2.11.2010

Fundy Fanciers Halifax Cat Show 2009-Dedicated to Captain Phil Harris

As a professional stunt cat, seafood connoisseur and ship enthusiast, I have become a loyal fan of "Deadliest Catch".

Here I am up in my crows nest with my gear on, waiting for the show to start!

This entry is dedicated to one of my heroes, the late Captain Phil Harris of the "Cornelia Marie".

This July 2009, I put on my game face and competed in my 2nd cat show. Hosted by the Fundy Fanciers Cat Club , this "Tall Ships" themed event took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

First comes The Cage Match! Contest rules require ship themed cage decor. Blending my coffin cage, into ship scene was hard work!
We designed a scene of a coffin sitting on the dock waiting to be shipped. In this photo I am sitting on the ocean though, instead of in my coffin.
My coffin has a shipping address to Transylvania, and a "Keep out of sunlight" hazard sticker.
Here is an inside view of the coffin on the dock beside some dangling seagulls. Inside, I have lights and supplies for a long trip at sea!











Here I am gazing at my seagulls. They are fascinating! My Grannie made them for me. She also made the big 3D ship out of paper! I even have a lighthouse on the rocks! During the show I also sit on the dock and watch everyone. I am very proud of my Ship Themed display! My people are very creative!
Here I am accepting my Trophy and Ribbon for Best Decorated Cage! Mmm...smells like victory!
I have been fortunate enough to win "Best Decorated Cage" in all 3 of the cat shows I have entered! That makes "Cage Matches" my best talent.
Here i am posing with Daddy and three of my people. They are all wearing T Shirts with my photo and logo "Go Naked".
My prizes also include a fresh catnip pillow. Delicious!
The first round of judging get me this 8Th place ribbon.
Competition is tough! This beautiful boy won lots of ribbons!Here is a statuesque Cornish Rex. Most people mistake my breed for the Cornish or Devon Rex, even though they have hair. The Rex reminds me of Theophile Steinlen's famous cat art, painted in Montmartre, Paris during the peak of Art Nouveau.
I LOVE Art Nouveau! Here I am with my tail wrapped around my head and dreaming of posing for Hector Guimard!

Speaking of posing, here is the Halifax local news cameraman setting up to shoot me! This was my first television experience ! My people tried to get a copy of the footage to post here but could not find it.


I like this judge very much! He cuddles and plays with the cats while examining them.


This does not stop me from swearing profusely when it is my turn in the ring!



I do not dance Senior!
Alright, well perhaps just a quick waltz then.....you lead.

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This is footage of me winning a First place ribbon! If you turn the volume up really loud you can hear me swearing, and the judge explaining his choice. Bravo!

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Here is footage of me winning a second place ribbon in a different ring. Again it is hard to hear without high volume. There is no swearing this time.
These are my fresh new ribbons in the Altered Premier class from left to right: 2nd place , Best Decorated Cage, 8th place and 1st place!
Ribbons, trophies and television crews made the Fundy Fanciers Cat Club's 2009 Halifax show extra fun! I give it 5 meows out of 5.
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All Images (except of Capt. Phil Harris) © 2010 Aislynne