Archive for Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Here, kitties: Cat show set for this weekend

June 8, 2010


This Saturday and Sunday the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds will transform into a giant catwalk.

More than 100 cats are expected to strut their stuff in the 15th annual Kansas City Midwest Cat Club show.

Last year 20 to 30 of the nearly 50 recognized cat breeds were represented at the show, the most popular being the Maine Coon cat.

Murlene Priest, show manager, said the diversity of breeds is one of the most interesting aspects of the show. She also said it’s great seeing the cats begin shows as kittens and develop year after year.

“Last year we had a kitten that was No. 1 in the nation,” Priest said.

Four judges will rank the top 10 cats in four categories. Winners are awarded points that go toward national standings.

The show will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be events throughout the day, including toy, supplies and grooming vendors as well as “meet the breed” talks. Admission is $4 for children, seniors and military personnel and $5 for adults.


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