Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cat show for shelter cats

You may recall that a few weeks ago my Mum came home with a very funny smelling T-shirt. Well I just realized that I never explained it.
On Saturday mornings she has been going to the Lompoc Animal Shelter and helping the kitties who are currently living in the shelter. She said that some of them are there because they got lost when they went outside, some were abandoned and some were given up by their owners. I am just shocked that someone who had once pledged to provide a furrever home to a nice kitty decided to fall back on that. Us kitties are not to be thrown out like trash. I wmas once a shelter kitty, I feel sorry for all of those who are shelter kitties now. I am glad that she is helping them though. A few weekends ago the organization that she works with C.A.P.A. (Companion Animal Placement Assistance) went to the Santa Barbara Cat Show. They took with the several shelter kitties, and entered them in the household pet division of the competition. Several of them won ribbons showing everyone that you don't have to be a show cat to win prizes.

This is Waldo, he placed 9th best.

This is Celeste. She is very sweet, cute and has really long legs. She placed 4th in the show for household pets, not too shabby. She returned to the shelter with all of her ribbons and was adopted two days later, now she is in her new home.

These kitties, Marble on the left and Bob and Bertie on the right did ok at the show, but didn't get a new home out of the deal unfortunately. Marble got a little bitey when he was in the show ring, that didn't go over well with the judge.

Overall about 7 kitties got new homes by going to the cat show, which is really awesome.

In addition to the C.A.P.A. cats that were there, she saw many professional show cats. I don't know if I'd get along well with show cats, they sound like they are too prissy for me. But, by looking at the pictures, they look just like regular cool cats, actually they look kind of bored.

Here are some meezer types:

And a nice floofy fellow:
This guy has backwards ears, he's an American Fold:
Edit:Thanks Sparkle for letting me know that the name of this cat is actually American Curl, not Fold. I guess I was thinking of the Scottish Fold cat and changing his place of birth. MOL!! The ears on American Folds, actually fold forward, not curl backward, I googled it.

Those are just a few of the breeds that she saw, there were many others, there were even some for sale. She said there was a retired show cat, really retired? As if cats do such hard work that they have to retire. He was on sale for $350, I guess that is a lot of moneys.

I totally could have won best in show! She should have entered me! I can even be like an American Fold um, I mean Curl, if you want me to be


Cheysuli and gemini said...

I bet you would have won! Purrfect Pals does the Average Joe Cat show every year, so any cat can enter!

Kea said...

Your mom is great to volunteer with them! We're glad 7 or so kitties got their forever homes!

And of course you would have won for best American Fold. LOL!

Sparkle said...

MOL, it's American CURL, William! But yes, I do think you make a great one!

I think more adoptable (i.e, without homes) kitties should enter cat shows - it helps to get them out there in the spotlight.

Daisy said...

Oh look, you are an American Half Curl!

William said...

Thanks for that correction Sparkle! I appreciate that. :)

A half curl! Good one Daisy!!!


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