I never really gave much thought to what goes into getting ready for a competition until Kathy and I went to one on Saturday.
As we walked around there were all kinds of things to be seen. Make-up was laid out on tables ready to be applied. Light snacks such as freeze dried chicken was being nibbled I guess so that the participants wouldn’t feel bloated when it came time for the judging.
Those who ate a more substantial me wore a collar around their necks to keep themselves clean. Others did their best to keep active until they were called so that they would not fall asleep and miss their turn.
We actually watch as one woman applied brown eye shadow I guess to accentuate the brown eyes… I don’t really know.Anyhow, she applied it above the eyes and also around the chin and neck area. Using a brush she blended it in so that, she told us, it wouldn’t come off on the judge’s hands when she was handled. I guess it worked because her cat won two ribbons.
Yes, we went to a cat show. Our vet, friend, and breeder of Dustin told us about the show and since it was only a 40 minute drive we went down. She was showing two cats. One, Fudgie, was Dustin’s brother and it was his first show. Unfortunately, he didn’t win any ribbons, but it did expose him to what a show is like and hopefully he will do better next time.
Of course we couldn’t leave the show without stopping at the different vendor stands and picking up a few new toys for our cats. It’s not like they don’t already have enough.
It really is amazing to see all of the different breeds of cats in one place and what people go through and do so that their cat can earn a ribbon.