RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Thu Mar 19, '09 12:15pm PST |
|Some judges, if the cat swatts/hisses, when they open the cage door, will
say owner. But have seen some, that take it as a challenge, per say, will
shut the door, go get a toy, put it in the cage, thru the top, to distract
the cat, open the door, take the cat out, boom, he is on the table before he
even knows what happened.
Usually, the cat is fine, and will swatt again, when being put back in the
cage. But have seen some cats, that will continue to growl/hiss/swatt, even
when on the table, and then the judge will say owner.
To me, and I always feel bad for the owner, the cat is saying, I don't want
to do this anymore.
It takes a special personality, per say, to be a show cat. There is alot of
bathing, grooming, travel, noise, commotion, in and out of cages, at the
bench, in the ring, and the Finals.
Some very well behaved cats, get a little grouchy towards the end of the
season, if the owner is running the P out of them. Some, their personality
never changes. Bumpurr is the same at the beginning, as he is at the end,
he just goes with the flow, but I don't run him alot either, and give him the
next season off, so he doesn't get sick of it.
Have seen some exhibitors say to the owner, that cat is going to blow,
while the cat is in the ring, before the judge even gets to him. And sure
enough, the cat does, and these are cats, that have been well behaved
thru out the show. Guess some, are very good at reading body language.