10 November, 2009

Teaching Tuesday

Okay - so some of you asked about the cat show so we thought we should post and tell you a leetle bit about what it's all about. Plus Mom need to finish the final American lit. paper and is easily distracted. BOL!

Unlike a dog show where you can come just before your assigned time. With dogs you get an aproximate time in advance and your breed will not show before this. All dogs of the same breed (not always the puppies if there are many dogs) will be shown for the same judge and at the same place. The cats must arrive early in the morning (7-8AM), go through a vet check and be set up in their crate where they must stay all day (7PM). They don't have to be locked in at all times- they come out to see the judge and to cuddle and stuff but they can't leave the building.

This is Virus' mom, Justa.

This is Tilly, one of Mom's favourites. As you can see Lene's curtains are a little bit fancier than the ones Mom just made.

This is Virus' litter sister, Rapunzel.

This is Virus in his crate - we borrowed curtains that were baby blue and brown. In a way not too different from what we've got now. He got to have his carrier in there so he had a nice safe place to hide. He was just a kitten after all.

Here's a lovely (ahahaha) picture of Mom carrying Virus up to the judge. They're only judged on the table and the arm of the owner/assistant carrying them.

Having a good look at Azari..

Virus having a little prayer before it's his turn.

Virus on the table.

Cat shows are a bit confusing as several judges can judge one breed - but all cats from one "colour group" will be with the same judge. Lene said this coming show she'll have 4 judges each day - so will be running around like crazy trying to keep track of who should be where - and when.


Mango said...

That cat show does sound confusing. And such long days during which you have to look handsome all day. No wonder Virus is saying a little prayer.

Good luck Virus!


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

That picture of Virus saying his little prayer is one of our ALL-TIME FAVOURITES!!!

#1 went to that CFA cat show in Tokyo and understood absolutely nothing about the judging! Uncle U has been trying to explain and she still understands nothing!

Aniemother said...

Ahh.. CFA shows are a whole lot more confusing since a cat can be up with up to 6 judges plus some top 10 stuff. We're going to a FIFE show which is much quieter.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that is super interesting - I had no idea cat shows were so crazy! It seems like a lot to keep track of all day.

I love the picture of Virus praying before seeing the judge - it is so cute and he looks a bit nervous in it!

Anna the GSD said...

Wait wait wait...let me get this right, they have a whole giant room full of NOTHING but kitties?!?!!? WOW! That hurts my little puppy brain!

LizzyBean said...

Wow, that is so interesting about the cat show! Love the pics -- Virus saying a prayer is adorable. What sort of kittens are the ones in the pics from the post below? I don't really know much about the different breeds -- I've had cats all my life, but they've just been cats. I want to also tell you that I love your new banner and the seasonal background. Good luck with your paper. I love the show judges' outfit in the last pic, tho Virus doesn't look like he appreciates it much!

Stubby said...

Hi Bajas! That picture of Virus praying is priceless. And your mom is very pretty.

I had no idea that cat shows were so confusing. It looks confusing in pictures but I'm sure it's even more confusing in person.

Virus and his family are very good looking. I can see why they compete in shows and I bet they win too.

Stubby xoxo

Daisy said...

My Mommeh really enjoys going to cat shows! I am glad that I do not have to be shown because I would be far too scairt. And I am a "pet quality" Devon Rex!

Puglette said...

and i thought the agility stuff was complicated! virus sure looks like his mom. good luck to you all!
i love your new fall background, very cute.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We all think Virus is sooo handsome, he'll be sure to win, and our mewmie said she started out with a little duffle bag for cat show stuff and now has a big wheeled suitcase--she's the decoration queen, hahameow

Benny and Lily said...

Wow thanks for the info. Interesting...We sure do love that Virus. We never seen anyone like her.
Benny & Lily

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

It would be a virtual buffet fur me!

Tank woo fur explaining how it goes!

Nice pikh of Virus and his furry attrakhtive mom!

PeeEssWoo: Maybe woo need to khross your paws too!

Ginger Jasper said...

That looks like a very long day..I am glad you get plenty of cuddles in between.. LOvely pictures especialy the one of your smiley mum.. HUgs GJ x

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh!

that is just too cool! i love seeing all of virus's family!

the cat show is so interesting! i never knew about any of that.

thank you for sharing it!

Lorenza said...

Yes. I can understand Virus prayers and that look in the last picture!
Kisses and hugs

BRUTUS said...

Thanks for sharing! That certainly is VERY different than a dog show! Love the pic of Virus with his paws together - hope he does well!!

Michelle & Brutus

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Thank you for sharing all those fun pictures.
Those kitties are beautiful.
We love the one of Virus praying!
We hope you win!

Forever Foster said...

We love love love the photo of you saying your prayers, Virus! We don't think you need fancy curtains. You are such a handsome kitty that you should be the main focus:)

GAIL said...

All I can say is, Virus is one the the most handsome cats I've ever seen! I see many ribbons in his future.

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD....No wonder you kitties have to be so smart...look what mental scrutiny you all have to go through!