18 November, 2009

Our trip (The Khyra Buffet)

Here are lots of pictures from Saturday! I had ambitions of taking pix of all sorts of cat breeds, but was too sleepy to get around to it.

We lived with my cousin and his family, the wardrobe had mirrors. Virus have seen mirrors so many times, but this one had him very suspicious.. Perhaps bein on the floor level and so wide was what tricked him. He spent some time talking to the cat in the mirror before settling down. LOL!

Here are a few pix from the finals on Saturday - assistants carry the nominated cats up on the tables where several judges look at them and vote for their favourite - which is given the title Best In Show. You get several BIS cats, but if they have enought all round judges they can compete against each other for Best of the Best. (So being best in show doesn't make you best in show.. now that's what I call confusing!)

Audience lined up to watch!

The cats are lined up in crates in the background so they're easy to find when their turn is up.

You may say cats are not social, but I'm not so convinced.. Hee hee..

These cats are carried up to their little tables...

Judge Raymond Sætre viewing a Maine Coon.

Poirot - who will be called Hyssing - finds it all very boring.

Shorthaired breeds - Abyssinian, Devon Rex and Bengal are the 3 closest ones.

Don't you just want to crawl in there too? The pale one is Frank, their cousin (son of Virus' sister, Remina). He's a blue siamese pointed with white.

Pralinë taking a nap using Frank for pillow.


Tasting Mom's finger..

Hey Khyra.. You're not having me for lunch, are you?

Tilly in her crate. Tilly is a red tonkinese pointed Devon Rex!

Tilly in the finals - she lost by one vote (2-3) both days.

We'll save Sunday for tomorrow!
Ane (",)


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing the show with us!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What gorgeous kitties! Mom told us to say that!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Too many best in show. Obviously Virus is the most best. Right?


Forever Foster said...

It looks like the show was fantastic. We are really enjoying seeing Virus' babies grow up:)

Yoda and Brutus said...

Such beautiful cats. Thanks for sharing.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh!
what a fabulous day! we love all of the pictures!
m & e

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh what wonderful pictures - and such cute kitties!

BRUTUS said...

More interesting stuff I never thought I'd know about cats! Love the little polka dot in the back of Poirot's throat!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Dory and the Mama said...

Great kitty shots!!

Sounds like a good time is being had by all so far!! Can't wait to hear about Sunday!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh how I would love to be khyssing Hyssing!

PeeEssWoo: Oh Bajas! So many flavours but sooooo many miles!

Benny and Lily said...

The throat looks good...teeth are purrrrrrfect!
Love it
Benny & Lily

The OP Pack said...

Very interesting to learn all about the cat show. Khyra will be licking her lips:)

woos, the OP Pack

Tweedles -- that's me said...

those are the most beautiful kitties we have ever seen!

Lorenza said...

I love all your pictures!
thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs