I love showing my
tonks. Showing is a great way to learn about the
breed, the "Standard"
health/welfare. It is a way to make
sure your breeding program is going in the right direction
to "look" and "temperament". In
you meet and
and blood lines with other Tonkinese breeders from
over the US and Canada. I've also had the joy of talking
else can you kiss, groom, talk to, play with and
over your cats all
weekend long and no one thinks you're strange?
I'll be at most of the Ohio shows. Stop by and say 'hi'.
judging at a CFA cat show in Strongsville.
you walk around a cat show you will have an opportunity to meet
breeders and ask questions about their wonderful b
cats, a cat show has a lot of vendors.
Vince sells toys, beds and grooming
addition to cat items, you can also find people
food. This is the food at Michaud's in Strongsville.
Cat shows will have a raffle table similar to this one.
It works like this. You
tickets and put them in a cup next to the raffle prize you
At the end of the day the tickets are pulled, one for each
is a new form of competition that has recently been added to
some CFA shows. To see a film clip of this new event click
here. This is a big file so if you have dial up,
better not try. Page back when you are done.
'benching cages' are usually decorated in keeping with the season
or the breed of cat. The cats are only kept in the
benching cages when not being judged or fussed over. At night
they stay with their owners, usually at a
local hotel. This was taken at the Fourth of July Show in
Virginia in 04
ribbons is always rewarding but having
dinner (and drinks) with your friends and fellow to tonk
after the show is great
fun. This is the time where we share ideas about our breeding
(Cynthia, Frank, Megan, Bonnie, Nancy, and Peg)
of the members of the Cleveland Persian Society. Picture taken at
a CFA cat show in Strongsville, in January 2001.
members of the Tonkinese Breed
Association. This picture taken at a CFA cat show in
Michigan in July,
(John, Megan - Michigan; Nancy-Ohio;
Deborah-North Carolina; Linda-Florida; Beth-Missouri;
People ask if we win money at the shows and the answer is no.
win points and titles for our cats but the most important thing is that
we promoting the Cat Fancy and our breed in a positive manner.
the end of the show season we have an awards banquet and celebrate each
This is the judging area at our January CFA
show in Strongsville, Ohio.
Mary Pennington, of Northcoast Animals, is my favorite animal rescue
person. You will most likely always
her at one of our shows in Cleveland with items for sale. All proceeds go
her rescue, rehoming and spay and neuter efforts.
This is another picture of the benching are at our January
Show in Strongsville. Part of the experience in going to a show is to
and down the isles, looking at the beautiful show cats, asking
questions and learning about these wonderful breeds.
DD (Delta Dawn) is checking out her ribbons.
Shows like this one are always fun for the exhibitor but shows
like these don't always happen. The important thing is that you can
confirm that you are breeding to CFA standards.
Most cat shows sponsor one or more rescue or shelter organizations.
Some times there will be domestic cats for adoption at a show. Here is an example of some kittens up for
adoption at a show in Virginia.
Siamese Rescue is a very well run and well organized national rescue
operation with local chapters. This is a great place to go if you
are looking for a Siamese or Siamese type cat and don't really want to
start over again with a kitten.
Nancy and Minkitty Cracklin' Rosie at a show in Michigan. Rosie
is a Champagne Mink girl out of my February 06 litter
This is a picture of me showing Ashley. Ashley was my very first show cat. I think it was in 1994.
A Siamese from the Siamese Rescue taking in the show.
This picture was taken in at a show in Virginia.