This is the cat, but not the woman
The thing that really got to us though was how they keep their cats in cages. They didn't let their cats curl up and cuddle with them, lick their earlobes, eat centipedes, and do cat- like things. When they were out of their cages, they were being conditioned to be docile and handled with ease. Even the Maine Coons let the handlers pick them up and carry them spread eagle over their heads. If you don’t know anything about Maine Coons, they are like small bushy tailed mountain lions. My mom had one for two days and walked around the house with a rolled up news paper because she was scared of it. They’re huge.
The best part of the show was when the cats were in competition and one cat went crazy. It wriggled away from the handler and into the audience. The announcer told the audience not to try and catch the cat, let the owners do it, but this one bozo tried to catch it and must have got bit to all hell. All I thought was, "Good for that cat."
So I take it back. I will never be a crazy cat lady. I love cats too much to treat them like that. I'm sure not all show cats are treated cruelly (insert opinion here) but I want my cats to be companions, not prizes. All 86 of them.
Screw Cat Shows, my cat plays cards. PS. Roscoe won.