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Linus Lowdown

My First CFA Cat Show

April 14th 2008 8:58 am
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Well, Mom took me to the Titletown Cat Fanciers CFA cat show this past weekend April 12-13 in Green Bay, WI. It was a small show, about 111 entries. We had an April snow storm too so that probably explained why there were several "absents". I did pretty well for my first show - I got 8 Winner's Ribbons and am now a Premier. There were no other European Burmese competing in Premiership though. I also made one final, which Mom was told is unusal for a first show when you are competing as an Open, and got a 10th place rosette in Shorthair Specialty. The judge said I had beautiful eyes, a nice coat, and am very muscular. There was another judge too that was very nice and spent a little extra time with me talking to me and when she'd blink at me I'd blink back at her - she said I just needed a little reassurance!

However, I was NOT too thrilled about the whole show experience! I did alot of nervous meowing and even some growling. In the benching area I just wanted to hide under my blanket (guess Mom named me right!). I wouldn't use the litter box, eat, or drink either til we got to the hotel. I was fine at the hotel though! The breeder who was showing Mom the ropes had some lavender which seemed to help - I behaved a little better the second day. She also tried giving me some treats, but I just sniffed them. I wouldn't play with the judge's toys. I wouldn't play in the benching area either - just looked at the toys.

Anyway, I am very happy to be home! Mom says we'll try one or two more shows and if I still hate it I can stay home then. She got me as a pet and just thought we'd try showing for fun. She's still proud of me and wouldn't trade me for anything.

late note - "official" show count was 94


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