If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I used to compete as a show cat. And if you’ve followed me for a long time, you even got to see my wins in real time! But most of my TikTok pals didn’t get a chance to do that, and some wanted to see more about my show cat days. So I made a video showing some of my ribbons.
I was a regional award winning Somali for two seasons, in the two largest registries in the U.S. (TICA and CFA), so they really did add up! Most people recycle the ribbons, since they show cats year after year. But my human only showed me, so she kept them all.
So below you get to see the short version of my show cat days! While I’m glad I don’t compete anymore, I’m even gladder that I still go to the shows to meet people and visit with old friends!
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Catherine Lingg says
I already saw this when you posted in 2022. You are truly a beautiful Somali Summer. I can see why you won so often
Catherine Lingg says
Oh Summer I’m not surprised. I realize there are breed specifications but you are beautiful. I got misty remembering my beautiful Citlin. Pronounced Kit-kyn. I showed her at CFA shows in the household pet category. She won multiple ribbons ( which I still have). She placed second, third, fifth, sixth and actually win the Morris award and trophy with her name engraved on the gold plate. When she won the judge played a silly game. They usually leave the best for last. He took her out when there was still one cat left in the cage. We figured rats, second place. Then he held her up after gushing over her,candy said “this is my best household cat”. We made fools if ourselves cheering. She would have made a great therapy cat. She was not just beautiful but had a disposition similar to yours. I miss her
Lone STar Cats says
Those ribbons look like they could be fun to play wif.
I sure remember those wins sweet Summer. You’ve had a most amazing career so far!
Melissa & Mudpie says
What an amazing collection you have! I’m SO glad your human kept them all.
Ellen Pilch says
I have followed you since the beginning. I remember you getting a lot of ribbons, but didn’t realize how many there were all together- very impressive.
Sue Brandes says
I love all the ribbons you got.
pat k says
Such a large number of ribbons for 2 seasons. If you had
continued to show, you would be overwhelmed with ribbons
by now. I’m glad you decided to become a therapy cat rather
than continue in the showing. We certainly enjoy therapy stories.
Katie Isabella says
I remember those days well.
CRAIG S. C. OKAJIMA says
I’ve had the privilege to see Summer in person at cat shows in Portland, three times. She is just as beautiful in person, as she is on the internet. Whenever she has served as a “Pet Me Cat,” there have been long lines to pet this pretty little cat! I know that Summer has received several Treats from her Human, when she high-fived me!
It’s wonderful to see all of your prize winning ribbons, Summer. I remember seeing some videos of your shows. You are amazing.
Mickeys Musings says
I remember seeing your shows Summer.
You really do make a good therapy cat as you are so friendly 🙂
Ernie the Island Cat says
Wow! All those ribbons you won are impressive, Summer. I’m glad you get to still enjoy the shows without the stress. 🙂
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
I remember your showing days and how well you did. I also remember when your little brother started. How is he doing nowadays?
The Poupounette Gang says
We remember your cat show days, Summer! But now, you have the best of both worlds; the fun of the shows without the stress of the competition!
Tama and Benny