International flavour to cat show

THERE was an international flavour at the cat show at Evandale yesterday  - with feline varieties including Siberian, Singaporean, Siamese and Norwegian.

Almost 100 cats were judged in the Tamar Valley Cat Club monthly competition in Evandale Memorial Hall, earning points to possibly become the cat of the year.

Club spokeswoman Sue Dibella said each cat variety had its own desirable features that earned points with  judges.

She said for some, a pointy nose was best but for others something flatter was sought after, while short hair was good for some varieties, but long and full coats were best in others.

Mrs Dibella, who shows Birman cats, said for her variety, it was ``socks'' that counted.

She said judges wanted to see paws that looked as though the cat was wearing ``little white'' socks, or maybe mittens.

But she said the show was highly international, with cat varieties including Norwegian forest cats, British shorthairs and exotics, plus Siamese, Burmese and Singaporean varieties.

The next show will be held on July 27.

Judge Nick Tricario, of Victoria, examines a cat at yesterday's show at the Memorial Hall at Evandale. Pictures: PHILLIP BIGGS

Judge Nick Tricario, of Victoria, examines a cat at yesterday's show at the Memorial Hall at Evandale. Pictures: PHILLIP BIGGS

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