So, I went to my second cat show yesterday and I was highly impressed. I can't wait for the show in VA. I decided not to show my Calvin, but picked up a lot of info regarding HHP competitions and may start showing my kitten in the future.
I was so awestruck with the gorgeous breeds, from the maine coons to the british shorthairs to the persians. The persians were magnificent. I have a new found respect for the beauty and dedication, and that comes with education. Although, I have been subscribing to CAT FANCY for a while, the only 'purebred' cats I have seen were compliments of pennysaver and craigslist, byb heaven. I didn't realize what 'true' breeds could represent. Ofcourse, we are talking about flesh and blood here, and I have moggies, so I am not downplaying the importance of animals; however, it is very nice to see what a true representation of certain breeds look like and why you most definitely get what you pay for. I have seen a $200.00 byb persian, and it does a disservice to the breed seeing for myself what a true standard representation looks like.
ON the other hand, while I do absolutely love the british shorthair's teddy bear looks, I am torn about purchasing versus rescuing. With 4 cats, and two spays coming up soon, I will have plenty of time to ponder. I do believe with a bigger home, and more space, that britsh shorthair fantasy, just might become reality. They are just adorable. Initially, I couldn't decide between bs and exotics, but I love the blue britsh shorthairs with those mesmerizing eyes and teddy bear frame, LOL!!
BTW, I absolutely LOVE your babies, Wellington Cats.