By The Nation
The Cat Fanciers’ Club of Thailand has arranged an inaugural cat-grooming contest this year, adding to multiple other events and the availability of a huge range of high-quality, discount-priced food and bondage products of interest to any feline.
Veterinarians will be on hand for consultations, free check-ups and, in exchange for a donation, anti-rabies vaccinations and sterilisations.
There will be a booth for the Cat Adoption project, cat-like and cute rare collectibles from many countries, a fund-raising Rakmaw for Stray Cats Foundation raffle, the Lend a Hand Project also helping strays, and a workshop on grooming, with the champion groomer getting a trophy and Bt6,000 in cash.
The House Cat Contest has a concept: “Pedigree or not, sterilised or not, let’s be cool anyway!” Owners can register there or in advance on the CFCT Club Facebook page for no charge.
There’s are separate categories for kittens 4-8 months old and adult cats older than that. The winners get Bt12,000 in cash.
Judges including Pattama Weeranon, Thailand’s top cat breeder, and pet groomer Panupong “Top” Jongjit will be looking at the entries’ health and friendliness and the owners’ capability in looking after their pet.
Eight members of the Cat Fanciers' Association will be the judges for the International Cat Competitions on February 29 and March 1.
Entrants in the Cage Decoration – Poem Writing competition can either design a cat bag under the theme “Love Cats, Love the World”, using recycled materials, or pen a poem in Thai and in octameter verse under the theme “Oh cats, oh cats, call out meow, meow, then”.
The furry celebrities of Facebook will be there for cooing and Instagram purposes, including Chunky Barrrol from the JowBarrrol page and A Little Burril from the JowBurril page.
They’ll be mewling away at the Thonglor Pet Hospital booth on February 28, followed by Meeboon from his own Facebook page on March 1.
Tokki and Shenzhen will be holding court at the Johnny the Copper Cat booth both days.