May 30-31, 2015

they complain but never
worry,
they walk with a surprising dignity.
they sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can’t
understand.

their eyes are more
beautiful than our eyes.
and they can sleep 20 hours
a day
without
hesitation or
remorse.
– from “My Cats” by Charles Bukowski

Even folks who don’t much care for the personality of a cat have to agree that cats are among the loveliest of creatures. This weekend, at the State Fairgrounds, the Music City Cat Club is holding their first-ever Music City Cat Show.

They have a great show planned for exhibitors and spectators alike, including 3 specialty congresses. First, for you “Wild Things” TICA AB judge Stephanie Smith will be judging a ring full of  miniature versions of the big wild cats: Bengals, Ocicats, Savannahs, and Toygers. She will compare each against the written breed standard and choose her best of the best in this category.

Next TICA Specialty Judge David Nudleman will be taking on the “Hairspray” congress. This group is made up of some of the “hairier” breeds including the Ragdoll, the Persian, and the Himalayans.

And finally on Sunday, TICA Allbreed judge Barbara Ray will be judging the “Crooner” congress. This all natural breed congress is made up of the Main Coons, the Siberians, and the Norwegian Forrest Cats. All of these congress are on top of the already jam packed 12 ring 2 day spectacular!

Cat lovers can also do a little shopping at the show… vendors that will be selling everything from cat toys to scratching posts, and some surprises in-between.

The show runs each day from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors/student/military; and free for children aged 12 and under. On site parking is available for $5.

Wouldn’t it be great if the Music City Cat Club had a well-attended show in their inaugural year?

Written by Margaret

Sounds Like Fun - Nashville is a labor of love - my love for Music City, Middle Tennessee, and experiencing the best that our area has to offer. In recent years, I've developed an informal following among my friends and professional colleagues. People ask me what I've got planned for an upcoming weekend – or seek advice about good activities for showing visiting friends or relatives around the Nashville/Middle Tennessee area. Even though there are other sites with event calendars, I think followers of my blog can expect some extra insight into goings-on that would suit ‘most anyone seeking to experience the diversity of fun and interesting things to do around town. I'm always on the look-out for good places to walk my dog. Maggie is a 10-year-old mixed breed shelter dog who still becomes comically ecstatic when she sees me pick up a leash. She's my inspiration to start a page featuring great dog walks around Nashville.

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