The Vermont Fancy Feline Cat Club strolled through Burlington today with nearly 200 cats, and it was purrrr-fect!
"Mostly cat lovers come here," Rafael St. Pierre said.
Thick coats, no coats, whiskers, tails, and feathers.
"She’s cute, huh?!"
For 17 years, the Vermont Fancy Feline Cat Club has “pawed” its way into the hearts of many.
"I never get tired of being in a room like this filled with the most beautiful cats in the world," Sharoyn Hauck said.
Vendors and exhibitors filled the room. You can look, touch or compete for best in show.
"She’s got a nice rounded top head, see the little ears."
To get the coveted title, everything from color. "I came to a show and fell in love with the Bombay, which comes in patent leather black," Hauck said.
Cat-itude! "The Burmese is a cat that loves very very openly; they have a sense of humor," Hauck said.
Breed, coat, and agility also earn fluffy points.
"One judge may make your cat best cat and the judge in the next ring may not, may leave he or she benched - that's what keeps us all coming," Hauck added.
The unknown is part of the excitement. "It’s still a competitive sport and they want their cat to win," Shirley Peet said.
So even though the claws are out, the real winner is the Franklin County Humane Society. Thousands of dollars raised today will go toward the shelter cats, and even dogs.
"Spay and neuter their kitties, it's so important, we wouldn't have so many out there that are not wanted," Linda Jacobs said.
Good news, the cat show continues through Sunday. It'll be at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington from 10-4.