Well I ended up not bringing Roxy today after all because she refused to get out of bed in the morning.
However, Spot and Harlequin did go today and they did really well again. Harlequin got finals in both rings: 7th in one and 8th in the other. Then they did the top 10 cats with the most points (added up from all the judges.) Well, Harlequin got FIRST PLACE aka "Best Companion Cat"!
I was so surprised! It's nice that even though Roxy didn't win (she won first place last year) we still kept it in the family. One of the judges had a laser pointer and she started playing with Harlequin on the judging table, and she was looping the pointer around in circles and Harley was spinning in circles to chase it.
This was the kittens' first show, they are 7-8 months old and have never even been trained for showing or really taken much of anywhere except my friend's house... They did wonderfully and were very much at ease. Spot meowed a lot in the judging cages but it was a "let me out and cuddle" meow not an "I don't want to be here" meow, and Harlequin just wanted to play-play-play. I brought my friend's 12 year old sister along today to help me with the cats and she kept bringing Harley around to show her to people and stuff and Harlequin took it all in stride.
Here are some photos from today... Some didn't turn out too well because there is a huge window behind the judging area so the photos are backlit.
Harlequin trying to play with the judge even though it's not her turn:
Harlequin showing off while the judge talks about her (this was the 'best in show' part):
Harley with her First Place award