venue was very comfortable and pleasant.
Lots of great vendors as always.
I found a travel bag that fits Nahum, more on that in a later post!
This judge is starting with Bengal kittens first thing in the morning, which are
very noisy and rambunctious! He noted he would have no trouble staying awake!
I love seeing the judges enjoy the cats!
One of the things I enjoy about going to these shows is
getting to see so many different cat breeds.
There were quite a few Norwegian Forest Cats in attendance as well as Maine Coons.
Even a bunch of Siberians too. A fluffy cat convention!
The judge from Argentina, enjoying a Maine Coon kitten
cages full of Nahum look-alikes
This judge was awesome, she really liked to get up close and personal with each cat.
She concluded her assessment with a kiss!
A large Maine Coon
With so many Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest Cats and Siberians in attendance, we were able to fine tune our best guess about Nahum's lineage. After looking at a lot of fluffy cats and talking with their owners, in the end, we think that Nahum most resembles the Siberian. The female Siberians even look a lot like Willow, Nahum's cute little sister.
A female Siberian, who looks like a fluffy version of Willow!
This girl was for sale, and I sure wanted to take her home!
The Siberian has a fluffy coat like Nahum, a broad nose and large boned legs.
This was such a wonderful show. Well organized and the great venue made it super comfortable. It was fun to see so many spectators enjoying the cats. The cats seemed to be having a good time too.
TICA generously provided a huge exhibit space to the Community Cat Coalition, the TNR education group I work with. A team of volunteers worked the space and educated a lot of people about the importance of TNR. TICA even offered a discount on show admission if people brought cat food to donate to the CCC's "feral barrels", food that goes to feral colonies around the area. A lot of feral cats will be well fed thanks to TICA's generosity.
Some TNR'ed rescue cats were available for adoption, many of which competed in the Household Pet category of the show! A sweet black and white, Ambrosia, was a show favorite, she took home quite a few ribbons! Several of these cats even found their new forever homes!
Our yard (Oliver's yard) is not very big, but it's big enough for a party!
When the volunteers who were working the cat show arrived with the rescue cats,
everyone flocked around the table to see the prize winning cats!
Those who stayed later got a special treat. They got to see Pierre firsthand!
Pierre doesn't seem phased by the visitors in his yard,
as he goes about exploring the new furnishings.
A wonderful cat-filled weekend!! We were all exhausted by the time it was over. Thankfully, it was a long weekend for us. Monday was spent chilling with just our sweet kitties.