The CFA World Cat Show had a wonderful “Meow Mall” filled with 40+ vendors selling all things feline! Of course I brought home presents for Brewster and Savannah. Brewster loves his new mouse filled with organic catnip from California that we purchased at The Nantucket Cat booth. He was dragging it around the house by the tail today. I’m pretty sure that he thinks it’s real … or at least that it was at one time! I have a feeling that it will be coming to bed with us tonight! :-)
The Cat Fanciers’ Association World Cat Show is being held this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pa. What a wonderful international event! There are 19 rings, a great Meow Mall for shopping, cat agility, lectures and demonstrations, tours, and the most beautiful cats in the world! Over 1000 of them! I had so much fun visiting yesterday and, of course, photographing!
This was one of those scenes that I came upon at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina and the second I snapped the photo I thought to myself, “Yep, that’s a keeper!” This image just exudes pure joy!
The National Dog Show Presented by Purina is one of only a few benched shows in the country. A benched show requires that all entered dogs remain in their designated benching area when not in the ring, being exercised or groomed for the duration of the show. This allows other participants and spectators to visit with the dogs, owners and handlers. The National Dog Show is a perfect example of how a spectator-friendly show allows visitors to learn about different breeds and see how they might fit into their family should they decide to bring a new furry friend into their lives. These two Powder Puff Chinese Crested pups were hamming it up for the camera and their many new fans!
My favorite dog show to attend all year long is The National Dog Show Presented by Purina. It was held this past weekend at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Saturday’s group and Best in Show judging was taped and will be broadcast on NBC Thanksgiving Day immediately following the Macy’s Parade. Of course I can’t divulge the Best in Show winner, but rest assured it was a great line up and very exciting for all involved. I have 4,271 images to review from Saturday and Sunday, so if your dog was at the show, drop me a note and I’ll see if I have any photos! This image is from Sunday’s group judging. I had a great ringside vantage point for photographing as you can see in the image below taken by Cathy Sadler….
Who wants to kiss this pup to see if that claim is true?
The Kennel Club of Philadelphia hosts The National Dog Show Presented by Purina this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. The Group and Best in Show judging on Saturday, Nov. 15th, will be filmed and broadcast on NBC immediately following the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving Day. Why wait to watch on TV …. come on out and see the show in person! It’s a great event for the whole family! Here’s a link to the show website for more information: http://nds.nationaldogshow.com/ Pictured above is last year’s Best in Show winner, American Foxhound, “Jewel”.
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”