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Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Visit to the National Capital Cat Show

This past Saturday, old SoLT and her mom visited the National Capital Cat Show, held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Old SoLT has been to this show a couple times before, but it's been several years since she was there. Not surprisingly, there were lots and lots of cats. She regrets that she did not get more and better photos (Ms. I-Forgot-to-Change-the-Camera-Settings ... forgot to change the camera settings; don't ask her to photograph your wedding).  But these will give you an idea:

There were lots of adoptable kitties, like this cute tabby:

sleeping tabby--National Capital Cat Show 2017

And these little fellows (you have to look really closely to find the black & white kitten):

Gray/white kitten--National Capital Cat Show 2017

There were plenty of dress options for the well-dressed cat:

Cat dresses--National Capital Cat Show 2017

And you want to talk about cat toys? Just about any kind of cat toy you can imagine was available for sale. Which makes the Real Cats wonder, "Why didn't we get any new toys?"

Cat toys for sale--National Capital Cat Show 2017

Old SoLT always enjoys seeing how the show cats have their shelters decorated:

Decorated cat shelter_National Capital Cat Show 2017

She also enjoys the displays about different cat breeds. The Bombay display was one of her favorites, because it had a Halloweeny theme:

Bombay cat display--National Capital Cat Show 2017

The Turkish Angora display was another favorite:

Turkish Angora display--National Capital Cat Show 2017

The show also included a show, of course, and old SoLT took a few pictures of the judging, but they came out too blurry for public viewing. (When using "the good camera," you have to remember to check the settings!) There was also a feline agility course, and old SoLT got to see a little kitten learning how to run it.

And that was the National Capital Cat Show. If you've never been to a cat show, you really should find one near you and make plans to go to it. It's so much fun to see all the different cats--breeds that you don't see very often, and maybe some you've never heard of. Plus you can shop for toys and things for your cat and t-shirts, jewelry, and lots of other things for yourself. You can also learn about local rescue groups and how you can help them. You might even adopt a new cat!


  1. We've all been there: messed up camera settings and all! As for cat shows, I've never really wanted to go to one, but I can see that it may be fun...and it's cats, for goodness sakes! Thanks for the post!

  2. I wonder how much cat-burglary goes on at these shows, some much temptation by some many cats.

  3. I just love these kind of shows and I think your photos came out just great! catchatwithcarenandcody

  4. I owuld love to buy Phoebe some pretty dresses.

  5. "Don't ask her to photograph your wedding" MOL!!! I would have done the exact same thing so tell her not to feel bad. That cat show looks like fun! We have one locally in January and it's already marked on my calendar!