Hello my friends, Spot here!
I hope you are all OK? I promised you a full report of Lula’s day at the Supreme Cat Show and I’m sorry I’m a little late in writing this up! But I have been so busy – I’ve been playing with my feathers, having the odd catnap here and there in my new bed, chasing some bugs, having some catnaps in my other beds… the time has just run away with me! I’m such a busy boy 😉
Anyway, back to the subject matter… so we were all woken up much too early for a Caturday and after a few last minute grooms and cleans of Lula and the hoomins, Lula, mummy and daddy went off to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for the big day.
After queuing up for Lula’s vet check, they then went into the hall to find her pen, number 596. The Supreme cat show is different to all the other ones as the hoomins are allowed to decorate the pens and they even have a “best-dressed pen” competition! Our very good friend, Alex, very kindly decorated Lula’s pen for us (she goes to the halls the previous day to help with setting up) so that was a huge help! Thank you, Alex! Here’s Lula showing how comfy she is in her pen:
Once Lula was settled, mummy and daddy had a coffee and a quick look around the different trade stands to see what presents they could buy for us all. Then, at around 9:30am, the general public are allowed in and the halls get much busier with lots of different people interested in all the cats 🙂 My mummy said it was lovely to chat to people while she waiting for Lula’s class to be judged! Then at around 11-ish, the steward arrived at Lula’s pen to take her to the judging ring, so it was time for Lula to be on her best behaviour! (though if I’m honest, even when Lula is on her best behaviour, she’s still very naughty compared to some other cats! 😆 )
Once at the judging ring, the cats are placed into holding pens until it’s their turn to be judged. When it is, the stewards take them out individually to take to the judge. The judge does their thing, and then the cat is put back in their holding pen while the other cats are judged and the final decisions made.
Despite Lula being quite loud, she was awarded her Imperial Grand Premier certificate, which is superb! She has 2 now so needs another 3 (from different judges) to be able to earn the title of Imperial Grand Premier cat!
After all that was done, Lula was taken back to her pen where she had lots of fuss and attention from everyone and mummy even gave her some of our favourite chicken treats! We also spoke to some of our friends from our Facebook page who had come along to the show and stopped by Lula’s pen to say hi!
Lula did very well at the show and we’re all very proud of her 🙂 But our Uncle BooBoo is who we want to be like one day – he won Best Foreign Neuter in show! He beat lots and lots of different cats of different breeds to earn this – he is owned by our good friend Alex who we mentioned earlier, so we were so happy for both our Uncle and our good friend 🙂
Here’s our Uncle BooBoo with the steward when he was being judged for Best of Variety:
So a great day was had by all! After the excitement was over, all that was left was for everyone to pack up and go home – even the trek to the car park in the pouring rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits and then when Lula was home, we all had one of our favourite dinners of Salmon and Mussels 🙂 Then we all had a big catnap, I especially liked the new comfy bed that mummy and daddy bought for
me … erm …..us at the show – ZZzzzzzzzz……
I hope you enjoyed reading our update!
Love from Spot xxxxx