Originally Posted by sharky
off topic a tad .. but folks are stupid enough to poke fingers into an animals cage??
Oh my heavens, are you kidding? Some folks do not understand what a cat show is besides an opportunity to see and pet the kitty. I do not mean to sound mean, but I have had little kids and adults think I should get out of their way so they could get to my several hours to groom them, resting kitty to pet it or poke their fingers at it, to ask me if I cut their ears to get them that shape
For some time I used a custom made lexane double size show cage - appropriate air vents along sides and top. Then when they couldn't get to my cat to touch, they'd ask how I could do that to my cat?? Where was the air?
I would reply, do you think this cat I love and adore and am spending money to show is one I have put in a contraption to suffocate in front of all of you?
There are times for asking if you can touch a cat or approach, ie. snuggling with your cat on your lap between rings, or playing with them using a teaser atop your grooming stand...but the key is "ask" do not "assume".
The price of admission does not include permission to touch.