An excellent afternoon at the Toronto Cat Show! Thanks everyone for a great day.
Linda (Yosemite) did a great job co-ordinating the bunch of us to meet at noon. She was true to her word, and kept her cel phone on in case there were any complications. Of course, I had a problem. As there turned out to be two entrances, guess who went to the wrong one? Anyway she guided me through the crowd to the proper destination.
Once I navigated myself around a freezing cold parking lot (spring in Toronto reverted back to winter recently), I came across the TCS bunch. What a great group of warm, friendly people.
Linda, Tracy (Missmeow), Wendy (Pushylady), and myself wandered around the show while Eithne (Icklemiss) and Matt took their own path for a few hours. Unfortunately, because I was delayed by the entrance confusion, I didn't get to meet Vanillasugar (Julia). Hopefully next time
We saw lots of dogs, cats (Maine Coons, Bengals, Savanaghs, Rag dolls, plus, my favourites: regular cuddly domestics). Also, lots of toy and food stalls. I came home with a bag of toys, plus somesort of glass nail-file that the salesperson convinced me I could use on my kittys' claws! I didn't see one cat tree, which confirms my idea that I should just build my own with BF's help.
We met back up with Matt and Eithne, and then all went for lunch at a nearby restaurant. It was great to chat with everyone and get to know each other (some of us had met before, but for me it was my first time meeting everyone). We shared fun stories about our cats, the pet show, TCS and a little about some of our interesting careers (did any of you notice the single guy on his laptop at the next table evesdropping? So funny. I think he was wondering how we all were connected to each other. First I think he thought air crafts, then maybe cat breeders, then maybe internet!
Wendy surprised us with Easter Loot bags for our feline families (okay, there was one chocolate for us humans!). So kind of her. My cats are already into it. My BF had to hold me back from giving them everything at once, as he warned me to spread out the gifts over the next few weeks. Especially, since I also brought back other purchased toys (the air pump jumping spider is already a huge hit with not only the cats but also my BF!).
Hopefully, we can all meet up again in the summer. Now that I know Matt (a really cool, cat loving guy) came out, my BF (also a cat lover) will definetly join us.
Thanks everyone for a fun afternoon.
Also the photos that were posted