While I was travelling on a bus with Jerrick, I spotted a billboard.
I didn’t even noticed those scratches on the glass
There is a Cat exhibition! Brilliant! I love cats! Die die must go!
Being the fall season, the leaves on trees were golden and red with many of the leaves fallen off. It was easy to romanticise that Cart and I had a cute little kid all bundled up in a coat throwing the leaves happily while Cart and I would look on, smilingly.
Having already been to the Fiera Roma some weeks ago, the exhibition doesn’t look as cramped full of exhibition, but there were still a buzz of activity.
One of the first things that I saw was a demonstration for automated cat litter collector thing.
It looked very interesting at how inside turns around into a sort of filter which traps the cat litter. But it seems rather large and a little unnecessary even. Maybe I’m still used to the scoop-the-kitty-litter version.
And not too far away, there are several stalls selling a couple of cat trinkets from jewellery, cat printed bags, ceramics and others. I didnt see any Cat fur bags though. That’ll be interesting.
Initially when I was at the entrance of the the exhibition hall, I thought that I’d get a cute cat balloon, but in the end, this cute cat scarf seems more practical. You like?
There were also other segments where you could take pictures of your cats, complete with a light box and all.
I couldn’t get a clear shot because of the crowd though.
And there was a segment where the cat tournament was held. But I wasn’t too interested in it though. Its mostly a beauty contest where the owners show off their cats. Its not like they were doing any tricks.
There were a segment for kids to watch a Punch and Judy show. Seems a little bit out of place though
I noticed quite a number of kids having their face painted with feline decorations. And I nearly kicked myself for not having worn my Cat Hat.
Anyway, the main attraction would have to be the cats itself. There were so many cats but probably about five times the amount the visitors. I was surrounded by a lot of people. So it was rather claustrophobic for me and at the end of it, I felt dizzy and out of breath.
At the same time, because of that, I had a number of bad shots with people’s body part in the way. But what I didn’t appreciate more was that there were a number of people who took pictures of the cats with FLASH! And some were poking the cats.
Such poor animals lah. Being in a cage for two days with loads of people staring at them the entire time and the bright lights from the flash and the poking. I’m sure some were traumatised and confused. In fact I saw a few which were shaking. Probably very scared.
But anyway, on with the cats!
No that’s not a cat! But it sure looks interestingly fuzzy!
There were a number of owners who were happy to chat with the visitors and showing off their cats.
This little girl is so cute, she held her British Shorthair for me and patiently waited for me to take a picture
I’ve never seen a tri-coloured sphynx cat before.
I quite like this picture and how happy the owner looks
Hensem Man showing off his cat
Here are several cats that I think I know the breeds. These are the Birman Cats.
Some Winston looking cats :
There were a number of Norwegian forest cats. They were as large as a dog even.
Here are the British Shorthair. So cute!
And there were a number of interesting breeds, some of them I don’t even know their names. Can you help me out by naming them?
And I saved the cutest one for last
Isn’t she cute? It kinds of pains me not to be able to hold and take care of her
All in all, going to my first cat exhibition was interesting – seeing all the different cats. I was excited but seeing all the cats behind the bars and coupled with the fact that there were the unthinking people with the poking and the flash makes me think “Poor things!”
Am I the only one who feels that way?