Mark the date on your calendar: The third weekend of July, we go the annual Cat Expo hosted by the Garden State Cat Club of New Jersey, Inc. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the many breeds of cats and the people who love them. Like any animal lover, they are a culture unto themselves, with language, tools, habits and tricks known only to them. Ken & I go with friends who are also cat owner/lovers, where we spend the day admiring kittens and cats of all shapes and sizes, whims and “catitutes.” Oh…and a little shopping on the side….
Come on! Let’s go!
As you go in the front door, you have lots of opportunities to adopt a cat or kitten in need of a home. Despite Ken’s and my stalwart promises, we caved in three years ago and adopted a little black cat named Bear, who is now one of the loves of our lives.
I think this one might be calling you….
Entering the holding arena. The draped areas are the show rings sprinkled throughout the hall.
Ken making his way down Meow Mall.
A judge at work. I think she really wants to give this little guy a kiss but held back.
Break for shopping…..
A forest of cat furniture!
One of these days, I will have a big Maine coon, just like this time.
One of my sisters was owned by a Siamese cat. She claims it was one of the most amazing experiences of her life.
Home away from home.
Cornish Rex. Perhaps named Yoda?
Did I mention there was shopping?
A 4-month old Cornish Rex. They are very sweet little guys.
A blue-point Absyinnian who knows his place in the world, and yours too.
There were lots of Persian cats there, being constantly fluffed and groomed. I think this guy was thinking about how good it would feel to roll in the mud.
Ken and I are suckers for black cats. We have TWO that look like this one.
We had a meow of a good time! Hope you enjoyed the show!