While most U.S. kitties were taking off the long weekend and eating turkey, I was very busy!
Well, okay, I also had some turkey. My human brought it home from where ever she had Thanksgiving dinner. But I also had to prepare for a cat show on Saturday — my first as an adult!
It was a CFA cat show, and we spayed and neutered breed cats are referred to as Premiers. So I had to have a bath Friday. I also tried something new to get ready for the show. It’s called Primal Scream Therapy. Unlike the human Primal Therapy, we kitties aren’t trying to get rid of childhood trauma. Instead, we are embracing our primal power! You start off by thinking fierce thoughts, like I am doing above.
Then you open your mouth and send all your power out into the universe!
A kitty usually has to do this exercise several times to really get the full benefit.
I think it worked because I was feeling great when I got to the cat show in Glendale! The show had a “Cats In Hats” competition, so my human had me put on my pirate costume that got me first prize in Sammy’s Sam-O-Ween contest. I got Third Prize in the cat show competition! My human had to hold me onstage so she didn’t take any photos, but lots of humans took pictures. Maybe I will be able to dig one up.
I got a new toy while I was there! My human thought it was too pretty for me to destroy. I disagree — I think it looks very killable!
My human brings a lot of toys for me to play with during the show to keep my energy up. All exhibitors (humans who are showing cats) do this. But I have to be really honest — I’m not one of those kitties that plays a lot in the judging rings. I like to just stand there and pose and look pretty! The judges have to hold onto a lot of the more active (or squirmier) cats, but sometimes they just let me stand there, hands free because it is obvious I won’t jump down or try to run away. In fact, the last judge filled out my scoring sheet on the table next to me while I just stood there and looked at the audience with my tail up.
I guess my Primal Scream Therapy paid off because I finaled in 5 out of the 6 rings, and I even got a couple of placements that put me above cats that were already Grands! See, cats doing their first CFA shows as an adult are called Opens, and we are not officially Premiers until we are qualified in 6 rings. I did that at this show, so as soon as the results are entered at the CFA offices, I am officially a Premier. To become a Grand Premier, I need to earn 75 points — so it is kind of a big deal that I got those couple of ribbons when I was still an Open!
When my human and I got home from the cat show, there was a package waiting for me from Layla and the kitties at Cat Wisdom 101. They sent me a very nice gift, and a cute little orange kitty trinket to go with it!
It was a Hello Kitty T-shirt!
I don’t know why Binga wanted to pose with me while I wore it.
Maybe she wanted to try it on? Well, it is a little bit large on me…
I think she feels better now! Maybe she needs some Primal Scream Therapy.