Vampire Christmas at the Cat Show

This Christmas I posed for a photo shoot with the talented Danielle Bourque! I am concentrating very hard in this photo, because believing in Santa is serious business!

Here is a photo of another serious believer, my friend "Hibou"! You may recognize him from my previous blog on the Chickadee cat show, where we first met.

I also entered my THIRD cat show! This number may surprise you since my last blog was about my FIRST cat show. It is not a typo. I type with a high degree of accuracy. I decided to blog about my second cat show later, so this Christmas blog would have an appropriate theme.

On November 27th, 28th and 29th, 2009, Club Felin de Montreal put on three shows entitled "Le Noel des chats". That is "Christmas of the Cats" to my non francophone fans. Since this show was three days long, with 4 different judges each day, I would have at least 12 opportunities to win ribbons! Montreal is a 10 hour drive from my home in New Brunswick! Here I am taking in the sights. I am also very excited about doing some shopping! Are we there yet? For more images of me driving, check out my "Road Trippin" blog. There was a contest for "Best Decorated Cage" with a Christmas theme. It was difficult to decide on a Christmas theme that would work with my elaborate "coffin cage". We decided on a "Vampire Christmas" display. Here I am snoozing on my pillow in front of the fire place!

Here I am wearing my Santa hat! My coffin is decorated for Christmas and I have a tree with blood red ornaments. My framed photo of "Nosfuratu" is on the wall and outside the window is a Vampire Snowman! My fireplace mantle has a bust of "Bella Lugosi" the king of Vampire actors, and stockings filled with sunglasses, sunblock, teeth whitener and a bottle of "true blood" in case I get hungry! On the far left is one of my ribbons!

Here I am accepting my "Best Decorated Cage" Award! The results were a tie! Both winners received a $50 gift card to spend at the show!Daddy, sporting my "Go Naked" T shirt, is laughing with the lady because I am actually speaking into the microphone! We Sphynx cats are very vocal!

This creative kitten tied with me for "Best Decorated Cage"!
Here is the cage. C'est tres Chic n'est pas? There are even reindeer on the roof!....and Christmas wallpaper and carpet inside!

This is what I purchased with my award money! A round paw print bed with washable cover, a fleecy "snuggle sack" with cat fabric, a dancing dragonfly toy (which I am staring at), a beaded string dancing toy and cat nip treats for my brother "Vampir" back at home.

This is a photo of Vampir and I snuggling in a basket at home.
Here I am demonstrating how to properly use my new "snuggle sack" back at the hotel, in between shows.

This fantastic cage earned an honorable mention!
This is a beautiful Sphynx kitten I met. There were quite a few Sphynx cats competing in this show, but not in my category.
Cats are not judged according to who is prettier. Each cat is judged against its own breed standard. That means I am compared to what a perfect Sphynx should look like, and a Siamese is compared to what an ideal Siamese looks like, etc. Here I am being judged in one of the rings. A cat's personality/temperament is not supposed to be judged. However, I think some judges were offended by my hissing, spitting and yowling in ALL TWELVE RINGS! (Even though I kept my teeth and claws to myself) I placed in the top ten in only two rings. I won a 5th place and 10th place ribbon.

I did enjoy trying out these fantastic "Cloud Nine" Cat trees! I wanted to take this home but it cost $500. That is like my $50 winnings, but with an extra zero.
Here are some pretty kitties enjoying a nap in their cage. They look fuzzy and warm!
Time for well earned nap! I give "Le Noel des Chats" 5 meows out of five! There were lots of opportunities to win ribbons and fantastic cage decorations. I loved seeing other Sphynx cats and of course meeting new fans! Regardless of what ribbons I did or did not win, l know I am dashingly handsome, because my mommy says so!
Do not forget to check out ALL my other adventures! Just click on each of the links on the upper right corner of this page, under the "More of my adventures" heading.
© 2009 Aislynne


One Cats Nip said...

What fun! I bet Vampir helps to keep you real warm and that cat tree would have been perfect for you! Great job you did at the show though and again your cage certainly was the best!

Daisy said...

Nofur, the picture of you in your Santa cap is adorable! Congratulations on your great cage win. I think Vampire Christmas was a great idea.

ps: are those cage decorating contests the same as a Cage Match?

Kas said...

I so love the look of the cat tree, Spider and Smudge my cats would have a ball.

Your blog is terrific. Free free to check out my pics too on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Nofur, your cage was over the top, well done, $50 bought some great stuff. Hissing, spitting and yowling? Well you just can't go limp, make good yse of your time in the spotlight I say! Your Santa hat photo has to be the very best photo of X-mas 2010. Looking forward to hearing about show #2.

cokedw said...

Wow...great job on the Vampire Christmas...love the added True Blood! I agree with One Cats Nip..your cage was the best! Beautiful photo's as well....next year's christmas cards?

Stacy Hurt said...

nothing wrong with growling, hissing & spitting; after all; the Judges must remember their places in the hierarchy. It was good of you to discuss that with them. You are a gorgeous naked cat! I'm not one for dressing up but the hat was cool.
all the best,
Ms. Stella O'Houligan
on a more personal note

sphynx knitter said...

What prety pics! Your cage really rocked! I like your snuggle tube...Abby would LOVE one of those!