The International Cat Show
This took place right in Augusta, Maine!
I thought I'd check it out.
Many rows of beautifully coifed cats in soft plastic crates.
I'm sure there is a fancy word for these little condo type units, but I don't know what that is. Some of them had more than one "room" with hammocks or a 2nd floor.
There were lots of Siamese, Maine Coons, Persians, Siberians and Bengal cats.
These lovelies were in a mixed breed competition, waiting their turn. There were several rings with judges.
Here is one judge (from Argentina) petting, playing with, talking to and "checking out" one floofy competitor.
Here is another competitor who was a "Smoke Maine Coon." I stood next to his human who breeds Maine Coons (yes, she was from Maine). She told me she'd been hoping for years to get a kitty with this coloring.
For some reason, Smokey (my name for him) was disqualified.
I still thought he was stunning.
After a few more rounds of judging and a couple walks up and down the "Isles of Kitties," I bought some toys and headed back home...
...to our own Clan of Champions!
Nick loved the new toys.