Thanks, guys! It was a blast. You guys should try showing your pets in the HHP class... fun fun fun!
He was a really good boy while in the ring cage (alert, sitting or laying down at the front, and sticking a paw out here an there for the judge) or the bench cage, but he would squirm and hiss half-heartedly when taken out of the ring cage and meow and complain a bit while on the judging bench. He wasn't nearly as bad as some of the other kitties, but he wasn't an angel either. He got better as the day wore on, so that's encouraging. I'd like him to settle a bit... and it would be nice if he were as calm as the veteran show cats that let the judges handle them in any way they wanted. I was told his behavior was normal for a first show and better than average.