Westminster for cats

spotnpuffMy laptop support team, Twigs White Oval on Black (informally known as “Spot”) and Twigs Voluminous Fluffiness (informally  known as “Puff” ) have lately been chafing over all the attention given that other species via the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which will soon get underway in New York.

This televised annual spectacle involves more than 3,000 canines representing 199 recognized breeds – including something called a Lagotto Romagnolo – competing in apparently arbitrary divisions including sporting, non-sporting, herding and agility.  And, to top it all off, a Best of Show competition, last year won by a beagle – a beagle! — named Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble.

Seriously?

At this morning’s story meeting, the three of us decided that some sort of rebuttal was in order, and hereby present you with a curated collection of mostly mutt cats performing in randomly determined divisions. We cordially invite responses that include additional nominees and/or classes, with pertinent links.

Best in class, agility:

Best in class, non-sporting (outdoors):

Best in class, non-sporting (indoors):

Best in class, sporting/non-sporting combination:

Best in class, non-sporting (lifetime achievement):

Best in class,  team performance with another species:

And, finally, our choice for Best of Show,  the incomparable Stubby Tail Lookin for Trouble Deadpan Diva,  informally known as “Maru”:

 

This post was originally published in conjunction with the 2015 Westminster show. Statistics and videos have been updated.

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16 comments

  1. Muy lindo! Espero que hagan este oficial. Soy una persona importante gato y tengo un gatito blanco llamado Charlie que es el gato mas carinoso que nunca se cumplen. Tienes un gato? Sabia usted que si un gato es blanco con ojos azules, que es un signo de la sordera en los gatos? Afortunadamente Charlie tiene ojos de oro por lo que su audiencia esta muy bien.

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    1. La conexión entre los gatos machos blancos de ojos azules y la sordera es tan interesante! Me alegro de que su gato no se ve afectada . Tengo gatos hermanos , que se ofrecen en mi página “About” . Son negros básicos, poco espectaculares para el mundo en general , pero especial para mí . Me alegro de que , también, apreciar los felinos. ¡Gracias por leer y comentar!

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  2. […] Source: Westminster for cats […]

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    1. Thank you!

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  3. #so cute so funny

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for commenting.

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    1. Curling, indeed–and, by a cat named Richard! What’s not to love? Thanks for playing. 🙂

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  4. “Gopher whomping” would also be a logical division at Westminster. 🙂

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  5. Here are some scenes from the Catolympics:
    First place in Gopher Whomping: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153354717725299
    Honorable Mention in Group Balance (sun) Beam gymnastics: https://www.thedodo.com/cat-time-lapse-sun-1007354191.html
    Freestyle Gymnastics: Silver medalist: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=556287187808130&set=vb.150641738372679&type=2&theater

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  6. Purrfect!

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  7. But wait … there’s the Cat Fancier’s Association World Show’s “Best of the Best”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L-hBMJyf-I&index=3&list=PLweIA1Kt0d8eNEdbDl64YUWD6A-Tj8-Ou

    And the Kitten Bowl! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCCZDPb8BG8

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  8. Susan Lukwago · · Reply

    I echo that gratitude Carol. It give the Westminster Spectacle a run for the money … certainly more entertaining …

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  9. You’re welcome. Thanks for reading, and watching.

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  10. I just want to say thank you for this.

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