I am not familiar with the cattery name "Nauticats", however I do know of the other 2 breeders mentioned. I just recently got my girl from Bill of CherrylaneRags in Maine. She is a beautiful girl with a wonderful pedigree. We are so happy to have her here!!
I have shipped a few times now, and so far the experiences have been very good. The kittens have all arrived on time, and in good spirits. The girl I just got from Maine, also arrived to me in great spirits, and you couldn't tell she had just flown several hundred miles.
I always try to go through Continental, but American has also done very well for us.
I still worry everytime we have to ship, if at all possible we will drive a little further just to meet with the families.
When do you go to the show? I think you will have a lot of fun, especially going with friends.
I hope you do very well!! Please keep me updated on how it goes. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org