Dogs and cats showing together?

Mass hysteria! Then again, this is Westminster:

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the most prestigious canine competition in the United States, has added three new breeds to its annual event, which for the first time will also include a program featuring cats.

Cats, I tell you!

Actually, the official judging program [pdf] gives the felines short shrift, probably because it’s trying so hard to be official:

Thank you for joining us this week for the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the 2nd Annual Masters Obedience Championship and also, Meet & Compete; encompassing AKC’s 8th edition of Meet the Breeds® (and Cats) and the 4th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. We are pleased to bring over 3,000 of the world’s greatest dogs to compete for the ultimate recognition in conformation, obedience and agility over three show days.

Which is the only mention of the cats in the program.

Nor will the cats be on television: the MtB(&C) is on Saturday, 11 February, and TV coverage begins the following Sunday.





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  1. The Other McCain »

    1 February 2017 · 2:45 pm

    In The Mailbox: 02.01.17

    Dustbury: Dogs And Cats Showing Together

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