May 1st 2011 6:38 pm
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I went to a local ACFA cat show this weekend. I did okay... but not as well as Mom had hoped. It's the end of the show season. The show season ends in April and begins in May. Anyway, that meant a LOT of cats were out there trying to get last minute points for major awards. Someone even traveled from FL to WI with their cat for this show in hopes of getting some last minute points. The competition was fierce. I did get my winner's ribbons and am now an ACFA Quadruple Champion. However, I was not able to make any of the judges finals. Fortunately, none of the judges seemed to notice the spots in my left eye. Mom talked to one judge, and she was encouraged to keep showing me. The judge told Mom that I was her Best Champion, but in a specialty ring, she can only pick top 5 for her final (top 10 in an all breed ring). She said I had beautiful eyes, good weight, and a nice coat and color quality. Mom asked, and the judge said she felt it would be worth Mom continuing to show me. Mom will give me a few more shows to see if I can make any finals. She's looking at a couple ACFA shows in June and July. That's early in the show season, likely to have a lower count, and not as likely to attract such fierce competition, so I may have a better chance there. Mom knew that might happen at the end of the show season, but since this show was local, only 2 and a half miles down the road, we thought we'd try. Mom did get me a new bed from one of the vendors at the show, and will post some pictures.
Rider (Dreamboat #72b)