It was an early start yesterday for the two-hour drive from Auckland through typical winter fog to Hamilton. All worthwhile though, to be part of another very well-organised and well-attended Hamilton Cat Club show.
What a nice show! The Oriental Shorthair Cat Association show yesterday in Kumeu was very well-run and had so many beautiful cats, I really struggled to vote for the Public Choice winner.
Thanks to NZCF and the Patches and Pointed Cat Club for today’s National Cat Show in Tauranga. We also enjoy seeing the beautiful cats, and we were pleased to talk with so many people interested in ways of keeping their cats safely at home. 15 June 2019
We’re delighted to hear that Wilbur the roaming cat was found – 25km from his home in Cambridge – after he showed up at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton. But it seems that Wilbur’s safe return to his owner, after 16 days away from home, owes an awful lot to good luck.
Thanks to all the organisers and exhibitors responsible for yesterday’s Nine Lives show at Hamilton Gardens. We enjoyed talking with cat owners about how to keep their pets safe and happy at home.
Jade and her family, including four Ragdoll cats, recently moved into a new home in beautiful Central Otago. Peter Ellis and his team from Entranceway Fencing installed the sleek coloursteel fences and a black Oscillot system. Jade posted a 5-star Google review which you can read.
Can the Oscillot system go around curves? You bet! This is a very special installation we’ve just completed in Auckland. The paddles were custom powdercoated to match the fence at this new development.
The final weekend of school holidays drew thousands of people to the Auckland Pet Expo, 13-14 October.
One of the biggest stands at the show was staffed by the Auckland Cat Club who had numerous cats on display – and most of the cats were available for patting, unlike at cat shows where you can look, but not touch!
Last weekend, an 11-year-old free-roaming cat in Christchurch was shot in the leg. With a gun. In the city, for goodness sake. This was a family pet, who has now had her leg amputated. She is lucky that this was a non-lethal wound. The next cat might not be.
Dr Lynette McLeod studies why people are reluctant to keep their cats at home – despite the countless benefits. She’ll be speaking in Auckland next week.